Following a career performance, scoring a team-high 26
points in the 86-71 loss to the Sooners on Wednesday
in Lubbock, freshman Josh Gray once again carried the team on Saturday in Ames.
Finishing the game 7-for-15 from the field for 20 points,
once again turned out to be a team-high, and despite a second-straight 20-point
performance for the freshman, the Red Raiders fell for the eighth-straight game
losing 86-66 to the Cyclones.
January 23 marks the last time Texas Tech (9-16, 2-12 in Big
12 Conference play) won a game, that victory coming against Iowa State in the
first meeting of the squads earlier this season.
The second time around was much different for the surging
Cyclones (19-8, 9-5), winners of six of their last 10 games, thanks in big part
to two 17-point performances from starters Chris Babb and Will Clyburn.
In the first meeting this season between Tech and Iowa
State, Clyburn and Babb combined for just 18 pints, 12 and six, respectively.
Juniors Jaye Crockett, scoring 13, and Dejan Kravic, scoring
10, were the only other Red Raiders to reach double figures in the loss.
Tech continues its two-game road swing on Monday, traveling
to Manhattan, Kansas to face Kansas State.
Red Raiders fell 68-59 in the first meeting with the
Wildcats this season.
First tip for round two is set for 6 p.m. and the game can
be seen on ESPNU.