Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State bumped up to a No. 3 seed, bracket revealed early

Bill Fennelly claps during Iowa State’s Senior Night Celebration after a win against Kansas. He will lead the Cyclones in the NCAA Tournament beginning on Saturday.

During the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Committee’s last reveal of the nation’s top 16 seeds two weeks ago, the Iowa State Cyclones appeared at No. 14: the second No. 4 seed.

Since then, Iowa State beat Kansas in back-to-back games, beat Texas for the second time in as many weeks, and took the No. 1 Baylor Bears to the wire in the Big 12 Championship.

Between that, and the three teams slated in front of Iowa State losing in the first round of their conference tournaments, the Cyclones have been bumped up.

The bracket was mistakenly revealed on ESPN early Monday afternoon, prompting the show to be moved up two hours, and showing Bill Fennelly’s Iowa State squad as a three seed.

The Cyclones will face off against No. 14 New Mexico State in the first round in Ames, Iowa.

The other side of the pod that will be playing at Hilton Coliseum includes No. 6 DePaul and Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champs No. 11 Missouri State.


Connor Ferguson


Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.

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