Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones lose to Cowgirls in Dallas

The Iowa State women (18-12, 9-9 Big 12) nearly fought all the way back from a 20-point deficit but their comeback attempt fell just short in a 67-58 loss to Oklahoma State (20-10, 9-9 Big 12) in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. 

The fifth-seeded Cyclones were led by senior point guard Nikki Moody, who scored 17 points and dished out a team-high seven assists. 

Junior forward Seanna Johnson, 16 points and 12 rebounds, and senior forward Brynn Williamson, 16 points and 11 rebounds, were the other two Cyclones to score in double-figures. 

The Cyclones were able to pull within three with just over a minute to play but the Cowgirls were able to knock down free throws that prevented Iowa State from getting any closer. 

Iowa State shot 31.7 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three-point arc with eight makes. 

The waiting game now starts for the Cyclones as they must wait over a week until Monday, March 16, to learn of their NCAA Tournament fate.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.