ISU women’s basketball receives No. 10 seed, draw No. 7 seed Dayton


The ISU women’s basketball team reacts to the news that it drew a 10-seed in the NCAA tournament at Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum on March 16. Iowa State will take on 7-seed Dayton in Lexington, Ky., March 20 at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN 2. This will be the team’s ninth straight trip to the NCAA tournament

Chris Wolff

After nine days of holding their breath, ISU coach Bill Fennelly and the Iowa State women’s basketball team can collectively exhale a sigh of relief.

The Cyclones are going dancing.

It was revealed Monday on ESPN’s selection show that the NCAA tournament committee awarded Iowa State a No. 10 seed. The Cyclones will take on No. 7 seeded Dayton. The matchup is slated for 11 a.m. on Friday in Lexington, Ky. ESPN 2 will televise the game.

The Cyclones’ tournament resume was boosted by three top-10 victories as Iowa State swept Texas, who was ranked No. 3 and No. 8 at the time of those games, and also snagged a win against No. 3 Baylor on senior day.

If the Cyclones win, they will likely get No. 2 Kentucky. Also in ISU’s region is No. 1 overall seed Connecticut. 

This will be the Cyclones’ ninth straight trip to the NCAA tournament.