Iowa State, Iowa earn NCAA bids


March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has earned its sixth consecutive NCAA tournament bid and will host Horizon League champion Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday. The Iowa Hawkeyes also earned an at-large bid to the tournament. The eighth-seeded Hawkeyes will play No. 9 California on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. The winner between the Hawkeyes (19-11) and the Bears (24-9) will likely face the top-seeded Fighting Irish on Tuesday. The Cyclones (18-12) are the 10th seed in the Kingston, R.I., region. If the Cyclones beat Green Bay (30-1) they’ll face either second-seeded Kentucky or McNeese State.