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Iowa State @ Texas Tech

Current Records: Iowa State 14-3; Texas Tech 13-4

What to Know

The #15 Iowa State Cyclones and the #18 Texas Tech Red Raiders are set to square off in a Big 12 matchup at 9 p.m. ET Jan. 18 at United Supermarkets Arena. If the game is anything like their last meeting in January, where Iowa State won 51-47, we could be in for a big score.

The Cyclones beat the Texas Longhorns 79-70 this past Saturday. Iowa State's success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Tyrese Hunter, who had 13 points and eight assists, and guard Gabe Kalscheur, who shot 6-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 22 points.

Meanwhile, the matchup between the Red Raiders and the Kansas State Wildcats this past Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Texas Tech falling 62-51 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Texas Tech's defeat came about despite a quality game from forward Bryson Williams, who had 20 points.

Iowa State is expected to lose this next one by 8. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 5-1 against the spread when expected to lose.

Iowa State's win brought them up to 14-3 while Texas Tech's loss pulled them down to 13-4. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Cyclones come into the game boasting the 14th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 59.3. But the Red Raiders are even better: they enter the contest with only 58.6 points allowed per game on average, good for 10th best in college basketball. We'll see if that edge gives Texas Tech a route to victory.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Supermarkets Arena -- Lubbock, Texas
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.00


The Red Raiders are a big 8-point favorite against the Cyclones, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Raiders as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Texas Tech have won seven out of their last 13 games against Iowa State.

  • Jan 05, 2022 - Iowa State 51 vs. Texas Tech 47
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Texas Tech 81 vs. Iowa State 54
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Texas Tech 91 vs. Iowa State 64
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Texas Tech 87 vs. Iowa State 57
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Texas Tech 72 vs. Iowa State 52
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Texas Tech 80 vs. Iowa State 73
  • Jan 16, 2019 - Iowa State 68 vs. Texas Tech 64
  • Feb 07, 2018 - Texas Tech 76 vs. Iowa State 58
  • Jan 20, 2018 - Iowa State 70 vs. Texas Tech 52
  • Feb 20, 2017 - Iowa State 82 vs. Texas Tech 80
  • Dec 30, 2016 - Iowa State 63 vs. Texas Tech 56
  • Feb 10, 2016 - Texas Tech 85 vs. Iowa State 82
  • Jan 06, 2016 - Iowa State 76 vs. Texas Tech 69

Injury Report for Texas Tech

  • Ethan Duncan: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Iowa State

  • Jaden Walker: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Tre King: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)