Iowa State’s losing skid is now at ten games. Fifth ranked Texas blew the game open in the second half in a 76-53 win over the Cyclones. I.S.U. trailed by nine at halftime before the Longorns took control early in the second half.
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg says he challenged them at halftime to make a run, but he says they came out to casual with the ball and that led to some easy baskets for Texas and the game got out of hand. The Cyclones shot only 33 percent from the field against a smothering Texas defense.
Hoiberg says Texas defends well and has been holding everyone under 60 and stay in games with their defense. He says they are fast and strong and deep and that caught up to his team.
The Cyclones fall to 1-12 in the Big 12 and 14-13 overall.