Cyclones Stay on Road, Face Texas Tech on Wednesday
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (13-4, 3-1), winners of seven of its last eight games and three-straight, travels to Texas Tech (8-8, 1-4) on Wednesday. Iowa State is off to its best start in the Big 12 Conference (3-1) through four games since 2000 (4-0).
Where: Lubbock, Texas - United Spirit Arena (15,098)
When: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
Talent: Mitch Holthus (PxP), Matt Doherty (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at texastech.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 (13-4, 3-1), winners of seven of its last eight games and three-straight, travels to Texas Tech (8-8, 1-4) on Wednesday.
-Iowa State is off to its best start in the Big 12 Conference (3-1) through four games since 2000 (4-0). The 2000 team lost its fifth Big 12 game to open the year at 4-1 en route to the Big 12 title.
-ISU won its second road game this year at TCU on Saturday, downing the Horned Frogs, 63-50 in Ft. Worth. ISU shot 50 pct. from the field for the fourth time this season (50 pct.) in the win.
-Iowa State is one of the nation's highest scoring teams, leading the Big 12 and ranking sixth nationally in points per game at 80.5. ISU has scored 80 points or more 11 times this year. ISU is third in the nation in scoring among BCS teams (Indiana, 84.4; Ole Miss, 82.4).
-Iowa State leads the Big 12 and ranks third nationally in 3-pointers per game (9.2), connecting on 10 or more treys eight 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.
-Tyrus McGee leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers per game (2.8) and 3-point accuracy (45.3). McGee needs two 3-pointers to reach 100 in his career. He is currently tied for 13th with Diante Garrett on ISU's career 3-pointers made list with 98.
-Both McGee and Chris Babb have made a trey in every game they have played in this season (McGee-17; Babb-15). McGee's 17-game streak is the 5th-best streak in school history.
-Iowa State is 12-0 on the season when outshooting its opponent and reaching 40 points first.
-Melvin Ejim leads the Big 12 in rebounding (9.7- 22nd in nation) and double-doubles (8- 16th in nation), recording a double-double in four of his last five games. Ejim has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 7 of the last 8 games, averaging 10.9 rebounds in that span.
-ISU is one of eight teams nationally to have five players average double figures in scoring.