Posted March 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Chelsea Poppens scored 19 points, Hallie Christofferson scored 11 of her 18 in the second half, and fifth-seeded Iowa State ended No. 12 seed Gonzaga's dominance at home in the NCAA women's tournament with a 72-60 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday. Gonzaga went 4-0 the past two seasons playing on its home floor at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the NCAAs in reaching the round of 16. Iowa State (24-8) finally solved beating Gonzaga at home thanks to dynamic shooting from behind the 3-point line and an awful shooting performance by the Bulldogs. Brynn Williamson hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Cyclones. Taelor Karr led Gonzaga (27-6) with 15 points, but the Bulldogs shot just 32 percent. Iowa State advanced out of the first round for the first time since 2010, when it won twice at home and reached the regional semifinals before falling to Connecticut. The Cyclones outlasted the Bulldogs despite committing 23 turnovers and having to play before a raucous pro-...
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