The Iowa Hawkeye women open the Big Ten Tournament Friday afternoon in Indianapolis against Michigan State. It will be the third matchup of the season after they split two regular season games.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says they’re continuing to grow and get better. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 10-6 in the Big Ten and 17-10 overall.
Bluder says while confident they will play in the NCAA Tournament they are taking nothing for granted. A year ago the Hawkeyes finished 20-9 but were left out after losing to Penn State in the quarterfinals. She says they’re approaching it like they have to continue to win. Bluder says they aren’t taking anything for granted. The Spartans are the fourth seed and finished the regular season 21-8.