The Iowa State women stand two victories away from a first ever trip to the Final Four and they will try to take another step Saturday night when they play Michigan State in a regional semifinal round game in Berkley, California.

The Cyclones opened the tournament with wins over East Tennessee State and Ball State and have a record of 26-8. The Spartans are into the Sweet Sixteen after upsetting top seeded Duke in East Lansing.

Coach Bill Fennelly says Michigan State will be a tremendous challenge, as they are obviously a great team to beat Duke. With a victory, the Cyclones would advance to the regional final for the second time since Fennelly has been the coach.

Fenelly says it’s something you dream about and it’s an honor to represent the school. Sophomore guard Kelsey Bolte says the Cyclones want to extend their season.

Bolte says they are either going to keep playing or it’s going to be the last game for some of them in their careers. It’s an eight o’clock Iowa time tipoff. Ohio State and Stanford collide in the other regional semifinal.