No. 11 Cyclones Ready for No. 15 Oklahoma State
AMES, Iowa - The No. 11 Iowa State women's basketball team (14-0, 3-0 Big 12) squares off with No. 15 Oklahoma State (13-1, 2-1 Big 12) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. The top-15 showdown is the first in Hilton Coliseum since 2002.
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- 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.
-Iowa State debuted at seventh in the first RPI rankings of the season. The Cyclones are the highest rated team in the Big 12.
-The Cyclones are 3-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Iowa State has held records of 5-0 four times and 6-0 once, making this the sixth-best start in conference play in school history.
-Saturday’s game against No. 15 Oklahoma State marks the first top 15 showdown in Hilton Coliseum since 2002 when No. 10 Iowa State fell to No. 8 Baylor 91-95. Head Coach Bill Fennelly is 9-2 against Oklahoma State at home.
-The Cyclones moved up three spots to No. 11 in the AP Poll after downing No. 25 Oklahoma on the road. The ranking of 11th in the nation is a season-high for the Cyclones and the highest ranking since 2002. The Cyclones moved up to No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll, which is the highest since 2002. This is the 19th-straight time Iowa State has been ranked in the AP or USA Today polls.
-Iowa State is one of just four teams remaining in the country with an undefeated record and the only team in the Big 12. Iowa State is the only Division I program with undefeated men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The Cyclones have been spectacular from beyond the arc this season, making an average of 10.4 per game, ranking third nationally. Four different Cyclones have made five three-pointers in a game (Moody, Christofferson, Williamson and Buckley).
-Hallie Christofferson is averaging 21.1 points per game, which ranks second in the Big 12 and in the top-25 nationally. Christofferson is knocking down 51.9 percent from the field and grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game, which both rank in the top-10 in the league.
-Christofferson is just 17 points from moving into 10th all-time on Iowa State’s all-time career points leaders. Christofferson would pass Janel Grimm and Lyndsey Medders, who ended their careers with 1,449 points
-Brynn Williamson has established herself as one of the league’s best defenders. Williamson held Texas Tech’s Amber Battle to single-digits (8) for just the second time this season. Williamson also held Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg, who was named to multiple early season watch lists, to a season-low 10 points.
-Jadda Buckley was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the second-consecutive time with a 29-point performance at Oklahoma. So far this season, Iowa State has been awarded a Big 12 best five Freshman of the Week honors. Buckley and Seanna Johnson have each garnered multiple weekly honors.
-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.
Last Time Out
- Iowa State improved to 3-0 in league play with a 74-48 victory over Texas tech in the Big 12 home opener.
-Hallie Christofferson put up another imperssive performance with 17-first half points on a perfect 6-of-6 performance. Christofferson outscored the Lady Raiders 17-16 in the first half en route to a 21-point halftime lead for the Cyclones.
-Brynn Wiliamson and Seanna Johnson also helped pace the Cyclones 11 and 10 points respectively. Johnson also chipped in nine boards, just one shy of a double-double performance.
-Iowa State shot 46.3 percent from the field for the second-consecutive game. the Cyclones also committed single-digit turnovers (9) for the third time this season and the first time since Cal State-Fullerton on Dec. 8.
Series vs. Oklahoma State
-This is the 54th meeting between Iowa State and Oklahoma State, with the Cowgirls leading the series 28-24.
-In recent years, it has been the Cyclones holding the edge with victories in four out of the last five meetings. Iowa State is 13-11 all-time against OSU in Hilton Coliseum and 9-2 all-time against the Cowgirls at home under coach Fennelly.
-Last season, the Cyclones swept the series between the two squads with a 68-52 win on the road and a close 73-70 win at home on Senior Night.
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