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Cyclone women down Texas, 81-64

Courtesy: Athletics Communications
Courtesy: Athletics Communications

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (18-8, 7-8 Big 12) placed six in double-figures as the Cyclones defeated the Texas Longhorns (17-10, 8-7 Big 12) by a score of 81-64 in front of the seventh-largest crowd in Iowa State history, 13,187. The game was tied at 51-51 until the Cyclones scored 13-in-a-row to put Texas out of sight.

The Cyclones started off slow as the Longhorns went on a 7-0 run to kick things off. The Cyclone offense would kick in after a turnover by UT’s Brady Sanders led to a 3-pointer by Jadda Buckley. Iowa State would then go on a 12-0 run to lead the Longhorns 12-7, holding the lead for the remainder of the first half.

In total, the Cyclones would capitalize on nine Longhorn turnovers with 15 Iowa State points in the first half.

In the second half, the Cyclones and Longhorns would go back-and-forth until the 7:02 mark, when Iowa State started out on a 13-0 run to give Iowa State a 64-51 lead. The highlight came at the tail end of the run, when Nikki Moody stole the inbounds pass for a layin and an and-one. The Cyclones would hang on to win 81-64.

Hallie Christofferson tallied her 18th double-double of her career with 20 points and 11 rebounds. She led the team in both categories. Christofferson made only four field goals, but came in big at the charity stripe, where she went 11-of-12. Christofferson tallied her 18th career double-double.

Iowa State has hit a three pointer in an NCAA record 607 consecutive games.

Iowa State is 17-1 when scoring 70 or more points.

Tonight’s crowd of 13,187 was the seventh-largest in Iowa State history and the largest since 2004.

Iowa State hits the road to take on Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Big 12 showdown is slated to tip off at 7 p.m. CT.

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