Just a few photos from this afternoon's NCAA's second round action from Iowa City. Host team Iowa played the Miami Hurricanes before 7,220 fans at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won after being up by 5 points at halftime.
While the weather was good, the UI men's team didn't play until evening against Gonzaga, which meant there was opportunity for Hawk fans to come Iowa City and cheer on the team plus say goodbye to four senior players. The UI men lost to Gonzaga later in the evening.
Each team was allowed to bring a pep band to the match. Iowa's band played some classic Iowa songs including the perennial Iowa win favorite, "In Heaven There Ain't No Beer."
While the Hawkeyes are a team, senior guard Samantha Logic put on another tremendous balanced game. That's why she is a second team All-American as named by ESPN. Sam established many other records and received several honors this season.
Since this was Sam's last home court game before continuing to Oklahoma City for the Sweet 16 round, I thought to focus a bit more on her than the other members. During a free throw, Sam listens to Coach Lisa Bluder. The win puts the Hawkeyes in the third round of the NCAA, the first time in the Lisa Bluder era of 15 years.