While the Hawkeyes season is finished, there is no shortage of hope for the future.
With all but Jok and (very likely) Dale Jones returning, Iowa will have all but 19.8 points per game coming back.
Jordan Bohannon finished Sunday’s game with 25 points and 13 assists – his third straight double-double – on 7 of 12 shooting from 3-point range. Tyler Cook had 16 points and five rebounds on 7 of 7 shooting – though he did have seven turnovers.
• Iowa opened with an 87-75 victory over South Dakota on Wednesday in a game that drew by far the biggest crowd (12,864) of any NIT first-round game. Peter Jok led the Hawkeyes with 20 points but Jordan Bohannon added 19, Tyler Cook 18 and Isaiah Moss 16. Bohannon added a career-best 11 assists and Cook was 8 for 8 from the field while also grabbing 8 rebounds.
• TCU, under former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon, had a seven-game losing streak to finish the regular season, then upset Kansas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. The Horned Frogs defeated Fresno State 66-59 in the first round of the NIT as Kenrich Williams registered his 15th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following his team's 64-58 win over Dayton on Friday night, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall criticized the NCAA tournament selection committee -- again -- for slotting the Flyers as a 7-seed against the Shockers, a team many believe deserved better than a 10-seed.
"And I would like to finish by saying that, once again, I think Dayton deserved a better draw in this tournament," said Marshall, whose team advances to face Kentucky. "I'll finish with that."
Dayton coach Archie Miller, meanwhile, noted the Shockers deserved a higher seed and could beat any team in the country on a neutral floor.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Wichita State's 64-58 win over Dayton on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, coach Gregg Marshall lamented the woes of life outside the Power 5 conferences, such as the challenges of scheduling high-major programs that have no interest in facing dangerous underdogs like the Shockers.
Tulsa, Okla. — Josh Jackson insisted a season’s worth of distractions wouldn’t take away from his focus in his first, and likely last, NCAA Tournament.
The standout Kansas freshman proved true to his word in an opening-round 100-62 victory over UC Davis on Friday night, scoring 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting in his return from a one-game suspension for an accumulation of embarrassing incidents.
The 27-year-old has appeared in 51 games with 22 starts over four seasons with the New Orleans Saints (2013-16) and Seattle Seahawks (2016), recording 113 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, six tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Jenkins was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Georgia when Bears general manager Ryan Pace worked in New Orleans' personnel department.
The 6-3, 359-pounder was released by the Saints last Nov. 9 and signed by the Seahawks Nov. 15. Jenkins played in nine games with one start last year, registering 13 tackles.
As the Chicago Cubs trimmed down the roster to 43 players, a few notables made their exit from camp. Most notably the Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez, sending him and six others to minor league camp. Others cut included outfielder Jacob Hannemann, catcher Victor Caratini, pitchers Pierce Johnson and Felix Pena were optioned to Iowa. Infielder Chesny Young, outfielders Mark Zagunis and Jimenez were assigned to minor league camp.
The two players of this group that has garnered the most praise this spring are Young and Jimenez. Both made an impression on Joe Maddon–as well as the rest of the league. With no chance of making the team as well as making their case complete, the group will start working towards the minor leagues to get in at-bats, innings, etc.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands wasn't in a reflecting type of mood late Thursday night.
Brands wasn't in a sour mood. No, Brands was sending a subtle message to his Hawkeye wrestling team that had six wrestlers advances to the quarterfinals and all nine of its qualifiers still alive after a solid first day at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships at the Scottrade Center.
Iowa sits in fourth place with 24.5 points, one behind Oklahoma State, 1.5 behind Ohio State and just six behind defending champion Penn State.
There’s just something about the National Invitation Tournament that resonates with Iowa basketball fans.
Despite having only a couple of days to sell tickets, the Hawkeyes drew a crowd of 12,864 for their 87-75 victory over South Dakota in their NIT opener on Wednesday night.
That was nearly double what any of the other first-round NIT games attracted. The second largest crowd was 7,247 for BYU’s home game with Texas-Arlington in Provo, Utah. The average for the 15 NIT openers other than Iowa was 3,793.
Iowa will host TCU in the second round Sunday at 4 p.m. The game originally was announced to have a 6:30 start, but NIT officials changed it Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
March Madness 2017: NCAA Tournament tip times, schedule, TV channels, live stream for first round - CBSSports.com
It’s about that time. March Madness is upon us.
Below, the tip times, locations, announcing crews and TV schedule for the 2017 NCAA Tournament on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. The games will also be able to seen on NCAA March Madness Live beginning Tuesday.
NOTE: The national semifinals (Final Four) from Phoenix will be televised Saturday, April 1, on CBS. The national championship will air Monday, April 3, on CBS.
As for the First Four and the first round, here are your tip times and announcing assignments. For cities/locations for all the games, head on over to the bracket page and get to picking and printing.