AMES, Iowa – A depleted Iowa State (13-14, 4-11 Big 12) team couldn’t withstand TCU’s (19-9, 7-8 Big 12) hot second-half shooting, falling to the Horned Frogs, 89-83 Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
TCU made 66.7 percent of its shots after intermission to overcome a deficit at the half. Desmond Bane led TCU with 27 points.
The Cyclones had just seven players available, and only six in the final five minutes after Terrence Lewis fouled out. Starters Solomon Young and Nick Weiler-Babb were ruled out with injuries earlier in the week.
Donovan Jackson led the Cyclones with 27 points, his ninth 20-point game of the season. Cameron Lard tallied 14 points and had a team-high eight rebounds. Lindell Wigginton chipped in with 14 points.
How It Happened
Iowa State led at the half, 47-41. The Cyclones took control early thanks to a 10-0 run to make it 26-18 with 10:54 remaining in the opening period. Jackson capped off the run with a long-range triple.
The Cyclones then forged ahead by 11 points when Jackson nailed another bomb to make it 36-25 at the 7:08 mark of the first half. Jackson had 17 first-half points.
TCU came out on fire to begin the second half, making 10-of-12 shots to go up 62-56. ISU rallied and went ahead 67-66 when Zoran Talley scored back-to-back hoops. However, TCU answered moments later with an 8-0 run to regain the lead at 74-67 with 7:54 left in the game.
The closest the Cyclones got was one point (78-77) when Wigginton hit a trey with 3:56 remaining.
Players of Note
Donovan Jackson made four 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead the Cyclones. It was Jackson’s ninth 20-point game of the season. Jackson now has 87 3-pointers this year to rank ninth on ISU’s season list.
Cameron Lard posted 14 points and eight rebounds. He also had one block to increase his ISU-freshman high to 52, which ranks eighth on ISU’s season list.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*TCU’s first win in Hilton Coliseum as a member of the Big 12, ending a five-game losing streak.
*ISU allowed an opponent to shoot above 50 percent from the field (57.9 pct.) for the seventh time this season.
*Donovan Jackson made four 3-pointers, the 16th game with three or more treys this season.
*Jackson has 87 3-pointers this year to rank No. 9 on ISU’s season list.
*Jackson has 131 3-pointers in his career to rank 11th on ISU’s career list.
*Jackson posted his ninth game with 20 or more points (27).
*Terrence Lewis tied his career high with two 3-pointers.
*Lewis’ six points is the most scored by the rookie vs. Big 12 competition.
*Lindell Wigginton scored 14 points to give him 429 on the season, the third-most by an ISU freshman in school history.
Iowa State travels to Morgantown to face West Virginia on Saturday (Feb. 24). Tipoff is at 5 p.m.
NORMAN, Okla. – The Iowa State women’s basketball team(12-15, 6-10 Big 12) fell 80-71 at Oklahoma (15-12, 10-6 Big 12) on Wednesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Emily Durr paced the Cyclone attack, with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting while knocking down 6-of-7 from beyond the arc. It was her fifth 20-point effort of the season. Meredith Burkhall scored eight points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
How It Happened
Iowa State never led in the first half, but surged in the second quarter behind Bridget Carletonand Durr. The duo kept the Cyclones within striking distance, as the Oklahoma lead never ballooned to more than six points in the first half. Carleton and Durr combined to score 27 of Iowa State’s 35 first-half points, and sparked a strong second quarter that narrowed the OU lead to 38-25 at halftime.
The Cyclones out-scored the Sooners 20-19 in the second stanza while knocking down 7-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point line. Durr put up an efficient 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first 20 minutes, making all four of her attempts from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma came out of the intermission and took control in the third quarter, as the Iowa State offense went cold. The Sooners went on an 11-0 run while Iowa State missed six consecutive field goal attempts, and eventually grew the lead to as many as 17 at 57-40 with 2:23 to play in the third quarter. Durr and Adrianna Camber responded with back-to-back triples, cutting the Sooner advantage to 57-46 with 10 minutes to play.
The Sooners opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 spurt, taking their largest lead of the game at 68-48. Iowa State closed the game on an 8-0 run, but fell 80-71.
Player of Note
Emily Durr was in double figures for the eighth time in nine games, as she put up 22 points. Durr made 8-of-12 attempts from the field, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range. She also grabbed three rebounds and dished out four assists
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Iowa State has hit a 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 731 consecutive games.
*The Cyclones connected on 10+ 3-pointers for the 11th time this season.
*Carleton had her 69th career game in double figures. She has had at least 10 points in all 27 of Iowa State’s games this season.
*Emily Durr notched 20 points, her 15th game of the season in double figures and 36th of her career.
*Durr’s six 3-pointers tied a career high.
Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum to face Texas on Saturday. Tip between the Cyclones and Longhorns will be at 5 p.m.