Friday March 17th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA women’s first round — Iowa vs. Southeast Louisiana — pre-game 2:45, tipoff 3:00
AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA women’s second round if Iowa wins — times to be announced
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Auburn’s defense and toughness overwhelmed Iowa and it was another early exit in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes trimmed a 17 point Tiger lead to four but got no closer in an 83-75 loss in Birmingham on Thursday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Iowa shot only 41 percent and finished seven of 27 from three point range as Auburn took advantage of the partisan crowd.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says where the game was played was not a factor.
Senior guard Connor McCaffery says the Hawkeyes dug themselves too deep of a hole.
Payton Sandfort led the Hawkeyes with 21 points as they finish 19-14.
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger feels the Cyclones are ready for the NCAA Tournament. After stumbling down the stretch of the regular season the Cyclones take a 19-13 record into this afternoon’s first round game in Greensboro, North Carolina against Pittsburgh.
Pitt advanced to the opening round by edging Mississippi State 60-59 in the First Four.
Senior guard Gabe Kalscher says the Cyclones have rebounded after a four game losing skid late in the regular season.
Cyclone freshman guard Tamin Lipsey.
Tipoff in Greensboro is scheduled for 2:10 Iowa time, with the game being televised on truTV.
ALBANY, NEW YORK — Drake will be looking to post an upset tonight when the Bulldogs play 16th-ranked Miami in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Albany, New York. The combination of senior point guard Roman Penn and sophomore forward Tucker DeVries have led the Bulldogs to 13 wins in their last 14 games.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Miami standout forward Norchad Omier is questionable with an injured ankle suffered in the ACC Tournament.
Drake has an experienced team and several were part of an NCAA Tournament team two years ago.
That’s senior forward Garrett Sturtz who says the Bulldogs need to play well on both ends of the court.
Tipoff in Albany is scheduled for 6:25 PM with the game being televised on TBS.
IOWA CITY — The 3rd-ranked Iowa women open the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City this afternoon against Southeast Louisiana. The Hawkeyes are the two seed in the Seattle #4 Regional and Carver-Hawkeye Arena sold out quickly when the field was set.
That’s Iowa guard Caitlin Clark. The Hawkeyes will be heavily favored against the 15th seeded Lions.
Hawkeye guard Kate Martin says the Hawkeyes won’t be taking the Lions lightly.
You can hear the Iowa-Southeast Louisiana game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 2:45 and the tipoff scheduled for 3 o’clock. Georgia and Florida State meet in the other first round game which starts at 12:30.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA — Iowa has five wrestlers in the quarterfinals of the NCAA national wrestling tournament in Tulsa. The Hawkeyes went 15-5 on day one of the tournament Thursday, including 7-3 in the second session. Penn State leads the team race with 26 points after day one, while Iowa is second with 21.5 points. Top-seeded Spencer Lee at 125 cruised into the quarterfinals with a 16-0 technical fall victory over 16th-seeded Jack Medley of Michigan, needing just 2:30 of clock time. No. 1 seed Real Woods at 141 advanced with a hard-fought 7-5 decision over No. 17 seed Dylan D’Emilio of Ohio State. Eighth-seeded Max Murin at 149 was the third Hawkeye to advance, winning a 3-1 decision over Stanford’s No. 9 Jaden Abas. No. 11 seed Nelson Brands at 174 pulled off Iowa’s biggest upset of the day, downing Ohio State’s six seed Ethan Smith, 3-1, to advance. No. 4 seed Tony Cassioppi at 285 capped Iowa’s second session with a 9-0 major decision over UNI’s 13th-seed Tyrell Gordon.
== Iowa State pushed two through to the quarterfinals, with top-seed David Carr at 165 as well as Marcus Coleman at 184. Carr picked up a 15-4 major decision over Austin Yant of UNI and will face 2021 165-pound NCAA champion Shane Griffith of Stanford in the quarterfinals. Coleman beat Abe Assad of Iowa 2-1 in extra time. The Cyclones have six others in the consolation bracket.
== Second-seeded Parker Keckeisen moved into the 184-pound quarterfinals for Northern Iowa with a 4-2 win over Tate Samuelson of Lehigh. Six other Panthers are still alive in consolation action.