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.
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.
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.