Women's Hoops Blog

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Friday, March 26, 2004

Iowa State had a bunch of huge upsets earlier in the year, but they couldn't play with enough consistency to make the Dance. Now they're rolling through the NIT.

Last night they drew their first sellout -- over 14,000 -- for the NIT quarterfinal game against St. Joe's.

"There's a lot of people around the country that have talked that the NIT isn't a big deal," ISU head coach Bill Fennelly said. "They need to say that to our players, coaches, the people that stood in line and bought tickets for this game. I told the kids before the game ... make this 40 minutes something that you remember no matter what happens."