Ejim scores 48; No. 16 Iowa State beats TCU 84-69 - NBC Sports

Ejim scores 48; No. 16 Iowa State beats TCU 84-69
TCU center Karviar Shepherd (1) and Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) vie for control of a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
February 8, 2014, 6:18 pm

AMES, Iowa (AP) Melvin Ejim hit 20 of 24 shots in scoring a Big 12-record 48 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead No. 16 Iowa State to an 84-69 victory over TCU on Saturday.

Ejim had two 3-pointers and six dunks during his big game, one on a spectacular fast-break lob from DeAndre Kane that gave the Cyclones (18-4, 6-4 Big 12) a 67-52 lead and effectively put the game out of reach.

A 6-foot-6 senior, Ejim scored 20 straight Iowa State points during one stretch in the second half. It was his 30th career double-double.

Georges Niang added 11 points and Kane finished with 10 assists for the Cyclones, who avoided a letdown after their thrilling three-overtime victory at Oklahoma State on Monday, their first win in Stillwater since 1988.

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