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Texas Tech Falls to #11 Iowa State 70-64 on Saturday


Alonzo Adams, USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Tech Red Raiders had their three game win streak snapped on Saturday when they fell 70-64 in Ames at the hands of #11 Iowa State.  Tech would keep the game close but some costly turnovers proved to be the difference on Saturday afternoon.

“Iowa State is a team that you can’t afford to make many mistakes against.  They’re very efficient,” Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith said.  “We fought and we got ourselves back in the game. Rebounding and second shots helped us a lot. But in the end, we just didn’t get the job done.”

Jaye Crockett was once again the top scorer for Tubby Smith as he poured in 23 points along with 11 rebounds in the loss.  The team did continue their good shooting from the free throw line as they shot 83.3% (20-24) compared to Iowa State who could only manage 47.4% (9-19) which really helped the Red Raiders stay in the game.  Turnovers would be the difference though as Tech committed thirteen in the loss compared to just seven by the Cyclones.

With the loss though, the team is now 13-12 on the season and 5-7 in conference play which puts them in seventh place in the Big 12 standings.  They will try and get back in the win column this week when they host the Big 12 leading #8 ranked Kansas Jayhawks this week.  Tip off for that game is set for Tuesday night at 7pm from the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

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