Ashley Joens leads No. 23 Iowa State women over TCU 91-68

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 23 Iowa State to a 91-68 victory over TCU on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference opener.



Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) is knocked backwards as TCU guard Tavy Diggs (13) positions for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) is knocked backwards as TCU guard Tavy Diggs (13) positions for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)



TCU guard Tavy Diggs, left, and Iowa State guard Madison Wise, right, chase after a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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TCU guard Tavy Diggs, left, and Iowa State guard Madison Wise, right, chase after a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Joens, who was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List on Wednesday, was 10-of-15 shooting and made all 10 of her free throws. It was her second double-double of the season and 20th of her career. She had 20 points in the first half against TCU (2-1, 0-1).



Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) works to the basket against TCU forward Michelle Berry, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) works to the basket against TCU forward Michelle Berry, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Kristin Scott added 15 points for Iowa State (2-1, 1-0). Freshman Aubrey Joens had four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.



Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) and forward Kristin Scott (25) defend as TCU forward Yummy Morris (5) takes a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State guard Ashley Joens (24) and forward Kristin Scott (25) defend as TCU forward Yummy Morris (5) takes a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Tavy Diggs scored 19 points for the Horned Frogs (2-1, 0-1), who shot 37% from the floor. Lauren Heard added 18 points and Michelle Berry had 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds.



Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelley instructs his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelley instructs his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Cyclones started on a 19-5 run, Ashley Joens scored 13 points and the Cyclones built a 28-10 first-quarter lead. Aubrey Joens’ 3-pointer stretched Iowa State’s lead to 40-15 with 5:24 remaining in the second quarter and the Cyclones led 54-32 at halftime.



TCU head coach Raegan Pebley shouts instructions to her team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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TCU head coach Raegan Pebley shouts instructions to her team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Attendance was 715 inside the 6,800-seat Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.



TCU guard Caroline Germond (0) loses control of the ball to Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) on a drive to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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TCU guard Caroline Germond (0) loses control of the ball to Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) on a drive to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Iowa State guard Madison Wise (1) defends as TCU guard Lauren Heard (20) goes up fo a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State guard Madison Wise (1) defends as TCU guard Lauren Heard (20) goes up fo a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) and guard Madison Wise, right, combine to strip the ball away from TCU guard Tavy Diggs, center, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Iowa State guard Aubrey Joens (20) and guard Madison Wise, right, combine to strip the ball away from TCU guard Tavy Diggs, center, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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