Chelsea Lyon started for the Hawkeye and took the loss. He captured the respect of those in the wrestling community. Percy Gibson was one of the leading big guys in Michigan last season, averaging 21.2 points and 12 rebounds for each game.
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.
Ok, it’s a week 12 showdown. The Jayhawks of Kansas will go against your Aggies. Watch this college game Saturday of week 12. If you wanted a conference showdown, this week 10 you got it. On offense, the Jayhawks ranked 111th in scoring. The Jayhawks averaged 17.1 points each game last year while the Texas A&M Aggies had 31.2 on the board as an average last year. The Kansas Jayhawks completed the 2010 season with a record of 3 – 9 last year. The winner in this game will be the Texas A&M Aggies.
NEEDS TO: Beat Iowa State basketball silly. If there was no Big 12 Tournament, the Cowboys would almost certainly be in the NCAA Tournament. Problem for the Pokes is, there is one. Oklahoma State is probably the only team that can play itself out of a tournament bid with a loss. With a favorable crowd in Oklahoma City and an opponent OSU has already beaten by 19, a slip up against the Cyclones would be a huge blow, and would leave the Cowboys sweating on Selection Sunday.
“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.
The 15 runs marked the most by Iowa in a conference game since May 3, 1997, when the Hawkeyes won at Penn State, 19-1. It also marked the most runs for Iowa against the Wildcats in 100 meetings. The 15 runs equaled the second most ever by Iowa in a Big Ten game.
It was clear this season in both Iowa City and Ames that the future of the programs was not now. The future was most certainly just that — the future.
Mevlin Ejim and Jordan Railey each ought to see time as returning letterman while Royce White, Anthony Booker, and Percy Gibson will all make an impression as newcomers.
Two losses and one win would put the team at either a semi-acceptable 6 and 6 or a joyful 7 and 5. For Aggie fans who have faith in what Dr. Johnson, in another context, called the “triumph of hope over experience,” those numbers could be bettered to 8 and 4. But don’t bet the farm on it.