Brockington scores 20, Hunter 16 as Iowa St. beats TCU 54-51

Feb 15, 2022, 7:14 AM | Updated: 9:25 pm
Iowa State guard Gabe Kalscheur (22), guard Izaiah Brockington (1), and forward Aljaz Kunc (5) cele...

Iowa State guard Gabe Kalscheur (22), guard Izaiah Brockington (1), and forward Aljaz Kunc (5) celebrate after a shot against TCU during the second half of an NCAA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 20 points, Tyrese Hunter added 16 and Iowa State beat TCU 54-51 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game skid.

Iowa State (17-9, 4-9 Big 12), which won its first 12 games of the season, moved a half-game in front of last-place West Virginia in the conference standings.

Emanuel Miller converted a three-point play and 49 seconds later made a layup to give TCU a six-point lead — the largest by either team — with 13:46 to play. Grill, Hunter and Kalscheur each hit a 3-pointer as the Cyclones scored 12 of the next 16 points to take a 43-41 lead midway through the second half. Lampkin threw down a monstrous two-hand dunk to start a personal 8-4 spurt that put the Horned Frogs back in front with 4:01 left but Brockington hit a 3-pointer 21 seconds later before Kalscheur hit a contested jumper from the elbow as the shot clock expired to give the Cyclones a 52-49 lead with 2:13 to play and Iowa State led the rest of the way.

TCU (16-7, 5-6 Big 12) missed five of its last six field-goal attempts.

Iowa State ended a three-game skid against the Horned Frogs.

Mike Miles Jr., who went into the game averaging a team-high 15.3 points this season, scored a season-low three points on 0-for-9 shooting for the Horned Frogs. The sophomore left the game with 7:12 to play after landing awkwardly on a drive through the lane. He returned about a minute later and reports indicate that the 6-foot-1 guard had suffered leg cramps.

Eddie Lampkin Jr. went 8 of 9 from the field and finished with a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds for TCU. The 6-foot-11 freshman is averaging 11.4 points on 71.4% shooting and 9.0 rebounds over the last five games. Emanuel Miller added 14 points.

Chuck O’Bannon Jr. and Damion Baugh went into the game averaging a combined 21 points per game but finished with just 12 against the Cyclones. O’Bannon scored seven points and Baugh added five but the duo shot just 5 of 18 from the field and went 0 for 7 from 3-point range — where they had made 15 over the previous four games.

Iowa State shot just 39% (21 of 54) overall but made eight of their last 16 field-goal attempts.

TCU finished with its fewest points in a game this season and made 20 of 56 (36%) from the field while missing its last four shots.

The Horned Frogs, as well as Kansas State, are two games back of fourth-place Texas in the Big 12 standings.

Iowa State heads home to play Tuesday against Oklahoma. TCU plays at No. 7 Baylor on Tuesday.


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Brockington scores 20, Hunter 16 as Iowa St. beats TCU 54-51