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Bolte scores 19 as Iowa State cruises by Texas Tech

AMES, Iowa -- Kelsey Bolte scored 19 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, and Iowa State (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) beat Texas Tech 63-48 on Wednesday night.

Alison Lacey added 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Cyclones (17-4, 5-3 Big 12), who won for the fifth time in six games. Texas Tech (13-8, 1-6) dropped its sixth straight Big 12 Conference game, all to teams ranked in the Top 25.

Iowa State, the league's top defensive team, held the Lady Raiders to 32.7 percent shooting and finished with a 39-25 rebounding edge.

Nine times this season ISU has held opponents to 50 points or less.

The Cyclones trailed 22-21 after Monique Smalls' steal and lay-up with 5:49 to play in the first half. But Tech didn't hit a field goal the rest of the half and watched as Iowa State went into the break on a 14-2 run and broke the game open.

Ashlee Roberson led the Lady Raiders with 12 points.