I have to disagree with "they almost gave this game away"—the Tech press forced one* turnover that helped push the lead back down to 3, then scored 14 points on the last seven possessions, on the Fredrick 3 and a bunch of free throws. Texas Tech had the ball with the chance to tie or take the lead precisely ONCE in the second half—a missed shot with 3:45 left in the game that Iowa rebounded and turned into a Garza layup, then a JBo 3. I would characterize that as Iowa handling the press well enough to keep the game from being in doubt.
*That shit was at least one uncalled foul, too.
They showed the end of it during a Paddy Fisher feature, then finished the Fisher thing and showed the penalty call. No replay, no nothing.
It was not the most inspiring directing decision in ESPN history.
Those four would make one of the best recruiting classes for Iowa in like the last 25, 30 years. I would hope that's "pretty decent."
OK, that one I did just to be an asshole.
Oh my god