ISU Play Host to Marquette

Iowa State and Marquette face off at 7 p.m. Monday in Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State Cyclone Basketball
WNIT Second Round vs. Marquette Golden Eagles
Women's National Invitation Tournament

Monday, March 20, 2006 • 7 p.m.
Hilton Coliseum (14,090) • Ames, Iowa

On the Air
Iowa State's game will be broadcast live on the Cyclone Radio Network and 1430 KASI in Ames ... every game is broadcast live and free of charge on the internet (

On the Tube
Mediacom will be airing the game live on Mediacom Connections Channels throughout Iowa, including channel 22 in Des Moines and Ames ... BJ Schaben will call the action with
Tracy Paustian providing color commentary.

Iowa State advanced to the second round of the WNIT, topping UW-Green Bay 79-71 in overtime March 16 in Hilton Coliseum ... the Cyclones face their second consecutive opponent from Wisconsin, playing host to Marquette March 20 in Ames ... Golden Eagle assistant coach Michelle Nason is an Iowa City native, while MU assistant coach Cara Consuegra was an All-American for the Iowa Hawkeyes (1998-2001) ... Marquette thumped Illinois 64-44 March 17 in Milwaukee for its first-round WNIT win ... MU is 10-3 against nonconference foes this season ... Iowa State drew a spring break crowd of 3,013 for its WNIT opener last week, more than the four WNIT games played the night before combined (2,354) ... ISU ranked third among the 16 attendance numbers from the WNIT games played through Friday and out-drew seven of the 23 men's NIT games.

Cyclones in the Postseason
Iowa State made its ninth postseason appearance in the last 10 years after earning a berth in the 2006 Women's National Invitation Tournament ... this is the Cyclones' second appearance in the WNIT after advancing to the Final Four in 2004 ... ISU head coach
Bill Fennelly makes his fifth trip to the WNIT after guiding three Toledo teams to the postseason event ... his 1990 Rocket squad finished as the runner-up, while his 1989 team placed third ... UT finished fifith in the 1994 NIT under Fennelly's guidance ... in all, Fennelly owns 15 postseason appearances in his 18 years as a head coach ... Iowa State is 13-8 all-time in NCAA/WNIT postseason action and 12-3 in postseason contests played in Hilton Coliseum ... Iowa State recorded its 15th winning season in school history, while head coach Bill Fennelly posted his 17th winning campaign in 18 years as a head coach ... 13 of Iowa State's 22 opponents earned postseason bids ... eight foes are in the NCAA Tournament (Baylor, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UC Riverside) and five received WNIT bids (Drake, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Northern Iowa) ... ISU is one of eight Big 12 Conference teams competing in the postseason.

Stat Facts
ISU junior
Lyndsey Medders became the 17th player in ISU history to join the 1,000-point club with her 15 points against Oklahoma in the second round of the Big 12 Conference Championship ... she set the ISU single-season record with her eight dishes against UW-Green Bay in the WNIT first round ... Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly is one win shy of 400 career victories ... freshman Nicky Wieben set the single-season blocked shots record after recording seven against UWGB in the WNIT first round... Medders set seven of the top 15 single-game assist records this season and owns nine of the top 23 performances overall ... freshman Heather Ezell is tied for sixth on that single-game assist mark ... junior Megan Ronhovde played every minute in ISU's two Big 12 Conference Championship games and owns three complete games in the last five outings ... Iowa State has used a six-player rotation in four games this season and a seven-player roster in six contests ... 40.7 percent of ISU's shots are 3-pointers ... Iowa State has rallied back from a halftime deficit in five of its wins this season ... ISU has lost just one game in which it scored at least 70 points this season (11-1) ... the Cyclones picked up their first win when scoring fewer than 60 points (1-6) in the regular-season finale victory over Colorado ... Iowa State has made more free throws (373) than its opponents have attempted (300) ... Iowa State owns the nation's lowest number of personal fouls committed.

About the Golden Eagles
Marquette, which tied for sixth in the league with a 9-7 record, is one of four Big East Conference teams in the WNIT ... seven BEC squads advanced to the NCAA Tournament ... the Golden Eagles went 3-4 in February to close out regular-season action before dropping a 68-46 decision to Villanova in the first round of the Big East Tournament ... senior guard Carolyn Kieger and junior forward Christina Quaye were second-team all-conference selections, while guard Krystal Ellis voted to the league's all-freshman squad ... Quaye and Ellis are the team's top scorers, averaging 13.5 and 10.1 ppg, respectively ... Quaye also leads MU in rebounds (6.0 rpg) and shooting (.524) ... 10 Golden Eagles have logged minutes this season, with nine of them averaging double-digit playing time.

The Cyclone - Golden Eagle Series
This is the fifth meeting between the two schools and the third game involving each program's current head coaches ... Iowa State is 3-1 against Marquette, but MU won the last meeting between the schools ... ISU won games in 1989 (69-58 in Milwaukee) and 1990 (80-68 in Ames) ... the Cyclones traveled to Milwaukee for a 68-50 win Nov. 11, 2001 ... the Golden Eagles returned the favor with an 82-70 win over ISU on Jan. 2, 2003, in Ames ... ISU head coach
Bill Fennelly is 1-1 against Marquette, while MU head coach Terri Mitchell is 1-1 vs. Iowa State.

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