By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Iowa celebrates after leaning it'll host the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Iowa women's basketball team is dancing for the sixth straight year and is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The 9th seeded Hawkeyes will battle 8th seeded Miami in the first round at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday.
The Black and Gold are 9-5 all-time in tournament games played at home.
It's the 12th time the university has been a host site. Iowa is also one of only 13 schools to appear in the last six NCAA Tournaments.
They're excited to play at home, and are happy to be able play in front of their Hawkeye fans.
"I think it's awesome, especially for our fans," Samantha Logic said. "They're so dedicated to us. To be able to playing front of them in this caliber of tournament is really nice. We have to use them to our advantage."
"It does help that we're hosting," Jamie Printy added. "I was excited to find out who we would play, you know. Being in Iowa, here in front of our crowd. It's going to be fun."
The game time has not yet been announced.
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