Three weeks after league play began, Texas Tech gets its first conference win of the season. Against the No. 1 team in the Big 12 and No. 9 team in the country in Iowa State. Eleven 3-pointers paved the way for the Red Raiders’ upset over the Cyclones 78-73. It’s the biggest win since Texas T...January 24, 2015 - 6:19pm
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Coach Tubby Smith said that Norense Odiase hasn’t practiced Thursday or Friday due to illness. Because of that, he won’t play against the Cyclones.
Odiase, who has started every game this season, is averaging 6.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Another Red Raider could also miss Saturday’s game.
Freshman forward Justin Gray is expected to miss the rest of the season for the Red Raiders.
Gray, after sitting out the Kansas and Kansas State games, suited up for the TCU game but didn’t play.
He recorded 14 minutes against Oklahoma State and finished with one point and one rebound.
Georges Niang has lost to Texas Tech in Lubbock before.
The junior forward, currently on the Wooden Award midseason Top-25, fell to the Red Raiders56-51 in Lubbock.
He’s expecting another tough game Saturday afternoon.
“I’ve lost to Texas Tech before,” Niang said. “Texas Tech is a hungry, young team, so we can’t expect anything less than their best game. … We can’t take games like this lightly.”
In half of its league-best four conference wins, Iowa State squandered a double-digit lead.
Both times, it happened at home in Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones opened Big 12 play against Oklahoma State with a 63-61 win. Iowa State led by 11 with 17:55 left to play, but the Cowboys mounted a comeback off a 20-8 run.
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