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Don Lund

Iowa men advance against Davidson, fall to Zags

The Hawkeye men won their first game Friday but got knocked out by a pretty good Gonzaga team, 87-68, Sunday in Seattle, Wash.
The Zags reminded me of a combination of Purdue’s big boys down low and Wisconsin’s 3-point shooters.
It’s tough to beat anyone that shoots 61.5 percent from the floor (32-52) and 62.5 percent from 3-point range (10-16).
The Bulldogs go into the Sweet 16 with a 34-2 record and have the talent to get to the Final Four.
The Hawkeyes needed to play at their best to beat the Zags.

Wrestlers finish second

The Iowa Hawkeyes scored 84 points and finished second to Ohio State, which had 102, last Saturday at St Louis.
Iowa had six All-Americans and Cory Clark (133) was the only Hawk to make the finals, losing 11-8.
Thomas Gilman (125) and Brandon Sorenson finished fourth while Bobby Telford came in fifth.
Mike Evans lost two matches in overtime and placed sixth for the third year in a row.
Senior Nathan Burak (197) placed seventh.

One and done

The Hawkeyes got knocked out of the Big Ten Tournament in the first round last week in Chicago.
Penn State, which Iowa beat in overtime during the season, came from behind in the second half and took down the Hawks, 68-57.
I don’t know too many teams that are going to win when you only shoot 15-57 (26.3 percent) from the floor, 7-32 (21.9 percent) in the second half.
Three-point-land wasn’t any better as the Hawks were 3-15 (20 percent) for the game.
Iowa dominated the glass, 49-34, but when you can’t score inside or outside, especially in the second half, it isn’t pretty to watch.

Hawkeyes go to the dance

The Iowa Hawkeyes picked up a seventh seed and will play the Davidson Wildcats this Friday, March 20, in Seattle, Wash., in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats finished 24-7, 14-4 in the Atlantic 10 conference.
The ‘Cats averaged 79.9 points per game and gave up 69.0.
They shot 40 percent (337-849) from 3-point range and average 19 3-point shots per game.

Congratulations Samantha

Samantha Logic was named second team All-American last week by ESPN.
Samantha is the first Hawkeye in 21 years to be named All-American.
What a great career and what a great player Samantha is.
Sam is the only player in NCAA history to have at least 1,400 career points, 800 rebounds, 800 assists and 200 steals.
Samantha was a top-10 recruit coming out of Wisconsin and the reason Melissa Dixon was ready to walk-on at Iowa.

Crunch time

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Hawkeye men had two games last week to finish the regular season.
They beat Indiana on the road 77-63, and then, on senior day Saturday, took out Northwestern, 69-52.
Can you believe that Iowa’s win over Indiana was the sixth Big Ten road victory of the season, the most conference road wins since 1986-87?
How fitting that they honored Roy Marble, the star of the 1986-87 team, Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Women’s Big Ten Tournament

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
The Hawkeye women opened the Big Ten Tournament with a 74-65 win over Nebraska Friday.
On Saturday they lost in overtime to Ohio State, 91-85.
Do you realize that is the third straight win over the Cornhuskers... all this season?
It’s tough to beat a team three times in a row in the same season.
Nebraska had beaten the Hawks eight times in a row and knocked Iowa out of the Big Ten Tournament three straight years.
So to say it was a good feeling after the win last week would be an understatement.

Co-champions?

The Hawkeye wrestlers had four in the finals for the Big Ten championship in Columbus, Ohio.
They lost all four, but had enough points in the wrestle-backs to tie Ohio State for the championship.
It just doesn’t feel right, but Iowa had its chances.
What if the Hawks get just ONE point out of 157 pounds or 165?
All 10 of the wrestlers were ranked in the top eight coming into the meet.
Thomas Gilman (125), Brandon Sorenson (149) and Sammy Brooks (184) were top-seeded.

Are the Hawks off the bubble?

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team had two games last week.
I thought they needed to win both of them to get into the NCAA Tournament... they did, but a couple of more wins would give them a little cushion.
The Hawks hosted Illinois and won 68-60 on Thursday.
Saturday night, Iowa traveled to Penn State and came out the winner in overtime, 81-77.
The game against the Fighting Illini was a grind-it-out, physical game.
On a night when only one Hawk was in double figures, the rest of the team helped out in other ways.

No place like home for Hawkeye women

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women had two home games last week.
They started with a tough 78-74 win over Wisconsin last Thursday and finished with a 96-72 blowout against Minnesota.
The victory over Wisconsin was a struggle.
Iowa would take the lead and, thanks to 3-point shooting, the Badgers would come back. Wisconsin was 8-12 from 3-point land in the second half, which kept the game close.
Thank goodness for Samantha Logic and solid free throw shooting down the stretch.
Samantha finished with 20 points, 10 boards and nine assists while playing 39 minutes.

Bumps in the road

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women had two road games last week and lost both of them.
The Hawkeyes opened up last week playing at Minnesota, the Hawks’ third game in six days and Iowa lost, 93-80.
Then Iowa traveled to Ohio State on Saturday and lost, 100-82.
That’s the first time the Hawkeye women lost back-to-back games all year.
The Gophers came out smoking, hitting six of their first eight shots, including four 3-pointers.
Minnesota came into the game shooting 33 percent from 3-point range, but shot 66.7 percent (8-12) against Iowa.

Two straight blowouts

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men had two games last week.
They smoked Rutgers 81-47 on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, then traveled to Nebraska on Sunday and double-smoked the Cornhuskers, 74-46.
I’m not sure the Rutgers game was a “must-win,” but if Iowa is going to make the NCAA tournament, it was pretty important.
Isn’t it fun to watch the Hawkeyes play the way we think they should be playing every game?
I know the Scarlet Knights lost nine in a row before playing Iowa, but Northwestern had lost 10 straight before beating the Hawks.