LUBBOCK, Texas -- Mike Singletary scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Texas Tech over Iowa State 78-71 on Wednesday night, giving the Red Raiders their first conference win.
Texas Tech (13-5, 1/3 Big 12) led most of the game and built a 16-point lead with about nine minutes to play. The Cyclones (12-6, 1-2) used a 13-5 run, including a 5-point play after a technical foul was called on Darko Cohadarevic and 3-pointers by Craig Brackins and Scott Christopherson, to pull within 69-61.
But Texas Tech stiffened with baskets by John Roberson and Cohadarevic to seal the victory.
The game was the first for the Cyclones without guard Lucca Staiger, the team's third leading scorer, who announced Tuesday he was going back to Germany to pursue professional opportunities there.
Marquis Gilstrap scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Cyclones.