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Cyclones To Take On 15th-Ranked Cowgirls

Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 02/25/2014
         
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STILLWATER, Okla. - The Iowa State women's basketball team (18-8, 7-8 Big 12) takes on No. 15 Oklahoma State (21-5, 10-5 Big 12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. The game will also be televised on Fox Sports Plus.

Who: Iowa State at No. 15 Oklahoma State
Where: Stillwater, Okla. - Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: Rich Fellingham (PxP), Molly Parrott (Color)
TV: Fox Sports Plus
Talent: Mike Wolfe (PxP), Casey Kendrick (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Nicole Greiner, an assistant director for athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.

Cyclone Headlines
- This is the 55th meeting between Iowa State and Oklahoma State, with the Cowgirls leading the series 29-24. Iowa State is 9-14 all-time at Oklahoma State.
-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. Hallie Christofferson (.889) and Jadda Buckley (.879) rank in the top-20 in the nation in free-throw shooting.
-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. Iowa State is also the only school with a men’s and women’s finalist, as Melvin Ejim is a men’s finalist.  
-Freshman Seanna Johnson continues to impress on the boards. Johnson is the fourth-leading rebounder in the Big 12 and one of just six freshmen in the nation averaging 8.2 boards per game. Johnson is also the only 5-10 freshman in the country with 8.2 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 10.6 points and Seanna Johnson with 10.3 points.
-Seanna Johnson nabbed a second-consecutive Big 12 Freshman of the Week Honor for her performances against Texas and Baylor this past week. Johnson averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds en route to her fifth Freshman of the Week Award, tying the school record for most individual Freshman of the Week awards with five, which was set my Megan Taylor in 1998. With a combined eight Newcomer of the Week honors, (Jadda Buckley contributed three) ISU has broken the school record of eight set in 1998.
-Christofferson is the fifth Cyclone to amass 1,600 points and 750 rebounds in a career (Angie Welle, Megan Taylor, Jayme Olson, Tonya Burns). She also ranks in the top-10 in Iowa State history in rebounds (768), field goals made (533) free-throw’s made (426), free-throw’s attempted (4503), blocked shots (93) 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 took down the Longhorns in high-fashion in Hilton Coliseum, going on a 13-0 run in the closing minutes to win 81-64.
-A total of six student-athletes tallied double-digits for the first time since 2009 in the win over the Longhorns. Senior Hallie Christofferson led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds for her 18th career-double-double. The win led to Seanna Johnson receiving her fifth career Freshman of the Week award, with 11 points and eight boards.

Series vs. Oklahoma State
-This is the 55th meeting between Iowa State and Oklahoma State, with the Cowgirls leading the series 29-24.
- Iowa State is 9-14 all-time at Oklahoma State.
-Last season, the Cyclones split the series between the two squads with a 71-42 loss on the road and a close 73-70 win at home on Senior Night. Earlier this season it was the Cowgirls who shocked the Cyclones, handing ISU its first loss, 69-62.

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