Iowa State vs. Texas Tech: Recap and Stats

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Iowa State vs. Texas Tech: Recap and Stats
Iowa State 51
(13-5, 2-5 away)
Texas Tech 56
(9-8, 8-6 home)
Venue: United Spirit Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iowa State 25 26 51
Texas Tech 28 28 56
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State W Clyburn 13 M Ejim 9 K Lucious 5
Texas Tech J Crockett 13 J Crockett 8 J Gray 2

Even though they entered the game as an 11-point underdog, Texas Tech came out on top against Iowa State 56-51 in conference action. The Red Raiders got the win with a season-high 16 points and five rebounds from Josh Gray. Jordan Tolbert had 13 points and added eight rebounds. Will Clyburn recorded a double-double for the Cyclones on a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds. Texas Tech (9-8, 2-4 Big 12) takes on Texas (8-10, 0-5 Big 12) on Saturday, January 26th on the road.

Texas Tech Game Notes

  • Texas Tech started 9-8 during the 1999 and 1997 seasons (since 1996).
  • TTU beat the spread by 16.0 points. That makes the 5th time this season the Red Raiders have beaten the spread.
  • The Red Raiders have won 100% of the time this season (6-0) after recording 38 or more rebounds.
  • TTU has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record 29 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Texas Tech has won 75% of the time (6-2) when Dejan Kravic has 4 field goals made or more, 100% of the time (6-0) when Jordan Tolbert has 8 rebounds or more, and 86% of the time (6-1) when Josh Gray has 4 assists or more.
  • TTU set a season low for three-pointers.
  • The Red Raiders have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 5 games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--TTU has a 1.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Josh Gray and Jordan Tolbert) accounted for 51.7% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Dejan Kravic and Jordan Tolbert) accounted for 42.1% of the rebounds.
  • Dejan Kravic has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 17 games this season.

Iowa State Game Notes

  • Iowa State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Cyclones have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Iowa State has lost 23 close games.
  • Will Clyburn recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Will Clyburn and Korie Lucious) accounted for 45.0% of the points.
  • Will Clyburn accounted for 34.4% of the team's rebounds.
  • Will Clyburn has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 3 times in 18 games this season.
  • Will Clyburn recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Will Clyburn has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Will Clyburn recorded a double-double. It was his 4th this season and 12th of his career.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Georges Niang.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Melvin Ejim.
ISU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Will Clyburn3512101202
CKorie Lucious371112103
CTyrus McGee24711200
CMelvin Ejim26760002
CChris Babb33623003
CGeorges Niang27541101
CPercy Gibson13130100
-Anthony Booker5210000
TTU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJosh Gray261654205
B+Jordan Tolbert241380103
BDejan Kravic32881001
B-J. Williams, Jr.23411010
C+Dusty Hannahs29540110
CJaye Crockett24540112
CTy Nurse10010300
D+Daylen Robinson15311002
D+T. Gotcher17221002

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