Iowa State fights off Texas Tech in OT
By PHIL TERRIGNO
LUBBOCK, Texs — Behind 23 points from Monte Morris and 20 from Matt Thomas, Iowa State picked up an 82-80 overtime win against Texas Tech on Monday night.
Naz Mitrou-Long added 16 points for Iowa State (18-9, 10-5 Big 12), which was held without a field goal for the final four-plus minutes of overtime.
Texas Tech (17-11, 5-10) was led by 17 points from Niem Stevenson and 16 points apiece from Justin Gray and Zach Smith.
Donovan Jackson hit two free throws to give Iowa State the lead, 79-78, for good with 1:55 left in overtime. Matt Thomas made two more foul shots and Morris added a third to make it 82-78 with 17 seconds to go. Keenan Evans made a layup seven seconds later to pull Texas Tech within two and the Red Raiders fouled Nick Weiler-Babb, who missed both free throws, with 6.7 second remaining. Smith rebounded the second miss but Texas Tech didn’t get off a shot; Devon Thomas hit a 3, but it came just after the buzzer.