Cyclones fall flat against Longhorns


Marial Shayok flips the ball up to the hoop during the first half against Texas on February 2, 2019. Iowa State defeated the Longhorns 65-60.

Noah Rohlfing

Iowa State’s day started bad and got worst against Texas, with the Cyclones falling 86-69 to the Longhorns Saturday afternoon. 

Before the game started, the news came out that forward Cam Lard was suspended and hadn’t made the trip due to a violation of team rules. 

Once the game started, the Cyclones took an early lead before a Texas run sucked the life out of Iowa State and changed the game.

Texas slowed the game down and grinded Iowa State out, taking a 38-25 lead into halftime. Late in the first half, guard Nick Weiler-Babb suffered a right knee injury, but he returned for the second half. 

The Cyclones allowed 15 3-pointers from the Longhorns and struggled to score on their own. Senior guard Marial Shayok led the Cyclones with 22 points.

Texas shot 54.7 percent from the floor and 60 percent from deep. Iowa State has now lost four of its last six games, and the 17-point margin of defeat is its worst of the season.

Iowa State is now 20-9 and 9-7 in Big 12 play.

Up next for Iowa State is a road trip to West Virginia on Wednesday night.