The Iowa State women will try to pull a shocker on Sunday when they take on defending national champion Connecticut in the “sweet sixteen” of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Cyclones advance by rallying past Wisconsin-Green Bay 60-56 on Tuesday night while top ranked UConn is riding an NCAA record 74-game winning streak and all of the wins have been double digits.
Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly who says the Cyclones look forward to the challenge, one he calls will be the greatest challenge he has even been a part of. Fennelly says you either accept the challenge or go home. He says it would be an upset of monumental proportions and they will enjoy the fun of being in the Sweet 16.
He says they will play hard and be ready to go. Fennelly says if you are competitive and tough-minded, you want to be challenged against the best, and they will have that opportunity Sunday.
UConn’s closest game this season was a 12-point victory over second ranked Stanford. Fennelly says “it’s absolutely amazing what they have done,” and he says they may be the best woman’s team in history.
Iowa State is 25-7. UConn is 35-0 and the winner will advance to the regional final on Tuesday to take on either Mississippi State or Florida State.