The Iowa State women scored only nine points in the final 11 minutes of the game and lost to Kansas 61-56. It was the Cyclones first home loss of the season and coach Bill Fennelly says it was not an upset. “Upsets are what happen to good teams, and offensively we were ridiculously bad. No excuses. We talked ad nauseam about what Kansas was going to do, how they were going to guard us, and we just didn’t want to do it,” Fennelly says.
The Cyclones had their three game winning streak snapped as they fall to 5-3 in the Big 12. Fennelly says it was not a great effort and it is too bad because he says they had a chance to do something special. Seanna Johnson led ISU with 15 points, Nikki Moody added 13 points and 11 assists.
“We had some kids not show up and do the things they needed to do, and that’s disappointing on any night, especially a home game. It’s the first time it has really happened to us this season, and we are going to find out what this team is made of, and we are going to find out real quick,” Fennelly says.
Iowa State hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday.