Cyclones Fall To Cowgirls 67-57 In Tournament Play
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- The Iowa State women’s basketball team (20-10, 9-9 Big 12) fell to Oklahoma State (23-7, 11-7 Big 12) 67-57 in the second round of the Big 12 tournament, Saturday morning at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
How It Happened
The Cyclones started off hot hitting a three-pointer on the first possession of the game and jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes of the contest. Things cooled off for the Cyclones as the Cowgirls went on a 12-0 run, before Jadda Buckley was able to draw a foul and connect on both free throws. Nikki Moody finished the first half strong drilling back-to-back three’s with 5:39 remaining in the period, including a 4-point play after she was fouled on her fourth three-pointer of the day.
The Cyclones finished the first half strong scoring on two of its last three possessions running to a 37-30 lead at the break.
A slow start to the second-half allowed the Cowgirls to jump to a 39-37 lead in the first two minutes of the period. Seanna Johnson put the Cyclones on the board first netting the game up 39-39 after a nice entry pass from Hallie Christofferson.
Turnovers plagued the Cyclone during the second half as the Iowa State offense wasn’t able to get into any sort of rhythm. The Cyclones went cold the final three minutes of the contest ultimately falling 67-57.
Cyclone Game Ball Goes To…
Hallie Christofferson. The First-Team All Conference selection led the team with 21 points and 11 rebounds, recording the 19th double-double of her career. Iowa State ran much of its offense through the senior throughout the game with a focus of getting the ball in the paint.
*Iowa State has hit a three-pointer in 611 consecutive games, a streak that started in 1995. The Cyclones have hit 4,752 three-pointers over that span.
*Hallie Christofferson has scored in double figures in 28 of 30 games.
*Nikki Moody now ranks 3rd on ISU’s career assist chart. She has 529 assists.
*Seanna Johnson has 240 rebounds this season, which is second-all-time on ISU’s freshman chart, passing Chelsea Poppens, 238.