It’s time for the women’s basketball rematch between Iowa State and Oklahoma. The way the Cyclones played in the first meeting Stephanie Soares went down with a season-ending ACL injury proved to be encouraging despite the loss.
Half of the Iowa State men’s basketball team’s six Big 12 wins have come by four or points or less, so one could expect chronic stress to ripple through the lineup. That would be an erroneous assumption, at least for true freshman point guard Tamin Lipsey.
Iowa State wrestler Marcus Coleman attained All-America honors for the first time last season. He’s a four-time NCAA qualifier and currently ranked fourth nationally at 184 pounds. And both he and Coach Kevin Dresser believe the best is yet to come as his final collegiate season winds toward March.
Emily Ryan is the most durable player for the No. 18-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team. She ranks first in the Big 12 in minutes played per game, and she’ll almost certainly be on the floor every second she’s needed in Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. matchup with TCU.
Bill Fennelly will be back coaching the Iowa State women’s basketball team in Saturday’s 5 p.m. matchup with Kansas. He missed Wednesday’s 69-64 win over Oklahoma State while mourning the loss of his mother, Carol, who passed away last Sunday. She was 85.