SPOKANE, Wash. – Through all of his success in 18 seasons at Iowa State, a loss in 1999 still sticks with Bill Fennelly.
That same game also sticks out to Georgia's Andy Landers for completely different reasons — it was the last time the Lady Bulldogs reached the Final Four.
The two long-tenured coaches will reacquaint themselves on Monday night when the fifth-seeded Cyclones (24-8) face the No. 4 seed Lady Bulldogs (26-6) in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament. The winner will advance to the regional semifinals across town at the Spokane Arena next Saturday night.
Iowa State knocked off Gonzaga, while Georgia pulled away from Montana for first-round victories on Saturday. The matchup between the Cyclones and Lady Bulldogs will be just the third meeting all-time between the two schools, all coming in the NCAA tournament.