After Iowa scored 27 runs in the first two games, Northwestern limited the Hawkeyes to three runs on two hits Sunday. National Player of the Year candidate G Nolan Smith managed just nine points, as he misfired on four of his seven attempts.
The No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils had very little trouble in their second-round West Regional matchup against the No. 16 seed Hampton Pirates of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. It was head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 100th NCAA Tournament game coach, as the milestones just keep on coming for the legendary coach. He also has 899 wins, as he nears Bobby Knight (902) for the all-time wins lead.
If recent history has anything to do with the outcome, the Utes have had tons of success after enjoying bye weeks in years past, going a sparkling 5-0.
It is hard to say that Hoiberg is better than McCaffery when Hoiberg has only coached one senior at the collegiate level. And most Iowa State basketball fans feel like the team was disappointing in Big 12 play after a promising start in the non-conference season.
The Hawkeyes, the 2010 NCAA Division I team champs who are currently ranked No. 8 by InterMat, won six of ten matches, including three major decisions, in their victory over the Cyclones, No. 21 in InterMat’s rankings. Attendance at the event was 11,895.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski actually emptied the bench Friday, as even Todd Zafirovski and Casey Peters saw two minutes off the bench, although they did not record any statistics. Don’t expect to see them again for the remainder of the tournament.
IT WOULD BE NICE IF TEXAS TECH COULD: Bring Mike Leach to Oklahoma City with them. He and Pat Knight have the makings of a comedy duo not seen since Andy Griffith and Don Knotts (Knight may be looking for a new career anyway, if he doesn’t turn things around in 2010).
Jack Trice was known as a very smart and studious young man who had an incredible work ethic he inherited from his family. Despite his participation in college football, he still managed to pass 45 college credits with a 90 percent average, or A- average.
You will not find easier access to a stadium in the entire Big 12.maybe even the nation. If you’re a fan of open air and wide open spaces, Ames is the place for you.