GAMER: Iowa State 73, Oklahoma State 70


Teammates Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky and Madison Baier, both freshmen, celebrate their win against Oklahoma State on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Hilton Coliseum. The final score was 73-70.

Stephen Koenigsfeld


One of the most aggressive games played in Hilton Coliseum this season, the Cyclones defeated the Cowgirls in a bare-knuckled bash in an eventual victory 73-70.

Much like that of a Cinderella comeback, the Cyclones erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to emerge victorious. 


Many factors contributed to the Cowgirls’/Cyclones’ victory Monday night. One statistic that stood out the most was the 13-point lead the Cowgirls had early in the second half.

At the 13:29, juniors Brynn Williamson and Nikki Moody got Iowa State within three with a five second 5-0 run. With 4:09 left in the game, senior Anna Prins hit a 3 to tie the game.

Defense in the second half held the Cowgirls to 32 points, just 13 being off of turnovers.

Turning Point

4:09 – Senior Anna Prins hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 63-63. It was back and forth for both teams. With Prins’ free throw at the 53 seconds to go mark, the Cyclones took the go-ahead lead and never looked back.

By the Numbers

4– The Cyclones were unable to hit much from behind the arc in the first half, but had four three-point plays to stay in the game.

11– Offensive rebounds by Oklahoma State compared to Iowa State’s three all game.

12– Points by Poppens in the first half; led all Cyclone scorers.

21– It wasn’t all about the seniors on Monday night. Junior Hallie Christofferson had 21 points in Iowa State’s victory.


“The emotion of trying to play for second, senior night, the last game of the season, coming off a loss…it was a game that went back and forth. The fans were amazing, as always. But it seemed like another level.”

ISU coach Bill Fennelly on the atmosphere of Hilton Coliseum on senior night. 

“That’s exactly what we wanted to do. Hilton Magic definitely showed up and we gave fans something to cheer about. We love our seniors.” 

Junior Hallie Christofferson on sending the seniors away with a win.

“I was sitting on the bench and I was getting so caught up watching those last few seconds, when the time ended, we were like ‘we won.’ And I got emotional, what else is new?”

Senior Anna Prins on the final seconds of the game.

“What a perfect way to end it. With that close of a game and that amazing of a crowd, I mean, we come out on top. It was great, it was something special.”

Senior Chelsea Poppens on her final game under the lights at Hilton Coliseum.