ISU End Regular-Season Against Colorado

Seniors Brittany Wilkins and Kandice Beenken take the floor for their last regular-season home game.

Iowa State Cyclone Basketball
vs. Colorado Buffaloes

Thursday, March 2, 2006 • 7 p.m. Tip
Hilton Coliseum (14,092) • Ames, Iowa

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Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum after two consecutive road losses for its regular-season finale, playing host to Colorado on senior night ... seniors
Kandice Beenken and Brittany Wilkins join senior manager Will Dotson in a ceremony immediately following the game ... the Cyclones, 9-4 in Ames this season, are looking for their second-straight season sweep of the Buffaloes and their fifth consecutive win in the series ... Colorado owns one road victory this season (1-8), winning at Kansas (77-71) Feb. 1 ... the Buffaloes are 11th in the Big 12 standings, while ISU ranks ninth.

Stat Facts
Iowa State shot a season-low 31.4 percent from the floor at Texas A&M Sunday ... the Cyclones have shot better than 40 percent in just one of their last four games, hitting a combined 37 percent (87-of-235) from the floor and 20 percent (17-of-85) from behind the arc ... a Cyclone guard failed to score in double figures for just the second time this season ... in Iowa State's last three losses, the frontcourt has provided 60.7 percent of the scoring, while the guards have combined to average 22 points per contest ...
Lyndsey Medders had just one assist at Texas A&M, the fewest for the point guard since her freshman season (at Kansas, Feb. 17, 2004) and just the seventh time in her career ... Iowa State has used a six-player rotation in three games this season and a seven-player roster in five contests ... Iowa State's last four losses have been by an average of 5.3 points, including a pair of one-point defeats and just one by double digits ... overall, ISU is averaging 73.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting in Big 12 games won, but just 57.7 points on 36.7 percent shooting in league games lost ... 41.4 percent of ISU's shots are 3-pointers ... ISU has not lost a game in which it scored at least 70 points this season (10-0), but has failed to win a game when scoring fewer than 60 points (0-6) ... Iowa State has made more free throws (322) than its opponents have attempted (241) ... Iowa State owns the nation's lowest number of personal fouls committed.


About the Cyclones
Iowa State suffered its third-straight loss in a 64-53 setback at No. 25 Texas A&M Sunday ... the Cyclones got balanced scoring from a six-player rotation, but 20 turnovers against the league's top defense proved costly ... senior
Brittany Wilkins and sophomore Lisa Bildeaux led ISU with 12 and 11 points, respectively, while three more Cyclones tallied nine ... Iowa State struggled offensively, hitting a season-low 31.4 percent from the floor, but stayed in the game by converting on 94.1 percent of its free throws, making good on all but one of 17 trips to the charity stripe ... the Aggies, getting minutes from 11 players, outrebounded ISU 45-39 and tallied 21 points off Cyclone turnovers ... TAMU had 13 points from fast breaks and 20 second-chance points, getting 74 field goal attempts to ISU's 51.

About the Buffaloes
Colorado earned a 73-62 win over Oklahoma State on senior day in Boulder Sunday, snapping a five-game losing skid ... the Buffaloes got a career-best 27 points from Whitney Law, who hit 8-of-11 shots and 10-of-11 free throws ... CU controlled the backboards 41-30 and sank 43.6 percent from the floor, but the Buffs allowed 10 Cowgirl 3-pointers ... Jackie McFarland leads Colorado with 17.6 ppg and 9.4 rpg ... Jasmina Ilic and Law contribute 14.7 and 10.4 ppg, respectively ... the Buffaloes rank first in the league, shooting 74.2 percent from the free-throw line.

The Cyclone - Buffalo Series
Colorado owns a 35-20 advantage in the series that dates back to 1977, but Iowa State has won the last four contests ... CU owns a narrow 12-10 edge in Hilton Coliseum ... the Cyclones picked up an 86-71 win in Boulder earlier this season and can earn their second consecutive season sweep of Colorado with a win Thursday ... last season, ISU swept the Buffs for the first time since 2000, including a 64-62 win in the first round of the 2005 Big 12 Tournament ... ISU head coach
Bill Fennelly is 13-11 against Colorado ... CU head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller is 0-1 against Iowa State. ?

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