No. 18 Iowa State blows out Oklahoma 104-78


Ashley Joens takes a shot on the basket at the game against Texas on Jan. 12. The Cyclones lost to the Longhorns 62-64.

Jack Shover

No. 18 Iowa State was able to cross the century mark for the first since 2016 in a 104-78 win over Oklahoma on Saturday.

Iowa State was propelled to victory by a strong first quarter, in which Iowa State took a 39-11 lead.

In the first, Oklahoma didn’t score for the first 4:32 before hitting two free throws to make the game 16-2.

Iowa State had five players finish with double digit points.

Ashley Joens had 25 points, Madi Wise had 17 and Bridget Carleton had 13. Alexa Middleton and Mere Burkhall both had 14 points.

Burkhall finished with a double-double with 10 rebounds and Carleton had seven rebounds and seven assists.

Oklahoma was led in scoring by Ana Llanusa, who had 35 points and five rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. 

At the half, Iowa State led the Sooners 63-29.

During the first half, Oklahoma committed 13 turnovers allowing Iowa State to score 16 points from those turnovers.

In addition, Iowa State held Oklahoma to 36 percent shooting from the floor while the Cyclones converted 59 percent of their attempts.

Four Cyclones reached double digit points in the first half. Joens had 15 points, Carleton had 13, Wise had 12 and Burkhall had 10.

During the third quarter, Iowa State was able to maintain their large lead by ending the quarter ahead 84-53.

During the game, Iowa State shot 49.3 percent from the floor (34-69 on shots) and 47.1 from three (16-34 on shots).

Overall, the Sooners shot 34.4 percent from the floor (21-61 on shots) and 37.5 percent from three (6-16 on shots). A large portion of Oklahoma’s points came from converting 30 of their 41 shots from the free throw line.

Up next for Iowa State is a game at Baylor on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.