LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Alison Lacey scored 22 points and Anna Prins added 12 as Iowa State (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) edged upset-minded 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 3-point attempt at the buzzer misfired.In search of their 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 just two points in the final 3:16.Carolyn Davis scored 17 points, Engelman added 15 and Sade Morris chipped in 14 to lead Kansas.