Texas guard Sug Sutton (1) and the Longhorns will close the regular season Tuesday night at TCU. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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It’s over: Iowa State 82, Texas 73

Cyclones have hit a 3 pointer in 764 straight games.

Posted March 2nd, 2019

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  • Texas concludes regular season Tuesday at TCU

Freshman Ashley Joens scored 22 points to lead No. 20 Iowa State to an 82-73 victory over No. 18 Texas Saturday night at the Erwin Center.

It was a critical loss for the Longhorns, who were hoping to be a No. 2 seed at the conference tournament next weekend. Texas dropped to 21-8, 11-6 in the Big 12. Iowa State is 22-7, 12-5.

Texas drops into a third-place tie with West Virginia for third place in the conference.

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Junior guard Sug Sutton led the Longhorns with 21 points. Danni Williams had 15.

Iowa State, one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the nation every year, used the long ball to its advantage. The Cyclones made 8 treys in the first half. With Ashley Jones hitting four of them, Iowa State earned a 42-23 lead at halftime.

Texas would get no closer to seven points of the lead in the second half. A bucket by Williams with 38 seconds to play cut the margin to 74-67, but it was too late.

Iowa State hit a few milestones on Saturday. Bridget Carleton eclipsed the 2,000-point barrier for her career when she buried her first hot of the game. Also, the Cyclones have made a 3-point shot in 764 straight games, extending their own NCAA record.

Texas will close its regular season Tuesday night at TCU. The Big 12 Tournament is March 8-11 in Oklahoma City.

The Longhorns opened the night by honoring their three seniors — Jatarie White, Olamide Aborowa and Williams — for their last home game.

Joyner Holmes scored 13 points before fouling out with 2:42 to play.

 

 

 

 

 

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