Iowa State women’s basketball: Cyclones roll past Texas Tech 74-48


For the second straight night at Hilton Coliseum, a team from Texas got blown out by the Iowa State Cyclones. This time, it was Hallie Christofferson and the women’s basketball team that destroyed Texas Tech by 26 points.

Mar 9, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Hallie Christofferson (5) drives against Kansas Jayhawks forward Chelsea Gardner (15) during the second half in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament at American Airlines Center. Iowa State won 77-62. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Cyclones (14-0, 3-0) couldn’t be stopped; Christofferson led all players with 22 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and made all six free throws. She also added five rebounds and three blocks. 17 of those points came in the first half and went on a 7-0 run herself early on to give Iowa State an early 11-5 lead.

The Lady Raiders (6-8, 0-3) were held to just 23.1 percent shooting from the field in the first half (6-of-26) and hit just 1-of-8 3-point shots, resulting in a 37-16 deficit after the first half. Overall, the team went 1-of-10 from the perimeter. Only one player, Marina Lizarazu, scored in double digits with 10 points; everyone else scored eight points or less.

Texas Tech had one more rebound than Iowa State, but that’s where the positives end for them. They doubled up on the amount of turnovers they had (18 compared to ISU’s nine) and allowed the Cyclones to get 15 assists on 25 field goals made.

The Iowa State women will have their biggest test this Saturday when they host 15th-ranked Oklahoma State. Tip-off is slated for 6:00 PM CT and will be broadcast on