Iowa State Faces Texas in Big 12 Home Opener
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) plays host to Texas (8-7, 0-2) in its Big 12 home opener on Saturday. Iowa State boasts one of the nation's best homecourt winning streaks at 15 games, tying for the fourth-best homecourt winning streak in school history.
Where: Ames, Iowa - Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
Talent: Brad Sham (PxP), Bob Valvano (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at Cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Mike Green, associate director of athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.
-Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) plays host to Texas (8-7, 0-2) in its Big 12 home opener on Saturday. ISU snapped its seven-game losing streak to UT with a 77-71 win over Texas in Ames last year.
-Iowa State boasts one of the nation's best homecourt winning streaks at 15 games, which currently ties for the 11th-best active homecourt winning streak in the nation. It also ties for the fourth-best homecourt winning streak in school history.
-Iowa State also owns a seven-game Big 12 homecourt winning streak, tying for the fifth-best league homecourt winning streak in school history. The last time Iowa State lost at home was against Missouri (76-69) on Jan. 11, 2012.
-Iowa State is one of the nation's highest scoring teams, leading the Big 12 and ranking sixth nationally in points per game at 82.5. ISU has scored 80 points or more 10 times this year.
-Iowa State is the ONLY team in the nation to score at least 70 points in every game this year.
-Iowa State leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth nationally in 3-pointers per game (9.4), connecting on 10 or more treys seven times this season. ISU led the Big 12 and ranked in the top-13 nationally in the first two seasons of the Fred Hoiberg era.
-ISU drilled 14 3-pointers vs. Kansas on Wednesday, tying for the fourth-best single-game total in school history. Six of the top eight single-game 3-pointers made performances in school history have occurred in the three-year Fred Hoiberg era.
-Iowa State had six players score in double figures for the third time this season vs. Kansas on Wednesday. ISU has six players averaging between 9.3-14.2 ppg.
-Tyrus McGee leads the Big 12 in both 3-pointers per game (2.9) and 3-point percentage (48.2 pct.), ranking eighth nationally in 3-point percentage.
-Melvin Ejim leads the Big 12 in both rebounding (9.3) and double-doubles (6).