Iowa State cruises in win against Texas Tech


Senior guard Nikki Moody looks for a teammate to pass to in the second half of the game against Texas Tech on Feb. 24. Moody tied the record for career assists with nine in the 59-47 win.

Chris Wolff

The Lowdown

Behind an impressive offensive performance from senior guard Nikki Moody, Iowa State (17-10, 8-8 Big 12) rolled to a 59-47 win against Texas Tech (15-13, 5-11 Big 12).

The ISU offense was rolling from the get-go in large part due to Moody. The senior guard was scoring and dishing to her teammates as she rolled up nine points and six assists in the first half.

Seanna Johnson was also a factor, as she went 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the half to rack up nine points.

The Cyclones went into the break with a comfortable 33-21 lead. The second half was much of the same for the Cyclones as they continued to roll offensively and were able to hold the Red Raiders in check on the defensive end.

Texas Tech never got close enough in the second half to truly threaten the ISU lead. Instead, most of the attention was on whether or not Moody would break the all-time ISU assist record.

Moody tied the record, but was unable to find one more assist in the final few minutes. She will likely break the record this weekend when Baylor visits Hilton Coliseum.


Nikki Moody was zoned in from the beginning and the rest of the ISU offense followed suit. Moody rolled to the tune of 16 points and nine assists, as she tied the Iowa State all-time career assist record.

Up next

The Cyclones will complete their two-game home stand this weekend when they take on No. 3 Baylor (26-1, 14-0 Big 12). The game is slated to tip off at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Hilton Coliseum.