Bolte scores 26 in No. 23 Cyclones' 85-66 win
LINCOLN, Neb. – Kelsey Bolte scored 26 points, Anna Prins added a career-high 23 and No. 23 Iowa State had its best shooting night of the season in an 85-66 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
Iowa State (14-5, 2-3 Big 12) shot 57.6 percent from the field and made 10 3-pointers while scoring the most points allowed by Nebraska (11-8, 1-4) this season.
Bolte has scored 20 or more points in five straight games. The only senior on Iowa State's roster made 9 of 12 shots and is shooting 58.3 percent in Big 12 games.
Lindsey Moore scored a career-high 27 points for Nebraska. Kaitlyn Burke added 11 points.
Each of Nebraska's four losses in conference play have been by at least 19 points.
The Cyclones led 45-33 at half in a game matching teams ranking eighth and ninth in the Big 12 in scoring.
Moore scored 17 points in the first half, with one of her left-handed scoop shots pulling the Huskers within 19-15.
The Cyclones broke things open on an unusual sequence of plays that quickly put them ahead by 12 points. As Amanda Zimmerman hit a 3-pointer in front of the Nebraska bench, the Huskers' Catheryn Redmon was called for a foul away from the ball.
Nebraska coach Connie Yori raised her hands and yelled "No" as Iowa State was given the ball back. Zimmerman hit a jumper off the inbound pass and, after Jordan Hooper missed at the other end, Bolte made a 3 to put the Cyclones up 27-15.
The Huskers couldn't get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
The Cyclones, who beat Nebraska 63-43 in Ames two weeks ago, swept the season series. The teams were playing for the last time in the regular season as Big 12 members. The Huskers, who are moving to the Big Ten, won 40 of 75 meetings.