LUBBOCK, Texas — Mac McClung and Texas Tech are on a three-game successful streak once more — simply because the No. 18 Purple Raiders had been the final time they performed third-ranked Baylor.
Now the varsity that reached the championship recreation in the latest NCAA Match two years in the past will get a rematch with this 12 months’s Large 12 favourite for a deep postseason run.
Coming off an 81-54 rout Thursday evening that dropped Iowa State to 0-17 in convention, coach Chris Beard simply desires the Purple Raiders to savor Sunday’s go to to the Bears, who’ve already wrapped up their first Large 12 regular-season championship.
“I wish to see a assured, aggressive group, a group with pleasure, a group that’s wanting ahead to taking part in the most effective groups within the nation on the street,” Beard mentioned. “It’s an excellent alternative to see the place we stack up earlier than March Insanity begins.”
McClung scored 20 factors as Texas Tech stored rolling within the aftermath of a three-game dropping streak, the longest of the season, by pulling away from Iowa State within the second half.
Marcus Santos-Silva had 14 factors and 7 rebounds as Texas Tech (17-8, 9-7 Large 12) wrapped up its residence schedule with a fifth consecutive victory over the Cyclones, the longest successful streak for both group within the sequence. Terrence Shannon Jr. and Micah Peavy scored 12 factors apiece, and Kyler Edwards had 11.
With their 16th consecutive loss, the Cyclones (2-20, 0-17) clinched essentially the most Large 12 losses in a season since TCU went 0-18 in 2013-14. Iowa State will attempt to keep away from matching that doubtful file within the regular-season finale towards Kansas State on Saturday.
Jalen Coleman-Lands and Tyler Harris every scored 15 factors for Iowa State, which already had essentially the most convention losses in class historical past and now has a second consecutive 20-loss season general.
After trimming an early 16-point deficit to 31-27 late within the first half, Iowa State was nonetheless inside 9 with 13 minutes remaining when McClung, the No. 5 scorer within the Large 12, scored seven factors and Santos-Silva had six on a 15-2 run for a 67-45 lead.
The Cyclones shot a season-worst 31 %, making simply 18 of 58 pictures whereas going Eight of 27 from 3-point vary.
“In opposition to them when you’ve gotten shot, you’ve bought to make them,” coach Steve Prohm mentioned. “When you’ve gotten pictures across the rim, you’ve bought to make them as a result of they make it onerous in each facet to attain towards them.”
Texas Tech, which misplaced to Virginia in time beyond regulation within the 2019 NCAA title recreation, gained’t have to fret a couple of first-round recreation within the Large 12 Match.
Due to No. 16 Oklahoma’s 69-65 loss to 15th-ranked Texas on Thursday evening, the Purple Raiders are assured to be seeded no decrease than sixth, that means they gained’t must play till the quarterfinals in Kansas Metropolis.
“All people type of has an opinion, relaxation versus momentum,” Beard mentioned. “I’m simply wanting ahead to taking part in, no matter time, no matter day.”
Iowa State: The Cyclones had been NCAA Match regulars when coach Chris Beard took over at Texas Tech in 2016. Now they’re going to overlook a second consecutive March Insanity whereas the Purple Raiders for a 3rd straight NCAA journey. The previous 4 Texas Tech wins over Iowa State have been by at the very least 20 factors.
Texas Tech: The Purple Raiders shot a season-best 62 %, whereas Edwards was Three of Four from past the arc to place him at 7 of 9 over the previous two video games. McClung was 7 of 12 from the sphere whereas Peavy and Santos-Silva every went 6 of 8.
Texas Tech pupil supervisor Ty Lawson entered the sport within the ultimate minute, drawing a charging name towards Iowa State’s Javan Johnson. Lawson, a former junior faculty participant in Wyoming, joined Beard’s program with plans to grow to be a coach.
“Talked to him a few years in the past about attempting to get him within the recreation senior evening if that chance offered itself,” Beard mentioned. “It’s not like we’re simply placing guys on the market. Ty was participant in junior faculty and has completed an excellent job in his function right here.”
Iowa State: The initially scheduled journey to Kansas State Jan. 13 was the primary of 4 consecutive Iowa State video games postponed due to COVID-19 points. One in all three Large 12 victories for the Wildcats was 74-65 at Iowa State within the convention opener for each groups in December.
Texas Tech: Each of the three-game successful streaks going into the Baylor video games included victories over No. 15 Texas. Texas Tech scored simply 18 factors within the first half to fall behind by eight and misplaced by that margin (68-60) after briefly taking the lead within the second half.
No. 18 Texas Tech 81, Iowa St. 54
IOWA ST. (2-20) — Johnson 3-12 0-Zero 7, Younger 4-9 2-2 10, Coleman-Lands 4-13 4-4 15, Harris 5-14 2-2 15, Jackson 1-5 0-Zero 3, Dubar 0-2 0-Zero 0, Conditt 1-1 2-2 4, Walker 0-2 0-Zero 0, Blackwell 0-Zero 0-Zero 0, Hinson 0-Zero 0-Zero 0. TOTALS 18-58 10-10 54.
TEXAS TECH (17-8) — Santos-Silva 6-Eight 2-2 14, Edwards 4-5 0-0 11, McClung 7-12 5-6 20, McCullar 0-Zero 2-Four 2, Peavy 6-Eight 0-0 12, Shannon 4-7 4-6 12, Nadolny 0-Three 3-5 3, Smith 1-1 2-2 5, Benson 0-1 0-Zero 0, Agbo 1-2 0-Zero 2, Goldin 0-Zero 0-Zero 0. TOTALS 29-47 18-25 81.
Halftime–Texas Tech 35-27. 3-Level Objectives–Iowa St. 8-28 (Coleman-Lands 3-8, Harris 3-10, Jackson 1-4, Johnson 1-5, Walker 0-1), Texas Tech 5-15 (Edwards 3-4, Smith 1-1, McClung 1-3, Agbo 0-1, Benson 0-1, Shannon 0-2, Nadolny 0-3). Rebounds–Iowa St. 20 (Dubar 4), Texas Tech 31 (McCullar 7). Assists–Iowa St. 9 (Dubar 3), Texas Tech 13 (Peavy 3). Whole Fouls–Iowa St. 18, Texas Tech 14.
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