After a string of key conference wins to put the Cyclones in second place in the conference, Iowa State dropped a crucial home game to TCU by a final score of 92-83.
The first half was a story of poor shooting, as the Cyclones were able to get open looks on most possessions, but shot just 37% from the field and 9% from three.
The second half became a story of poor defense and sloppy play, with nine turnovers. The Cyclone shooters picked up the pace in the second to the tune of a 53% clip, but TCU shot 63% and never let Iowa State within striking distance.
Marial Shayok led the Cyclones with 24 points, but Michael Jacobson was the best Cyclone on the floor with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
This loss doesn’t knock them out of the regular season title race, but Iowa State now has work to do. The Cyclones have the week off to correct their issues before heading to Manhattan next Saturday for a pivotal showdown with Kansas State.