KCHA Sports Report (3/21)

UNI Panthers

Northern Iowa was on the wrong side of the miracle finish Sunday in Oklahoma City as they lost a 12 point lead with 44 seconds to allow Texas A&M to take there game to overtime. The Aggies ended up winning 92-88 in the second overtime, and ended the Panthers season short of the Sweet 16. An emotional coach Ben Jacobson talked about the loss with the media.

Matt Bohannon who normally brings the ball in was out with an injury and the Panthers couldn’t get the ball in. Jacobson says Bohannon’s injury played some part.

Coach Jacobson says they will get through this and his role will be to lead them.

Jacobson was asked if this is the toughest loss he’s ever had, and he says it is no question, because of the three seniors.

The Panthers finish the season at 23-13.

In a game heard on 951 The Bull yesterday, Villanova pulled ahead of the Iowa Hawkeye Men’s Basketball Team early and went on to blow out the Hawkeyes in the second round of the N-C-A-A Tournament 87-68 yesterday in Brooklyn, New York. Senior guard Mike Gesell says they were never able to get on track and Villanova played well.

Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery, said they gave Villanova too many good looks from the outside.

McCaffey says his team didn’t hit the glass hard and that hurt, especially when they weren’t hitting shots.

The loss ends what was a wild up and down season that saw Iowa soar up in the rankings, and then fall as they lost seven of their last ten games.  The Hawkeyes end the 2015-16 season with a 22-11 overall record.

In a game heard on KCHA FM on Saturday, the Iowa State Cyclones were able to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament after their 78-61 win over Arkansas-Little Rock.  Georges Niang led the Cyclones with his second 28 point performance of this year’s tournament.  Matt Thomas added 16 points and Abdel Nader scored nine as the Cyclones controlled the game throughout.  With the win, Iowa State improves to 23-11 and will now face top seeded Virginia this Friday night.

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