Iowa State Basketball: Uninspired Play Against Texas Tech Leads To Third Consecutive Loss

Breathe in. Breathe out.... Breathe in, Breathe out..... Breathe IN, BREATHE OUT! BREATHE IN, BREATHE!!!!!!!AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is going on you ask? I'm just trying to avoid melting down. That sort of thing happens when you play a must win game at home, against arguably the worst team in the conference, and give up 92 points in the loss. Pomeroy had Iowa State's win probability at 93% heading into tonight, and Vegas had Iowa State favored by 11+ points. This was a terrible loss.

I suppose as fans, we were in for a night like this. The team has basically overacheived for two months. The disappointing thing, was not the fact the team lost, but the way they lost. Where is the Iowa State defense? You know, the one that is rated 19th in defensive efficiency, and has given up the 9th lowest eFG% in the nation. They must be somewhere in Stillwater. I hope it gets found on Saturday.

Iowa State has allowed 212 points in their last 89 minutes of play.

The only guy out there that played hard on both ends was Calvin Godfrey. Godfrey got 10 points, 4 rebounds (all offensive), 1 block, and 2 steals tonight. 17 minutes is not nearly enough time for a guy playing hard like that. I am not saying he should start, as having an energy guy is nice to have coming off the bench, but the guy is putting in the effort that some of the other guys were not showing at times.

Texas Tech honestly outhustled Iowa State. Yeah, they made more threes, and made some tough shots, but Tech was more physical than Iowa State. They deserved to win with the (lack of) effort the Cyclones gave tonight. Mike Singletary scored 33 points, collected 10 rebounds, got 6 assists, and 1 block. He picked up his 4th foul with about 8-9 minutes left in the game, but did not foul out...

With that, Iowa State now sits dead last in the conference at 1-5. Iowa State faces Oklahoma on Saturday night at 8pm CST in Hilton Coliseum. Oklahoma will be coming off of a week's worth of rest, and there is no reason to think they will not be coming into Ames ready to play. I just hope we see the Cyclone team we all fell in the love with earlier in the year.

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