Bridget Carleton on Iowa State’s loss to Texas.
Tommy Birch, email@example.com
AMES, Ia. — Iowa State’s profitable streak and powerful begin to the Huge 12 Conference season came to a heartbreaking end Saturday.
The 22nd-ranked Cyclones fell in need of toppling No. 11 Texas, dropping a 64-sixty two thriller at Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State star Bridget Carleton’s recreation-tying try from about 15-ft as time expired went off the mark.
The loss ends Iowa State’s seven-recreation profitable streak and excellent begin to conference play which now includes a three-1 mark. It was still a robust effort from Iowa State which almost overcame a rough recreation for Carleton and even crawled out from a thirteen-point deficit.
“That was an excellent recreation, an awesome Huge 12 recreation,” stated Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly. “I am actually pleased with the trouble of our group. Clearly, Texas is huge, robust, gifted and physical. However, the best way we competed, we simply couldn’t get the ball in the basket on the right occasions.”
Even Carleton, Iowa State’s celebrity, struggled, capturing just 1-for-10 from the sector within the first half. She did warmth up when it mattered most in the fourth quarter. She related on three-straight photographs and pulled Iowa State to within 4 of Texas. A pair of 3-pointers by Madison Sensible and Ashley Joens tied the sport with forty four seconds left. However Joens’ recreation-tying 3 can be the final made basket for the Cyclones who shot simply 23-sixty seven from the sector.
“I assumed our youngsters did every little thing they might,” Fennelly stated. “You’ll be able to’t miss that many photographs in a recreation like this.”
Texas made them once they mattered most too, together with their final four. Still, Iowa State stayed within hanging distance with beneath a minute to play. However Iowa State’s ultimate two photographs wouldn’t go through. Level guard Alexa Middleton had her shot blocked and then Carleton missed her last attempt.
“I want I might have in all probability attacked the basket and tried to get to the rim slightly bit extra,” Carleton stated. “But, it was a great look.”
Carleton did finish with 20 factors on 6-18 capturing from the sector. She also had nine rebounds. Iowa State’s Kristin Scott was the one which stored the Cyclones in issues, ending with 15 points on 6-9 capturing from the sector. She also grabbed 9 rebounds.
Scott helped the Cyclones even construct a quick lead within the first half that grew to as many as eight after a 3-pointer by Joens within the second quarter. Texas answered with a 9-1 run. The 2 teams went into halftime tied 28-28.
A basket by Meredith Burkhall within the third quarter briefly gave Iowa State the lead. It ended up being the last time the Cyclones would have it. Texas then rattled off a 15-zero run. Later in the quarter, Fennelly was whistled for a technical.
“We got here up two points brief and doubtless that’s my fault for the technical foul,” Fennelly stated. “So you’ll be able to put that on me.”
Iowa State fell…