Iowa State could not finish off Texas Tech and it proved costly. The 14th ranked Cyclones squandered a six point lead in the final two and a half minutes of regulation and the Red Raiders claimed an 85-82 victory in overtime.
A layup by Deonte Burton was the only field goal Iowa State could generate in the extra session. Keenan Davis provided Texas Tech with it’s only field goal in overtime when he banked in a 30-footer to beat the shot clock with a minute-37 remaining.
“I am not complaining but when you see a shot like that go in it is deflating”, said Iowa State senior forward Georges Niang. “It hurts and when you look back at that game in the locker room and think of that play it is like someone stabbing you in the stomach.”
Iowa State falls to 6-5 in the Big-12 and the loss ends the Cyclones three game road winning streak in conference play.
“I am really sick for our guys tonight”, said Cyclone coach Steve Prohm. ” We had chances to win the game and we just didn’t do it.”
Burton led ISU with 20 points, Abdel Nader added 19 and the Cyclones lost despite shooting nearly 55 percent for the game. They fall to 17-7 overall.