“Iowa State out-worked us tonight,” said head coach Raegan Pebley.
Guard Kianna Ray had contributed 10 points and five rebounds, while center Jordan Moore, forward Amy Okonkwo, and guard Lauren Heard scored eight points each. This marks the first time this season TCU has lost back-to-back games.
After trailing only 14-10 after the first quarter, the Horned Frogs’ defense fell apart, and the Cyclones took a 38-20 lead at halftime.
“I think tonight is a key moment for our team,” said Pebley. “I know we got beat by a good team, but we did not put forth near our best effort and that is something we are always going to hold ourselves accountable to,”
This offensive barrage didn’t stop in the second half, as Iowa State shot over 50 percent for the rest of the game and cruised to an easy victory.
This was TCU’s first matchup against a ranked opponent. They will get another chance at such an opponent in their next gane when they return home to play No. 4 Baylor. Tip-off at Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.