Monday, February 23, 2009

At the sports desk: favorite teams update

There's mixed news today. On the one hand, the ND women's hoops team battled #1 ranked and seemingly-invincible UConn, on the road, very hard--losing only by 10, 76-66, and leading at one point in the second half (the first time UConn had trailed in the second half all year). A very good effort.

And the ND men's hoops squad got a much-needed boost this past Saturday, blasting Providence on the road, 103-84. When the Irish make shots, as both Ryan Ayers and Kyle McAlarney did, they can play with anyone.

But...the Detroit Pistons, playing poorly and with inconsistent effort, got blasted by Cleveland, 99-78. How low can they go?

And the University of Michigan men's hoops team blew a late lead, and lost in OT at Iowa--who's having a down year. Another blow to Michigan's NCAA hopes.

At least Michigan State's men's hoops team rallied to beat Wisconsin, 61-50. But the Spartans once trailed by 12 in the game and looked flustered. Nice rally, but...they need more consistency.