Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim has been selected as the Big 12′s player of the year by the league’s coaches.
Brady Heslip scored 18 points, with all five of his 3-pointers coming in the second half, and the Bears got a much-needed boost with a 74-61 victory over No. 16 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
“She looked like LeBron out there,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said of Odyssey Sims, who scored 24 points in an 89-51 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night.
Texas coach Rick Barnes thought the Longhorns weren’t tough enough early or smart enough late to beat Iowa State. But missing 47 shots is what really killed Texas against the Cyclones.
A pair of unlikely players helped Iowa State win one of the most thrilling games of the college basketball season.
Hallie Christofferson scored 22 points and No. 11 Iowa State won its third straight Big 12 Conference game with a 74-48 victory over Texas Tech Wednesday night.
When Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads watched film of Baylor’s offense, there was more that impressed him than just all the big numbers. “They do it so easy,” Rhoads said.
In his first season as coach of the No. 20 Red Raiders, Kliff Kingsbury might equal what his former coach did in 2008, when Mike Leach had Texas Tech at 6-0.
The Big 12 says there was no indisputable video evidence showing game officials made a mistake in ruling a Texas running back was down before the ball came loose late in the fourth quarter of the Longhorns’ 31-30 win over Iowa State.
The Longhorns needed to escape Ames with a win. Case McCoy scored on a 1-yard plunge with 51 seconds left and Texas rallied to beat Iowa State 31-30 on Thursday night.
Texas and coach Mack Brown would be in rough shape if they lost to the Cyclones, who appear to be among the weaker teams in the Big 12.
Tyrus McGee scored 22 points, Melvin Ejim had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Iowa State hit 11 3-pointers in an 87-82 win over Baylor.