Iowa State to host after incomes three seed

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AMES — The Iowa State University girls’ basketball crew knew it had achieved sufficient to earn a bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament, however where it might be seeded become still a thriller. That riddle turned into solved on Monday, earlier than anticipated, as the brackets were revealed and the Cyclone women have been indexed because of the No. Three seed within the Chicago Region. Because of being one of the top sixteen seeds inside the subject, Iowa State gets to host the primary rounds of the tournament in Ames, wherein the Cyclones will face off with No. 14 seed New Mexico State at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday at 4:30 p.M. Iowa State head train Bill Fennelly stated his women earned their seeding with how they closed the season, making the Big 12 Conference Tournament very last where it fell to No. 1 seed Baylor.

 

“We thought we could get to a 3, I idea this crew performed truly nicely, the way we performed Texas, the way we performed Baylor for most of the game placed us in that function,” he said. “It’s an awesome local, we’ve got four outstanding teams on this little pod, and I suppose it will likely be a terrific fanbase. I am searching forward to placing on an awesome display. We continually do in Hilton. There won’t be a higher phase for the initial and 2d round in u. S . A. Than right here at Hilton.” Also gambling in Ames could be sixth-seeded DePaul and No. Eleven seed Missouri State. The winner of Iowa State-New Mexico State will face the winner of DePaul-Missouri State in Ames on Monday. The Cyclones (25-8) earned a three seed for the first time since 2002, while the selection became the 17th total for this system and 17th under Fennelly. New Mexico State (26-6) received the Western Athletic Conference everyday season and event. The Aggies come into the tournament with a 17-sport winning streak. Iowa State senior Bridget Carleton, the Big 12 Player of the Year, stated having a chance to play at home for in all likelihood two extra video games is an awesome way to wrap up her very last season. “Our goal is to make the tournament every year, however, to be a three seed and get a pair greater games optimistically at Hilton is fantastic,” she stated. “We love gambling at domestic, so we’re super excited.” The recreation among the Cyclones and Aggies at four:30 p.M. On Friday at Hilton Coliseum can be broadcast on ESPN 2.