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Iowa State storms past Texas Tech 63-56

AMES, Iowa (AP) After fiddling with his rotation for weeks, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm went to an unconventional lineup to help pull the Cyclones out of a funk.

Naz Mitrou-Long scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and Iowa State rallied from 14 down to beat Texas Tech 63-56 Friday.

Monte Morris had 14 points with six assists for the Cyclones (9-3, 1-0 Big 12), who recovered from an ugly start to beat the Red Raiders at home for the sixth time in a row.

After looking sluggish for well over a half, Iowa State went to a four-guard lineup and ripped off 16 straight points - and a Mitrou-Long 3 gave the Cyclones their first lead, 55-52, with 4:29 left.

''We were the tougher team for the last 10 minutes,'' Prohm said. ''I was going by my gut about what needed to happen.''

Texas Tech (11-2, 0-1) out-rebounded the smaller Cyclones 42-27. But the Red Raiders went scoreless for 7 1/2 minutes down the stretch, allowing Mitrou-Long and Iowa State to overtake them behind a crowd that went from irritated to raucous in short order.

''We got kind of stagnant and started standing around and also put ourselves in position to turn the ball over'' said Texas Tech's Keenan Evans, who led the team with 15 points.

Anthony Livingston scored 13 and Zach Smith had 14 rebounds for the Red Raiders, who were outscored by 17 points in the second half and committed 15 turnovers.

''It was a real challenge for us. It spaced us out defensively,'' Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. ''I've got a lot of confidence and belief in our players. We've got good players. It just wasn't our night.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders sailed through their first Big 12 test - for 30 minutes. After playing one of the nation's easier non-conference schedules, Texas Tech got up big before completely down crumbling the stretch. The Big 12 will know a lot more about the Red Raiders after its next two games against No. 11 West Virginia and No. 3 Kansas. But they'll be 0-3 in the league unless they learn how to put together a complete game.

Iowa State: It wasn't a coincidence that Iowa State's offense opened up once Deonte Burton went to the bench. Burton was just 2 of 11 shooting, and the Cyclones found their groove once they went small and moved the ball. Iowa State was also solid at the line, shooting 15 of 18.

NOT SO YOUNG ANYMORE

The lone big man in Iowa State's four-guard lineup was freshman Solomon Young. He didn't score in 16 minutes, but his frontcourt presence was crucial during the Cyclones' definitive run. Young might see a lot more playing time in the future as a classic big man whenever the Cyclones go small again.

TIP-INS

The loss snapped Tech's eight-game winning streak. ...Iowa State senior guard Matt Thomas sat out most of the second half because of an unspecified foot injury he suffered two weeks ago. ...Friday's game marked the eighth time in six years that the Cyclones won after trailing by at least 14. They made the NCAA Tournament in each of those years. ...Texas Tech was outscored 30-22 in the paint despite its size advantage.

HE SAID IT

''I think Tom Izzo said it best the other night. Who's producing? We need to play people that produce,'' Prohm said about his unique lineup down the stretch. Burton, a starter, played just three minutes in the second half.

UP NEXT

Texas Tech will open its Big 12 home schedule against the Mountaineers.

Iowa State will travel to fourth-ranked Baylor on Wednesday. The Cyclones will be decisive underdogs, although they were within a missed 3 of beating No. 7 Gonzaga earlier this season.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Livingston 5.0
  Nick Weiler-Babb missed free throw 5.0
  Personal foul on Aaron Ross 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Nick Weiler-Babb 8.0
  Niem Stevenson missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
+ 1 Nazareth Mitrou-Long made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 Nazareth Mitrou-Long made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Devon Thomas 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Nick Weiler-Babb 19.0
  Keenan Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
+ 1 Matt Thomas made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
Team Stats
Points 56 63
Field Goals 22-57 (38.6%) 21-53 (39.6%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 6-8 (75.0%) 15-18 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 42 27
Offensive 14 7
Defensive 27 20
Team 1 0
Assists 12 10
Steals 2 2
Blocks 4 1
Turnovers 13 6
Fouls 17 12
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo Texas Tech 11-2 352156
home team logo Iowa State 9-3 253863
Team Stats
away team logo Texas Tech 11-2 70.9 PPG 36.5 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Iowa State 9-3 79.0 PPG 38.2 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
00
K. Evans G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
N. Mitrou-Long G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Evans G 15 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
N. Mitrou-Long G 19 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
38.6 FG% 39.6
28.6 3PT FG% 28.6
75.0 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Evans 15 6 3 6/18 2/6 1/2 2 36 1 0 2 2 4
A. Livingston 13 6 0 5/10 3/8 0/0 1 31 0 0 0 0 6
Z. Smith 7 14 0 3/7 0/0 1/2 1 28 0 2 1 9 5
J. Gray 6 8 1 2/7 0/3 2/2 2 35 0 0 3 2 6
D. Thomas 2 5 7 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 29 1 1 3 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Evans 15 6 3 6/18 2/6 1/2 2 36 1 0 2 2 4
A. Livingston 13 6 0 5/10 3/8 0/0 1 31 0 0 0 0 6
Z. Smith 7 14 0 3/7 0/0 1/2 1 28 0 2 1 9 5
J. Gray 6 8 1 2/7 0/3 2/2 2 35 0 0 3 2 6
D. Thomas 2 5 7 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 29 1 1 3 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Stevenson 7 1 0 3/4 1/2 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 1
A. Ross 6 0 1 2/7 0/1 2/2 5 16 0 0 0 0 0
N. Odiase 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
S. Millinghaus 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0
M. Temple 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
G. McLean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brandsma - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sorrells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 56 41 12 22/57 6/21 6/8 17 200 2 4 13 14 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Mitrou-Long 19 4 0 6/12 1/7 6/6 1 35 0 0 3 0 4
M. Morris 14 3 6 5/11 2/3 2/2 1 39 0 0 0 0 3
M. Thomas 8 2 0 1/2 1/2 5/5 1 18 0 0 1 0 2
D. Bowie 7 5 0 3/6 1/1 0/2 1 23 1 1 1 2 3
D. Burton 6 3 1 2/11 0/3 2/2 3 15 0 0 1 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Mitrou-Long 19 4 0 6/12 1/7 6/6 1 35 0 0 3 0 4
M. Morris 14 3 6 5/11 2/3 2/2 1 39 0 0 0 0 3
M. Thomas 8 2 0 1/2 1/2 5/5 1 18 0 0 1 0 2
D. Bowie 7 5 0 3/6 1/1 0/2 1 23 1 1 1 2 3
D. Burton 6 3 1 2/11 0/3 2/2 3 15 0 0 1 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Weiler-Babb 6 6 0 3/6 0/2 0/1 1 27 0 0 0 1 5
D. Jackson 3 2 3 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 22 0 0 0 0 2
M. Holden 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
S. Young 0 2 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 2 0
W. Greder - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Nezlek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Long - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 27 10 21/53 6/21 15/18 12 200 2 1 6 7 20