The Texas Tech Red Raiders put 33.1 points per game on average last year. Kansas needs to continue to improve defense to deny easy shots to keep ISU off rhythm with their high powered offense. Both of these team are in the C-USA – West conference.
The football season will be here before we sports fans know it. But before the most popular sport in the state of Iowa takes center stage, I wanted to put a stamp on the college basketball season.
The Heels pulled off an upset on Saturday with a 34-31 victory over East Carolina. One more win and the Baby Blues are gonna get bounced right out of the top ten. But they have a solid chance to retain their coveted spot with a Saturday date with Virginia. The Cadavaliers swatted down Duke last week and are looking to mop up a win against yet another basketball school.
According to newspaper accounts of the game, the crowd chanted, “We’re sorry Ames, we’re sorry.” Doctors at a Minneapolis hospital allowed Trice to return to Ames with the team, which ended up losing the game 20-17. They declared that his condition was not serious.
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.
Now the excitement has risen in Ames as the Iowa State basketball return the core group of players led by future NBA lottery pick, Craig Brackins. Alongside Brackins will be the best recruiting class assembled since McDermott’s arrival on campus.
A letter written by Jack Trice to himself on the eve of the Minnesota game was found in his coat pocket on the day of his funeral. The contents of that letter were divulged before the 4,000 mourners, and include one of the most amazing quotes ever by an athlete.
It was during intermission that Trice complained to his coaches about a sore left shoulder, but he insisted, and did, return to action in the second half.
Oklahoma State Cowboys – Dana Holgorsen comes over Houston after his scheme helped the Cougars boast the No. 1 ranked offense in the country. He should pick up right where he left off at Oklahoma State, but the defensive side of the football will keep the Cowboys from being serious contenders.