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WE'RE TALKIN' WRESTLEBALL: NCAA Tourneys, Friday Evening Edition

 

Session IV (including both the fourth and fifth round consolation matches and the semifinal matches in the championship bracket) begins at 6:00pm CST. TV coverage on ESPNU and a live stream at ESPN360.com.  There's also radio coverage (KXIC if you're in or around Iowa City; Hawkeye All-Access ($) via the intewebs otherwise) or liveblogs/Twitter updates.  Liveblogs: Andy Hamilton at Hawk Central; KJ Pilcher at the Gazoo.  Twitter: (P-C) Andy_Hamilton, (Gazoo) kjpilcher, (DI) jtbugos and rcyou.

Feel free to chat about whichever NCAA Tournament you happen to be watching.

UPDATED BRACKET

SEMIFINAL ROUND -- CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
125 - #3 Matt McDonough v. UN Cashe Quiroga (PUR)
133 - #2 Dan Dennis v. #3 Franklin Gomez (MSU)
141 - #6 Montell Marion v. #10 Tyler Nauman (Pitt)
149 - #2 Brent Metcalf v. #3 Kyle Terry (Okla)
174 - #2 Jay Borschel v. #3 Christopher Henrich (Virginia)


FOURTH ROUND MATCHES -- CONSOLATION BRACKET
165 - #7
Ryan Morningstar v. UN Justin Kerber (Cornell)
184 - #9 Phil Keddy v. UN Andrew Saunders (UNC Greensboro)
197 - #9 Chad Beatty v. #5 Trevor Brandvold (Wisco)
Hwt - #5 Dan Erekson v. #6 Nathan Everhart (Indiana)

TEAM SCORES AFTER SESSION III
1) Iowa - 73 pts (5 wrestlers alive in championship bracket, 4 wrestlers still alive in consol. bracket)
2) Cornell - 54 pts (3 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket, 4 wrestlers still alive in consol. bracket)
3) Iowa State - 46 pts (3 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket, 3 wrestlers still alive in consol. bracket)
3) Ohio State - 46 pts (2 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket, 3 wrestlers still alive in consol. bracket)
5)
Oklahoma - 44 pts (3 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket, 3 wrestlers still alive in consol. bracket)

HISTORY AGAINST OPP.
125: McD FALL (2:13) Cashe Quiroga (09-10)
133: Dennis DEC (5-4) Franklin Gomez (09-10, Dennis DEC (3-2) Franklin Gomez (09-10), Dennis DEC (3-2) Franklin Gomez (08-09)
141: No prior meetings
149: Metcalf MAJ DEC (14-6) Kyle Terry (08-09)
157: Kerr DEC (4-3) the bench
165: No prior meetings
174: No prior meetings
184: No prior meetings
197: Beatty DEC (6-3) Trevor Brandvold (09-10)
Hwt: Erekson DEC (9-6) Nathan Everhart (09-10)

NCAA TOURNAMENT SCORING
1st: 16pts
2nd: 12pts
3rd: 10pts
4th: 9pts
5th: 7pts
6th: 6pts
7th: 4pts
8th: 3pts

Bonus points:
Fall, Forfeit, DQ, Default: 2pts
Tech Fall (w/ nearfall points): 1.5pts
Tech Fall (w/o nearfall points) and Major Decision: 1pt

Advancement points:
Championship side: 1pt
Bye followed by win on Championship side: 1pt
Consolation side: .5pt
Bye followed by win on Consolation side: .5pt