“That was awful”, he said, his face conveying both relief and exasperation. It beats the alternative. One type of team is essentially playing out the string while the underclassmen hope for better luck next season.
This weekend, Nebraska will have eight seeded wrestlers, including four seeded in the top-5 of their respective weight classes.
These two teams met twice already this season. However, this Nittany Lions team has still struggled in being consistent losing their last three games.
“It was a very physical game, and that’s what tournament play is, ” said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. So, whatever their seed in the Big Ten Tournament, he wants his Buckeyes to act like an underdog.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman has been playing as well as any guard in the Big Ten lately.
While not a huge scorer, Teske was incredibly solid defensively and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds – four of which came in overtime. He said at this time of the year it’s really about focusing on your own team. Not against Iowa. He didn’t have the confidence that he wouldn’t get whistled for another.
“Duncan Robinson, the sixth man of the year, going to the bench as a senior?”
Northwestern was led by Lindsey Pulliam with 17 points and Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah with 17 rebounds.
“They’re (Michigan) a real great team”, Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey said.
“Really looking forward to it more than anything, to be able to play at Madison Square Garden for our tournament”, Johnson said. The Huskers practiced Thursday, and attended the Michigan-Penn State game in the evening.
MI is now 20-0 when he scores six or more points this season. It’s the 20th time this season an opponent scored 10 or more points in a row against them and 16 of those runs came when the Hawkeyes were ahead, tied or down by less than three points. Beilein singled out Zavier Simpson’s effort on Jordan Bohannon, who finished 3-of-14. Robinson, who scored 11 points off the bench total, hit a three with 2:22 left that turned out to be a game victor and added two clutch free throws down the stretch.
“The foul shooting drives me insane”, Beilein said.
“I feel a lot more comfortable in the post to make the right decision”, Wagner told the Detroit Free Press.
Matthews did a little bit of everything for the Wolverines on Thursday.
But a blowout loss at Maryland was followed by a late collapse against Rutgers on the road and then an epic fall in the second half against second-ranked Michigan State.
Garza scored 10 first-half points as the Hawkeyes led 40-35 at the break.
MI sophomore center Jon Teske had nine rebounds against the Hawkeyes.
“We’re going to take it from fabulous February to marvelous March”, head coach Lisa Bluder said. Hopes that were high for a season turnaround on February 6th, when Northwestern upset then No. 20 MI at Allstate Arena, collapsed the last month as the Wildcats finished the season with seven-straight losses.