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2018–19 Iowa State Cyclones women's basketball team

The 2018–19 Iowa State Cyclones women's basketball team represents Iowa State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Bill Fennelly, who was in his 24th season at Iowa State. They play their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa as members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 13–5 in Big 12 play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the Big 12 Women's Tournament where they lost to Baylor. They received at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament defeated New Mexico State in the first round before getting upset by Missouri State in the second round.

2018–19 Iowa State Cyclones women's basketball
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
Presesason WNIT Champions
NCAA Women's Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 13-T
2018–19 record26–9 (13–5 Big 12)
Head coachBill Fennelly (24th season)
Assistant coachJodi Steyer
Assistant coachLatoja Schaben
Assistant coachBilly Fennelly
Home arenaHilton Coliseum
Seasons
2018–19 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Baylor 18 0   1.000     37 1   .974
No. 13 Iowa State 13 5   .722     26 8   .765
No. 23 Texas 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
West Virginia 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Kansas State 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
TCU 10 8   .556     24 11   .686
Oklahoma State 5 13   .278     14 16   .467
Texas Tech 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
Oklahoma 4 14   .222     8 22   .267
Kansas 2 16   .111     13 18   .419
2019 Big 12 Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Cyclones finished the 2017–18 season 14–17, 7–11 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women's Tournament where they lost to Texas.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Year Hometown Reason for departure
Emily Durr 3 G 6'0" Senior Utica, NY Graduated
Bride Kennedy-Hopoate 12 F 6'4" Junior Brisbane, Australia Transferred to New Mexico
Claire Ricketts 30 F 6'3" RS Senior Parker, TX Graduated

2018 team recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Morgan Kane
F
Riverton, UT Riverton High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Ashley Joens
G
Iowa City, IA City High School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Maddie Frederick
G
Tipp City, OH Tippecanoe High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

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RosterEdit

2018–19 Iowa State Cyclones women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Madison Wise 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Greenfield-Central Greenfield, IN
G 4 Rae Johnson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So St. Michael-Albertville Albertville, MN
G 10 Nia Washington 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Riverdale Baptist Stafford, VA
G 11 Jade Washington 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr Kilgore College Lancaster, TX
F 13 Adriana Camber 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Katedralskolan Lund, Sweden
F/C 14 Lauren Mills 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS Fr Rosny College Hobart, Australia
F 15 Inès Nezerwa 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Jacksonville College Bujumbura, Burundi
G 21 Bridget Carleton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr John McGregor Secondary Chatham, ON
G 23 Maddie Frederick 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Tippecanoe Tipp, OH
G 24 Ashley Joens 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Iowa City Iowa City, IA
C 25 Kristan Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Kasson-Mantorville Kasson, MN
F 31 Morgan Kane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Riverton West Jordan, UT
F 32 Meredith Burkhall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Roosevelt Urbandale, IA
G 33 Alexa Middleton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS Sr Riverdale HS
Tennessee
Murfreesboro, TN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2018*
6:30 pm
Southwest Baptist W 90–51 
 17  Carleton   10  Scott   6  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,156)
Ames, IA
Nov 4, 2018*
2:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
Winona State W 73–39 
 14  Wise   8  Tied   5  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,259)
Ames, IA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 9, 2018*
12:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
Niagara
Preseason WNIT First Round
W 95–35  1–0
 16  Jones   15  Carleton   7  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,293)
Ames, IA
Nov 11, 2018*
2:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
Northern Illinois
Preseason WNIT Quarterfinals
W 70–60  2–0
 21  Carleton   13  Carleton   7  Johnson  Hilton Coliseum (9,266)
Ames, IA
Nov 13, 2018*
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
Auburn
Preseason WNIT Semifinals
W 67–64  3–0
 18  Joens   13  Carleton   8  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,274)
Ames, IA
Nov 18, 2018*
3:30 pm, CBSSN
No. 24 Miami (FL)
Preseason WNIT Championship Game
W 75–52  4–0
 15  Tied   8  Scott   3  Tied  Hilton Coliseum (10,064)
Ames, IA
Nov 21, 2018*
5:00 pm
vs. Eastern Michigan
Carleton's Homecoming
W 85–59  5–0
 17  Carleton   11  Scott   3  Tied  Thames Campus Arena (1,021)
Chatham, ON
Nov 28, 2018*
7:00 pm
No. 23 at South Dakota L 59–64  5–1
 19  Wise   6  Scott   3  Middleton  Sanford Coyote Sports Center (2,364)
Vermillion, SD
Dec 2, 2018*
2:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 23 Arkansas
Big 12/SEC Women's Challenge
W 91–82  6–1
 24  Carleton   11  Carleton   8  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,097)
Ames, IA
Dec 5, 2018*
7:00 pm
at No. 16 Iowa
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
L 70–73  6–2
 21  Carleton   8  Scott   4  Middleton  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (6,289)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 9, 2018*
12:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
North Dakota W 87–35  7–2
 18  Carleton   8  Scott   4  Washington  Hilton Coliseum (9,701)
Ames, IA
Dec 16, 2018*
12:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
Drake W 86–81  8–2
 31  Carleton   8  Carleton   4  2 tied  Hilton Coliseum (10,923)
Ames, IA
Dec 19, 2018*
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
Prairie View A&M W 94–46  9–2
 22  Jones   8  2 tied   5  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,175)
Ames, IA
Dec 29, 2018*
1:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
Bucknell W 86–61  10–2
 21  Carleton   8  2 tied   5  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,261)
Ames, IA
Big 12 Conference Season
Jan 2, 2019
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 25 Kansas State W 96–58  11–2
(1–0)
 26  Carleton   10  Scott   7  2 tied  Hilton Coliseum (9,582)
Ames, IA
Jan 5, 2019
1:00 pm, FSN
No. 25 at Kansas W 82–73  12–2
(2–0)
 33  Carleton   6  2 tied   7  Middleton  Allen Fieldhouse (2,790)
Lawrence, KS
Jan 9, 2019
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 20 TCU W 92–54  13–2
(3–0)
 24  Carleton   10  Carleton   7  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,369)
Ames, IA
Jan 12, 2019
4:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 20 No. 11 Texas L 62–64  13–3
(3–1)
 20  Carleton   9  Carleton   3  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,983)
Ames, IA
Jan 16, 2019
6:00 pm
No. 18 at West Virginia L 64–73  13–4
(3–2)
 26  Carleton   10  Carleton   4  2 tied  WVU Coliseum (1,512)
Morgantown, WV
Jan 19, 2019
12:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 18 Oklahoma W 104–78  14–4
(4–2)
 25  Joens   10  Burkhall   5  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,758)
Ames, IA
Jan 23, 2019
7:00 pm, FSSW
No. 20 at No. 2 Baylor L 69–84  14–5
(4–3)
 28  Carleton   8  Scott   5  Middleton  Ferrell Center (5,285)
Waco, TX
Jan 26, 2019
5:00 pm
No. 20 at Oklahoma State W 84–71  15–5
(5–3)
 31  Scott   12  Scott   11  Middleton  Gallagher-Iba Arena (1,897)
Stillwater, OK
Jan 29, 2019
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 23 Texas Tech W 105–66  16–3
(6–3)
 27  Carleton   7  Carleton   9  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (9,394)
Ames, IA
Feb 2, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 23 at Kansas State W 81–52  17–5
(7–3)
 19  Carleton   12  Scott   7  Middleton  Bramlage Coliseum (3,668)
Manhattan, KS
Feb 9, 2019
6:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 23 West Virginia W 77–61  18–5
(8–3)
 29  Scott   12  Carleton   7  Carleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,408)
Ames, IA
Feb 13, 2019
6:30 pm
No. 18 at TCU L 69–76  18–6
(8–4)
 34  Carleton   10  Carleton   4  Middleton  Schollmaier Arena (2,556)
Fort Worth, TX
Feb 16, 2019
1:00 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 18 Oklahoma State W 89–67  19–6
(9–4)
 24  Carleton   12  Scott   4  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,386)
Ames, IA
Feb 20, 2019
10:30 am, FSSW
No. 20 at Oklahoma W 91–70  20–6
(10–4)
 28  Carleton   10  Carleton   9  Middleton  Lloyd Noble Center 
Norman, OK
Feb 23, 2019
3:00 pm, FSN
No. 20 No. 1 Baylor L 60–73  20–7
(10–5)
 28  Carleton   8  Carleton   5  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (11,143)
Ames, IA
Feb 26, 2019
6:00 pm, FSSW
No. 20 at Texas Tech W 64–62  21–7
(11–5)
 27  Carleton   11  Carleton   4  Carleton  United Supermarkets Arena (2,928)
Lubbock, TX
Mar 2, 2019
7:00 pm, LHN
No. 20 at No. 18 Texas W 82–73  22–7
(12–5)
 23  Carleton   12  Carleton   7  Carleton  Frank Erwin Center (4,052)
Austin, TX
Mar 4, 2019
6:30 pm, Cyclones.tv
No. 19 Kansas W 69–49  23–7
(13–5)
 20  Carleton   14  Scott   4  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (10,073)
Ames, IA
Big 12 Tournament
Mar 9, 2019
6:00 pm, FSN
(2) No. 19 vs. (10) Kansas
Quarterfinals
W 75–58  24–7
 18  Carleton   10  Wise   8  Middleton  Chesapeake Energy Arena 
Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 9, 2019
4:30 pm, FS1
(2) No. 19 vs. (3) No. 21 Texas
Semifinals
W 75–69  25–7
 24  Middleton   12  Joens   5  Carleton  Chesapeake Energy Arena 
Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 10, 2019
8:00 pm, FS1
(2) No. 13 vs. (1) No. 1 Baylor
Championship Game
L 49–67  25–8
 18  Middleton   8  Carleton   3  Middleton  Chesapeake Energy Arena (3,272)
Oklahoma City, OK
NCAA Women's Tournament
Mar 23, 2019*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
(3 C) No. 13 (14 C) New Mexico State
First Round
W 97–61  26–8
 23  Carleton   14  Nezerwa   9  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (6,503)
Ames, IA
Mar 25, 2019*
8:00 pm, ESPN
(3 C) No. 13 (11 C) Missouri State
Second Round
L 60–69  26–9
 31  Carleton   10  Carleton   5  Middleton  Hilton Coliseum (5,809)
Ames, IA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. C=Chicago Region.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR RV 23 RV RV RV RV 25 20 18 20 23 23 18 20 20 19 13-T Not released 
Coaches NR NR^ RV 22 RV RV RV RV RV 22 19 22 25 23 21 21 22 19 15 17

^Coaches' Poll did not release a second poll at the same time as the AP.

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iowa State Signs Top-15 Recruiting Class". Cyclones.com. Iowa State Cyclones. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.cyclones.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball