Scratch another milestone off the list for surging Texas A&M.
Danielle Adams scored 25 points and the sixth-ranked Aggies beat No. 20 Iowa State, 60-51, on Saturday, snapping the Cyclones 19-game home winning streak with their first win in Ames.
Sydney Carter added 13 for the Aggies (17-1 overall, 5-0 Big 12), who picked up their 11th straight win and handed the Cyclones their first home defeat since Nebraska beat them in last season’s Big 12 opener.
“This is just pure history. It feels so great to win here,” Carter said. “That’s a sign of this team being mentally tough and physically tough. Just having that confidence to walk into the gym on the road in the Big 12 and come out with a win says it all about our team.”
The Aggies finally broke through at Hilton Coliseum behind Adams, who finished with 12 rebounds and 14 second-half points as Texas A&M pushed a slim lead to 56-44 with 4:38 to go.
The Cyclones (13-5, 1-3) got to 56-51 with 1:17 left before the Aggies sealed the game at the free-throw line.
Kelsey Bolte had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cyclones , who lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Though Bolte racked up her fourth straight 20-point game in Big 12 play, Iowa State was done in yet again by a lack of scoring punch beyond its senior star.
“Kelsey Bolte is just amazing what she’s been doing for this team with not a whole lot of help,” Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said. “We’ve had a lot of great players here, but they’ve had a little more help.”
At No. 1 Baylor 64, Texas Tech 51: Brittney Griner had 25 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots for the Bears (18-1, 5-0 Big 12), who extended their winning streak to 15 games with a victory in the rematch against the Red Raiders (16-3, 3-2).
At No. 2 Connecticut 66, Pittsburgh 46: Maya Moore had 28 points and 11 rebounds to help the Huskies (18-1, 7-0 Big East) beat the Panthers (9-9, 1-4).
No. 7 Xavier 82, at Charlotte 61: Amber Harris had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Musketeers (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic-10) overcame a slow start to beat the 49ers (15-5, 3-2).
At No. 9 West Virginia 78, South Florida 52: Sarah Miles and Liz Repella scored 16 points apiece and the Mountaineers (19-1, 5-1 Big East) pulled away in the second half for a win over the Bulls (9-11, 0-6).
At No. 13 DePaul 77, Seton Hall 59: Keisha Hampton and Taylor Pikes each scored 16 points and the Blue Demons (19-2, 6-0 Big East) beat the Pirates (7-12, 0-6).
At No. 16 Georgetown 60, Villanova 44: Tia Magee scored a season-high 18 points and Sugar Rodgers had 17 to lead the Hoyas (15-5, 3-3 Big East) past the Wildcats (8-11, 0-6).
At No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 87, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 39: Kayla Tetschlag had 20 points and 10 rebounds while Celeste Hoewisch added 19 points and seven steals to help the Phoenix (18-1, 7-0 Horizon League) beat the Panthers (6-12, 3-4).