- Jan 27, 2023
Some pundits believe that with Iowa State being in Knoxville, the Lady Vols just might not make it out of Knoxville. Iowa State have been ranked all year long and though they have not always lived up to expectations, they have always been considered a top 25 team. The same cannot be said about the Lady Vols. Many believe Iowa State will be motivated by a chip on their shoulders. Well ladies it is show time and we can either prove the pundits right are prove they are wrong. Yes Iowa State has the shooter and Ashley Joens and a host of other good ball players. Yes they shot the three at a high percentage but our ladies are not chopped liver. We have the potential to beat Iowa State on the boards and in the paint. We have a defense that can hold opponents under their scoring average. We have played some top ranked teams, who were better on paper than Iowa State, and we hung in with them. We know what is ahead of us, beat St.Louis, don’t take them for granted, and play Iowa State as if they are the tournament favorite. We have to guard the three, pound the boards, limit our turnovers, and play up to our capabilities and not give in and not give up.