The main event in the Iowa-Iowa State basketball clash is tonight... but there was a charming little undercard bout last night, as the Iowa student managers took on the Iowa student managers. We know this because Mike Gesell was there... although not many other people were.
Gesell wasn't the only famous face in attendance, though. ESPN's Jay Bilas was there, too, live-tweeting up a storm:
Tonight is Iowa v. Iowa State basketball manager game! There will be trash talk and blood on the floor (and pros that can clean it all up).— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 11, 2014
Other scouting report entries from Iowa-ISU manager game: "Weak hair game," "Secure Facebook page," "non-athletic, a golfer." Priceless.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 11, 2014
Breaking News: NCAA suspends Iowa manager from Iowa-ISU manager game for wiping up sweat at unsanctioned summer league. #youneverknow— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 11, 2014
Iowa needs a big game from Pat Doherty and Pat O'Connor. "Fratty Patty" and Notorious POC are the heart and soul of Hawkeye managers.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 12, 2014
Iowa State managers are long, with tremendous wingspans, Kurt Benjamin and Parker Kober can pass a water bottle the length of the bench.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 12, 2014
Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard has preemptively called Big 12 Office to complain about officiating in Iowa-ISU manager game. #thatbig— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 12, 2014
In the end, the good guys won decisively:
And there was much rejoicing:
Well done, Iowa student managers. Now let's hope that tonight's game between the varsity teams goes just as well.