The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (16-7, 5-7 Big 12) led Big 12 rival Texas (16-7, 7-4 Big 12) for almost the entire game, but a 6-minute scoring drought allowed the Longhorns to make a late surge to take the 71-64 victory.
How It Happened
The Cyclones came out firing and jumped out to an early 22-12 lead on 10 quick points from freshman Jadda Buckley. Buckley and point guard Nikki Moody each scored in double digits to lead the squad in the first half. It was more of the same for much of the second period, as the Cyclones led by as many as eight points with just under 6 minutes to play.
A three pointer from Texas’ Brady Sanders gave the Longhorns their first lead of the game with 2 minutes and 45 seconds left in the game. The Longhorns didn’t look back and continued to build a lead as Iowa State went without a field goal for over 6 and a half minutes.
Three point shooting kept Iowa State ahead of the Longhorns for the majority of the game, as the Cyclones hit 10 shots from beyond the arc, marking the 13th time this season the squad has netted double-digit buckets from beyond the arc. Moody, Buckley and Williamson each hit multiple three’s in the game.
Cyclone Game Ball Goes to…
Nikki Moody. Moody led the Cyclones in scoring for the fourth time this season, scoring 19 points on 7-15 shooting (5-10 3pt). Moody also tacked on 7 rebounds in the effort.
*Iowa State has hit a three pointer in an NCAA record 604 consecutive games.
*The Cyclones have made 10 or more three pointers in 13 games this season.
*Nikki Moody scored 19 points, notching her 12th double-figure performance this season.
*Jadda Buckley had 14 points in today’s contest, marking the 13th time this season that the freshman has scored in double figures.
*Seanna Johnson scored in double figures for the 11th time this season, notching 13 points.
Iowa State returns to the court at home to take on Kansas next Saturday, Feb. 15, in Hilton Coliseum. The Big 12 showdown is slated to tip off at 6:00 p.m. CT.