The Iowa State women rallied from behind to send the game to overtime but ended up falling to Marquette 69-63 in the second round of the N-I-T. Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said on his postgame show on the Cyclone Network that his team gave a good effort. He says they fought back after being down by four at the half and got the game into overtime but “gutting it out” and making some plays and had a chance to win.
Lyndsey Medders led Iowa State with 16 points, but was hampered again by an injured foot. Fennelly says Medders played hard and made some big shots, but was seven for 22 from the floor and he says that’s due to Medders not being able to practice. Fennelly says Medders is at her best when she can practice.
Three other Cyclones were in double figures, Lisa Bildeaux had 15 points, Brittany Wilkins 13 and Megan Ronhovde 10. Fennelly says you don’t have to look far to see why they lost the game. Fennelly says the things that have “haunted this team all year kind of came up to bite us again.”
He says the lack of attention to detail on defense and missing shots have plagued the team all year and he says it’s poetic justice that the season would end that way.
The Cyclones finish the season at 18-13 overall. The Cyclones were the last of three womens’ and two mens’ teams from Iowa in postseason play to fall.