Poor shooting and turnovers killed TCU, as the Frogs dropped to 9-10 on the season and 1-6 in Big 12 play after a 73-60 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.
TCU shot just 39.1% from the field and an abysmal 23.5% from deep, while turning the ball over 18 times. Meanwhile, Iowa State finished the game shooting 53.1% from the field and 53.3% from three, allowing them to overcome 23 turnovers of their own in what was, ultimately, a very sloppy game.
The Frogs were led by Chauncey Collins, who scored 14 points to go with four assists and three rebounds. Chris Washburn added ten points, six boards, and four assists, while Vladimir Brodziansky contributed 12 points and three rebounds in the loss.
Malique Trent also made his first appearance after serving a four game suspension for a violation of team rules, and he scored seven points, to go with five assists and five steals. He looked shaky early, making a few bad turnovers and forcing shots, but he settled in as the game moved along.
Iowa State was led by 18 points from Monte Morris and 15 from Matt Thomas, as the Cyclones improved to 15-4 on the season and 4-3 in Big 12 play. The win was Iowa State's third straight, as they now prepare to host Kansas on Monday night in Ames.
The loss makes TCU 8-57 (including the postseason) in Big 12 play since joining the conference in 2012.
TCU's next game comes on Tuesday, when they travel to Austin to face off against the Texas Longhorns.