Texas Tech rallies from 23 down, beats No. 13 Iowa St. in OT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech erased a 23-point deficit after halftime for its first Big 12 win of the season, with De’Vion Harmon scoring all 16 of his factors after the break in an 80-77 extra time victory in opposition to No. 13 Iowa State on Monday night time.
The Red Raiders trailed 59-36 with 12:36 remaining after one in every of Caleb Grill’s career-best eight 3-pointers, however a 20-3 run began not lengthy after to make it shut down the stretch.
Kevin Obanor had 24 factors and 13 rebounds for the Red Raiders (12-10, 1-8 Big 12), who gained their second consecutive sport together with a victory over LSU within the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Grill scored 24 factors however missed his last three 3-pointers after beginning 8 of 9. One got here on a frantic game-ending sequence through which the Cyclones (15-6, 6-3) missed three from lengthy vary attempting to drive a second extra time.
Iowa State nonetheless led by 5 with 40 seconds remaining in regulation when Obanor hit a 3-pointer and the Red Raiders pressured one in every of 14 second-half turnovers from the Cyclones on the inbound play.
Harmon was fouled on a drive and made each free throws for the primary tie of the sport with 21 seconds remaining after Iowa State had led all the best way. Gabe Kalscheur’s 3-pointer on the buzzer for Iowa State was quick.
The Red Raiders took their first lead early in extra time on a layup by D’Maurian Williams, and their largest lead was the ultimate margin.
Harmon put them forward with one in every of two free throws with 42 seconds remaining, and Obanor hit two extra after one other of Grill’s late misses on an off-balance 3.
The Cyclones, who beat Texas Tech by 34 factors at dwelling final month, led by 17 at halftime and took their first 20-point lead one in every of Grill’s 3s within the opening seconds of the second half.
Iowa State’s solely discipline purpose within the last 10 minutes of regulation was the 3-pointer that gave Grill his profession excessive of eight.
Iowa State: The Cyclones entered with the Big 12′s greatest scoring protection and had held their first seven convention opponents beneath 70 factors for the primary time since becoming a member of the convention within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. But three straight groups, together with Missouri of the SEC, have surpassed that mark.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders rallied with out freshman level guard Pop Isaacs, their main scorer scorer in convention play. He missed a second consecutive sport with an ankle harm whereas 6-foot-11 senior Fardaws Aimaq was out with a foot harm.
Iowa State: No. 8 Kansas visits Saturday. The Jayhawks beat the Cyclones by two at dwelling on Jan. 14.
Texas Tech: At No. 11 Baylor on Saturday. The Bears can sweep the season collection after the Red Raiders swept final season, together with a victory in Waco when Baylor was No. 1.
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