The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AUSTIN, Texas – Iowa State saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night when the Cyclones fell to No. 4 Texas 75-54 at the Frank Erwin Center. The loss drops ISU to 10-4 on the year and 2-1 in the Big 12, while UT improves to 14-0 and leads the Big 12 with a 3-0 conference mark.
Seanna Johnson led the Iowa State effort with her fifth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 23 points. Her effort included a career-best four 3-pointers. Meredith Burkhall and Bridget Carleton also got into double figures with 11 points.
How it Happened
A Seanna Johnson 3-pointer meant ISU was first on the board, but it would be another three minutes until the Cyclones got the scoreboard rolling again as UT jumped out to the early advantage. Ahead 7-6, the Longhorns went on a 16-2 run, with Texas’ six field goals in the run being scored by five different players. ISU was able to recover late in the frame through a couple of Meredith Burkhall baskets to reel the Longhorns back within 11 at 23-12 at the end of the quarter.
The Cyclone defense stepped up to start the second quarter, holding UT off the board for the first 3:38 of the frame. However, the Iowa State offense did not take advantage, as the Cyclones could only reduce the Longhorn edge to seven at 25-18. At 30-23 Texas, the Longhorns sprinted out to an 8-1 run that brought their lead back to 14 at 38-24.
The trend continued in the third quarter, with the Cyclones doing a good job to keep Texas off the board, only conceding one point to UT in the first three and a half minutes of the third quarter. However, the offense once again was unable to take advantage as the Cyclones converted just one of their first six shots of the half. UT continued to feed the ball to Imani Boyette inside, as the Longhorn center got to her double-double halfway through the third quarter.
Texas went on an 8-0 between the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter that saw UT’s lead increase to a then-game-high 23 points at 58-35. UT would build its lead to as many as 27 points in the final quarter.
Cyclone Game Ball Goes to…
Seanna Johnson. The Cyclones’ junior guard was valiant in defeat, leading the Iowa State effort with 23 points, which included a career-best four 3-pointers. Coming into Wednesday night’s game, she had just six 3-pointers total on the season. Johnson also had six rebounds and three assists.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Iowa State has hit a 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 657 straight games.
*Seanna Johnson recorded 23 points, her 50th career game in double figures.
*Johnson also had her seventh career game with at least 20 points, five of which have come this season.
*Johnson set a career-high with four 3-pointers, her previous best was three on two occasions.
*Bridget Carleton contributed 11 points, her third-straight game in double figures and 10th of the season.
*Meredith Burkhall finished with 11 points, her sixth career game in double figures.
Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum Saturday evening to take on Kansas. Tip between the Cyclones and Jayhawks will be at 7 p.m., and the game will be shown on Cyclones.TV Powered by Mediacom.