Iowa State Beats TCU 65-59

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Iowa State forward George Conditt celebrates a basket over TCU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 65-59. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Solomon Young scored 20 points, Tre Jackson added a career-high 18 points and Iowa State outlasted TCU 65-59 Tuesday night.

Iowa State (12-16, 5-10 Big 12 Conference) sealed the win with a 6-0 run to stave off the Horned Frogs’ second-half comeback bid.

The Cyclones used runs of 9-0 and 8-0 to build a 41-25 halftime lead — and outscored the Horned Frogs (15-13, 6-9) 9-0 in points off turnovers in the first half.

TCU clamped down on defense and attacked the offensive glass to quickly draw back into contention after the break.

The Horned Frogs used a 10-0 run to start the second half to narrow the deficit to seven points, then turned a 7-0 spurt into a 55-53 lead on a pair of free throws from P.J. Fuller with 5:14 left.

Iowa State outscored TCU 12-4 after that, including the six straight free throws at the end — four from Rasir Bolton and two from Jackson.

Desmond Bane scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the Horned Frogs.

Find the box score here.

BIG PICTURE

TCU: The Horned Frogs were outscored in the paint (28-18) for the eighth time in the past 12 games and fell to 0-8 on the road in Big 12 play. TCU shot just 33% (9 of 27) in the first half, but turned the tables on Iowa State in the second half, limiting the Cyclones to 33% shooting during its comeback effort.

Iowa State: The Cyclones rebounded from their worst home loss in Hilton Coliseum’s nearly 50-year history — a 97-57 rout Saturday against Texas Tech. They notched their fifth win in the past six home games despite scoring just 24 points in the second half.

UP NEXT

TCU: Plays host to Baylor on Saturday.

Iowa State: Plays at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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