Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State to field 3-on-3 tournament team in Las Vegas this weekend

The Iowa State women’s basketball team, or at least four of its starters from the 2018-19 season, is heading to Las Vegas.

Alexa Middleton, Madison Wise, Kristin Scott, and Ashley Joens will be traveling to “The City That Never Sleeps” this weekend to participate in a three-on-three women’s basketball tournament put on by USA Basketball.

The event will feature 16 teams made up of 13 notable D-1 programs from across the nation, three teams that have competed in tournaments through the year, and another pair of USA-basketball invitees from various colleges.

One of those invite teams actually includes Drake’s Becca Hittner.

All of the athletes competing in the event will be put in consideration to qualify for a spot on the USA National team this summer.

The tournament kicks off with preliminary games on Friday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. CST as well as Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Knockout rounds will begin at 8:00 p.m. Saturday and conclude with the championship, which is set to stream on usab.com/live, at midnight.

Connor Ferguson


Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.