No. 13 Texas Sneaks By No. 16 Iowa St., 55-52
Feb. 15, 2009
AMES, Iowa (AP) -Earnesia Williams scored with 24 second left as No. 13 Texas rallied to beat 16th-ranked Iowa State 55-52 on Sunday and pick up its fifth straight win.
Erika Arriaran scored 16 points to lead Texas (19-5, 7-3 Big 12) which snapped the Cyclones four-game home winning streak against ranked opponents.
Iowa State led 52-47 with 2:04 left before Arriaran hit a pair of jumper to pull the Longhorns within one. After a Texas stop, Williams' putback gave the Longhorns a 53-52 lead, and Iowa State lost the ball out of bounds with 11 seconds left.
Carla Cortijo then hit two free throws, and Iowa State's Alison Lacey failed to get off a potential game-tying 3 as time expired.
Texas's bench scored 39 points, led by Arriaran and Ashley Lindsey, who shot 6-of-9 from the field.
Lacey had a game-high 19 points the Cyclones (18-6, 6-4), who led by as much as 11 late in the first half. Iowa State fell to 12-1 at home this season.