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Iowa State Women Beat Nebraska 69-61 in Big 12 Tourney
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lauren Mansfield scored 23 points and Kelsey Bolte added 15 to lead fifth-seeded Iowa State to a 69-61 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big 12 women's basketball tournament.
Iowa State will meet No. 4 seed Kansas State in Wednesday's quarterfinals.
The Cyclones (22-9) couldn't shake the Huskers until Chelsea Poppens snapped a 57-57 tie with a three-point play with 4:07 left.
Mansfield and Bolte each hit five 3s, and Poppens had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Jordan Hooper had 16 points and Lindsey Moore 13 for the Huskers (13-18), who are departing the Big 12 next year for the Big Ten.
Nebraska, a No. 12 seed that finished just 3-13 in the Big 12 regular season, hung tough throughout the first half, overcoming an early 12-point deficit to forge a 38-38 tie on Hooper's 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer.