Cyclones’ Oklahoma hero selected for weekly award

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State guard Jadda Buckley has been selected as the Big 12 Conference women’s baskeball Freshman of the Week for the third time this season, the league office announced Monday.

Buckley scored a career-high 29 points to lead the then-No. 14 Cyclones to an 82-75 overtime victory at No. 25 Oklahoma on Sunday. The Mason City native scored 22 of her 29 points after halftime, including 6-of-7 attempts from 3-point range. Her last trey put ISU ahead for good in overtime.

Buckley was held scoreless in the Cyclones’ Big 12 opener, a 71-49 win Thursday at TCU.

Iowa State, now ranked 11th, returns to the court Wednesday with a 7 p.m. home game against Texas Tech.