NCAA Basketball

(KMAland) -- Iowa State, Iowa and Kansas all opened their seasons with wins on Thursday in regional women's college basketball action.

Iowa State (1-0): Ashley Joens poured in 23 points and added six rebounds and three steals for Iowa State in a 69-36 opening win over Southern (0-1). Kristin Scott had eight points, six rebounds and four blocks off the bench for the Cyclones.

Iowa (1-0): Iowa went 31 of 40 from the free throw line in an 85-53 victory over Florida Atlantic (0-1). Kathleen Doyle led the way with 15 points while Monika Czinano added 14, Alexis Sevillian had 12, Gabbie Marshall put in 11 and McKenna Warnock added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Kansas (1-0): Kansas freshman Zakiyah Franklin had 16 points, and Mariane De Varvalho finished with 15 for the Jayhawks in an 84-72 win over Indiana State (0-1). Brooklyn Mitchell put in 11 points.


Big Ten Conference 

Iowa 85 Florida Atlantic 53

Indiana 75 Mount St. Mary’s 52

Big 12 Conference 

Iowa State 69 Southern 36

Kansas 84 Indiana State 72

West Virginia 74 Saint Francis 45

Big East Conference 

Xavier 70 Utah 63

Marquette 92 St. Francis BKN 71

Missouri Valley Conference

Kansas 84 Indiana State 72

Southeastern Conference 

Georgia 80 Kennesaw State 65

Tennessee 63 Central Arkansas 36

Summit League 

Fort Wayne 61 Illinois-Chicago 50