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2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship
Game 1: No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Colorado

March 11, 2008

Final Score: Iowa State 76 - Colorado 50

Starters
Colorado: Smith, Powers, Spears, Putnina, McFarland
Iowa State: Lacey, Bolte, Ezell, Nisleit, Anderson

2007-08 Regular Season

  • The Cyclones won both meetings during the regular season, including an 84-77 double-overtime decision in Boulder

Updated Head-to-Head Figures

  • CU leads the all-time series 36-25
  • ISU has won nine of the last 10 matchups
  • CU is 6-4 all-time against ISU in the conference tourney
  • Kathy McConnell-Miller is now 1-6 all-time against ISU
  • Bill Fennelly is now 18-12 all-time against CU

At the Conference Tournament

  • The Cyclones' 19 wins at conference are the most of any team in the league. The team is now 19-9 in tournament history.

In the First Round

  • CU is now 3-4 all-time in the championship's first round and 8-11 overall in Big 12 tourney history
  • ISU is now 7-1 all-time in the opening round
  • The No. 8 seed is now 5-11 in the first round, while the No. 9 seed stands at 7-12

ISU by the Numbers

  • Heather Ezell (16) and Kelsey Bolte (10) both scored double digits for the Cyclones in the first half
  • Heather Ezell's 25 points is a season high in conference play. Her seven treys is the most in conference play this season and her highest total since her 10 against Sacramento State in the second game of the season. She has had three or more three-pointers nine times this season and has had four or more five times
  • Alison Lacey posted her second double-double of the season on Tuesday with 13 points and 10 assists
  • Kelsey has now scored 15 or more points eight times this season with her 19 points
  • The team's 26-point win is the team's largest margin of victory since conference play opened
  • The team's 11 steals ties for its highest total of the season (11 vs. Northern Iowa)
  • The Cyclones' 21 assists is their third highest total of the season
  • The Cyclones tallied 14 points off the Buffs' 11 first-half turnovers
  • This is the ninth time on the season that the team has tallied 10 or more 3-pointers and the third time it has shot better than .500 from behind the 3-point line (last time was .519 vs. Colorado on Jan. 13)
  • Heather Ezell's seven treys tied the Big 12 Championship single-game record. Renee Hanebutt hit seven in the 1999 tournament
  • Iowa State has now hit a three-pointer in 411 consecutive games, the nation's second longest active streak
  • With her three blocks, Jocelyn Anderson improved her Iowa State single-season blocked shots record to 66
  • Iowa State's 39 points in the first half was the highest scoring output in the first 20 minutes this season for the Cyclones
  • Iowa State's five turnovers tied their season low, which they also set against Iowa on Dec. 5
  • Iowa State's .438 shooting percentage was its best since shooting 48.8 percent at home against Missouri on Feb. 9
  • With her seven treys today, Heather Ezell moved into seventh place on the Iowa State career three-pointers list with 184. She is moved ahead of Tracy Gahan, who had 182 (1999-2002).
  • With their 76 points today, Iowa State improved to 66-5 in the last five seasons when scoring 70 or more points. It was only the sixth time this season Iowa State has hit the 70-point mark.

CU by the Numbers

  • This was McFarland's fifth time scoring 20 or more points since conference play began in January
  • At the half, Colorado had amassed 11 turnovers to Iowa State's one.
  • CU's Aija Putnina scored the first eight points of the game for her team, which included a pair of 3-pointers. Jackie McFarland followed this up with eight straight points of her own.
  • McFarland was the only Buff to play all 20 minutes and score double digits in the first half. She tallied 16 of the team's 28 points.
  • This is the 15th consecutive game the team has shot lower than .500 from the field
  • The Buffs tied their season low in steals with two (last time vs. Oklahoma State)
  • Colorado falls to 8-11 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 3-4 in first round games.
  • ISU leads the series 3-1 in the Big 12 Championship, winning the last three. The Cyclones won all three meetings this season and have won nine of the last 10 over the Buffs. The last time CU lost three against one team in the same season was 2005-06 against Nebraska.
  • Colorado falls to 0-13 in games when trailing at the half this season and has lost 18 straight dating back to a 70-67 win over Texas Tech on Feb. 3, 2007.
  • Senior Jackie McFarland broke her own school single-season record for free-throws made by making 5-of-6 and now stands at 163. She beat her previous of 161 set in 2006-07
  • McFarland registered her 98th career double-digit scoring game and 90th in her last 96 games. She is just one point behind Tera Bjorklund (2000-04) for second place on CU's all-time list (1,857)
  • Sophomore Bianca Smith moved into a three-way tie for second on CU's single-season list for 3-point field goals with 71, joining Shelley Sheetz (1992-93) and Jenny Roulier (2001-02).
  • Sophomore Aija Putnina hit her first two 3-point field goals of at the beginning of the game. She did not have a 3-pointer during the Big 12 regular season, missing all 13 attempts and is 10-of-36 on the season. She becomes the seventh Buffalo this season to have 10 or more 3-pointers, the most in team history.
  • Iowa State's Heather Ezell had seven 3-point field goals tying for the most ever allowed by the Buffaloes. Amy Yates of Texas A&M also had seven on Jan. 14, 1998.
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