AMES, Iowa – Freshman Kendric Davis scored a career-high 22 points to lead a hot-shooting TCU team to an upset at No. 17 Iowa State, 92-83, Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.
TCU (17-6, 5-5) led for all but eight minutes of the game to beat a ranked team on the road for the first time in 21 years. Desmond Bane, Kouat Noi and Kevin Samuel each scored 17 points and helped the Horned Frogs shoot 53.2 percent from the field.
TCU trailed 13-4 early on, but scored 10 unanswered to take its first lead of the game, 14-13 just over 10 minutes into the game. The run continued to 27-4 as the Frogs took a 31-17 lead with 5:37 left in the first half after Noi’s second 3-pointer of the game. Noi finished 3-of-7 from deep, his 22nd straight game with a made 3-pointer.
The Cyclones (18-6, 7-4) closed the gap at the end of the half and the Frogs led 36-29 at the break.
TCU made 12 of its first 15 shots from the field in the second half to take a 63-47 lead with 11:35 to play. A layup by Bane gave the Frogs their largest lead of the game, 67-48 with 9:46 remaining. After a layup and made free throw by Marial Shayok, who led all players with 24 points, ISU got to within nine points, 75-66, with 3:26 to play, but never any closer. TCU shot 63.3 percent and scored 56 points in the second half, its highest total in a half this season.
TCU hosts No. 13 Kansas on ESPN’s Big Monday at 8 p.m.
– TCU improved to 9-11 overall against Iowa State and have won three straight against the Cyclones, including two straight in Ames.
– TCU snapped a streak of 49 straight losses against AP top 25 ranked opponents. The only other win on the road against a ranked team came on Jan. 19, 1998 at No. 24 Hawaii. TCU improved to 2-84 all-time against ranked teams on the road.
– TCU improved to 1-3 against ranked teams this season, 4-17 under Jamie Dixon.
– TCU improved to 2-5 on the road this season, 1-5 in Big 12 play.
– The Frogs improved to 12-3 this season when winning the opening tip and 38-9 in the Jamie Dixon era.
– TCU shot 53.2 percent from the field. It was the first time in nine games the Frogs shot over 50 percent. TCU improved to 8-0 this season and 33-4 under Jamie Dixon when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
– The Frogs’ 92 points was their third highest point total this season. They scored 98 against West Virginia.
– The 92 points scored was the most by TCU in a road game since a 94-92 overtime win at Iowa on March 19, 2017, the second round of the NIT.
– The 92 points scored was the most allowed by Iowa State at home since Jan. 9, 2016 when Baylor won in Ames, 94-87.
– Freshman Kendric Davis finished with a career-high 22 points. His previous high was 14 points against Lipscomb earlier this season.
– Kouat Noi sunk a 3-pointer for the 22nd consecutive game. He entered the game one of nine major conference players with at least one made three in 21-straight games.
– After scoring 17 points, Noi has scored in double figures in 17 of the 19 games he has played this season. The Frogs improved to 13-4 in those games.
– JD Miller scored six points, giving him 994 for his career, six away from becoming the 38th Horned Frog with 1,000.
– Miller played in the 126th game of his career, moving him into fifth all-time on the TCU games played list. Miller is on pace to break the record of 136 by Brandon Parrish.
– Kevin Samuel recorded five blocks, giving him multiple blocks in seven of his last nine games.
– Desmond Bane scored 17 points which moves him into 32nd on the all-time TCU scoring list with 1,036.
– Alex Robinson scored 17 points and moves into 33rd on the scoring chart with 1,034.
– Robinson led the Frogs with five assists. He’s led the Frogs in 74 of the 93 games he’s played.