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Iowa State basketball stays perfect at Hilton Coliseum with win over Texas Tech

Iowa State's basketball team is on fire, with a perfect home record and a chance to snag a top seed.

High-level accomplishments are often what define the teams considered college basketball's best. This includes beating top-10 teams, winning on the road, and having excellent defensive and/or offensive production. However, what often gets overlooked is the ability to take care of lesser opponents with no frills and no drama.

No. 10 Iowa State has been accumulating all of these achievements. They recently had little trouble dispatching Texas Tech, winning their fourth-straight game and setting up a high-stakes matchup with No. 3 Houston.

Iowa State has remained perfect at home this season and is in a first-place tie in the Big 12. The Cyclones were seeded as a No. 3 by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, highlighting their impressive performance so far this season.

The Cyclones' win over Texas Tech moved them closer to reaching a hallmark achievement for the program - going undefeated at home. They are now 15-0 at Hilton Coliseum this season with three home games remaining. The last time Iowa State achieved this was over two decades ago, making it a significant accomplishment for the team.

Their defense has been a key factor in their success, forcing 16 turnovers against Texas Tech, turning them into 28 points for the home team. This demonstrates their ability to pressure the basketball and score off their defense.

Iowa State will face the Cougars in a game that will be broadcast by ESPN, with pole position in the Big 12 race on the line. This critical matchup will offer both teams a huge NCAA Tournament resume opportunity, with Houston looking to hold on to the No. 1 seed and Iowa State looking to move up from No. 3.

Overall, Iowa State's impressive performance this season has positioned them as a strong contender in college basketball, and their upcoming games will be critical in solidifying their status as a top team in the nation.

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