Iowa State guard Monte Morris reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 63-56. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at Iowa State

Posted January 6th, 2017


Time: 8:15 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hilton Coliseum (capacity 14,384)

TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn


Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 18-15. The Longhorns have not won in Ames, Iowa, since a 90-83 decision on Jan. 13, 2010. Last season, Texas had a three-point lead in the first half but Iowa State shot 67 percent in the second half and won by 10.

TEXAS (7-7, 1-1 Big 12 overall)
12GKerwin Roach Jr.Soph.6-417510.93.2*
1GAndrew JonesFr.6-41909.42.4*
0G/FTevin MackSoph.6-722015.24.4
31FJarrett AllenFr.6-1123510.77.6
32FShaq CleareSr.6-82757.05.1
Coach: Shaka Smart (27-20, 2nd season at Texas; 190-76, 8th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: G Tevin Mack, fresh off a career-high 27-point outburst against Oklahoma State, gets more scoring opportunities when he drives inside. Mack is a capable 3-point shooter (.397). But he went 0 for 4 from downtown against Kent State and finished with four points. He was 1 for 7 from 3-point range against Kansas State and had only nine points. Mack was 6 for 10 inside the arc against OSU and scored on a slew of driving layups, a key reason why he had 27 points. … F Jarrett Allen has pulled down double-digit rebounds in four of the last five games. … G Kendal Yancy (ankle) is still listed as day-to-day. He hoped to play against the Cyclones, but UT trainers may keep him out a little longer as a precaution.

IOWA STATE (9-4, 1-1 Big 12 overall)
11GMonte MorrisSr.6-317514.45.7*
30GDeonte BurtonSr.6-525011.97.3
15GNazareth Mitrou-LongSr.6-420315.75.2
21GMatt ThomasSr.6-519311.35.1
10FDarrell BowieSr.6-82188.16.2
Coach: Steve Prohm (32-16, 2nd season at Iowa State; 146-45, 6th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Cyclones: According to the analytics website, Iowa State has the fourth-most experienced team in Division I. The average player has 2 1/2 years of experience. Texas ranks 340th on the list of experience. … Coach Steve Prohm’s club is coming off a 65-63 loss at No. 2 Baylor, a game in which the Cyclones had a six-point lead with more than five minutes left. G Monte Morris missed a potential go-ahead jumper from the baseline as time expired. The Cyclone didn’t score at all in the last 2:22. … Senior Darrell Bowie moved into the starting lineup near the end of non-conference play. He played three seasons at Northern Illinois before transferring to Iowa State. Bowie is shooting a career-high 56 percent from 3-point range.

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