It was a basketball double-header in Ames last night and now Iowa State has double final four berths in the W-N-I-T and the N-I-T. The Cyclone women got things started with a 66-58 win over St. Josephs. Coach Bill Fennelly said that the tournament means a lot to his team. He says he thought they showed a lot of courage down the stretch. He says the goal was to hold them to 57 and they held them to 58. Lyndsey Medders had 19 for I-S-U, Mary Fox 12 and Anne O’Niel 11. Iowa State will play host to U-N-L-V in the W-N-I-T semifinals Sunday at two p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.The Iowa State men also locked up a a final four berth with a 77-69 win over Marquette in the second game of the night in Ames. Cyclone coach Wayne Morgan is a native of New York and says it was a great win over a good team and says he couldn’t be prouder of his kids..Morgan took over a Cyclone program in turmoil about one year ago after Larry Eustachy resigned amidst the scandal of published pictures showing Eustachy partying with Missouri coeds. Morgan was asked how the program was able to grown in that time. He says it was his stubbornness to tell them they could do it, and their work to keep getting better. Jake Sullivan led the Cyclones with 22 points. Iowa State will face Rutgers in New York City on Tuesday at six p.m. Michigan and Oregon make up the rest of the N-I-T final four. Senior Jackson Vroman says they took control once they loosened up a little in the second half.The men will face Rutgers in New York City on Tuesday at six p.m. Michigan and Oregon make up the rest of the N-I-T final four.
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