A women’s in-state matchup tonight finds Drake visiting 20th-ranked IowaState. Both teams opened the season with victories, and Iowa coach LisaStone expects an emotional matchup.Stone says Iowa State’s ability to shoot three-pointers will test them ondefense. Stone expects Iowa State to spread the floor, and she says hersquad will have to “dig down” and move their feet on defense. Cyclone coachBill Fennelly says the in-state games always provide added interest.Fennelly says it’s a big time of year for his Cyclones as they play Drake,Iowa and U-N-I in a 10-day span. A chore for the Cyclones early this seassonis to find a way to replace the numbers in the post that the departed AngieWelle provided. Fennelly says he’s asking his guards to be “very efficient”and take the pressure off the two women who’re playing in Welle’s centerposition.
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