Deja Vu for the Redbirds in the MVC Tournament
The ISU women’s basketball squad came into this season picked by the MVC coaches to finish in the middle of the pack. They surprised everyone but themselves as they owned a record of 13-5 in the MVC and a second place finish behind Missouri State.
The Redbirds were in the exact same position last year in the MVC tournament being the two seed. And this year, like last year, ISU fell to the 7th seed in the quarterfinal round. The Drake Bulldogs defeated ISU in a very exciting game 56-54.
Drake’s freshman point-guard Kyndal Clark rushed the ball up court with time running down in the game and put up and converted a left-handed layup to give the Bulldogs the lead for the first time since early in the first half. Coach Glance and ISU elected not to call a timeout after the made basket with only nine seconds left in the game and ended up turning the ball over on their attempt to tie the game.
So, the ‘Birds tournament was short live for the second year in a row and senior Katie Broadway ended her MVC career, but not quite exactly her ISU career. The Redbirds will hope to get an invite to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, a tournament that they have been invited to in the past four years.
ISU has a young team and will return all their players next year, minus Broadway. Broadway had a great career with ISU and will hope to go out with a bang in the WNIT later this month.