Cyclones fall to Jayhawks in double overtime

Caitlyn Diimig

After a tense double overtime, Iowa State lost to Kansas 74-67 and fell 0-3 in conference play on Wednesday night in Lawrence, Kan.

The first half started with the Cyclones (9-5, 0-3 Big 12) remaining no more than five points behind the Jayhawks up until four minutes left, when the Cyclones surged with a 9-0 run ending the half up 24-18 against Kansas.

Coach Bill Fennelly said KU junior Carolyn Davis would be a tough post to go up against, but she was not much of a threat until the end of the second half.

With less than two minutes to go in regulation, Davis managed to score six points and tie the score at 51-51 sending both teams into overtime.

Davis opened the first overtime scoring a jump shot and a free throw, but freshman Nicki Moody responded with a 3-pointer.

Junior Chelsea Poppens scored three free throws and Moody had two, to bring the Cyclones up 63-60, but with nine seconds left KU junior Angel Goodrich drained a 3-pointer bringing about a second overtime.

Missed shots and fouls by the Cyclones allowed Kansas to rack up points.

Poppens was able to keep the score close making two last free throws, but the Jayhawks held on and won 74-67.

Poppens earned her seventh double-double of the season with 24 points and 15 rebounds and junior Anna Prins earned 19 points.

Iowa State and Kansas were even on shooting percentage except for 3-pointers in which Kansas’ 35 percent outshot Iowa State’s 30 percent.

The Cyclones will play Texas A&M on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.