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Oregon Beats Iowa in an Offensive Shootout in Second Round NIT Action: Caps a Disappointing Weekend for Iowa Sports

You know there are a lot of points scored when you score 97 in a losing effort.

 

The Iowa Hawkeyes basketball season has officially come to an end.

In a game with a blistering pace, Oregon was just as hot from the field, shooting 60 percent from the field for the game and over 70 percent for the second half, on the way to a 108 to 97 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Iowa actually had a 15 point lead in the first half powered by the exception play of guard Devyn Marble, who finished with 31 points. But Oregon was able to cut the margin to four points by half time, and after taking the lead in the early part of the second half, took the lead and didn't look back.

Oregon also enjoyed a 32 to 15 free throw attempted disparity, and made 28 of those free thows.

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Iowa Women Fall Short Against California in Women's NCAA Tournament

Meanwhile, in South Bend, Indiana, the Iowa Hawkeye Women's Basketball team was doomed by 18 turnovers in a first round lost to the California Golden Bears. The Golden Bears won the game 84 to 74.

The Hawkeyes were in the game early, but California pulled away to a 16-point lead in the second half, a margin that proved too large for the Hawkeye women to overcome. 

Kamille Wahlin led Iowa in scoring with 15 points.

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Iowa Wrestling Finishes Third at NCAA's

Iowa has been so dominating at wrestling for so long, even a top 3 finish is viewed by fans as a disappointment.

The Hawkeye wrestlers finished third at the NCAA tournament, edged out by Big Ten schools Minnesota at second and Penn State at first. This is the second consecutive year that Penn State won a National Championship in wrestling.

Matt McDonough was a bright spot, winning a championship at his weight division of 125 pounds.

Here are the wrestling final results.

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