University of Kansas

Iowa State edges Kansas

LAWRENCE — Alison Lacey scored 22 points and Anna Prins added 12 as No. 15 Iowa State edged Kansas 57-54 on Thursday night.

With Iowa State (21-5, 9-4 Big 12) clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, Kansas' Nicollette Smith threw the ball into the hands of the Cyclones' Chelsea Poppens. Lacey was handed the ball by Poppens and was fouled with 6.5 seconds left before making two free throws to give the Cyclones a 57-54 lead.

Monica Engelman rushed the ball up the court, but her tying three-point attempt at the buzzer misfired.

In search of its first victory in seven tries against ranked opponents, Kansas (15-11, 5-8) shot 45 percent to keep the game close. But the Jayhawks couldn't overcome the Cyclones' tough defense down the stretch, scoring two points in the final 3:16.

Carolyn Davis scored 17 points, Engelman added 15 and Sade Morris chipped in 14 to lead Kansas.

IOWA ST. (21-5): Poppens 2-3 2-4 6, Prins 5-10 1-1 12, Lacey 8-17 5-5 22, Stuckey 1-7 0-0 2, Bolte 3-11 0-0 9, Williams 1-5 0-0 3, Schroll 0-0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 21-57 9-12 57.

KANSAS (15-11): Sutherland 1-5 0-0 2, C.Davis 7-9 3-3 17, Jacobs 1-1 0-0 2, Engelman 4-13 5-5 15, Morris 6-12 2-3 14, Kohn 0-0 0-0 0, Codio 0-0 0-0 0, Boogaard 0-0 1-2 1, Smith 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 20-44 11-13 54.

Halftime—Kansas 24-23. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 6-22 (Bolte 3-7, Prins 1-2, Williams 1-2, Lacey 1-5, Zimmerman 0-1, Stuckey 0-5), Kansas 3-10 (Engelman 2-5, Smith 1-4, Morris 0-1). Fouled Out—N one. Rebounds—Iowa St. 33 (Poppens, Stuckey 7), Kansas 30 (Sutherland 10). Assists—Iowa St. 9 (Lacey 5), Kansas 13 (Engelman 6). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 15, Kansas 15. A—3,281.

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