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Iowa State upsets #6 Baylor, ends Bears’ 61-game home win streak



WACO, Texas  — Ashley Joens scored 14 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter and Iowa State beat No. 6 Baylor 75-71 on Saturday night, ending the Lady Bears’ 61-game home court winning streak.

Baylor (8-2, 3-1 Big 12) played for the first time in two weeks because of a pause in the program after coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19. The Lady Bears overcame an early 13-point deficit, but couldn’t avoid a second consecutive streak-snapping loss to the Cyclones.

Iowa State’s 57-56 home win in the final game last season, when Joens made a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, ended the Lady Bears’ 58-game conference winning streak.

Lexi Donarski finished with 17 points for the Cyclones (9-4, 5-1) and Emily Ryan had 15.

Jaden Owens had 15 points for Baylor, while NaLyssa Smith had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Moon Ursin had 12 points and Queen Egbo 11.

The Lady Bears hadn’t lost at home since Feb. 6, 2017 against Texas. Their home winning streak was the 10th longest in NCAA history.

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