AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jahmi’us Ramsey scored a game-high 25 points, Kyler Edwards added 19 points and Texas Tech routed Iowa State 87-57 Saturday night.
The Red Raiders (18-9, 9-5 Big 12) drained 15 of their first 19 shots, sank five of their first seven 3-point attempts and went 10 of 11 from the free throw line to build a 51-35 halftime lead. Ramsey and Edwards combined for 11 assists and Kevin McCullar grabbed nine rebounds for Texas Tech, which improved to 3-4 on the road in conference play.
Solomon Young led Iowa State (11-16, 4-10) with 16 points and Rasir Bolton added 13 points.
The Cyclones led 18-17 midway through the first half, but a 16-4 Red Raiders run spanning 4:28 blew the game open.
Texas Tech cooled off considerably in the second half, but still finished 32 of 56 from the field (57 %), while limiting Iowa State to 36% shooting. The Red Raiders led by double digits the final 24:30 of the game and have won five of their past six games.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders swept the season series against the Cyclones for the second straight season. Texas Tech’s win Saturday put it a full two games ahead of West Virginia for third place in the conference standings. The Red Raiders are 9-5. The Mountaineers are 7-7.
Iowa State: The Cyclones had won four of their past five home games, but Saturday marked their third double-digit home loss of the season against the Big 12’s top three teams. Iowa State has shot 36% or worse in each of those setbacks.
Texas Tech: Plays at Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Iowa State: Plays host to TCU on Tuesday.