Articles Tagged ‘Iowa’

Big Ten’s Pre-Christmas Breakdown

You want a laugh, find a copy of Bill Cosby’s “Himself” DVD. You want a chuckle, look at this season’s preseason prognostications, one month later. Before Kentucky’s Billy Gillispie came out for Kentucky’s Midnight Madness and tried to secure a dozen letters of intent from 8th graders in the crowd and before Tom Izzo turned… more »

Big Ten Tournament Preview

Regardless of what happens in Indianapolis at this week’s Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin all are dancing. One team – Ohio State – still has realistic dreams of a landing on the right side of the Selection Sunday bubble. That makes this year’s Big Ten Tournament a little mundane, but there are… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

Iowa Preview

2006-2007 Record: 17-14 (9-7 Big 10, T-4th) Postseason Games: 3/9/2007 Purdue Big Ten Tournament L 74-55 Returning Statistical Leaders: 7.5 ppg – Tony Freeman 4.6 rpg – Kurt Looby 3.7 apg – Tony Freeman Starting Lineup: Key Stat: C Seth Gorney 7’0 Sr. 57.5 FG% last year was career worst PF Kurt Looby 6’10 Sr…. more »

Wake Forest at Iowa

Iowa (4-2) kicked off the season with four straight wins over less than imposing competition, but things were not quite as easy for the Hawkeyes in the Invitational. After a 67-56 loss to Bradley in the opener, Iowa went down to Utah State by a 67-58 score. That leaves the Hawkeyes in the midst of… more »

2007 Coaching Carousel Starts Spinning

Smith out at KentuckyAt the end of the day Rick Pitino was right, sort of. In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike during Championship Week, the Louisville head coach gave his opinion on Kentucky’s coaching situation. “If Kentucky fires Tubby Smith, their program will regress for the next 15 years,” Pitino said. Dick Vitale… more »

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