Iowa State Gives Up Big Lead, But Hangs On To Beat Texas Tech

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Feb 15, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Robert Turner (14) defends against Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane (50) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

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AMES, Iowa (AP) - DeAndre Kane had 17 points with nine assists and No. 11 Iowa State beat Texas Tech 70-64 on Saturday after blowing an 18-point lead in the second half.

Georges Niang also had 17 points for the Cyclones (19-5, 7-5 Big 12), who survived an impressive rally from the Red Raiders to win for the fourth time in five games.

Matt Thomas and Niang hit layups that put Iowa State ahead 67-62 with 1:27 left. Niang's wide-open dunk with 7.2 seconds sealed the win for the Cyclones, who missed 8 of 12 free throws in the second half.

Jaye Crockett had 19 of his 23 points in the second half for the Red Raiders (13-12, 5-7), who outrebounded Iowa State 40-30.

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