In women’s basketball action tonight the Iowa Hawkeyes open the Big Ten race at 17th ranked Penn State. The Hawks are coming off a 43-point blowout at Kansas State and it gets no easier for Lisa Bluder’s team as they’re in the middle of a tough stretch with three top 15 games on the road.Bluder says the biggest chore for the coaching staff heading into tonight’s game is keeping the Hawkeyes confident.