Texas will look for payback in the second game of the series against 14th-ranked Iowa State after losing to the Cyclones late January. The Longhorns lost 89-86 despite Javan Felix putting up 20 points and Isaiah Taylor’s 17. They were simply outplayed by Longhorns Georges Niang, who scored 19 points, and Bryce Dejean-Jones, who had 18.
Iowa State shot 54.7% in first meeting with Texas – only team all season to shoot better than 50 percent vs. Longhorns.
— John Walters (@JWcyclonestv) February 20, 2015
Iowa State was a five-point favorite in the college basketball betting spread, not covering the 5. Texas has covered the spread in three of the last four games of the series against the Cyclones, all of them as underdogs. The game total has gone OVER in the last five matchups between these two programs.
Iowa State’s Projected Starting Lineup: Dustin Hogue (F), Jameel McKay (F), Naz Long (G) Georges Niang (G), Monte Morris (G).
Texas’ Projected Starting Lineup: Cameron Ridley (C), Jonathan Holmes (F), Demarcus Holland (G), Isaiah Taylor (G), Kendal Yancy (G).
Analyzing The Iowa State at Texas Spread, My ATS Pick & TV Schedule
Matchup: (14) Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns
Date: Feb. 21, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Austin, Texas
Stadium: Frank Erwin Center
TV Info: ESPN 2
Radio: Iowa State Vs Texas
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Iowa State (19-6 SU, 12-10 ATS) is averaging 79.6 points per game, 12th best in the nation, and allowing 68.6 PPG, 246th in the nation. The Cyclones are 71st in rebounding, 5th in assists and 13th in field goal percentage, with Junior Forward Georges Niang leading the team with 14.5 points per game. They are on a two game winning streak, beating Oklahoma State in their last outing.
"You get the monkey off your back a little bit," Iowa State Fred Hoiberg said. "We’ve had three really good road wins: Iowa, West Virginia and now Oklahoma State. Hopefully it gives us a little confidence going into this tough schedule."
Texas averages 68.5 points per game while allowing 59.2 PPG. They rank 4th in rebounding, 142nd assists per game and 145th field goal percentage. Sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor leads the team with 12.8 points per game, follow by freshman forward Myles Turner with 11.5 PPG.
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last five games on the road, but 0-5 SU in its last five games when playing on the road against Texas. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State’s last eight games when playing on the road against Texas.
An infographic ahead of tomorrow's ISU-UT showdown in Austin: pic.twitter.com/8CEHLrbvMc
— Cyclone Basketball (@CycloneMBB) February 20, 2015
The Longhorns are 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home, but 2-7 ATS in its last nine games at home. Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Iowa State.
Texas Javan Felix and Isaiah Taylor combined for 31 points in the second half of the loss to Iowa State in the first game of the season.