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Cyclones Fall At Texas Tech

Release: 01/23/2013
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LUBBOCK, Texas - The Iowa State men's basketball team (13-5 overall, 3-2 Big 12) fell to Texas Tech (9-8 overall, 2-4 Big 12) by a score of 56-51 in Lubbock on Wednesday night. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak in Big 12 conference play for the Cyclones.

With the Red Raiders leading, 43-41 with 5:35 to play in the game, senior point guard Korie Lucious connected on two three-pointers in just over a minute and a half. The second trey from Lucious gave the Cyclones a 47-46 lead with 4:02 remaining, but Texas Tech would answer with back-to-back baskets by Jordan Tolbert and Josh Gray.

Texas Tech gained a 52-49 advantage with 1:26 to go in the game with a pair for Josh Gray free throws. Will Clyburn answered with a much-needed basket for the Cyclones with just under a minute remaining. However, Gray would get would score a basket with 36 seconds left and the Red Raiders would hold on to get the 56-51 victory.

The Cyclones were lead offensively by Clyburn, with 12 points, and Lucious, who scored 11. Clyburn also had 10 rebounds on the night, for his fourth double-double of the season. Iowa State shot just 35.3 percent from the field, including a 6-23 night from behind the arc. Josh Gray had a game-high 16 points for Texas Tech.

 The Cyclones will be back in action Saturday at Hilton Coliseum to take on No. 11 Kansas State at 12:45 p.m. CST.

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