The Ottumwa Courier

January 6, 2014

No. 13 Iowa State beats Texas Tech 73-62

The Associated Press
Ottumwa Courier

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Georges Niang scored 17 points and Melvin Ejim added 16 to extend Iowa State's winning streak to a school record-tying 13 games with a 73-62 win on Saturday.

DeAndre Kane had 15 points for the Cyclones (13-0, 1-0) in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Jaye Crockett had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Dusty Hannahs added 16 points to lead Texas Tech (8-6, 0-1).

The Cyclones came into the game averaging just over nine 3-pointers but managed only five against the Red Raiders. Texas Tech held Iowa State 15 points below its average.

Texas Tech tied the Cyclones at 50 on a 3-pointer by Crockett at 12:33 of the second half but the Red Raiders never took a lead.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No. 13 IOWA ST. 73, TEXAS TECH 62

IOWA ST. (13-0) — Ejim 4-10 6-6 16, Thomas 2-4 2-3 8, Hogue 2-6 0-0 4, Niang 7-16 2-2 17, Kane 3-7 9-13 15, Dorsey-Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 3-5 5-5 11, Long 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 22-52 24-29 73.

TEXAS TECH (8-6) — Kravic 1-2 0-0 2, Turner 0-6 0-0 0, Gotcher 1-4 0-0 2, Crockett 9-14 1-1 20, Tolbert 4-8 2-4 11, Onwuasor 0-2 0-0 0, Hannahs 6-14 1-1 16, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Ross 3-6 2-2 9, Williams, Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Foster 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-57 6-8 62.

Halftime—Iowa St. 44-29. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 5-19 (Thomas 2-3, Ejim 2-6, Niang 1-3, Hogue 0-1, Morris 0-1, Kane 0-2, Long 0-3), Texas Tech 6-20 (Hannahs 3-7, Crockett 1-2, Tolbert 1-2, Ross 1-3, Gotcher 0-3, Turner 0-3). Fouled Out--Turner. Rebounds—Iowa St. 31 (Hogue, Niang 7), Texas Tech 34 (Crockett 11). Assists—Iowa St. 14 (Kane 6), Texas Tech 13 (Turner 4). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 13, Texas Tech 23. Technicals—Ejim, Turner. A—5,861.

Lemon's 31 leads Bradley to 68-57 win over Drake

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Walt Lemon Jr., scored a career-high 31 points to lead Bradley to a 68-57 win over Drake on Saturday.

Lemon made 12 of 20 shots, including 3 of 5 3-pointers, as the Braves (6-9, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 52 percent from the field.

Senior Aaron Hawley, who elected not to play last season, came off the bench to lead Drake with a career-high 27 points. He made 9 of 13 shots, including 4 of 7 3's and all five of his free throws, but the other Bulldogs shot 8 of 26.

Bradley had a 32-10 advantage on points in paint and 16-2 in second chance points. The Braves also had 14 points on fast break with the Bulldogs getting none. And although Drake had 15 turnovers, Bradley cashed in for 27 points.

Drake never led with Bradley building a 17-point lead in the first half, which ended 34-28.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BRADLEY 68, DRAKE 57

DRAKE (10-4) — Berkeley 0-1 0-0 0, Caird 3-6 2-2 9, VanDeest 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 1-9 6-9 8, Daniels 2-4 2-2 6, Madison 0-1 0-0 0, Danielak 2-3 0-0 6, Enevold Jensen 0-0 0-0 0, Hawley 9-13 5-5 27, Ugbede 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 17-39 16-20 57.

BRADLEY (6-9) — Barnes 1-5 4-4 6, Pickett 3-6 2-2 8, Taylor 2-3 1-1 5, Bell 1-1 1-2 4, Lemon, Jr. 12-20 4-6 31, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, Swopshire 0-1 0-0 0, Grier 3-9 1-2 8, Blake 0-0 0-0 0, Prosser 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 25-48 13-17 68.

Halftime—Bradley 34-28. 3-Point Goals—Drake 7-17 (Hawley 4-7, Danielak 2-3, Caird 1-4, Berkeley 0-1, Carter 0-2), Bradley 5-14 (Lemon, Jr. 3-5, Bell 1-1, Grier 1-5, Swopshire 0-1, Barnes 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Drake 22 (Caird 6), Bradley 28 (Barnes 9). Assists--Drake 8 (Carter 3), Bradley 7 (Barnes, Lemon, Jr., Taylor 2). Total Fouls—Drake 14, Bradley 17. A—6,465.