No. 19 Cyclones show fight, fall short at TCU


Iowa State freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker gets the ball stripped during the second half of the Iowa State vs TCU men’s basketball game held in Hilton Coliseum Feb. 9. The Horned Frogs defeated the Cyclones 92-83 despite a surge from Iowa State in the last quarter.

Noah Rohlfing

No. 19 Iowa State entered Saturday’s game against TCU searching for some positive momentum after a home loss to Baylor. 

Instead, the Cyclones lost in Fort Worth, Texas, falling to TCU by a score of 75-72. 

With the loss, the Horned Frogs completed a season sweep of the Cyclones, much like Baylor did on Tuesday. 

The first half featured eight Iowa State turnovers and zero Cyclone 3-pointers, resulting in a 36-28 TCU lead at the break. The Cyclones’ first three came nearly four minutes into the second half from forward Michael Jacobson. 

TCU guard Alex Robinson carved up the Cyclones on the offensive end to the tune of 13 points and 10 assists, and the Horned Frogs shot 16-for-34 in the first 20 minutes.

Cam Lard and Lindell Wigginton gave the Cyclones life after going down by eight, and a Wigginton three with 10:01 to play gave Iowa State its first second half lead at 56-55. Senior guard Marial Shayok struggled, finishing with four points. Jacobson led the Cyclones with 17 points. 

The Cyclones are now 8-6 in Big 12 play.

Up next for the Cyclones is a home game against Oklahoma on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.