Iowa State Hosts Kansas in WBCA Play 4Kay Game
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State women's basketball team (16-7, 5-7 Big 12) takes on Kansas (12-13, 5-8 Big 12) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in the annual the WBCA Play 4Kay game. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear pink apparel.
Doubleheader Deal- Receive a complimentary GA women's basketball ticket when you purchase a regular-priced men's basketball ticket to their game against Texas Tech.
- This is the 76th overall meeting between the Cyclones and Jayhawks. Iowa State has won seven straight in Hilton Coliseum against Kansas, including winning two of the last three last season.
-The Cyclones are one of the nation’s best free-throw shooting teams, connecting on 80.1 percent from the charity stripe, which ranks second nationally. In conference play, Halie Christofferson (.934), Brynn Williamson (.920) and Jadda Buckley (.930) top the Big 12 in free-throw shooting. Buckley is the only freshman in the country shooting over 90 percent from the free-throw line
-Senior Hallie Christofferson was recently named one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Iowa State is the only school in the country to have finalists for the award in back-to-back seasons, with Chelsea Poppens representing ISU last season.
-Freshman Seanna Johnson continues to impress on the boards. Johnson is the third-leading rebounder in the Big 12 and one of just six freshman in the nation averaging 8.4 boards per game. Johnson is also the only 5-10 freshman in the country with 8.4 boards per game to her name.
-Iowa State is one of 11 schools in the country with two freshmen averaging double digits, with Jadda Buckley grabbing 11.0 points and Seanna Johnson with 10.0 points.
-During Big 12 play, Hallie Christofferson is averaging 15.8 points, the senior is also a combined 62-of-154, shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Christofferson also is one of just two players in the Big 12 in the top-10 in seven different categories, with the other being Baylor’s Odyssey Sims.
-Christofferson currently ranks eighth in the Iowa State record books with 1,568 career points. The senior is one of just eight Cyclones in ISU history to reach 1,500 career points. Christofferson is also one of just four Cyclones with 1,500 points and over 700 rebounds, joining Megan Taylor, Angie Welle, Jayme Olson and Tonya Burns. She also ranks in the top-10 in Iowa State history in rebounds, free-throw’s made (400), free-throw’s attempted (473) and free-throw percentage (.845).
-Iowa State’s 11-0 non-conference record marks just the third time in school history the Cyclones posted a perfect non-conference schedule. Since the 2005-06 season, only nine Big 12 squads have posted undefeated non-conference slates.
-The Cyclones’ 14-game winning streak to kick off the season is the longest in school history and also sets the school record for a program-best start (14-0).
Last Time Out
-Iowa State dominated Texas for over 37 minutes and never allowed UT to take the lead in Sunday’s showdown on FS1, but cold shooting in the final three minutes would drop ISU to 5-7 in league play.
-Three Cyclones put up double digits as Nikki Moody led Iowa State with 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
-Freshmen Seanna Johnson and Jadda Buckley stepped up for ISU scoring in double-digits. Johnson also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Series vs. Kansas
-Iowa State has won the last seven straight against the Jayhawks in Hilton Coliseum, leading the home series 19-15. The Cyclones trail the all-time series 30-45.
-Last season, the Cyclones faced the Jayhawks three times, with two regular season matchups and a showdown in the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament. Iowa State claimed two of the three meetings. The sole loss came in an overtime thriller in Lawrence, where the Jayhawks claimed a 78-75 victory.