Mitrou-Long powers Iowa State to rout of Oklahoma

Iowa State coach Steve Prohm wants the Cyclones to display a sense of urgency at the start of Saturday's game at home against Oklahoma.

The Wildcats beat Iowa State, 80-68, in large part because of the bench, which put up a season-high 40 points. "It's on me. I am the head coach and I will take responsibility for it".

Mathis is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound junior-to-be that has made multiple visits to Iowa State. He scored nine points while directing the offense.

As in OU's last outing, a nine-point loss to West Virginia on Wednesday, turnovers were the difference in the game.

"Just a lack of aggressiveness early, a lack of energy", Kruger said. "So it was really nice to step out and be able to get passes from my teammates". I thought she played well.

"We needed it", the senior guard said. It's biggest deficit Saturday was just a point. It looked like the Sooners might be able to take a big lead into halftime - until the Cyclones came out swinging and ended the frame on a 10-0 run. Heather Bowe also finished in double figures for Iowa State, recording 10 points off the bench.

Immediately on the other end, Young finished a possession with a mid-range shot from the baseline and just like that, Iowa State led 58-45 with 8:52 to play.

Iowa State started strong, holding a 28-20 lead with 7:25 left in the first half after Matt Thomas buried a 3-pointer. "I think he's earned it", Prohm said.

Page wasn't the only Wildcat sinking 3s.

Senior Kindred Wesemann and redshirt freshman Lanie Page were good for 17 and 16 points, respectively.

"I thought our team made really good decisions", he said. "We battled back there a couple of times, but not enough".

The Cyclones then scored the final 10 points of the half to go into the break with a 38-29 lead.

Jeff Mittie's team is 17-1 this season when holding the edge on the glass, according to a media release from Kansas State Athletics.

Iowa State chips away at K-State's lead in the fourth quarter but can't get closer than four points.

It was Woodard's first extended time off the point since he missed four games in late December and early January, the first with a leg injury and the next three with a medical condition unrelated to basketball.

  • Julie Sanders