FORT WORTH, Texas – Gabe Kalscheur scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining, and No. 25 Iowa State beat No. 17 TCU 69-67 on Saturday.
Kalscheur’s game-winner from way past the arc came just after TCU had just claimed the lead for the first time since early in the first half.
Mike Miles led TCU (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) with 18 points, including two of three free throws with 23 seconds to give the Horned Frogs a one-point lead with 23 seconds remaining.
Iowa State (12-2, 3-0) had three players with 10 points: Tamin Lipsey, Jaren Holmes and Robert Jones.
TCU cut the lead to two with 6:39 remaining but Iowa State scored the next seven points to build a nine-point lead with under four minutes remaining. Caleb Grill’s three-point play and a jumper by Kalscheur came on second-chance points and put the Cyclones up 65-56 with 3:49 remaining.
Miles, whose two free throws were the last points before Iowa State’s run, had two more free throws with 2:30 remaining to cut the lead to seven. Jakobe Coles’ 3-pointer pulled the Horned Frogs to within five with two minutes left and Damion Baugh’s layup after a steal by Micah Peavy on an inbounds pass cut the deficit to three.
The Cyclones’ Robert Jones missed two free throws to help open the door for a TCU comeback. Baugh pulled the Frogs to within 66-65 with two free throws with 1:22 remaining.
Iowa State led 36-30 at the half behind a balanced an efficient scoring attack that included four players with six points.
– Iowa State is 3-0 in the Big 12 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
– TCU’s 11-game winning streak – the third-longest current streak in the nation – was snapped. It was the longest for the Horned Frogs since they opened the 2017-18 season with 12 wins.
No. 25 Iowa State returns home to meet Texas Tech on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.