Iowa State Ready For No. 6 Baylor
WACO, Texas - The Iowa State women's basketball team (17-7, 6-7 Big 12) takes on No. 6 Baylor (22-3, 12-1 Big 12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Wednesday's game will be broadcast on FCS.
-This is the 24th overall meeting between the Cyclones and Lady Bears. Baylor holds the edge in the all-time series, 17-6.
-The Cyclones are one of the nation’s best free-throw shooting teams, connecting on 79.9 percent from the charity stripe, which ranks second nationally. In conference play, Halie Christofferson (.894) and Jadda Buckley (.908) rank in the top-15 in the nation in free-throw shooting. Buckley is the only freshman in the country shooting over 90 percent from the charity stripe this season.
-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 fourth-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 10.8 points and Seanna Johnson with 10.2 points.
-Seanna Johnson and Hallie Christofferson nabbed Big 12 weekly honors for their performance against Kansas on Saturday in Iowa State’s Play 4Kay game. Johnson tallied 14 points and eight boards en route to her fourth Freshman of the Week Award, breaking the school record with seven Newcomer of the Week honors in a season (Jadda Buckley chipped in three). Christofferson picked up her second Player of the Week award this season with a 29-point performance, while grabbing eight rebounds.
-Christofferson currently ranks eighth in the Iowa State record books with 1,597 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, field goals made (527) free-throw’s made (409), free-throw’s attempted (483), blocked shots (93) and free-throw percentage (.846).
-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 downed the Kansas Jayhawks 72-69 in front of a season-high 11,988 fans in Hilton Coliseum.
-Three Cyclones put up double digits as Hallie Christofferson led Iowa State with 29 points, and eight rebounds.
-Nikki Moody contributed 18 points from the bench and chipped in six assists, the 16th time this season she notched five or more assists in a game. Seanna Johnson was the third Cyclones in double-digits, as the freshman nabbed 14 points and eight rebounds.
-For their efforts on the court, Christofferson and Johnson were awarded Big 12 weekly honors.
Series vs. Baylor
-Baylor leads the all-time series 17-6. The Bears have won the last six meetings, with Iowa State’s last win in the series in 2010 in Hilton Coliseum, when ISU routed Baylor 69-45.
-In the last meeting between the two squads, Baylor claimed a 75-47 win in the Big 12 Championship game. Iowa State was led by Anna Prins, who recorded 20 points off 8-of-12 shooting and Nikki Moody who scored 12 points