AMES, Iowa – No. 22 TCU (16-5, 7-3 Big 12) went on a decisive 16-0 run that spanned parts of the second and third quarters to defeat Iowa State (9-13, 3-8 Big 12), 75-52 on Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones had two players in double figures, led by senior guard Emily Durr, who put up 21 points on 7-of-15 from the field, for her second 20-point performance in as many games. Bridget Carletonscore 12 points and had team-highs of five rebounds and four assists.
How It Happened
The Cyclones got off to a strong start, powered by 10 first-quarter points from Durr. The senior paced Iowa State to a 14-9 lead with 2:23 to play in the opening stanza. However, the Horned Frogs responded with a 17-2 spurt that bled into the second quarter with TCU taking its largest lead of the game at 26-16 with 8:35 to play in the second half.
It was another TCU run late in the second quarter that put the Cyclones in a 43-29 hole at the half. The Horned Frogs went into the locker room on a 7-0 run, while Iowa State suffered through a scoring drought that last the final 3:40 of the second quarter. Durr led the Cyclones with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, followed by nine points and two assists for Bridget Carleton at the break.
TCU picked up where it left off after the intermission, scoring the first nine points of the second half, extending its lead to 52-29 just over two minutes into the third quarter. The Cyclones were just 3-of-12 for 11 points in the third stanza.
Iowa State attempted to claw out of the 25-point deficit, scoring the first 10 points of the fourth quarter, including back-to-back 3-pointers from Rae Johnson and Adrianna Camber. However, TCU stemmed the tied, holding ISU scoreless over the next 7:38 to keep the Cyclones at bay.
Players of Note
Emily Durr got off to another fast start, scoring 10 of Iowa State’s 16 first-quarter points, and tallying 21 total for her second-consecutive 20-point outing. It was also Durr’s third 20-point game of the season and sixth of her career.
Bridget Carleton was the only other Cyclone in double figures, scoring 12 points, to go with five rebounds and four assists. Carleton has scored in double figures in all 22 games this season for the Cyclones.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Iowa State has hit a 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 726-straight contests.
*Emily Durr notched 21 points to tie a season high, her sixth career 20-point game, and her third of this season.
*Saturday was Durr’s 11th game of the season in double figures and 32nd for her career.
*Bridget Carleton finished with 12 points. She has been in double figures all 22 games this season and 64 times in her career.
*Carleton now has 74 career blocks and is tied for 10th in school history (Katie Robinette).
Iowa State heads to Manhattan, Kan. to take on Kansas State on Saturday. The Cyclones and Wildcats are set to tip at 7 p.m.