Iowa State Puts Win Streak On Line At Oklahoma State
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State women's basketball takes its three-game win streak on the road when it travels to Oklahoma State to face the Cowgirls Saturday evening at historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Who: Iowa State (17-9, 8-7) at Oklahoma State (13-11, 5-10)
Where: Stillwater, Okla. - Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: Rich Fellingham (PxP), Molly Parrott (Color)
TV: Cowboy Sports Network
Talent: Chad McKee (PxP), Anne O'Neil (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Matt Shoultz, assistant director of athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.
- Iowa State, which has won six of the last seven and eight of 10, goes on the road for the first time in nearly two weeks when it plays Oklahoma State Saturday night in Stillwater. The Cyclones started league play 0-5 but have bounced back and sit in fifth place in the Big 12 with three games to play.
- The Cyclones escaped with an overtime win against Missouri Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The cold-shooting Cyclones trailed for nearly 37 minutes in the game before finally tying it with 1:08 remaining in regulation on Chelsea Poppens' old fashioned three-point play. In overtime, ISU held Missouri scoreless until one second remained.
- It was Poppens again who led the Cyclones recording her 13th double-double of the season with 25 points and 16 rebounds. The junior got to the free-throw line a school record 24 times, connecting on 15, to record her seventh 20-point game of the season. Poppens has been in double-digits in 10 straight games.
- Hallie Christofferson was in double-figures for the third game in a row with 13 points. Christofferson had huge threes with 1:40 left in regulation to draw ISU within one and then hit another two and a half minutes into overtime to give ISU the lead for good. Anna Prins added 10 points for ISU.
- In the last six games, three different Cyclones have finished with 11 assists. Nikki Moody vs. Oklahoma, Mansfield vs. Texas and Chassidy Cole vs. Kansas each had 11 dimes in Cyclone wins.
- Poppens needs just 51 points to become the 23rd member of Iowa State's 1,000-point club.
- Poppens has also moved into the top-five list for junior class rebounding with 276 boards this season, which ranks third. She needs 21 more rebounds to match Stephannie Smith's total in 1986.
- Brynn Williamson has 43 threes this season, just two shy of joining the top-five for three-pointers made by an Iowa State freshman.
- Christofferson is second in Big 12 play shooting 46.9 percent from behind the arc.
- Nikki Moody broke the freshmen assist record against OU and currently has 117 dimes this season. Moody finished with 11 assists, her first career 10-assist game, vs. the Sooners.
- Lauren Mansfield had a career-high 11 assists and just one turnover against Texas. The senior guard has 41 assists and a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio in the last eight games.
- Poppens has posted double-digit rebounds in 15 of the 25 games she has played in this season. The junior leads the Big 12 and is 11th nationally averaging 11.0 rebounds per game.
- Williamson is fifth in the Big 12 averaging 1.7 three-pointers made per game. As a team, Iowa State leads the league hitting 7.2 threes per contest.
- Williamson's fellow freshman Nikki Moody is leading Big 12 rookies in assists and is third among them in scoring.
- Poppens is second in the Big 12 behind Baylor's Brittney Griner (14) with 13 double-doubles this season.
- Poppens is the only Big 12 player averaging a double-double with 15.0 points and 11.0 rebounds.
- Moody is shooting 78.9 percent (30-38) on free throws over the final five minutes of the game this season.
- Poppens needs 53 rebounds to move into sixth place all-time at Iowa State. Janel Grimm (1995-98) is currently sixth with 813 career boards.
- Iowa State has an all-time record of 608-522 (.538), including 371-169 (.687) under the direction of Fennelly.
Streaks and Trends
- The Cyclones have won six home games in a row.
- The Cyclones have hit at least five threes in 11-straight games.
- Poppens has been in double figures in a career-best 10 games in a row and is averaging 17 points per game during the stretch.
- Poppens has 13 double-doubles this season, including five of the last seven games. She has posted double-digit rebounds in 19 of her last 29 games dating back to last season.
- Poppens has at least four offensive rebounds in 11 of the last 13 games.
- Christofferson is averaging 12.3 points in the last six games.
- Brynn Williamson has made at least one 3-pointer in 23 of the 25 games she has played in this season. She has hit multiple threes in 15 games.
- Williamson has hit a three in eight games in a row.
- Iowa State has outrebounded 18 of its 25 opponents this season. The Cyclones are 14-4 in those games.
- ISU has attempted as many or more free throws as 18 of its 25 opponents.
- The Cyclones have held all but seven opponents under 40 percent shooting.
- Iowa State has hit a three-pointer in 543 consecutive games. In that time (since Feb. 18, 1995), ISU has hit 4,192 three-pointers. That is equal to 7.72 three-pointers per game for the last 17 years.
- This marks the 14th time in 17 seasons under head coach Bill Fennelly that Iowa State has lost two or fewer games during the nonconference portion of the schedule.
- Iowa State has won 65-straight regular season nonconference games at home.
- The Cyclones have had at least 20 wins in each of the last five seasons.
- The Cyclones and Cowgirls meet for the 50th time Saturday night. The Cowgirls hold a 26-23 edge in the all-time series, including 12-9 in Stillwater.
- Iowa State has won the last two meetings in the series. The Cyclones last win in Stillwater came in 2008.
- The Cyclones beat the Cowgirls, 73-52, on Feb. 1 in Ames. In that game, Christofferson scored 20 points and Anna Prins added 16. Poppens chipped in 11 points and 16 boards. Toni Young led the Cowgirls with 17 points and 10 boards off the bench.
- As a head coach, Bill Fennelly owns an 13-8 record against OSU.
- The Cyclones are 135-100 all-time against Big 12 foes.
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