Texas A&M comes out rosey in win over ISU

Jeremy Gustafson

The ISU women’s basketball team had hoped to turnover a new leaf and


its groove in Saturday’s game with Texas A&M. Instead, it just turned


ball over . 32 times.

The result was a 88-71 pounding at the hands of the Aggies and a

second-straight Big 12 Conference loss for the Cyclones. Iowa State


to 1-3 in the Big 12, 13-3 overall.

“When you turn the ball over 32 times you aren’t going to win,” ISU


coach Bill Fennelly said. “The hustle plays to all the loose balls and

tipped balls were won by A&M. They were ready to go.”

The Aggies converted the Cyclones miscues into 29 points. LaToya Rose

scored a career-high 28 points against the Cyclones while Toccara


notched 12 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and eight steals. The


improve to 2-1 in the conference and 10-5 overall.

“Rose was on,” Texas A&M head coach Peggie Gillom said. “We knew she


do this.”

Iowa State never led in the game and found itself behind by 21 points


in the second half, but Lindsey Wilson and Angie Welle helped the


cut the lead to as few as seven points. Welle finished with 22 points


collected 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season and


added 19 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent Texas A&M for winning


the first time against Iowa State.

Poor shooting also hurt the Cyclones. They went 23 of 51 (45 percent)


the game but struggled from behind the three-point arc shooting six of


(26 percent.) The Cyclones average 38.5 percent from beyond the arc,


in the Big 12. The Aggies made 30 of 65 shots (46 percent) and hit 42

percent of their threes (11 of 26.)

Iowa State suffered its second loss in a row after losing on Wednesday


No. 21 Texas, 66-65. The Cyclones will return home for their next two


but things won’t get any easier. No. 3 Oklahoma, the defending Big 12

Conference champion, is in town Tuesday and No. 9 Texas Tech will play


Hilton Coliseum Saturday.

The Cyclones and Sooners will tip-off at 7p.m. Tuesday.

-information from the Associated Press was used in this article.