IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The No. 19 Iowa women's basketball team enters its home game against Ohio State on Thursday night riding a 30-game home win streak.
That's second-longest in Division I behind Baylor's 49 consecutive home wins.
Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa and understands the state's passion for the sport. In-state rival Iowa State draws 9,500 fans per game in Ames to rank third in the nation. Iowa is 11th in attendance at more than 5,900.
Last season, when the Hawkeyes made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, they averaged almost 6,800.
Bluder said her team's winning ways have fueled attendance.