No. 10 Iowa St. 87, Texas Tech 79
Mar. 02, 2000
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ Marcus Fizer scored 35 points and No. 10 Iowa State clinched at least share of its first Big 12 title with an 87-79 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
The Cyclones (25-4, 13-2) trailed 64-61 when they went on an 11-0 run to take the lead for good.
Michael Nurse hit a 3-pointer with 6:35 to play to tie the game 64-64 and Iowa State took the lead for good on an inside basket by Steve Johnson with 6:06 left. Fizer's tip-in with 4:50 capped the run and gave the Cyclones their biggest lead, 72-64.
James Ware's 3-pointer with 2:16 left brought the Red Raiders (12-14, 3-12) within 76-73, but Fizer and Johnson both scored to make it 80-73.
Iowa State made seven free throws over the final 30 seconds to seal the win.
Johnson finished with 19 points, while Nurse had 13 and Jamaal Tinsley 10 for the Cyclones.
Rayford Young led Tech with 36 points on 13-for-21 shooting, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range, and had seven assists.