Never underestimate the power of Hilton magic, Bill Fennelly’s motivational skills, and … Taylor Swift?
OK, maybe the latter didn’t have much to do with it, but it still fit into the narrative of Iowa State’s 59-57 upset of previously unbeaten and third-ranked Texas on Saturday.
“It was the best feeling,” said Cyclones senior guard Nikki Moody, who had the assist on teammate Seanna Johnson’s game-winning layup with 19 seconds left. “I can’t even describe it.”
Duke fell to Florida State 74-58 in a game that was close for a half only because of hot Blue Devil shooting in the first 15 minutes. FSU outrebounded Duke 38-28 resulting in a 15-5 advantage in second chance points. Duke’s 25 turnovers led to 23 points for the Noles. And, the combination led to FSU taking 17 more shots than the Blue Devils, a deadly combination when Duke went ice cold from the floor
It wasn’t easy, but we won:
Chattanooga over Furman, 47-40.
Coming back to Earth probably should always include a parachute.
A soaring Ohio State women’s basketball team entered a Big Ten matchup against Michigan yesterday afternoon with top-25 possibilities swirling around the program.
All that the Buckeyes (11-6, 3-2) needed was a fourth straight conference win. Instead, they took a precipitous fall in a 100-94 overtime loss to the Wolverines (11-5, 3-2).
Washington over Cal, 79-77.
More badness for Penn State.
Ouch, tough in-conference start for Bowling Green.