While everyone's waiting to find out the football's team bowl destination and opponent, here's some more good news from Crisler: The women's basketball team bounced back from a close loss to #6 Maryland on Wednesday to beat Iowa State 56-49 this afternoon in a Big Ten/Big Twelve Challenge game. The team was led by Jenny Ryan, who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Boylan (17 points), and Kate Thompson (15 points). After struggling with their three-point shooting earlier in the year, the team had a good game from behind the arc, shooting 8 for 18.
The team is now 8-1 on the year, which is obviously a great start, although to be fair the nonconference schedule this year isn't a particularly tough one. They have managed to avoid any "bad" losses, so their tournament resume is looking good so far.
Next up, the women will be looking for revenge, as they face two teams they lost to last year: Detroit and EMU. Both games are on the road: at Detroit on Thursday at 5:00 pm and then at EMU next Sunday at 2:00 pm.
If they can pull off victories in those two matchups, plus win their last two remaining nonconference games against Indiana St. and Illinois St., the women's team would be in great shape heading into Big Ten play.