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

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


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


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.