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Nebraska 43

(10-6, 0-2 Big 12)

(17) Iowa State 64

(13-3, 1-1 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, January 11, 2011

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    NEB 26 1743
    #17ISU 21 4364

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: L. Moore 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Iowa State: K. Bolte 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kelsey Bolte's 22 points lead Cyclones to 13th win

    Associated Press

    AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly might have to work on his pregame speech.

    For the second game in a row, the Cyclones got off to a terrible start. But unlike the previous game, a 70-58 loss to top-ranked Baylor, Iowa State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) came back with a huge second half Tuesday night and rolled past Nebraska 64-43.

    Kelsey Bolte scored 22 points and Iowa State outscored Nebraska 43-11 in the first 16 minutes of the second half, finishing that stretch with a 22-0 run.

    The Cyclones (13-3, 1-1 Big 12) regrouped after falling behind 9-0 and trailing by as many as 11. Against Baylor, they trailed 16-0 before getting on the scoreboard.

    "I have no idea what's going on at the beginning of the game," Fennelly said. "It was obvious the speech I gave Saturday was bad, so this one it was like, whatever."

    Anna Prins added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Iowa State and Lauren Mansfield opened things up in the second half by scoring on four drives to the basket. She finished with nine points to go with seven assists and two steals.

    Lindsey Moore's 13 points led Nebraska (10-6, 0-2), which has lost five of seven. The Cornhuskers led 26-21 at halftime, then missed 23 of their first 28 shots in the second half.

    Iowa State started the second half with a 19-4 run to open a 40-30 lead. Nebraska drew to 42-37 on Katya Leick's basket inside, but the Cornhuskers went scoreless for the next nine minutes and by the time they got another basket, Iowa State led 64-37.

    "When you pick up the defense, the offense is going to come," Bolte said. "We picked it up on the defensive end and we were able to get things going on the offensive end."

    Bolte certainly picked it up. She made all seven of her second-half shots, including four 3-pointers, after managing only four points in the opening half.

    "We went one possession to zone [on defense] and didn't find her and that got her going," Nebraska coach Connie Yori said.

    Iowa State took its first lead when Bolte swished a 3-pointer from the left corner with 17:47 left, putting the Cyclones up 28-26. Chelsea Poppens followed with a driving basket for Iowa State and the Cyclones never trailed again.

    "This game is so amazing how one thing feeds the other," Fennelly said. "Offensively, we were inept in the first eight minutes. Defensively, we weren't very good, either.

    "But as bad as we were early in the first half, we were that good in the second half."

    Nebraska's leading scorer for the season, Jordan Hooper, hit two 3-pointers in the first 8 minutes, then made only one more basket and finished with eight points. She was averaging 15.7.

    Senior Dominique Kelley, the Cornhuskers' No. 2 scorer with a 14.1 average, sat out for the fourth time in five games because of a sore knee. The 43 points were a season low for the Cornhuskers, who were coming off their previous low in a 70-50 loss to No. 15 Oklahoma.

    "With 'Nique being out, that hurts us a lot," Moore said. "Having her experience on the team adds that much more to it. Not having her out there, it's hard to get ball movement. We can definitely be the same team. We just have to have people step up in that area."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    ISU
    Points 43 64
    FG Made-Attempted 18-55 (.327) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 27

    Game Leaders

     
    NEB
    ISU
    PointsL. Moore 13K. Bolte 22
    ReboundsJ. Hooper 6A. Prins 11
    AssistsK. Burke 3L. Mansfield 7
    StealsK. Burke 1L. Mansfield 2
    BlocksC. Redmon 1K. Bolte 1

    2010-11 Season

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