Cyclones Travel To Big 12 Tournament
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Iowa State women's basketball team (20-9, 9-9 Big 12) hits the road to the Big 12 Tournament to take on No. 4 seed Oklahoma State in the second round. The Cyclones and Cowgirls will square off at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the game will be televised on FSN.
Who: Iowa State at Oklahoma State
Where: Oklahoma City, Okla. - Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203)
When: Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m.
Projected Starting Lineup: Hallie Christofferson, Brynn Williamson, Nikki Moody, Jadda Buckley and Seanna Johnson
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: Rich Fellingham (PxP), Molly Parrott (Color)
Talent: Ron Thulin (PxP), Brenda VanLengen (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.
- Iowa State, which is ranked No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, takes on No. 18 Oklahoma State in Oklahoma City, Okla. in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Cyclones earned the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament for the fifth time and fourth time in the Big 12 era (1989, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014). The Cyclones were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll.
-With the win at Kansas on Saturday, Iowa State notched its 13th 20-win season in school history.
-The Cyclones are one of the nation’s best free-throw shooting teams, connecting on 80.2 percent from the charity stripe, which ranks second nationally. Hallie Christofferson (.879) and Jadda Buckley (.8793) rank in the top-25 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 sits at third on ISU’s freshman rebounding chart. The rookie has grabbed 235 rebounds so far this season, which is second behind Chelsea Poppens who grabbed 238 in her freshman campaign. Jadda Buckley also has 93 assists on the season, which is third all-time on the ISU freshman chart behind Lyndsey Medders.
-Iowa State is one of 11 schools in the country with two freshmen averaging double digits, with Jadda Buckley grabbing 11.1 points and Seanna Johnson with 10.7 points.
-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 points (1,675), rebounds (781), field goals made (551) free-throw’s made (434), free-throw’s attempted (514), blocked shots (95) and free-throw percentage (.845).
-Christofferson ranks sixth on ISU’s single-season points list with 537 points. She needs just two points to pass Lindsey Wilson (539) for fifth all-time. Her 18.5 points per contest also rank fourth all-time, tied with Tonya Burns in 1985.
-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 a tough game to the No. 9 Lady Bears, 70-54. Shooting woes once again plagued Iowa State as it hit 35.6 percent from the floor. The Cyclone defense held Baylor to 70 points for just the third time in conference play.
-Nikki Moody led Iowa State with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Freshman Seanna Johnson led the Cyclones on the boards with a game-high 11. Hallie Christofferson also recorded double-digits with 14 points off 6-of-10 shooting.
Series vs. Oklahoma State
-The Cowgirls lead the all-time series 29-25, while also leading the neutral site series, 3-2. The Cyclones downed the then 15th-ranked Cowgirls in their last outing, 86-69 in Stillwater, Okla.
-The Cyclones and Cowgirls split the regular season series with each team handing the other a home loss, as ISU lost to OSU at home, 69-62, and OSU feel to ISU at home, 86-69.