Ames, IA (SportsNetwork. Trent Murphy Jersey .com) - A pair of nationally-ranked Big 12 Conference teams coming off a loss get together on Monday night, as the Texas Longhorns pay a visit to the Iowa State Cyclones. Texas had been considered a viable challenger to perennial Big 12 power Kansas during the first month and a half of the season, but the start of conference play has certainly humbled the Horns. Coach Rick Barnes squad is 14-5 overall, but is just 3-3 against league foes. Texas suffered a 75-62 setback to the 11th-ranked Jayhawks at home on Saturday in its most recent outing. Iowa States 78-73 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday was certainly more shocking, as the Red Raiders came into contest with a 10-9 record and were seeking their first conference win. The defeat stopped a modest two-game win streak for the Cyclones, who fell to 14-4 on the season and 4-2 in the Big 12. ISU will try to begin a new run off success at home tonight, where it has gone 10-0 this season. Texas owns a 17-11 lead in the all-time series with Iowa State, but the Cyclones lead in games played in Ames, 8-4, which includes victories in each of the last three. Isaiah Taylor poured in 23 points and Johnathan Holmes tacked on 14 more, but Texas, as a team, struggled to hit its shots and wound up falling to Kansas by double digits. The Longhorns connected on only 40 percent of their field goal attempts, which included a dismal 3-of-18 performance from 3-point range. The Jayhawks didnt exactly torch the nets, hitting 43.5 percent of their total shots, including 6-of-18 from beyond the arc, although they did commit only three turnovers. Taylor is averaging 12.7 ppg to lead three players in double figures for the Longhorns, who put up 69.5 ppg while permitting only 57.3 ppg. In addition to a defensive effort that limits the opposition to 34.9 percent field goal efficiency, which encompasses a 30.2 percent showing from long distance, Texas is one of the top rebounding teams in the nation, coming into this contest with a +11.5 differential. Myles Turner and Holmes have a lot to do with that, as they pull down 6.8 and 6.5 rpg, respectively. Turnovers have plagued the Horns as they are guilty of 13.7 miscues per outing, while foes cough the ball up an average of 9.9 times per game. Iowa State got 20 points from Monte Morris, 12 from Matt Thomas and 10 from Georges Niang, but still came up short in Saturdays game at Texas Tech. The Cyclones were absolutely dreadful from 3-point range, going just 6-of-31, while the Red Raiders nailed 11 treys and claimed a 23-13 edge in points at the foul line. Naz Long, the teams second-leading scorer on the season, had a game hed rather forget as he went just 1-of-7 out on the perimeter in tallying five points before fouling out after only 17 minutes of action. The Cyclones boast five double-digit scorers, who just so happen to be their starters, with Niang pacing the group at 14.6 ppg. Long (12.4 ppg), Bryce Dejean-Jones (12.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg), Dustin Hogue (11.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg) and Morris (10.7 ppg, 5.6 apg) have all made significant contributions in one way or another, helping Iowa State light up the scoreboard for 79.7 ppg. The team is shooting 48.4 percent from the floor, while permitting the opposition 41.2 percent success, and 67.7 ppg as a result. Taron Johnson Jersey . Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. Mike Smith made 36 saves. 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