Texas Longhorns (13-3) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (13-3)
January 15, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +1 / Texas Longhorns -1 ; Over/Under: 117.5
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The 21st ranked Texas Longhorns will travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to take on the 15th ranked Iowa State Cyclones this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The 21st ranked Texas Longhorns improved to 13-3 on the season after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 66-52, this past Tuesday night. Texas was outstanding defensively against Oklahoma and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 33-21 lead. Texas shot 46.8% from the field & 28.6% from beyond the arc while allowing Oklahoma to shoot 40.4% from the field & 7.7% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Longhorns was Andrew Jones who had 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, & 4 steals.
On the season, Texas is averaging 70.4 ppg on 46.4% shooting from the field. The Longhorns are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 33.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas has been led by Timmy Allen (11.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Andrew Jones (10.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.7 spg), Marcus Carr (9.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.1 spg), & Courtney Ramey (9.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg).
Defensively, Texas is holding their opponents to an average of 53.0 ppg on 39.2% shooting from the field. The Longhorns have a rebound margin of 3.6 and a turnover margin of 6.2.
The 15th ranked Iowa State Cyclones lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 13-3 on the season after being defeated by the 9th ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 62-61, this past Tuesday. Iowa State fought back from a 51-42 deficit to take a late 61-60 lead, however, Kansas was able to secure the victory after Dajuan Harris Jr. hit a game-winning layup with :08 seconds left in regulation. Iowa State shot 40.7% from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Kansas to shoot 43.8% from the field & 30.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cyclones was Izaiah Brockington who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal.
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On the season, Iowa State is averaging 70.4 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Cyclones are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 34.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Iowa State has been led by Izaiah Brockington (17.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Tyrese Hunter (10.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.3 spg), Gabe Kalscheur (10.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.7 spg), & Aljaz Kunc (6.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Defensively, Iowa State is holding their opponents to an average of 58.6 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. The Cyclones have a rebound margin of 3.3 and a turnover margin of 3.8.
The Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. Iowa State. The Cyclones are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games and 6-5 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Texas has been led by their outstanding defense which currently ranks 1st in scoring defense, 29th in defensive FG%, & 4th in turnover margin and although the Longhorns are putting up many points as they rank just 220th in scoring offense, Texas has shot the ball well as they rank 76th in scoring offense. Iowa State has also been led by their defense which ranks 14th in scoring defense, 48th in defensive FG%, & 23rd in steals per game while the Cyclones offense ranks 216th in scoring offense & 140th in FG%.
Points are going to be hard to come by in this game as both defenses have been outstanding this season and although this is a low total, I think this game finishes around the 110-112 mark and has no problem hitting the under. Good Luck!