Alright guys, I know we all (me included) love when the Hawkeyes are having killer seasons. And while the Football team is prepping for a Jan 1 bowl game, the men's basketball team is having a great non-conference season and so much fun to watch and wrestling is ranked toward the top in the nation (if not #1), we are forgetting one Hawkeye team that is having a stellar early winter season - the Iowa Women's Basketball Team!
After seeing that they have started the season 9-1 and then a come-from-behind defeat of an undefeated, ranked Syracuse team, I decided I needed to catch a game. This team is fun to watch! I turned on a replay of the Syracuse game and they were completely outplayed in the first half. Well, after half-time, Melissa Dixon found her shot and made 7 three-pointers in the second half - her second consecutive game with 7 three-pointers.
Unlike the men's team, there are no alley-oop dunks (which are so cool), but there are three-pointers raining in from all over the court, fast-paced offense and well coached basketball. The celebrations by the bench rival Stokes and Co. and these ladies play great team basketball.
If you haven't gotten a chance to check the women out, I would suggest you do so - as I think they are primed for a special season, just like the men!
Go Hawks Hoopy Ball!