CINCINNATI (AP) — Hallie Christofferson scored 25 points as No. 22 Iowa State used a dominant second half to rout Cincinnati 78-42 on Thursday night.
Leading 40-32 with 14 minutes remaining, Iowa State (3-0) scored the game’s next 15 points to extend its lead to 55-32. The Cyclones outscored Cincinnati 44-17 in the second half and have now won their first three games by an average of 27 points apiece.
Iowa State shot 52 percent from the field and was 12-of-24 on 3-pointers. Cincinnati (1-3) shot only 29.6 percent from the floor and just 4-of-20 from behind the 3-point line.
Seanna Johnson added 13 points for the Cyclones and Jadda Bukley had 12. Christofferson, who entered the game as the Big 12 Conference’s leading scorer, also grabbed seven rebounds.
Dayeesha Hollins led Cincinnati with 12 points.