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Melvin Ejim scores Big 12-record 48 points as No. 16 Iowa State beats TCU 84-69

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) goes around TCU forward Amric Fields (4) as he goes up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) goes around TCU forward Amric Fields (4) as he goes up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) and Iowa State guard Monte Morris (11) defend TCU center Karviar Shepherd (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) and Iowa State guard Monte Morris (11) defend TCU center Karviar Shepherd (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

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.