Niang scores 27 as No. 13 Iowa State holds off TCU, 92-83
AMES, Iowa (AP) Georges Niang scored 27 points, Abdel Nader had 24 and 13th-ranked Iowa State held off TCU 92-83 on Saturday night to move within a victory of its fifth straight 20-win season.
Deonte Burton set season highs with 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Cyclones (19-8, 8-6 Big 12), who never trailed despite playing without center Jameel McKay.
Iowa State went on a 15-6 run to open the second half and weathered a few Horned Frogs runs for its 12th home win this season.
McKay, averaging 11.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, didn't play because of what the Cyclones said was a coach's decision.
Freshman forward JD Miller had 19 points and 11 rebounds for TCU (11-16, 2-12), which remained winless in Big 12 road games. Malique Trent scored 17.