The third quadrant starts at Lubbock where the Red Raiders have had A&M’s number for the past several years. Doing so would avenge two of OU’s three conference losses, and restore some faith in Oklahoma’s guard play.
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.
Royce White was a very highly touted recruit two years in the past, but failed to play a game for the Minnesota Golden Gophers after which he sat out last season following transferring to Iowa State. White is sturdy and can be an fantastic passer. He’ll be starting at power forward and may be the star of this team.
“That was a good break for us in that respect. We’ll have two or three guys available this week that would not have been able to play Saturday had we had a ball game,” Whittingham said.
After Iowa scored 27 runs in the first two games, Northwestern limited the Hawkeyes to three runs on two hits Sunday. Amy Letourneau recorded the win, throwing five innings.
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.
How does a team score 38 points and still lose? Besides the obvious ‘no defense’ answer, well. there is no other answer. The Aggies just ain’t ‘got it.’ After giving up a game’s worth of points in the 2nd half, the Aggies were cooked and the University of New Mexico sent it’s crowd home happy with a victory over their in-state rival. If they live in Albuquerque, it was the least they could do.
Large donations to athletic programs are commonplace from businessmen and other fans of a program, but there is something different and special when a former athlete gives back to the team that gave him the opportunity to succeed. It shows that players really did love their time at the University of Utah and considered it a pivotal era of growth and maturity in their lives. They make the recruiting job a lot easier when coaches can point to professional players who loved it enough to give back.
The Cyclones never got past the Oklahoma 49-yard line after halftime. Backup Jerome Tiller replaced starting quarterback Austen Arnaud on the second drive of the third quarter, but had even less success against the Sooners’ defense.