Texas gets much-needed win over Iowa State
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Allen scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made two free throws with 7.2 seconds left, to give Texas a 67-65 victory over Iowa State Tuesday night.
Matt Thomas, who led Iowa State with 17 points, missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer. Thomas finished 5-for-10 shooting from 3.
Shaq Cleare scored 12 points for Texas, and Andrew Jones added 10.
The Cyclones’ Deonte Burton scored 13 points, and Naz Mitrou-Long had 12.
Iowa State (14-9, 6-5 Big 12) trailed the entire game until Burton made a 3-point basket for a 63-all tie with 47 seconds remaining. Burton was wide open after Allen blocked a shot by Darrell Bowie and Monte Morris secured the rebound.
Texas (10-14, 4-7) came right back and scored 18 seconds later when Cleare made a layup after Burton blocked a shot by Kerwin Roach Jr. But Cleare, fouled on the play, missed the free throw, and Burton tied it again on a driving shot.
The Cyclones put themselves in danger of getting blown out in the first half. They missed 15 of their first 17 shots, including nine of 10 3-pointers, and trailed 30-13 with less than four minutes remaining.
From there, though, Iowa State outscored Texas 16-5, making two 3-pointers, and trailed by a manageable six at the half despite getting outscored 20-4 in the paint.
Iowa State: Thomas was back to form Tuesday with his five 3-point baskets. Thomas missed all five of his treys during a win at Kansas on Saturday, snapping a three-game hot streak in which he hit 16 of 22.
Texas: Freshman guard Andrew Jones produced a sustained period of strong performances, averaging 14.9 points, with 49 percent shooting accuracy, and five assists, in seven games before Tuesday. Jones missed nine of 11 shots against Iowa State, but he had nine rebounds and seven assists.
Iowa State hosts Oklahoma on Saturday evening. The Cyclones defeated the Sooners 92-87 on Jan. 21 behind a career-best 31 points by senior Deonte Burton.
Texas is at Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns defeated the Cowboys 82-79 on Jan. 4 in Austin, but Texas guard Tevin Mack, who scored 27 points, has since been suspended indefinitely for violation of unspecified team rules.