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Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones pick up road win at K-State

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Behind 14 3-pointers and a double-double from Nikki Moody, the Iowa State women’s basketball team (12-4, 3-2 Big 12) defeated Kansas State (11-5, 1-4 Big 12), 79-59, Saturday night at the Bramlage Coliseum.

Nikki Moody led Iowa State in scoring and assists with 20 points and 12 assists on the evening. Brynn Williamson and Kidd Blaskowsky added 17 and 15, respectively.

How It Happened…

The Cyclones would battle through a handful of turnovers and a slow start from 3-point range, opening the game 1-of-9 from behind the arc, to move ahead of the Wildcats, 20-16, after a Williamson three-point jumper at the 10:00 mark.

Emily Durr and Blaskowsky would combine for three baskets from behind the arc late in the first half to help send Iowa State into the locker room with a 37-35 lead.

Iowa State would shoot 57.7 percent in the second half and Iowa State would not surrender their lead for the duration of the second half, cruising to a 79-59 victory over Kansas State behind double-digit performances from Moody (20), Williamson (17) and Blaskowsky (15).

The Cyclones would net 14 three-point jumpers on 42.4-percent shooting from deep and 50.9-percent from the floor (27-53 FG). Led by Moody with 12, Iowa State would combine for 24 assists as a team.

Game Ball Goes To…

Nikki Moody. The Iowa State senior leader had veteran performance, recording 20 points, 12 assists and 6 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting. The guard from Dallas, Texas tied for the team lead on the boards and led ISU in scoring en route of a big road win over conference foe Kansas State.

Cyclone Quick Hits

*The Cyclones extended its NCAA-record 628-consective games with a three-pointer.
*Iowa State netted 10 or more three-pointers for the eighth time this season.
*The Cyclones shot a season best 50.9-percent from the field.
*Brynn Williamson notched her 11th game in double-figures on the season, 39th of her career.
*With 12 on the night, Nikki Moody has posted five or more assists for the 13th time on the season.
*Nikki Moody tallied her seventh career 20+ point performance, second this year.
*Kidd Blaskowsky has recorded four or more three-pointers in five game this year.
*Durr posted a career high three buckets from behind the arc.

Next Up:

The Cyclones will return to Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa to welcome conference rival TCU at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21. The matchup will be broadcasted on Cyclones.tv, and fans can follow the action on Twitter (@CycloneWBB) and on Cyclones.com via the live blog.

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