Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says freshman standout Hannah Stuelke will play Friday night when the third ranked Hawkeyes take on Colorado in the NCAA Sweet-16 in Seattle.
Stuelke missed last Sunday’s win over Georgia with an ankle injury.
A year ago Colorado lost to Creighton in a first round game in Iowa City.
Bluder says Colorado runs a similar double-post offense to Georgia.
Junior guard Caitlin Clark says balance has been a key for the Hawkeyes in the post season and it will be needed against Colorado
Iowa is the highest seeded team remaining in a regional that has featured several upsets.
Iowa center Monika Czinano says just like Georgia, Colorado’s size is a concern.
Czinano says Stuelke’s return will be a plus against Colorado’s size on the front line.
Tip off is at 6:30. Louisville and Ole Miss meet in the other regional semifinal.