Stunning comeback, stunning result:
Iowa State rallied from 18 down to beat #3 Texas, 59-57, handing them their first loss of the year.
Texas led by as much as 37-19 late in the first half. But Iowa State answered with a 38-13 run and the Longhorns went cold in the second half, hitting just 8 of 38 shots.
Brady Sanders had 16 points for Texas (13-1, 2-1), which held Iowa State to just Johnson’s basket in the final 8:10 and still lost.
Texas let Iowa State erase its large lead in less than 10 minutes — and Kidd Blaskowsky’s 3 gave the Cyclones a 50-47 lead with 10:57 left.
Iowa State soon went cold though, and it had to rely on its defense to finish the win.
Texas scored just six points in a stretch spanning nearly 10 minutes in the second half until Brooke McCarty’s 3 got the Longhorns within 57-56 Iowa State with 3:30 left.
McCarty, Sanders and Nneka Enemkpali all missed shots just before the buzzer.
So that leaves just three undefeated Division I teams: South Carolina, Mississippi State and Princeton (the Tigers won today).
A user on the rebkell message boards named Durantula posed an interesting question earlier today: which teams will remain undefeated in conference play. Here is a list he/she compiled of such teams, thus far, in the power conferences:
It makes you think.
TCU edged #16 Oklahoma State, 70-66.
#5 Baylor survived West Virginia, 66-62.
It took a buzzer-beater to get Long Beach State past UC Davis, 63-60.
#18 Arizona State’s 71-54 win over Arizona gives them the best start in program history, at 15-1.
A record performance from Makenzi Morrison pulled BYU over Pepperdine, 84-78.