No. 10 Iowa State 93, Okla. State 58
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly was ``ecstatic.″ His Oklahoma State counterpart, Dick Halterman was ``really disappointed.″
That pretty well summed up the 10th-ranked Cyclones’ 93-58 victory over Oklahoma State in the second round of the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament.
``I am very ecstatic that we won and that our kids played well,″ Fennelly said. ``I think everyone was a little nervous coming out. Once we got it going, we were hard to stop.″
The Cyclones (23-5) scored 19 straight points in the first half to take a 38-10 lead as Oklahoma State (14-16) shot only 13 percent and trailed 43-14 at halftime.
``I’ve never seen a team shoot 13 percent in my life, and I’ve been doing this for 27 years,″ Halterman said. ``We were 3-of-20 in the paint in the first half. If we had made 11 or 12 of them, which you would expect to do, we would have been in the game.″
Iowa State was led by Desiree Francis with 18 points.
Iowa State finished at 53 percent for the game and set tournament records for margin of victory, 3-point baskets and attempts, and field goal defense for a half and a game.
Francis was 6-of-7 from the field, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range. The Cyclones were 14-of-32 on 3s.
Iowa State started its 19-0 run after Oklahoma State point guard Chantoya Hutchins, who scored 23 points in an opening-round victory over Kansas State, picked up her third foul.
Lindsey Wilson added 15 points, Megan Taylor 14 and Stacy Frese 10 for the Cyclones.
Jennifer Crow led Oklahoma State with 20 points, Shelby Hutchens scored 14 and Jessica Bates 10.
``We tried to make it as hard as possible on Jennifer Crow,″ the conference’s leading scorer in the regular season, Fennelly said.