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March 17, 2007

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2007 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball -- Minneapolis First Round
Saturday, March 17, 2007
No. 6 Iowa State (26-8) 79, No. 11 Washington (18-13) 60 -- Postgame Notes

  • This is the third meeting in the all-time series between Iowa State and Washington, a series Washington now leads 3-0. The teams met on Dec. 21, 2002, with Washington winning 64-63, and on Dec. 21, 2003, with Washington winning 76-55.
  • Iowa State is making its eighth NCAA tournament appearance, all under head coach Bill Fennelly, and its second in the last three years. The Cyclones are now 10-7 all-time in previous tournament games, and 6-2 in first-round NCAA tourney games. The Cyclones are now 2-5 in NCAA tournament games held at road or neutral sites. The Cyclones are 9-4 against teams seeded below them in NCAA tournament games.
  • Washington is making its 16th NCAA tournament appearance, its second straight tournament and third in the last five years. The Huskies are now 15-16 in previous tournament games, including an 8-5 record in first-round games and 3-8 in neutral-court tourney games.
  • Iowa State is playing its seventh game at the University of Minnesota all-time, now with a 2-5 record in its previous games at Minnesota (1-5 at Williams Arena, 1-0 at Sports Pavilion). Last season (Dec. 22, 2005), the Cyclones lost at Minnesota 66-61.
  • This is the second time Washington has played at the University of Minnesota. The previous time the Huskies played at Minnesota was on Dec. 31, 1988 (Williams Arena), when the Huskies beat the Gophers 74-59.
  • Iowa State is now 13-1 with the starting lineup of Lacey, Wieben, Medders, Ronhovde and Ross this season.
  • Washington is 3-2 with the starting lineup of Florence, Hicks, Banks, O'Hara and Plouffe this season.
  • It's the 34th game of the season for Iowa State, its most games in a single season in school history.
  • Iowa State is now one win away from its single-season school record for wins, 27 in 1999-2000 (27-6) and 2000-01 (27-6).
  • Iowa State is now 18-0 when scoring 70 or more points, while Washington is 1-13 when giving up 70 or more points. Washington is 18-9 when scoring 60 or more points.
  • It's the ninth time that Washington has been held to 60 or fewer points in an NCAA tournament game; 1-8 in those games.
  • Iowa State is now 15-2 when holding its opponents to 60 or fewer points.
  • Iowa State is now 19-1 when outrebounding its opponents; Washington is now 4-10 when outrebounded.
  • Iowa State is now 5-1 when four or more players score in double figure, while Washington is now 5-5 when two players score in double figures.
  • Washington is now 6-4 in Saturday games this season, while Iowa State is 9-5.
  • This is Washington's second game against a Big 12 team this season; on Dec. 6, the Huskies topped Texas A&M 65-59.
  • This is Iowa State's first game against a Pac-10 team this season.
  • Washington is now 4-9 against teams playing in the NCAA tournament this season, while Iowa State is 5-5 against NCAA tournament teams.
  • Shooting 51.8 percent (29-of-56) for the game, it is the fifth time that Iowa State has hit 50 percent or better from the field (5-0) this season. Washington is now 1-9 when opponents shoot better than 50 percent from the field this season.
  • With a team-high 18 points, it's the 22nd time that Iowa State forward Nicky Wieben has scored in double figures this season, and the 13th time (and fourth in a row) that guard Alison Lacey has scored in double figures, as she scored 12 points. It's the 19th time that Toccara Ross has scored in double figures; she had 12 points.
  • Iowa State guard Lindsey Medders claimed 10 assists, marking the fifth time she has had double-figures in assists, also her third point-assist double-double of the season and 11th of her career. She scored 12 points on Saturday.
  • With a game-high 19 points, it's the 29th time this season, and fifth in a row, that Washington guard Cameo Hicks has scored in double figures, and the 23rd time she has led the team in scoring this season. Hicks moved into 11th place on the school's career scoring list, with 1,472 points.
  • With seven rebounds, it's the 10th time this season that Washington guard Emily Florence has led the team in rebounding.
  • With 10 points, it's the fifth time that Washington forward Breanne Watson has scored in double figures.
  • Iowa State led 39-26 at halftime; the Cyclones are now 20-2 when leading at the half. Washington is 3-9 when trailing at the half.
  • Behind 10 points from Toccara Ross on 4-of-5 shooting, the Cyclones took a 39-26 halftime lead, rallying from an early nine-point deficit. The Cyclones hit 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the field in the first half, while limiting Washington to 27.0 percent (10-of-37). Washington was 1-of-9 from three-point range in the first half, while Iowa State was 5-for-11. Iowa State outrebounded Washington by a 22-18 margin in the first half, with Megan Ronhovde grabbing four rebounds.
  • Washington jumped out to a 15-6 lead with 14:16 left in the first half, with Andrea Plouffe and Jill Bell scoring four points each in the early run. But an 11-0 run over the next 3:01, keyed by four points from Toccara Ross, gave the Cyclones their first lead, 17-15 with 11:15 left in the first half. The Cyclones then outscored Washington by a 17-4 margin over the final eight minutes of the opening frame to take a 39-26 lead into the locker room.
  • It's the 21st time this season that Iowa State has held its opponents under 30 points in the first half this season. The Cyclones are now 17-4 when holding opponents under 30 points in the first half.
  • It is the 12th time this season that Washington has been held under 30 points in the first half, the sixth time in the Huskies' last eight games. The Huskies are now 6-6 this season when being held under 30 points in the first half.
  • It's the eighth time this season that Iowa State has shot more than 50 percent in the first half; the Cyclones are 8-0 in those games.
  • It was the sixth time this season that Washington has been held to under 30 percent shooting in the first half; the Huskies are 3-3 in those games. It's also the sixth time the Huskies have been held to under 15 percent shooting from three-point range in the first half; the Huskies are 4-2 in those games.
  • It's the second straight time that Washington has scored 26 points in the first half of an NCAA tournament game; last year, the Huskies scored 26 points in their 72-49 loss to LSU in the second round. Overall, it's the sixth time they have scored 26 or fewer points in the opening half of an NCAA tournament game, they are now 1-5 in those games.
  • In the second half, Iowa State continued its strong shooting, hitting 46.4 percent (13-of-28) from the field, while limiting Washington to 37.1 percent (13-of-35) from the field.
  • A 10-3 run gave the Cyclones their biggest lead of the game, 62-42 with 9:00 left to play.
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