No. 12 Texas A&M 59, Iowa St. 33

No. 12 Texas A&M 59, Iowa St. 33

Published Jan. 14, 2012 10:04 p.m. ET

Adaora Elonu scored 14 points and No. 12 Texas A&M kept Iowa State winless in the Big 12 with a 59-33 victory on Saturday night.

The defending national champions harassed the Cyclones with a physical, aggressive defense in bouncing back from Wednesday night's home loss to unranked Texas. The 33 points matched the fewest Iowa State has scored in a game in coach Bill Fennelly's 17 seasons.

A&M (11-4, 2-2) closed the first half with a 15-1 run to open a 33-15 lead and Iowa State never seriously threatened through the final 20 minutes.

Iowa State (9-6, 0-4) trailed 18-14 after Chelsea Poppens made a reverse layup with 9:05 left in the first half. But the Cyclones didn't hit another field goal until Poppens threw in an off-balance putback as the shot clock buzzer sounded a little more than a minute into the second half.


Skylar Collins added 12 points for the Aggies. Poppens led Iowa State with 10.