NO GOLD FOR AARON WHITE. No medal in all, in fact. The University Games Team USA lost yesterday to Australia and again this morning to Canada.
Final: Canada 94, USA Men's WUGs 85.— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 12, 2013
The team will continue to play through Tuesday. Aaron White played only seven minutes but scored six points in the loss to Australia. Against Canada, White did not score. Iowa State's Melvin Ejim scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds for team Canada. That state line, compared to White's, compelled ISU superfan Cade Thompson to remark:
USA loses to Canada. Ejim scores 8 and grabs 7 rebounds. Aaron White doesn't score. Haha #CyclONEnation— Cade Thompson (@Cade4ISU) July 12, 2013
Love it or leave it, Cade.
HOW BOUT SOME PTL STATS? Back to hoops in the states, particularly North Liberty, Iowa. The playoffs are set, if you're in to tracking that sort of thing. Personally, I like to eyeball the stat lines and what stands out from last night's games. Gabe Olaseni and Adam Woodury both yanked down 17 rebounds and newcomer Peter Jok continued his hot shooting. Jok scored 30 points on 9 of 18 shooting and still leads the league in points per game.
FRAN MCCAFFERY TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AARON WHITE AND FUTURE SCHEDULING. The interview was before Team USA had lost to Australia and Canada. About scheduling, the Iowa non-conference has just one hole to fill. The non-con focus will be RPI as Iowa's RPI last season suffered after playing a November full of cupcakes. McCaffery thinks that problem is fixed this season but did add,
"the thing about it is you can't always control it. A team, maybe they were 240 last year and all the sudden they're 342. Those are the ones that really hurt you. I think you'll see it will be a much more challenging schedule with those teams as well when it's released."
THERE WAS SOME TALK OF HAWKEYE HOOPS PLAYING AN EXHIBITION IN SIOUX CITY. We now know Iowa will not play for the fans in Northwest Iowa this year. Iowa's roster includes Sioux City natives Zach McCabe, Adam Woodbury and Mike Gesell. While the event won't happen this year, it's not completely ruled out down the road.
SINGLE GAME FOOTBALL TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY. The ticket office opens at 9AM or you can call 1-800-IA-HAWKS. There are limits to the total number of tickets and games and all that, you can read up here. If you already have tickets you may want to save this:
IF YOU ACTUALLY WANTED TO GO TO AMES AND HAVE YET TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
Latest fb tix updates from our staff...Completely sold out of all Jack Trice Club seats. Also, only tixs left for Iowa game are hillsides.— Jamie Pollard (@IASTATEAD) July 11, 2013
BRANDON SCHERFF IS PREPARING FOR THE SEASON. By just throwing some weights around.
Brandon Scherff Hang Cleans 410 Pounds (via GoHawksTV)
MORE WATCH LISTS WERE ANNOUNCED. Hawkeye kicker Mike Meyer was recognized yesterday when his name appeared on the preseason Lou Groza Award watch list. James Morris also makes another list. This one is the Nagurski Award watch list for the defensive player of the year.
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