Texas Tech Clips Iowa State For First Big 12 Win

Texas Tech's Jaye Crockett and Toddrick Gotcher battle for the ball with Iowa State's Tyrus McGee, bottom, during their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/The Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman) ALL LOCAL TV OUT

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By Grant Burkhardt

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Josh Gray scored 16 points to lead Texas Tech to a 56-51 win over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Jordan Tolbert added 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Dejan Kravic had eight points and eight rebounds for the Red Raiders (9-8, 2-4 Big 12).

Will Clyburn led the Cyclones (13-5, 3-2) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Korie Lucious added 11 points, nine of them from beyond the arc.

Texas Tech took a 48-47 lead on a Tolbert field goal with 3:20 remaining. A Gray lay-in as the shot clock expired made it 50-47 with 2:32 left.

Both teams traded baskets, and the Red Raiders led by three again, 54-51, with just under 40 seconds remaining. Clyburn attempted a 3-pointer to tie the game with 14 seconds left but came up short. Tolbert went to the line again and made both free throws to seal the victory.

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