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Bolton ruled out against Texas

Feb 6, 2021; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Rasir Bolton (45) shoots against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first half at Lloyd Noble Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

When the Iowa State men’s basketball takes the floor tonight for their 2020-21 home finale against Texas they will do so without their best player.

Junior guard Rasir Bolton has been ruled out for the game against the No. 15 Longhorns due to a sprained ankle he suffered in the Cyclones’ 76-72 loss to TCU on Saturday. It is unclear what Bolton’s status will be for Thursday night’s game at Texas Tech or Saturday’s tilt on the road at Kansas State.

Bolton is seventh in the Big 12 this season in scoring at 15.4 points per game and is also the team’s leader in rebounds, assists and steals.

Junior guard Tyler Harris is expected to start in Bolton’s place and will play the lion’s share of minutes at the point guard position along with sophomore Tre Jackson.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.