Week 6 sees the Texas A&M Aggies getting ready for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Ejim is more of a small forward, but was compelled to move down low last year thanks to the Cyclone’s lack of depth. OSU routed the ‘Clones by 19 in the regular season.
It is still possible to find Ann Arbor, MI on the map. The place does exist and is filled with kind, caring and genuine people who are exceptionally disappointed. Following a 39-7 thrashing to a team called the Ducks, one of American Football’s flagship programs is in the dumper.
Losing is not the sole domain of traditional doormat schools. With the Big House feeling like a morgue, the Oregon Ducks completely dominated the proud Wolverines in their own stadium – effectively winning this game in fewer than 30 minutes. Faced with the prospect of achieving 0-3 with a home game next week against a hungry Notre Dame team, the Wolverine faithful are having trouble with their collective digestive system.
On the flip side, Iowa State basketball said goodbye to three quality seniors. The Cyclones will bring in some talented players but nothing has been done on the court for any of them. Iowa has more stability with guys who have been there before. Iowa State basketball probably has more talent but lacks in proving they are capable of living up to the expectations.
Or somewhere in between. Lunardi’s placement of Memphis in Kansas City ahead of OU is a bit suspect, unless Memphis sweeps through the Conference USA tournament (likely) and OU flames out in the Big 12 bracket (possible). His assertion that OU is, right now, a No. 2 seed is a bit more accurate.
Friday’s starter Letourneau tossed three innings in relief, surrendering five runs (two earned) on three hits. Kristen Wood took the loss, allowing three runs in two innings.
IT WOULD BE NICE IF OKLAHOMA STATE COULD: Beat Oklahoma in the quarterfinals. OU has beaten Oklahoma State five times in a row, and seven of the last eight times the teams have played. It should be a loud, boisterous atmosphere in Ford Center Thursday, with both schools well represented in the stands. There wouldn’t be a better time for OSU to reclaim Bedlam bragging rights.
NEEDS TO: Beat Texas A&M in the quarterfinals. Of course, some of this depends on A&M getting past Texas Tech, but the Tigers need the Aggies to get past Texas Tech. Mizzou blew a bunch of the capital gained by soundly beating Oklahoma by being routed in College Station. If the Tigers want to avoid a fun 5-12 matchup on Day one of the NCAA tournament, they need to make the final four in Oklahoma City.
Letourneau took the loss for Northwestern to fall to 13-9. She allowed eight runs on eight hits in three and a third. Meghan Lamberth surrendered four runs on seven hits in three and two-thirds of relief.