The 15th ranked Hawkeyes are playing in a regional semifinal for the first time since 1996 while sixth ranked Baylor is in the sweet 16 for the seventh straight year. “They’ve only lost three times all year, we understand that, but at the same time we feel like we have a high offensive team that could give them problems,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says.
The Hawkeyes are 26-7. “I know my team is excited and I know they are not done playing, they want to keep this going,” Bluder says, “they are having fun and they are very confident. They believe the can do it,”
Bluder hopes experience actually benefits her team. She says Baylor is a younger team and her seniors have been around a little longer with more postseason experience.
It is a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. The other regional semifinal pits Notre Dame against Stanford.