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The third seeded Iowa Hawkeye women take on the second seeded Baylor bears this Friday night in Oklahoma City.

The Iowa women are playing in their first sweet sixteen in 19 years.

The Hawks are taking a seasoned team to Oklahoma City--featuring four seniors.

Iowa finally got over the hump of losing second round games to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996...Now the Hawks want to push further.

Iowa senior guard Melissa Dixon said "We are excited about being in the Sweet Sixteen and estatic about reaching that goal but now its preparing to win that sweet sixteen game we want to make it to the elite 8 game and it is going to take a lot of intensity and focus to get there. "

Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder added "Usually you reach the goal and think let's move on to the next year-- not this group they think No let's move on to meet the next

The Hawks and Baylor play on Friday night at 6:30.     

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