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Women’s College Basketball: No. 17 Iowa State to face Toledo today in NCAA First Round game

AMES - The No. 17 Iowa State women's basketball postseason has already gotten off to a sensational start, and the Cyclones will look to continue that in the First Round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship as a No. 5 seed against No. 12 seed Toledo Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee.

AMES – The No. 17 Iowa State women’s basketball postseason has already gotten off to a sensational start, and the Cyclones will look to continue that in the First Round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship as a No. 5 seed against No. 12 seed Toledo Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Who: No. 17 Iowa State (22-9, 11-7 Big 12) vs. Toledo (28-4, 16-2 MAC)

Where: Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tenn.

When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 2:30 p.m. CT

WATCH: ESPN2

PxP: Pam Ward Analyst: Stephanie White

LISTEN: Cyclone Radio Network – Varsity App or Radio Affiliates

PxP: Noah Wolf Analyst: Jamie Steyer Johnson

Key Storylines

  • Iowa State will be appearing in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship for the 21st time in program history. The Cyclones have advanced to the second weekend of the tournament six times, including a pair of Elite Eight trips.
  • For the third time in program history, ISU’s trip to the Big Dance was automatic, as the Cyclones claimed the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship title on Sunday at Municipal Auditorium, beating No. 15 Texas 61-51.
  • The Cyclones claimed their first conference tournament title since 2001 and did so via beating a trio of NCAA Tournament Teams (Baylor, No. 14 Oklahoma and No. 15 Texas) on consecutive days and all by double figures.
  • ISU’s successful weekend in Kansas City was led by USBWA Second Team All-American, AP Third Team All-American, Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Big 12 Player of the Year Ashley Joens.
  • Joens, a fifth-year senior, recorded her 15th double-double of the season with 28 points and 10 rebounds against the Longhorns. For the tournament, Joens averaged 26.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
  • During the weekend, Joens also entered the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball all-time top-10, entering today’s game with 3,037 career points and three away from moving past Elena Delle Donne for ninth.
  • Joining Joens on the All-Tournament Team was Lexi Donarski, who had 20 against Oklahoma in the semifinal and provided her relentless defense across the weekend.
  • Point guard Emily Ryan played 117:51 of a possible 120 minutes across the Big 12 Tournament and also became the 34th player in ISU history to surpass 1,000 career points.
  • Head Coach Bill Fennelly will be taking on the program he led from 1988-95 in Toledo, whom he led to the tournament three times.

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