Fourth-Place Teams Battle in Waco
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (17-8, 7-5) travels to Waco, Texas to face Baylor (16-9, 7-5) on Wednesday in a battle of fourth-place teams in the Big 12 standings. Baylor leads the all-time series in games played in Waco at 8-1. ISU's lone win at the Ferrell Center was on March 10, 2000 (75-54).
Where: Waco, Texas - Ferrell Center (10,284)
When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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 baylorbears.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 (17-8, 7-5) travels to Waco, Texas to face Baylor (16-9, 7-5) on Wednesday. Baylor leads the all-time series in games played in Waco at 8-1. ISU's lone win at the Ferrell Center was on March 10, 2000 (75-54).
-Iowa State won its 21st consecutive game at home on Saturday, defeating TCU, 87-53 en route to its fifth-largest margin of victory (34) vs. a conference opponent in school history. ISU's 21-game homecourt winning streak is the fifth-best active streak in the nation and it ties for the third-longest streak in ISU history.
-Iowa State made 14 3-pointers vs. TCU, tying for the fourth-best single-game performance in school history. Seven of the top nine single-game 3-pointers made performances in ISU history have occurred in the three-year Fred Hoiberg era.
-Iowa State is the NCAA leader in 3-pointers per game (9.5), connecting on 10 or more treys 14 times this season and 41 times in the Fred Hoiberg era.
-Iowa State has made 10 or more treys in six of the last seven games, averaging 10.9 3FG pg and shooting 40.8 pct. from downtown in that span.
-Iowa State leads the Big 12 and ranks seventh nationally in scoring at 79.0 ppg. ISU has scored 70 points or more in 88.0 pct. of its games, the highest pct. of 70-point games in the nation.
-ISU is averaging 81.0 points in its last five games, reaching 79 points in 4 of the last 5 games.
-Iowa State is 83-of-99 from the free-throw line (83.8 pct.) in its last five games.
-Melvin Ejim leads the Big 12 in both rebounding (9.4 rpg) and double-doubles (10). At 6-6, Ejim has the third-best rebounding avg. (9.4) of any player 6-6 or shorter in the nation.
-Tyrus McGee leads the Big 12 in both 3-pointers per game (2.8) and 3-point pct. (44.5). McGee has made three or more 3-pointers in a game 16 times this season.