Iowa & Iowa State Women Both Play at Home to Start NCAA Tourney
One night after the men's NCAA Tournament Bracket revealed both Iowa and Iowa State made the tourney, tonight is the women's turn. It's good news for Iowa and Iowa State, who will both open play at home. The Drake Bulldogs will also start tournament play in the state of Iowa.
The Iowa Hawkeyes, the #2 seed in the Greensboro region, play #15 seed Mercer at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City Friday afternoon. Iowa plays at 1 p.m., in a game televised by ESPN2. Iowa, 26-6 and coming off last week's Big Ten Tournament Championship, hosts a red-hot 25-7 Mercer team that hasn't lost since January 6. They've won their last 17 games.
Immediately following the Iowa game, #7 seed Missouri will play #10 seed Drake in Iowa City. Missouri is 23-10, while the Bulldogs are 27-6. The game will tip-off at approximately 3:30 p.m. and be shown live on ESPN2.
If Iowa and Drake can both win Friday, they'll face each other Sunday in Iowa City.
Iowa State is the #3 seed in the Chicago region. The 25-8 Cyclones open tournament play Saturday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. on ESPN 2, against New Mexico St. The #14 seed Lobos are 26-6. DePaul and Missouri State will play the early game Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum.
You can see the full NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket HERE.