Notebook: Fennelly's Team Eyes State Title

Iowa State's WBB team (5-1) will face the Drake Bulldogs (4-1) on Tuesday night. With a win, the Cyclones will win the Iowa state title for the second year in a row. Find out what head coach Bill Fennelly had to say to the media on Monday right here at CN.

-         Coach Fennelly said that his team is excited at the possibility of winning another mythical state title. He said that it's a big thing for his team and that if they could pull it off on Tuesday, it would be important to the fans and alums all across the country.


-         He said that yesterday at practice which was after the men's game, his girls were visibly upset with the loss that the men had just suffered. Coach said that his team is very close with the men's team and the men's coaches and they were all at the game cheering, which deflated them at the beginning of practice. He then said that unfortunately, the men's game was a good example to his team on the need to play the entire game as hard as possible.


-         Fennelly talked about the match-up problems that Drake forward Jill Martin causes every team she plays. Martin is averaging 20 PPG this season with seven rebounds. He said that she can score inside and outside which makes it so difficult to guard her. He said that she's one of the best players his team will see all season.


-         Fennelly pointed out that Lyndsey Medders only scored two points in his team 85-48 win over UW-Milwaukee on Saturday. He said that Medder's performance didn't only show how many options his team, but it showed how mature Medders has become. Medders only attempted six shots in the loss and Fennelly pointed out that she passed up several good shots to pass it to her teammates.


-         Sophomore center Nicky Wieben didn't start on Saturday. In her place was red-shirt freshman Rachel Pierson. Fennelly said that she responded well to her new role and that the starting lineup would stay the same for Tuesday's game. Wieben scored 19 points in the win.

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