Iowa State Travels to Kansas State
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The No. 13 Iowa State women's basketball team (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) hits the road to take on Kansas State (7-9, 1-4 Big 12). Iowa State looks to go 5-0 on the road for the first time since head coach Bill Fennelly's inaugural season at Iowa State in 1995-96.
-Saturday’s game marks the 81st overall meeting between the Cyclones and Wildcats. While, Kansas State owns the all-time series, it has been Iowa State who has dominated in recent years, winning seven straight regular-season games over K-State.
-The Cyclones have not only been dominate in the wins and losses category in recent years over the Wildcats, but also in the margin of victory, downing K-State by an average of 13.4 points per contest over the last seven regular-season games.
-Iowa State is attempting to go 5-0 on the road for the first time since the 1995-96 season. In head coach Bill Fennelly’s inaugural season with the Cyclones, Iowa State won an impressive seven-straight road games.
-Iowa State sits at 13th in the latest RPI rankings after a 14-2 start to the season. Iowa State is currently the highest rated team in the Big 12.
-The Cyclones dropped two spots to No. 13 in the AP Poll after downing Texas Tech but falling to No. 15 Oklahoma State at home. The Cyclones also fell two places to No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll. This is the 20th-straight time Iowa State has been ranked in the AP or USA Today polls.
-Over the last four Big 12 contests, Hallie Christofferson is averaging 21.5 points, the senior is also a combined 31-of-52, shooting 59.6 percent from the field. She has also netted 24 of her 26 free throws in Big 12 play.
-Christofferson is one of just 15 student-athletes in the nation, and also one of just six among power five conferences, averaging over 20 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
-Christofferson currently ranks ninth in the Iowa State record books with 1,474 career points. The senior could move into eighth in Saturday’s game against K-State as she needs just 21 points to pass Cyclones great Stacy Frese who sits at 8th all-time with 1,494 points.
-Seanna Johnson was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the third time with a double-double performance against Oklahoma State. So far this season, Iowa State has been awarded a Big 12 best six Newcomer of the Week honors. Johnson and Jadda Buckley have each garnered three weekly honors for a total of six, tying the school record set in 1998 by Stacy Frese and Megan Taylor.
-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 dropped its second game of the season to West Virginia. Cold shooting from beyond the arc plagued the Cyclones as they struggled to find an offensive rhythm. ISU went 2-of-20 from long, while the Mountaineers went 12-of-30 and seemingly couldn’t miss.
-Hallie Christofferson put up another impressive performance with her 11th 20-point game of the season, as the senior dropped 21 points and grabbed five rebounds. Freshman Jadda Buckley chipped in 15 points off a 4-of-8 performance from the field and a team-high 6-of-6 at the line.
Series vs. Kansas State
- This is the 81st overall meeting between the Cyclones and Wildcats. Kansas State holds a 33-47 edge over the Cyclones in the all-time series.
-In recent years, the Cyclones have won seven-straight regular-season games against Kansas State dating back to the 2009-10 season. During the streak, the Cyclones have outscored the Wildcats by an average of 13.4 points per game.
-The Cyclones have won the last three contests in Manhattan, Kan., including last year’s 69-50 win over the Wildcats.