Iowa State women’s basketball: Cyclones open Big 12 play with dominant 71-49 victory over TCU


Bench player Nicole Blaskowsky led the 14th-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team to a 71-49 rout of TCU on Thursday night.

Jan 09, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Nicole Blaskowsky (15) dribbles against Baylor Bears guard Odyssey Sims (0) during the second half at the Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Blaskowsky went 7 of 15 from the 3-point line, only attempting one more shot inside the arc and making it, on the night to finish with 24 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes of play off the bench.

Foul trouble plagued the guard positions for the Cyclones. Blaskowsky basically took over for Jadda Buckley; the starting guard didn’t show up in 21 minutes of play with four fouls, three turnovers, and no points or rebounds.

Nikky Moody also had a good night being another threat from the perimeter. She finished 4 of 10 from the perimeter and had 13 points and seven rebounds along with getting just above a positive assist-to-turnover ratio with four assists and three turnovers.

Hallie Christofferson had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The difference for Iowa State was domination at the 3-point line. They went 10 of 22 as a team from the perimeter in the first half while TCU went just 1 of 6. TCU was able to get to the free throw line more, but couldn’t produce. They hit 15 of 30 while Iowa State went 14 of 19.

The Cyclones led by eight at the half before outscoring the Horned Frogs 33-19 in the second half.