Iowa State ousts Gonzaga 72-60 in NCAAs

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March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Chelsea Poppens scored 19 points, Hallie Christofferson scored 11 of her 18 in the second half, and fifth-seeded Iowa State ended No. 12 seed Gonzaga’s dominance at home in the NCAA women’s tournament with a 72-60 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Gonzaga went 4-0 the past two seasons playing on its home floor at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the NCAAs in reaching the round of 16. Iowa State (24-8) finally solved beating Gonzaga at home thanks to dynamic shooting from behind the 3-point line and an awful shooting performance by the Bulldogs.

Brynn Williamson hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Cyclones. Taelor Karr led Gonzaga (27-6) with 15 points, but the Bulldogs shot just 32 percent.