OSU Cowgirls Lose To Iowa State

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 10:37 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa -- Nicky Wieben scored 23 points and Iowa State closed the game with a 15-5 run to beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 63-55 on Saturday.

Amanda Nisleit added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cyclones, who rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to snap Oklahoma State's 8-game winning streak.

Iowa State's Heather Ezell made a 3-pointer with 1:55 left to put the Cyclones ahead 53-50.

Ezell drew an intentional foul on her next shot, and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke was hit with a technical with 1:24 to go for arguing the call.

The Cyclones (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) hit eight free throws in the next 15 seconds, pushing their lead to 61-50.

Andrea Riley had 32 points to lead the Cowgirls (11-3, 0-1), including 20 in the first half to help put Oklahoma State ahead 32-21.

All 3 of Oklahoma State's losses have come on the road.