Donovan Jackson #4 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with fans after winning 70-52 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half of play at Hilton Coliseum on January 20, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 70-52 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Posted January 21st, 2018


Texas vs. Iowa State

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540)


TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn

About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 20-16, which includes a 74-70 overtime win in the previous matchup on Jan. 1. Matt Coleman sparked a 13-9 run in the extra period with multiple drives to the basket as UT captured its first win in Ames since 2010.

TEXAS (12-7 overall, 3-4 Big 12)
2GMatt ColemanFr.6-28.54.9*
12GKerwin Roach Jr.Jr.6-410.63.7
21FDylan OsetkowskiJr.6-914.67.4
20FJericho SimsFr. 6-94.33.3
4CMo BambaFr.6-1111.810.6
Coach: Shaka Smart (43-42, 3rd year at Texas; 206-98, 9th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: Everyone in burnt orange was stunned at how the West Virginia game got away from them. Asked about scoring only 51 points, coach Shaka Smart said, “Disappointed in that, and disappointed in how many points we gave up. But it all goes back to mentality and mindset and approach. The guys had at the beginning of the game, but we didn’t stand up to them throughout.” The 35-point margin of defeat was the biggest in Smart’s three seasons in Austin. … Eric Davis Jr. and Jase Febres gave the Horns just five points combined off the bench and were 2 of 6 combined. … UT had been shooting well on the road. But the Horns were 3 of 15 from 3-point range against WVU and shot just 34 percent overall.

IOWA STATE (11-7 overall, 2-5 Big 12)
1GNick Weiler-BabbJr.6-512.17.4*
4GDonovan JacksonSr.6-216.11.7
5GLindell WiggintonFr.6-216.34.1
33FSolomon YoungSoph.6-86.85.9
2FCameron LardFr.6-912.17.0
Coach: Steve Prohm (58-30, 3rd year at Iowa State; 162-59, 7th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Cyclones: Coach Steve Prohm’s club is coming off an action-packed 70-52 rout of No. 8 Texas Tech, the same team Texas beat last Wednesday. The 18-point win was the largest margin of victory over a top-10 ranked team in Cyclones history. Cameron Lard was 9 for 11 shooting and had three blocks. He now ranks third on the school’s freshman block list with 35. “I was ready to play hard,” Lard told reporters afterward. … In addition to getting solid contributions from the starters, Iowa State’s Zoran Talley Jr. had a career-high 11 points and six rebounds coming off the bench. … Iowa State’s victory came after getting blown out by TCU in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs shot 60 percent in a 96-73 win.

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