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Iowa State men hope to end losing skid in Texas

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Senior Melvin Ejim says Iowa State has 'a lot of great shooters' despite making just 4 of 25 three's on Monday. Senior Melvin Ejim says Iowa State has 'a lot of great shooters' despite making just 4 of 25 three's on Monday.
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After winning 14 straight games, the Iowa State men have now lost two in a row. The 8th-ranked Cyclones have been off since losing to Kansas on Monday, and will have another tough test at Texas on Saturday. ISU hasn't lost three in a row since coach Fred Hoiberg's first season, three years ago.

The Longhorns are 13-4 overall and both teams sit at 2-2 in the Big 12.   Texas is 10-1 all-time against the Cyclones in Austin, where ISU has lost five in a row.

Iowa State has not shot the three well over the past two losses, making just 4 of 25 tries from long range on Monday.

"I don't think there's every going to be another game where everyone doesn't make a shot," said ISU senior Melvin Ejim. "We have a lot of great shooters. It's kind of weird that one day that not anyone could get going except DeAndre."

"I think Fred has always said just keep shooting," said ISU sophomore Georges Niang. "It's instilled confidence in all of us so I don't think it's a big deal at the moment."

"That's something we're working on to be able to put it on the inside and having different looks and different things we can go to when we're feeling like we can't make shots," added Ejim.

Iowa State and Texas play at 3 o'clock on Saturday.

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