On Tuesday, No. 23 Iowa State defeated Texas Tech 105-66. With the win, Iowa State sits at third in the Big 12 with a 6-3 record.

Against Texas Tech, Iowa State was able to eclipse 100 points for the second time this season, Bridget Carleton continued to climb up the record books and Kristin Scott continued her efficient offensive scoring.

Iowa State reaches 100 points for the second time this season


A member of the Iowa State Cheer Squad comes down from a stunt during the Iowa State vs Texas Tech women's basketball game Jan. 29 in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones defeated the Red Raiders 105-66.

Earlier in the Big 12 slate, Iowa State was able to defeat Oklahoma at home 104-78 for the first time Iowa State scored 100-plus points all season.

Against Texas Tech, Iowa State’s 105 point effort is tied for seventh for the most ever scored by the Cyclones. The most an Iowa State team has ever scored was in 1976 when the Cyclones were able to score 115 points versus Central.

With the amount of points Iowa State scored, the team’s season scoring average moved from 80.9 to 82.0 points per game average. The jump moves Iowa State from No. 13 nationally in scoring average to No. 10. The only other power five teams in the top 10 in scoring average are Mississippi State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Baylor.

The Iowa State record for points scored average in a season is 79.9, which was set in 2000.

Bridget Carleton continues to make history


Guard Bridget Carleton saves the ball from going out of bounds during the Iowa State vs Texas Tech women's basketball game Jan. 29 in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones defeated the Red Raiders 105-66.

With her 27-point effort, Carleton moved up two spots in the Iowa State all-time scoring records.

Now with 1,814 points, Carleton ranks fourth all-time in scoring after first passing Tonya Burns and then Jayme Olson against the Red Raiders. Burns finished her career with 1,789 points, and Olson finished with 1,799.

The players ranked ahead of Carleton are Megan Taylor with 1,866 all-time points, Lindsey Wilson with 1,875 points and Angie Welle with 2,149.

In addition, Carleton has taken the lead for another record held by Welle: the highest points per game average in school history. Carleton is currently averaging 20.6 points per game in her career, while Welle’s record is set at 20.5.

With her scoring average, Carleton will also have a chance to break Welle’s record for points scored in a season. Her record is 676 points.

Thus far, Carleton has scored 432 points with ten guaranteed games on the Cyclones’ schedule. The games include nine Big 12 regular season games and the one game Iowa State is guaranteed at the Big 12 Tournament.

Kristin Scott’s offensive efficiency


Center Kristin Scott gets a rebound during the Iowa State vs Texas Tech women's basketball game Jan. 29 in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones defeated the Red Raiders 105-66.

Against Texas Tech, Scott finished with 22 points and five rebounds. From the floor, Scott connected on eight of her 12 shots while also shooting 2-5 from three point range. Scott was also 4-4 from the free throw line.

This season, Scott has established herself as the Cyclones' second best scorer with 13.2 points per game, despite ranking fifth on the team in field goal attempts.

Prior to the game against Texas Tech, Scott set a career high in points scored against Oklahoma State with 31 points while recording a perfect shooting percentage.

Scott has been an efficient scorer this season, with an overall shooting percentage of 63.4. The percentage would rank ninth in the nation if she were included in the NCAA’s field-goal percentage leaders rankings.

In addition, Scott leads the Big 12 in three point shooting percentage, making 48.2 percent of her tries from long range — uncommon from a center. The next highest is Oklahoma’s Jessi Murcer, who is shooting 44.7 percent from three.

Last season as a freshman, Scott’s shooting splits were 37.7 percent from the floor and 14.6 percent from three.

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