Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Tech

first_img February 21, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas Tech (17-9, 8-5) vs. Iowa State (11-15, 4-9)James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Tech after dropping the first matchup in Lubbock. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 18, when the Red Raiders outshot Iowa State from the field 54.3 percent to 35.7 percent and made six more 3-pointers on the way to a 72-52 victory. Associated Press center_img LEADING THE CHARGE: The Red Raiders have been led by Jahmi’us Ramsey and Kyler Edwards. Ramsey is averaging 14 points while Edwards is putting up 12 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. The Cyclones have been led by sophomores Tyrese Haliburton and Rasir Bolton, who have combined to score 27.5 points per outing.JUMPING FOR JAHMI’US: Ramsey has connected on 44.8 percent of the 116 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 15 over the last three games. He’s also made 64.3 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Red Raiders are 0-5 when they score 61 points or fewer and 17-4 when they exceed 61 points. The Cyclones are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 68 points and 11-6 on the season, otherwise.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Red Raiders have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Cyclones. Iowa State has 43 assists on 79 field goals (54.4 percent) across its previous three contests while Texas Tech has assists on 54 of 79 field goals (68.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Texas Tech defense has held opponents to just 63.2 points per game, the 29th-lowest in Division I. Iowa State has given up an average of 72.6 points through 26 games (ranked 234th, nationally).___ Iowa State seeks revenge on Texas Techlast_img read more

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Lakers guard Steve Blake out 6 weeks with elbow injury

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Veteran Lakers point guard Steve Blake has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss at least six weeks, the team announced Thursday at practice.Blake, who was averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists while starting all 21 games, said he sustained the injury while guarding John Wall during the Lakers’ 116-111 loss at Washington on Nov. 26.“I went for a steal and kind of jammed my arm up into his body,” Blake said. “I’m pretty sure that’s when I tore it.”This means all three of the Lakers’ point guards – including Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar – are out with injuries. A spokesman said it’s unlikely the team will try to sign another player in the interim. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Laker coach Mike D’Antoni said doing so would not be easy.“I think (general manager) Mitch (Kupchak) is definitely going to look and if anything makes sense … we’ll get Farmar back, hopefully, in a couple of weeks,” D’Antoni said. “So by the time we got off the road trip, then we’ll adjust again. It’s hard to bring somebody in this quick knowing Farmar is coming back.”The Lakers (10-11) begin a four-game road trip tonight at Oklahoma city.Jodie Meeks, Kobe Bryant and Xavier Henry will fill in for Blake, who was bummed Thursday.“I’ve had better days; disappointed,” he said. “It’s not something I wanted to go through right now. But crazy things happen and you’ve just gotta try and stay positive.”last_img read more

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