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AMES — It was an historically bad day in Hilton Coliseum for the Iowa State men’s basketball team Saturday.

The Cyclones only scored 45 points, which is the fewest ever at Hilton, which opened in 1971, and the fewest points in a home game since 1959.

Iowa State (11-9, 2-6 Big 12) lost to No. 21 Tennessee (15-5, 5-3 SEC) 68-45.

“Hilton is supposed to be our safe haven,” Iowa State guard Donovan Jackson said. “We’re disrespecting Hilton right now and we have to find it. It’s on us as players, it’s not on coach. He always takes the blame for it, but honestly, it’s on us. We have to compete better.”

The 23-point loss was the worst non-conference loss since Iowa beat Iowa State by 25 in 2001.

Jackson called the performance soft.

“No question,” Prohm said, confirming Jackson’s statement. “And that’s the frustrating thing. We’re not playing well enough to deserve to win. We’re not doing the things to deserve to win and that’s the teaching that we’re doing right now.

“When we get hit, we fold. Soft is feeling sorry for yourself because you’re not playing, soft is because it’s not about you, soft is a lot more than getting your butt kicked on a one-on-one defensive rebound. We’re soft in a lot of areas.”

One of those area’s is shooting. Prohm said every team has bad nights from the floor, but the poor shooting affected other areas, as well.

Iowa State shot 33 percent from the field, 23 percent from 3-point range and 41 percent from the free throw line.

“Are they all open, perfect shots? Probably not,” Prohm said. “Are a lot of them shots you’re supposed to make? Yes. Does it take the wind out of this team’s sail when we struggle offensively? No question. And that’s the toughest thing. We have not been able to fight through offensive struggles. Our competitive instinct just has to be better.”

Only Donovan Jackson was in double figures for the Cyclones, and he shot 5 of 14 from the field and 2 of 8 from beyond the arch.

Freshman Lindell Wigginton couldn’t get anything to fall, shooting just 3-for-13 from the field, 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 1-for-7 from the free throw line.

“Soul searching,” Jackson said in response to what Iowa State needs to do to play tougher. “You have to look yourself in the mirror. At the end of the day, you’re a man, you’re playing college basketball, you’re playing against an SEC team or a Big 12 team — it doesn’t matter. You have to come out here and compete.”

Tennessee 68, Iowa St. 45

TENNESSEE (15-5) — Williams 3-9 3-5 9, Alexander 1-2 2-2 4, Schofield 3-12 2-2 10, Bowden 3-10 0-0 7, Bone 1-5 0-0 2, Pons 0-0 0-0 0, Fulkerson 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 7-13 0-0 20, Darrington 0-1 0-0 0, Daniel 6-10 1-1 16. Totals 24-62 8-10 68.

IOWA ST. (11-9) — Young 3-5 3-4 9, Brase 0-4 0-0 0, Jackson 5-14 1-1 13, Weiler-Babb 0-2 0-1 0, Wigginton 3-13 1-7 9, Talley 3-5 2-2 8, Beverly 0-1 0-0 0, Lard 3-5 0-2 6, Long 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-51 7-17 45.

Halftime—Tennessee 31-19. 3-point goals—Tennessee 12-30 (Turner 6-9, Daniel 3-7, Schofield 2-6, Bowden 1-4, Williams 0-1, Bone 0-3), Iowa St. 4-17 (Wigginton 2-5, Jackson 2-8, Talley 0-1, Weiler-Babb 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Brase 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Tennessee 45 (Williams, Alexander 10), Iowa St. 29 (Lard 9). Assists—Tennessee 14 (Schofield, Daniel, Bone 3), Iowa St. 9 (Wigginton 3). Total fouls—Tennessee 21, Iowa St. 14.

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