Iowa coach Lisa Bluder previews the Final Four

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says experience has allowed her team to handle the pressure of a postseason run. The Hawkeyes beat defending national champion LSU 94-87 Monday night in Albany to advance to their second straight Final Four, They play UConn Friday night in Cleveland in the national semifinals.

The national spot light has been bright on the Hawkeyes this season and Bluder feels that has helped them handle the pressure of the tournament.

Bluder says the crowds the Hawkeyes have played in front of this season have prepared them for the big stage.

Bluder says the experience of being in the Final Four last season will allow them to handle the atmosphere surrounding the event.

Bluder feels her team got worn down last year by attending so many of the events at the Final Four.

The first of two national semifinals on Friday night finds top ranked South Carolina against North Carolina State.

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