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Preview: Texas at Iowa State

Posted December 31st, 2017

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Texas at Iowa State

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Where: Hilton Coliseum (capacity 14,356)

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TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn

About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 19-16, but it’s been lopsided in Iowa State’s favor in recent years. The Cyclones are 6-2 in the last eight games. The Horns have not won in Ames since 2010.

TEXAS (9-4, 0-1 Big 12)

No., Pos., Name, Class, Ht., PPG, RPG

2, G, Matt Coleman, Fr., 6-2, 8.2, 4.2*

10, G, Jacob Young, Soph., 6-2, 5.4, 1.9

12, G, Kerwin Roach Jr., Jr., 6-4, 11.1, 3.9

21, F, Dylan Osetkowski, Jr., 6-9, 14.8, 7.8

4, C, Mo Bamba, Fr., 6-11, 11.8, 10.3

About the Longhorns: Texas simply needs more from its guards. Young has scored only 12 points in the last three games and was 5 for 22 shooting combined. Eric Davis Jr. was 2 for 10 shooting against Kansas. Andrew Jones must make his presence felt against Iowa State, too. Jase Febres did not play after averaging 12.9 minutes in non-conference. … Dylan Osetkowski didn’t have a good first half against Kansas, either. He finished with 17 points, though. “I always tell him to let your hair down and attack,” coach Shaka Smart said. … Freshman Jericho Sims has grabbed only two rebounds the last two games.

IOWA STATE (9-3, 0-1 Big 12)

No., Pos., Name, Class, Ht., PPG, RPG

1, G, Nick Weiler-Babb, Jr., 6-5, 12.6, 7.1*

4, G, Donovan Jackson, Sr., 6-2, 15.0, 1.4

5, G, Lindell Wigginton, Fr., 6-2, 16.2, 4.2

33, F, Solomon Young, Soph., 6-8, 6.8, 5.7

55, F, Jeff Beverly, Sr., 6-6, 5.8, 3.8

About the Cyclones: This is a completely new team as Solomon Young is the team’s only returning starter from last year. Young has 16 points in Iowa State’s Big 12-opening loss to Kansas State. … Nick Weiler-Babb is playing his best basketball this season. He’s averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists and was named the MVP at the Puerto Rico Tip-off tournament. … Canadian-born Lindell Wigginton is the second-best scoring freshman in the Big 12. … Hilton Coliseum is hard for everyone. The Cyclones have won 25 of the last 31 Big 12 home games. ISU is also 46-3 when leading at halftime under coach Steve Prohm.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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