Lubbock, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Devaugntah Williams had 22 points and six rebounds to lead Texas Tech in a 78-73 win over No. 9 Iowa State on Saturday.
Toddrick Gotcher scored 17 points, while Robert Turner gave 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Raiders (11-9, 1-6 Big 12), who snapped a six-game losing streak.
Monte Morris scored 20 points, Matt Thomas added 12 and Georges Niang gave 10 for the Cyclones (14-4, 4-2), who had won their previous two coming in.
Texas Tech held a double-digit lead until Thomas hit a pair of free throws and Jameel McKay slammed the ball home to make it a 67-58 game with under five minutes to play.
After Aaron Ross hit 1-of-2 from the line to give the Red Raiders a 72-62 advantage, Morris and Dustin Hogue were each fouled while making a basket, hitting the ensuing free throw to make it a four-point game with 1 1/2 minutes left.
Following a pair of free throws from Turner, Niang made a 3 to get Iowa State within three, but Gotcher followed with two from the line.
Thomas then hit a bank shot with 22.7 seconds to play, and a turnover from Ross gave Iowa State a chance to tie the game. Morris, though, missed a 3- pointer, and Williams hit two free throws at the other end to seal the win.
With the score close early in the first half, Gotcher hit three straight 3- pointers to kick off a 15-0 run that was capped on a Ross layup for a 23-8 lead with 11 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
The Red Raiders maintained a healthy lead throughout the first half, but Thomas hit a pair of 3s to close the opening 20 minutes and cut the Cyclones' deficit to 36-25 at the break.
Iowa State used an 8-0 run early in the second half to cut its deficit to six, but Texas Tech responded with an 11-3 run and held a 50-36 advantage with 13 minutes to play.
Iowa State hosts Texas on Monday ... Texas Tech plays at Oklahoma on Wednesday ... The Cyclones still lead the series, 14-12, and the two schools will meet at Iowa State on Feb. 7.