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Cyclone women escape Nebraska 69-61


KANSAS CITY, MISSOUR (KWWL)-- Lauren Mansfield scored 23 points and Kelsey Bolte added 15 to lead fifth-seeded Iowa State to a 69-61 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big 12 women's basketball tournament.

Iowa State will meet No. 4 seed Kansas State in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

The Cyclones (22-9) couldn't shake the Huskers until Chelsea Poppens snapped a 57-57 tie with a three-point play with 4:07 left.

Mansfield and Bolte each hit five 3s, and Poppens had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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