ISU Looks to Remain Perfect at Home vs. Texas Tech
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (18-8, 8-5), tied for fourth place in the Big 12 standings and winners of two-straight, returns home to face Texas Tech (9-15, 2-11) on Saturday. ISU owns a 21-game homecourt winning streak, the fifth-best active streak in the nation.
Where: Ames, Iowa - Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 12:45 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
TV: Big 12 Network
Talent: Dave Armstrong (PxP), Stephen Howard (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 (18-8, 8-5), tied for fourth place in the Big 12 standings and winners of two-straight, returns home to face Texas Tech (9-15, 2-11) on Saturday. Tech defeated Iowa State, 56-51 in the earlier meeting in Lubbock.
-Iowa State currently owns a 21-game homecourt winning streak, tying for the third-best string in school history. It currently ranks as the fifth-best active streak in the nation.
-Iowa State is the only school in the Big 12 with a perfect home record (14-0). ISU ranks second in the Big 12 in attendance (13,209) and has sold-out four of its last five games.
-ISU has won 13-straight Big 12 games at home, the second-best league homecourt winning streak in school history. ISU's last loss at home was on Jan. 11, 2012 to Missouri (76-69).
-Iowa State leads the nation in 3-pointers per game (9.6), connecting on 10 or more 3-pointers 15 times this season and 42 times in the Fred Hoiberg era.
-Iowa State has made 10 or more 3-pointers in seven of its last eight games, averaging 10.9 3-pointers and connecting on 40.7 percent (87-214 3FG) from beyond the arc in that span.
-Iowa State leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth nationally in scoring at 79.3 ppg. ISU has scored 70 points or more in 88.5 pct. of its games, the highest pct. of 70-point games in the nation.
-ISU has scored 80 points or more in four of its last five games, averaging 82.6 ppg in that span. ISU has scored 80 points or more 15 times this season.
-Melvin Ejim leads the Big 12 in both rebounding (9.5 rpg) and double-doubles (11). At 6-6, Ejim has the best rebounding avg. (9.5) 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. (45.0). McGee has made three or more 3-pointers in a game 17 times this season and his 72 treys on the season ranks 10th on ISU's single-season record chart.