Oklahoma at Iowa State
|Full Results||Oklahoma: 197.475||Iowa State: 196.825|
|VT: Makayla Maxwell
|UB: Anastasia Webb
|BB: Karrie Thomas
|FX: Anastasia Webb
|AA: Anastasia Webb
The Big Storyline: Iowa State went 23/24 in its best performance of the season. Oklahoma continued to prove that its early season issues are a distant memory.
Implications: Head coach Jay Ronayne recently told CGN that he thinks the Cyclones are capable of going toe-to-toe with the nation’s top teams, and they certainly demonstrated that today. While today’s results won’t affect the Big 12 rankings, Iowa State might move up a spot or two nationally. It also bodes well for the team’s postseason prospects.
Records: This is the Cyclones’ highest team score under Ronayne. Oklahoma senior Karrie Thomas earned a career high-tying 9.950 on beam. Iowa State senior Andrea Maldonado scored a season high on floor while junior Addy De Jesus notched a new career high on beam, both going 9.925. De Jesus also earned a career-high 39.600 in the all around, becoming just the fourth Cyclone in program history—and the first since 2007—to score a 9.900-plus on all four events in a single season.
Controversies: Oklahoma benefitted from two scoring changes on floor, which has become a recurring theme this season. The issue isn’t that the Sooners are challenging questionable scores (especially since it’s working to their benefit), but that there’s been no transparency or apparent oversight from a judging standpoint. We want receipts!
- Video Type: ESPN+
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/405a5568-f23a-4875-9454-70ad8eefb3fb#bucketId=1
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=325444
- Live Blog Editor: Katie W