Iowa State pulls away from Texas in Top-25 matchup
Ames, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Melvin Ejim had 25 points and eight rebounds to help 17th-ranked Iowa State come away with an 85-76 victory over No. 19 Texas in a key Big 12 showdown from Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones (20-5, 8-5 Big 12) also received big efforts from DeAndre Kane and Georges Niang in avenging a 10-point loss to the Longhorns in Austin on Jan. 18. Kane tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, with Niang chipping in 20 points and five helpers.
Texas (20-6, 9-4) came in having won nine of its last 10 games and received 26 points and eight assists from Isaiah Taylor, but shot just 32.9 percent from the field compared to Iowa State's 49.2 percent success rate.
Javan Felix added 16 points for the Longhorns despite a 6-of-22 shooting display, while Jonathan Holmes had 14 points and nine rebounds in the loss.
02/18 21:07:03 ET