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"He just thinks he's coming back to see the kids at the banquet, like last year. I think he's going to be happy with what he sees."
Scales surprised at Thursday ceremony
Des Moines Register

"Last year I thought we were very close. At the end of the conference season, it didn't quite turn our way. We got a ton of the experience in the WNIT (reaching the semifinals), which was a great experience, but not the one we had our sights on."
ISU women picked in middle of Big 12 pack
Des Moines Register

"That's how I've always been. I've never gotten too excited or too down over a situation. I try to stay calm and see what happens. That's how I've been all my life."
Brown keeps level head
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier

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