Pictures from the past


Sophomore guard Matt Thomas passes to a teammate during the game against Texas Christian on March 7 at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Cyclones defeated the Horned Frogs 89-76.

Max Dible

No. 13 Iowa State will play either Texas or Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, which will take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Cyclones have battled both teams twice this season. Below are the dates and results of those contests.

Jan. 24 — Iowa State falls to Texas Tech on the road 78-73 after starting the conference season 5-1. It costs Iowa State the outright Big 12 lead, which they would not regain.

Jan. 26 — Iowa State defeats Texas at home 89-86, only two days after falling to Texas Tech on the road. The score is closer than the game itself, as the Cyclones extend a 21-point second half lead, before allowing the Longhorns to play their way back into contention. The game, however, is never really in jeopardy.

Feb. 7- Iowa State routes Texas Tech in the rematch at Hilton, holding the Red Raiders to a meager 38-point total — the lowest total any conference opponent has mustered against Iowa State in a half century.

Feb. 21- Iowa State hangs on against Texas in Austin, beating the Longhorns 85-77 to complete the season sweep. Matt Thoma re-emerges as a deep threat, connecting on 4-of-6 from downtown on his way to a team-high 17 points. Texas employs a “hack-a-Cyclone” strategy, attempting to close the gap late by forcing Iowa State to win at the free-throw line. The Cyclones answer the call.

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