Texas Tech rallies past Iowa State for 56-51 win

Texas Tech rallies past Iowa State for 56-51 win
January 23, 2013, 11:23 pm
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Iowa State's Melvin Ejim is defended by Texas Tech's Jordan Tolbert (32) during their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/The Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman)


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.