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Iowa State Falls Short to TCU 81-79

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Conference play started and it didn’t start well

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At the sake of editorializing this game and injecting my own feelings into what just happened, I’ll try my best to keep this short and sweet.

RJ Nembhard (who until tonight was a 12 ppg scorer) led the Horned Frogs with 31. (Career games for players and Iowa State defense, name a more iconic duo, am I right?)

Despite a fairly matched first half that ended in a tie at the break, the second seemingly was dominated by Iowa State.

George Conditt was the second leading scorer with 19 points on 6-12 shooting. His output tonight showcased why possibly he has more to come in the future for this team.

Iowa State was led by non other than Tyrese Haliburton’s trible double effort. Haliburton had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on the evening.

Even with a second half that was hampered with controversial calls and a banked three late to send it O.T. This team still showed why if on in a given night it could still play with any team in the conference.

Rasir Bolton was third on the stats sheet in scoring with 17 points, also chipping in 6 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with his total.

This game, despite the best efforts of the Clones to close it out, seemed to have shifted at key points to show it wasn’t in the cards tonight.

A banked three to close regulation for the tie and an overtime effort littered with inconsistent offense was what led to a tough loss for Iowa State.