Monte’ Morris connected on a 17 footer at the buzzer as Iowa State rallied for a 69-67 win over Texas in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. Morris says he was supposed to have an outlet person to pass to, but had to go ahead and shoot it.
Trailing by ten late in the game the Cyclones scored the final 12 points to escape with the victory. “It was big time, Texas is a great team, I feel like they are a tournament team,” Morris says.
It was Iowa State’s only lead of the game. “They keep fighting I guess is the thing I like most about that game, because it wasn’t going our way. Any time we made a run they responded. A great effort to just gut it out there at the end,” ISU coach Fred Hoiberg said.