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Gabe Kalscheur’s trey lifts No. 25 Iowa State over No. 17 TCU

Jan 7, 2023; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Demarion Watson (4) blocks a shot by TCU Horned Frogs guard Damion Baugh (10) during the first half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Gabe Kalscheur’s 3-point shot with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 25 Iowa State to a 69-67 victory over No. 17 TCU in Big 12 play on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kalscheur’s game-winning shot from the left wing came after host TCU’s Mike Miles Jr. hit two free throws after being fouled while taking a 3-pointer to give the Horned Frogs a one-point lead with 23.2 seconds left.

Kalscheur, who missed his first five shots from beyond the arc, finished with 15 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Cyclones (12-2, 3-0 Big 12), who ended TCU’s 11-game winning streak. Tre King added 12 points for Iowa State.

Tamin Lipsey and Robert Jones each added 10 points and four rebounds for Iowa State, which won its fifth straight game. Jaren Holmes added 10 points and four assists for the Cyclones.

TCU (13-2, 2-1) was led by Miles, who had 18 points, and Damion Baugh, who added 17 points, a game-high seven rebounds and five assists.

After the Horned Frogs pulled to within 58-56 on Miles’ two free throws with 6:39 left, the Cyclones scored the next seven points to push the advantage to 65-56 with 4:43 to go.

The Horned Frogs cut the lead 66-65 on Baugh’s two free throws with 1:22 left before Lipsey fouled Miles while taking a 3-point shot. Miles missed the first free-throw attempt, but he made the next two for a 67-66 lead.

TCU blocked Iowa State’s next two shots, but couldn’t gain possession, with the Cyclones retaining possession after the ball went out of bounds after touching TCU’s Xavier Cork with 6.6 seconds left.

The Horned Frogs shot 22 of 44 (50 percent) from the field, including 7 of 15 (46.7 percent) from beyond the arc, but were outscored 44-20 in the paint.

The Cyclones shot 31 of 59 (52.5 percent) from the field, including 4 of 16 (25 percent) from beyond the arc, in addition to outrebounding TCU 32-27.

After Micah Peavy’s dunk pulled the Horned Frogs to within 25-24 with 4:12 left in the first half, the Cyclones closed on an 11-6 run to take a 36-30 halftime advantage.

–Field Level Media