A strange twist in the schedule will leave Iowa State fans with a choice. The Cyclone men start a week of in-state competition with a game at Drake on Wednesday night while the ISU women are at home at the same time to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly says it’s unfortunate, and he’s disappointed because he wants to watch the men’s game. Fennelly says when you play so many games, there are only so many slots to schedule your rivals, and he says TV plays a role.
Fennelly says they can’t do anything about it, and he says hopefully people will be able to watch their game and listen in to the men.
The Cyclone men are 3-3 after an overtime win at Oregon State. Cyclone coach Greg McDermott says it was a big win for his team, and good to get away and spend some time together and get locked in and focused to win a basketball game. He says some players really stepped up and their ability to get the ball inside was executed as well as they had all year.
McDermott says he likes the progress his team is showing. He says they have to clean a few things up, but have done a good job of holding down their opponents field goal percentage. McDermott says they have to do a better job at the free throw line and Drake will be a big test.