AUSTIN, Texas – Yvonne Anderson’s floater in the lane with 0.7 seconds left lifted Texas to a 62-60 win over Iowa State Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center.
Anderson’s shot came after ISU used a 7-2 run over the final 1:33 to tie it at 60-60. Trailing 58-53, freshman Nikki Moody drove past Chassidy Fussell and got the bucket and the foul to close to within two. After Ashley Gayle made a layup with the shot clock about to expire, Lauren Mansfield was fouled and converted both free throws.
The Cyclones then recorded a stop at the other end before Poppens was fouled by Gayle with 17 seconds left. Poppens, who finished 7-for-8 at the line, converted both free throws to tie the score.
The Longhorns ran the clock down and went to Anderson, who dribbled right and hit a leaner in the lane with 0.7 seconds left. The Cyclones last ditch effort, a pass down the court by Poppens, was broken up giving the Longhorns the win.
In the opening stanza, Texas jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead just a few minutes into the game. The Cyclones were able to fight back and take the lead at 14-12 following back-to-back threes from Lauren Mansfield and Brynn Williamson. The Cyclones pushed their lead to 20-16, their largest of the half, behind a pair of free throws from Christofferson.
The rest of the half was a back-and-forth affair with Texas grabbing a 26-25 lead after Fussell hit a pair of free throws with five seconds left to send the teams to the locker room.
Iowa State was led by Moody’s 14 points. Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson were also in double-digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Fussell led the Longhorns with 20 points and Anderson chipped in 14.
The Cyclones held a 34-30 edge on the glass, led by Poppens’ seven rebounds. Iowa State was also 17-for-19 from the free-throw line.
The Cyclones will be back in action Sunday at Hilton Coliseum when they host No. 17 Texas Tech. Tipoff is schedule for 1:30 p.m. on FSN.