Kansas Tops Iowa State Women In 2OT

Sports

January 12th, 2012 by Jim Field

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ Angel Goodrich was only 5-of-16 from the field but she hit a long three-point bucket with five seconds left to send the Jayhawks’ game against Iowa State to a second overtime in which KU went on to a 74-67 victory in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday. Kansas’ Carolyn Davis scored nearly all of her 21 points playing with four fouls through the last 20 minutes of the game as Iowa State suffered another heartbreaking loss at Kansas. The Jayhawks are 13-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12 Conference. Iowa State falls to 9-5 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12.

Iowa State, which led by 13 with 9:30 left in regulation, scored just once in a late five-minute stretch of the second half.  The Cyclones, led by Chelsea Poppens’ 24 points and 15 rebounds, were outscored 11-4 in the second overtime.  Anna Prins had 19 points and seven rebounds for Iowa State.

Iowa State started the second half in full gear. Six different Cyclones scored on a 16-11 run out of the gate and the Cyclones led 44-31 with 9:30 left in the game.

The Cyclones took a 20-18 first-half lead on a quick three by Kelsey Harris off the bench with 2:45 left in the first half. A Poppens free throw gave the Cyclones a 24-18 lead at the break.  Iowa State outscored KU 12-2 over the last seven minutes of the first half with Goodrich’s jumper with 4:41 remaining the final Jayhawk points before halftime.

Iowa State attacked the basket throughout the game but were saddled with 23 turnovers that kept Kansas in the contest.

Iowa State plays host to defending NCAA champion Texas A&M Saturday at 7 p.m. CST in Hilton Coliseum.