Red Raiders Stop Cyclones, 76-73
Jan. 14, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jarrius Jackson scored 23 points to lead Texas Tech past Iowa State 76-73 on Saturday.
The Cyclones had chances in the final 13 seconds but Rahshon Clark was called for traveling and Curtis Stinson was called for charging on Michael Prince and Tech held on for the win.
Iowa State opened the second half on an 11-6 run to lead 47-41. But Tech sneaked back and took the lead during a scoring flurry by Jackson. He pulled the Red Raiders to within 57-56 on a layup and a free throw before stealing the ball from Will Blalock and taking it the length of the court to dunk it to put Tech ahead 58-57.
After Stinson got a layup to give the lead back to Iowa State 59-58, Jackson hit a 3-pointer to put the Red Raiders up 61-59 with 8:25 remaining in the game.
There were three more lead changes but Tech (10-7, 2-1 Big 12) prevailed. Jackson scored the game's final four points at the free throw line.
After back-to-back double-digit losses to UNLV and Arkansas before Christmas, Tech has won four of its last five games.
Blaylock scored 21 points, while Stinson added 14 on 6-of-15 from the field. He came into the game averaging 17.9 points per game. He started slowly, hitting on just 2-for-7 before halftime.
Late in the first half, the Cyclones stepped up their rebounding, allowing for an 18-5 run to go up 36-27 with just more than three minutes remaining. But Tech's defense stiffened, and the Red Raiders didn't allow Iowa State to score the rest of the half.
Zeno scored four of eight points and Lowhorn blocked two shots during Iowa State's drought to cut the deficit to 36-35 at halftime.
Tech coach Bob Knight got his 100th win since coming to West Texas from Indiana in 2001. The victory also was his 864th career win, leaving him 16 games shy of overtaking Dean Smith (879) as the all-time NCAA leader.
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