The Iowa Hawkeye women will close out their home season on Thursday night by hosting Illinois. It will be the final home game for a pair of seniors: Kachine Alexander and Kelsey Cermak.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says they have had 4 20-win seasons in a row, they are on the verge of 4 NCAA tournament appearances in a row, which she says leaves a legacy and they need a great sendoff. She says one way to honor the seniors would be to set a new single season attendance record.
They need 7,464 fans at tomorrow night’s game to establish the new record and to beat Illinois. Illinois is riding a ten game losing streak but Bluder says that is deceptive, as they’ve lost several close games to good teams and are in games.
The Hawkeyes are 8-6 in the Big Ten and 20-7 overall.