Berkeley, Calif. — Iowa State center Nicky Wieben said she isn't about to watch what could be her final collegiate basketball game from the bench.
Wieben said she will play in tonight's NCAA Tournament regional semifinal game against Michigan State, set for 8 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.
She sprained her left foot in the final minute of Iowa State's 71-57 second-round victory against Ball State on Tuesday. Wieben was walking without trouble Friday, though she hadn't yet tried to run. She said the swelling had gone down.
"It's good," Wieben said. "I'll play tomorrow. Every day it seems to be better.