Niang and Thomas lead No. 14 Iowa State over Texas 85-77

UT, Longhorns
UT, Longhorns
By MARK ROSNER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Georges Niang and Matt Thomas scored 17 points each to help No. 14 Iowa State beat Texas 85-77 on Saturday.

For Thomas, a sophomore reserve, it was a career high.

Iowa State (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) won its second straight Big 12 road game, something the Cyclones had not accomplished since the 2005-06 season. They had lost six straight at Texas since their only victory over the Longhorns in Austin in 2005.

Kendal Yancy led Texas (17-10, 6-8) with a career-best 29 points, 18 more than his average. He scored 21 in the second half. Isaiah Taylor added 23, matching his career high.

Yancy made a career-high six 3-pointers. His fourth of the game left Texas trailing by just five points with seven minutes remaining.

But Iowa State trumped that with consecutive 3s by Thomas and Naz Long.

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