Iowa State Cyclones
The Red Raiders have beaten up FCS school Northwestern State, FBS newcomer Texas State and perennial Mountain West doormat New Mexico on their way to a 3-0 start.
For the second year in a row, Iowa State enters Big 12 play with a perfect record, a week of rest and a hopeful buzz surrounding the program.
Every Big 12 team has areas that need to be addressed before the players depart for the summer. It’s no surprise that quarterback tops many lists.
Texas rallied from a big deficit as J’Covan Brown lifted the Longhorns to a 71-65 victory over Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.
Scott Christopherson and Melvin Ejim each scored 17 points and Iowa State pulled away for a 72-54 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
Perry Jones III rediscovered his shooting touch with 18 points for the Bears, who rebounded from two big losses last week with a 79-64 victory Monday night.
Myck Kabongo scored 13 points, Julien Lewis had 12 points, and Texas ended a three-game losing streak with a 62-55 victory over Iowa State on Tuesday.
Hallie Christofferson hit five 3-pointers while scoring 19 points and Iowa State beat Texas Tech 66-49 on Sunday to end a five-game losing streak.
Chris Babb scored 17 points and Iowa State beat Texas 77-71 Wednesday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
The Red Raiders knock off Oklahoma in Norman. Then, riding high on that victory, Texas Tech gets drubbed at home by Iowa State.
The Longhorns are in the middle a four-week stretch against teams that beat them last year. The revenge tour began with a win at UCLA.
There are no more divisions and two fewer teams. Welcome to the new-look Big 12, where one thing hasn’t changed. Oklahoma is still king.