FINAL: No. 15 Oklahoma State 69, No. 11 Iowa State 62


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Senior forward Hallie Christofferson attempts to pivot off her defender during Iowa State’s 69-62 loss to Oklahoma State on Jan. 11 at Hilton Coliseum. Christofferson got into foul trouble late in the game.

Maddy Arnold

The lowdown

The No. 11 ISU women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) suffered its first loss of the season Saturday. No. 15 Oklahoma State (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) defeated Iowa State 69-62 in Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State led 32-29 at half time but fell behind after a 12-0 run by Oklahoma State. The Cyclones shot just 36.7 against the Cowgirls’ defense and 17.6 from beyond the arc.

Turning point

OSU freshman guard Brittany Atkins made a 3-pointer to tie the game 37-37 early in the second half. Atkins followed it up with another 3-pointer on Oklahoma State’s next possession.

Atkins’ six points would start a 12-0 run for the Cowgirls. Oklahoma State would lead by as much as 10 in the second half and hold off an attempted ISU comeback. Iowa State would cut Oklahoma State’s lead to just three with 14 seconds remaining but held on to win by seven.


OSU senior guard Tiffany Bias. Bias played 34 minutes and scored 22 points against Iowa State. She added four assists and three rebounds for the Cowgirls. Bias shot 8-of-11 and made the only 3-pointer she attempted on the night.

By the numbers

31.8 – Iowa State’s shooting percentage in the first half. Oklahoma State shot just over 34 percent in the opening period but improved to shoot almost 50 percent in the second half.

4 – number of Oklahoma State players with double digit points against Iowa State. The Cowgirls had eight different players score at least one point on the night.

17 – number of turnovers committed by Iowa State. Oklahoma State had just nine during the game.

60 – second-half 3-point shooting percentage for Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc during the half after making two 3-pointers in the first.