PG: Anthony Clemmons: Sapp as he is called has been something of a blessing for Iowa this season, Clemmons was a guy that was seen as a back-up heading into the year, but has played well enough to supplant Zach McCabe in the first five. All Clemmons has done this year is put up an assist to turnover ratio of almost 3 to 1 and was the MVP of the biggest rivalry game this season with 14 pts/8 assists/1 TO. Defensively, Clemmons has lived up to his reputation so far and
Iowa beat UNI on the strength of Roy Devyn Marble and Mike Gesell, each of whom were due for a big game and each delivered in a big way on the same day. Marble set the Wells Fargo Area record for points with 30 in a game and Gesell got out of his shooting funk and hit the open shots he has been missing, by going 4-6 and scoring a career high 23. Iowa defended the three point shot well today, while allowing the Panthers guards to seemingly drive at will. Iowa took Mark Sonnen out of the game after
Urban Meyer has guided the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 12-0 season. What does it matter?
Living in Michigan and close to Ohio, it is amazing how scathing OSU fans really are. They are almost as bad as Notre Dame fans when it comes to their arrogance and comments.
Here is what they don't realize about this season, it goes down in OSU history as an undefeated regular season, but it is over. There is no bowl game to go too, there is no BIG championship, there is nothing.
Expectations are put on programs by fanbases and media outlets weather they are justified or not. In the case of Iowa basketball, those expecations are all over the place. Iowa, under the leadership of Fran McCaffery, had a breakout season on and off the court. Iowa broke out of its worst strech of basketball on the court this year by making the NIT. Off the court Iowa put together a recruiting class that provides essentially everything the current Hawkeye roster was lacking. Along with that expectations
Iowa basketball had been wallowing in futility under former Coach Todd Lickliter; setting the record for most losses in season with 21 and won a total of 15 Big Ten games. The last season under former Coach Steve Alford was nothing to write home about either with a 17-14 season and 9 wins in the Big Ten, conference record was respectable, but no postseason. Iowa had fallen from a perennial NCAA contender to a team that had trouble finding thier way out of the Big Ten basement. The only saving