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Jan. 20, 1998

Iowa State Tops Texas Tech, 82-73

Game Stats

By Chuck Schoffner Associated Press

AMES, Iowa -- Stacy Frese scored 24 points and hit seven of Iowa State's school-record 14 3-pointers Tuesday night, sending the Cyclones to an 82-73 victory over No. 5 Texas Tech.

Freshman Megan Taylor added 20 points for Iowa State (16-2 overall, 5-0 Big 12), which burned Texas Tech's zone with its outside shooting and shackled Tech star Alicia Thompson in the second half with its own collapsing zone.

Thompson, surrounded by three players every time she touched the ball, was 1-for-6 in the second half after scoring 17 points in the first half.

Tech (12-3, 5-1) was the highest ranked team Iowa State has ever beaten and left the Cyclones as the only Big 12 team unbeaten in conference play. Iowa State finished 14-for-24 on 3-pointers and shot a season-high 55 percent overall.

The old Iowa State record for 3-pointers in a game was 13 against Missouri-Kansas City and Truman State earlier this season. The highest ranked team Iowa State had beaten previously was No. 9 Texas last season.

Frese was 7-for-11 from 3-point range and her last one was the biggest. Iowa State was clinging to a 76-73 lead when Taylor drove the lane and had her shot blocked by Angie Braziel.

Iowa State's Amanda Bartz ran down the loose ball and got it to Frese, who nailed her 3-pointer from the left of the key for a 79-73 lead with 50 seconds left. The Cyclones then made three of four free throws to wrap it up as Tech's Rene Hanebutt missed two 3-point shots.

Thompson's 19 points led Tech, which was coming off an 80-40 rout of Colorado. Julie Luke got open when Iowa State began collapsing on Thompson and scored all of her 17 points in the second half.

The game swung back and forth for first 36 minutes. Texas Tech led by as many as nine points in the first half but was up only 35-33 at halftime after Bartz hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Lady Raiders built their lead to six before Iowa State rallied again. The Cyclones made six straight shots, including five 3-pointers, during a span of 3:11 to take a 65-61 lead.

Tech led for the last time at 71-70 on Hanebutt's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:41 left. Taylor's steal and layup put Iowa State ahead to stay at 72-71 with 3:55 remaining.

All five Iowa State starters scored in double figures. Janel Grimm scored 14 points, while Bartz, who was 4-for-4 on 3-pointers and Jayme Olson each had 12.

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