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.
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.
TCU: Plays host to Baylor on Saturday.
Iowa State: Plays at Oklahoma State on Saturday.