AMES – No. 20 Iowa State will look to get back into the win column on Saturday when the Cyclones host TCU at 5 p.m. inside Hilton Coliseum. Saturday’s contest will serve as Iowa State’s Play4Kay game for breast cancer awareness. ISU is coming off a 73-68 setback at Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
- The Cyclones were able to limit the Cowgirls, the Big 12’s top 3-point shooting team, to just 12 3-point attempts, but OSU was able to convert eight of them.
- Iowa State was led by Ashley Joens, who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. It was Joens’ 70th career game scoring over 20 points as a Cyclone.
- Joens, the defending Big 12 Player of the Week, leads the conference with 20.4 points per game. She is 18th in NCAA Division I Women’s College Basketball history for career points with 2,880.
- Morgan Kane stepped up with the best game of the season, coming off the bench to post 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbing seven rebounds. She also matched her career-high with two blocked shots.
- Kane has been efficient for the Cyclones when called upon this season, shooting 64.3 percent from the field.
- As a team, ISU went 12-of-13 from the free throw line at Oklahoma State to raise its team free throw shooting percentage to 79.3 percent on the season, good for sixth nationally.
- That effort is led by Emily Ryan, who ranks third in the country at 91.8 percent. Lexi Donarski is hitting 91.7 percent of her free throws, but has not made enough to be eligible for the national rankings.
- Ryan is en route to becoming the 34th member of Iowa State’s 1,000-point club, sitting 41 shy of the mark heading into Saturday.
- The Cyclones boast both the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week (Joens) and Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Denae Fritz). Joens has been Big 12 Player of the Week three times this season and 13 times in her career, good for the second-most in Big 12 history.