Tuesday March 23rd Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA women’s second round — Iowa vs. Kentucky — pre-game 2:15, tipoff 2:30
INDIANAPOLIS — A season that began with so much promise for Iowa ended with a thud. Oregon took control with a 10-0 run to close the opening half then blew the game open in the second half in a 95-80 win. The Ducks shredded the Hawkeye defense for 56 percent shooting and 11 three pointers. The Hawkeyes came up short in their bid to return to the Sweet-16 for the first time since 1999. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.
McCaffery says the season has been an incredible journey.
Luka Garza wrapped up his brilliant career with 36 points and nine rebounds while Joe Wieskamp added 17. Those are the only points the Hawkeyes got from their starters as Oregon’s guard court dominated the game.
It was a disappointing ending for an Iowa team that had high hopes of a deep run in the tournament.
Garza on his collegiate career coming to an end.
Iowa ends their season with a record of 22-9
SAN ANTONIO — The Iowa Hawkeye women take on 18th ranked Kentucky this afternoon in San Antonio in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes opened the tournament with a win over Central Michigan and coach Lisa Bluder says her team will be the underdog against the fourth seeded Wildcats.
Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark believes the second round of the tournament may see more upsets.
Clark says the Hawkeyes need to take care of the ball and play well on defense.
It will be a 2:30 Iowa time tipoff. Pre-game on AM-1300 KGLO starts at 2:15.
SAN ANTONIO — Ashley Joens poured in 33 points as the Iowa State women held off Michigan State 79-75 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Joens was four of seven from three point range and her 33 points set an ISU NCAA Tournament record.
The Cyclones improve to 17-10 and advance to the second round to play second seeded Texas A&M.
PANORA – NIACC sophomore Thea Lunning is in a tie for 10th place after the first day of competition at the 2021 Jimmie Spring Swing at the Lake Panorama Golf Course.
Lunning shot a season-opening round of 88 heading into Tuesday’s round of the 36-hole tournament.
Iowa Western’s Luisa Gibson and Seira Kubo are tied for first in the individual medalist competition with a pair of 78s.
NIACC is in sixth place with a 414. Iowa Western is in first place with a 328 and the University of Jamestown is in second with a 349.
Also for the Lady Trojans Monday, Hailey Panos shot a 94, Ashley Voves shot a 111 and Jenna Paulus shot a 124.
PANORA – The NIACC men’s golf team sits in fifth place after day one at the season-opening 2021 Jimmie Spring Swing Monday at the Lake Panorama Golf Course.
The Trojans shot a 327 heading into Tuesday’s second day of the 36-hole tournament. Iowa Western leads with a 295 and Kirkwood and the University of Jamestown are tied for second with a a pair of 303s.
John Doherty led the Trojans with an 80. Kai Nelles was next in line with an 81. Also for the Trojans, JJ Wickman shot an 82 and Jack Barragy shot an 84. Beau Thompson had a non-counting 89 for the Trojans.
Playing as individuals, NIACC’s Hunter Heintz shot a 96 and Tyler Eaton shot a 97.