The Horned Frogs ran into a shooting barrage Saturday night in Ames, Iowa, as the Iowa State Cyclones avenged their early-season loss to TCU in with an 84-71 win.

TCU’s 19 turnovers, combined with Iowa State’s 12 three-pointers and 18 made free throws snowballed into what was a game that was never really that close despite TCU cutting the lead to just three points with about eight minutes left in the game.

“The turnovers really put us in a hole to start the game,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said.

However, the real culprit in the Horned Frogs’ defeat was the disparity at the free throw line.

“We can’t let a team shoot 21 free throws and we shoot eight,” Dixon said. “We have to get more free throws and we have to get more physical.”

Although TCU led the Cyclones 23-20 with five minutes left in the first half, ISU utilized a 16-1 run with 4:54 left in the first half to 1:19 left before halftime to jump out a 36-24 lead that they never surrendered. Read More