Cyclones outlast TCU in road victory

It took the Iowa State men’s basketball team (21-5, 9-5) a while to heat up on Saturday afternoon against TCU (9-17, 0-14), but a strong second half brought home yet another win for the Cyclones. The Cyclones led only 32-30 at the half against the last place Horned Frogs but Iowa State was able to pull away late and pick up the 71-60 victory. 

The Cyclones were led on the day by the usual cast of characters. Senior DeAndre Kane contributed 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Georges Niang added 19 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. After scoring 48 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in the first matchup against the Horned Frogs, senior Melvin Ejim had 14 points with four rebounds.

The Cyclones shot 28-60 (48.3 percent) from the field and made only one 3-pointer on the afternoon. TCU shot 22-60 (36.7 percent) from the field and made three shots from behind the arc.

Kyan Anderson led TCU on the afternoon; Anderson scored 18 points and dished out assists for the Horned Frogs.

The Cyclones’ next action will be Wednesday, Feb. 26 when the West Virginia Mountaineers come to Hilton Coliseum. The Mountaineers lost to Baylor 88-75 on Saturday. 

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.