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Big 12 Tournament Guide
Dallas Morning News

"The quality of coaches in this league has motivated and inspired everybody to raise their program to another level. You can never relax or rest on your laurels in this league because you know every team you face has a great coach plotting to beat you."
League's assembly of coaches one of nation's best
Dallas Morning News

"We're looking at it like there isn't any team in the tournament that we can't beat. We've beaten Kansas twice, we played Texas tough, we've beaten Kansas State. Because we've played well against some of the teams, we have feel like we have a chance. Whether we can win four games, that's a tremendous hill to climb."
Iowa State very familiar with first-round opponent
Des Moines Register

Sullivan a third-team All-Big 12 guard
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"I think obviously from a preparation standpoint it's easier to get ready because (Kansas) is still fresh in our minds. We just played them; we have a good idea of what we're going to see and you got to feel like there's a good confidence level in the team because we played well the last time we played Kansas. You have to feel like it's not a bad draw and go take advantage of it."
Cyclone women ready to open Big 12 Tournament
Ames Tribune

"The tournament is all about giving everybody a chance to make it to the NCAAs. Winning four games would be a monumental task, especially with Texas out there in the second round, but every year somebody somewhere in the country does it."
Fennelly's team not used to being in current situation
Quad City Times

"It's possible. We really haven't put a lot of thought yet into cities that may be prospective bidders for future basketball tournaments."
Could Omaha make push for future Big 12 Tournaments?
Omaha World Herald

But the relics of some very good times in old Municipal sit in a trophy case in the current home of Texas Tech basketball. It's been 10 years since Sheryl Swoopes, from just down the road in Brownfield, scored a championship-game-record 47 points and led the Raiders to the NCAA title, 84-82 over Ohio State.
Much history to be found in Big 12 Women's Tournament host state
Kansas City Star

"Once we get through the season -- right now we're just trying to beat Iowa State and do well in the (Big 12) tournament -- Marian and I will be able to sit down and evaluate what we should do with the program."
Kansas women hoping third time's a charm against Iowa State
Kansas City Star

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