Top ranked Texas opened the second half with a 16-4 run enroute to a 90-83 win over Iowa State in the Cyclones Big-12 opener. Iowa State led 44-42 at the half and got to within seven with just of three minute but could get no closer.
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says there will be a lot of good things when they watch the tape, but there were too many mistakes at critical times. Overall he says he’s happy with the effort. Freshman Avery Bradley led Texas with 24 points, including 16 after halftime. He says his is sold on Bradley and the way he played.
Marquis Gilstrap led Iowa State with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Craig Brackins added 18 points, Lucca Staiger had 17 points and says the Cyclones had a solid game plan. Gilstrap says they had a good practice and scouting report and played hard during the entire game.
Staiger says the game showed the potential of the Cyclones. He says the game helped them and if they learn and prepare like they did, then they will win a lot of games. Iowa State falls to 11-5.