CN From Dallas: Women Come Up Short

With their backs against the wall, the Iowa State women came up only four points short of upsetting top-seeded Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon. In the 78-74 loss, Oklahoma freshman Courtney Paris scored 36 points against the Cyclones in the second round of the Big 12 tournament.

With their backs against the wall, the Iowa State women came up only four points short of upsetting top-seeded Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon. In the 78-74 loss, Oklahoma freshman Courtney Paris scored 36 points against the Cyclones in the second round of the Big 12 tournament.

 

"I have started a petition that the WNBA can draft kids early. There is no way to guard her. There isn't. If there is, I don't know anyone that's found it," said Iowa State heach coach Bill Fennelly.

 

Though the team lost, Fennelly was extremely proud of his team's performance in Dallas.

 

"I said yesterday, I haven't been as proud of a team as I was yesterday. It's not even close to how proud I am today of the effort of our kids and our fans," said Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly.

 

If Iowa State would have pulled off the upset, they would have been the first ever nine seed to upset a one seed in Big 12 Tournament history.

 

"Give Iowa State a ton of credit. I thought they were just fantastic, and I thought they played with a great sense of urgency," said Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale.

 

Senior center Brittany Wilkins led Iowa State with 38 points and nine rebounds on the day.

 

"I'm just proud to be a part of this program and, yeah, I mean I credit my teammates for getting me the ball and helping me out that way," said Wilkins.

 

Lyndsey Medders and Heather Ezell chipped in with 15 and 10 points respectively.

 

The loss means that Iowa State will probably be playing in the WNIT. CN will keep you updated on the women's post season schedule.


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