UNI Women beat Iowa State for the first time in 15 years 57-53 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UNI Women beat Iowa State for the first time in 15 years 57-53

Posted: Updated:
  • KWWL.com LinksMore>>

  • UNI Panthers

    Panthers

    Get the latest news and sports information about the University of Northern Iowa Panthers sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball.More >>
    Get the latest news and sports information about the University of Northern Iowa Panthers sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball.More >>
  • Iowa State Cyclones

    Cyclones

    The latest news and information for the Iowa State University Cyclones sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and more.More >>
    The latest news and information for the Iowa State University Cyclones sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and more.More >>

Propelled by a pair of 17-point performances from senior Kennedy Kirkpatrick and junior Ellie Howell, the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team (1-1) defeated Iowa State (1-1) in thrilling fashion at home, 57-53.

 

The win for UNI was its first over ISU since 2002, as the victory snapped a 15-game streak for the Cyclones. ISU had a chance to win or tie the game with only 12 seconds remaining, but Megan Maahs pulled down her 13th rebound of the night on a contested shot to secure the Panther victory.

 

As a team, UNI held ISU to just 19-of-53 (35.8%) shooting on the night, while forcing 14 turnovers defensively. Kirkpatrick and Howell each drained a trio of 3-pointers, while going a blistering 6-of-11 and 7-of-16 from the field. Junior Taylor Hagen matched her career-high with 11 points to aid the Panthers.

 

The Panthers and Cyclones were neck and neck after the first quarter, with both teams putting up 15 points to start the action on Tuesday night. UNI began to pull away late in the second quarter as the veteran duo of Kirkpatrick and Howell combined to score seven points for the quarter as the Panthers took a five-point lead into halftime.

 

ISU would trim the margin to four after a 13-12 advantage in the third quarter. Bridget Carleton would pace the Cyclones with eight points, while Kirkpatrick would lead the Panthers with six for the quarter after burying a pair of treys to give UNI the 40-36 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

 

With only 6:48 remaining, the Panthers jumped out to a 49-40 lead following a Kirkpatrick 3-pointer and Howell layup. The Cyclones chipped away at the deficit and brought the score to 55-53 late, but a missed shot would be hauled in by Maahs who secured the rebound and UNI’s impressive victory over a Power 5 team.

 

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win over Dubuque

    Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win over Dubuque

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-12-11 03:20:11 GMT

    Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. 

    More >>

    Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. 

    More >>
  • Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

    Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-12-11 03:16:38 GMT

     Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win.

    More >>

     Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win.

    More >>
  • Garza has 23 points, 13 rebounds; Iowa beats Southern 91-60

    Garza has 23 points, 13 rebounds; Iowa beats Southern 91-60

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:10 PM EST2017-12-11 03:10:26 GMT

    Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the first 10 games with a sprained ankle followed by illness.

    More >>

    Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the first 10 games with a sprained ankle followed by illness.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly