TCU faces tough test vs No. 19 Iowa State
No. 19 Iowa State (19-7, 8-5) vs. TCU (17-9, 5-8)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Iowa State presents a tough challenge for TCU. TCU has won one of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Iowa State fell 73-69 at home to Baylor on Tuesday.
SAVVY SENIORS: Iowa State’s Marial Shayok, Michael Jacobson and Nick Weiler-Babb have collectively scored 52 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 48 percent of all Cyclones scoring over the last five games.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Alex Robinson has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all TCU field goals over the last five games. Robinson has 23 field goals and 29 assists in those games.
STREAK SCORING: Iowa State has won its last three road games, scoring 80 points, while allowing 70.3 per game.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Cyclones have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Horned Frogs. TCU has 35 assists on 73 field goals (47.9 percent) across its past three contests while Iowa State has assists on 47 of 83 field goals (56.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Iowa State is ranked first among Big 12 teams with an average of 78.5 points per game.