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Texas Tech Falls to Iowa State 76-52 in Men’s Basketball

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders fell to Iowa State at home Saturday afternoon 76-52 to remain winless in Big 12 play, and extend the team’s losing streak to six consecutive games.

The loss gives Texas Tech breathing room at the bottom of the conference standings as they remain the only team in the Big 12 without a conference win. Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State all have at least two Big 12 wins.

The 24-point loss to Iowa State was the second worst defeat for the Red & Black on the season in terms of point differential behind a 35-point home loss to Kansas on Jan. 11.

Robert Lewandowski led Tech with 20 points on 8-17 shooting. He added in five rebounds to go along with four assists and four blocked shots. As a team Texas Tech struggled from the field shooting 34.5% and 27.8% from behind the arc.

Iowa State had three players go for double digits with Melvin Ejim’s 13, Chris Allen’s 14 and Tyrus McGee’s team-high 20. The Cyclones as a team shot nearly 50% in the game (48.4%) and 32% from the three-point line.

The Cyclones (14-5, 4-2) capitalized on Red Raider turnovers, converting 15 errors into 21 points.

Up next for Texas Tech (7-11, 0-6) is a Jan. 25 home game against Kansas State.

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