The 12th ranked Iowa State Cyclones opened the 2021-2022 season Tuesday morning with a 65-38 win over Omaha at Hilton Coliseum.
It was a slow start for the Cyclones, as Omaha led 12-11 after the opening quarter. Iowa State was held scoreless for the first 3:32 of the game and was 1-of-12 from 3-point range in the opening frame. The Cyclones opened the second quarter on a 10-2 run and took a 26-18 lead at the half after holding the Mavericks to just six points in the second quarter.
Iowa State held a 19-9 advantage in the third quarter, taking a 45-27 lead into the final quarter. Iowa State opened the fourth on a 12-4 run before pushing the lead to 27 with 1:17 to play, its largest lead of the day. Iowa State had a 19-6 advantage in points off turnovers and 21-9 in second-chance points.
Emily Ryan had nine steals, tying the school record set by Tracy Horvath against Marquette on January 7th, 1989. Rylan also became just the sixth player in Big 12 history to hit the mark.
Iowa State will next be in action on Monday against South Dakota State at Hilton Coliseum.