Iowa State and UConn meet in the Sweet Sixteen tonight(Fri), with similar NBA-inspired offenses.
The third-seeded Cyclones play the seventh-seeded Huskies this evening at 6:30 in the NCAA tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden. Both are coached by alums who enjoyed long pro careers.
Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and UConn’s Kevin Ollie first met as high school basketball stars more than two decades ago when they went on the same recruiting trip to Arizona.
The two were teammates for part of a season with the Chicago Bulls in 2001 to 2002. Six years later, when Hoiberg was an assistant general manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he lobbied to sign Ollie because he knew the veteran could provide needed leadership.
ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY/TONIGHT…..
IN COLLEGE BASEBALL…SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT WIU
IN COLLEGE SOFTBALL…MUSCATINE AT SCC
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL…ILLINI WEST AT MERCER COUNTY
IN H-S SOFTBALL…MONMOUTH-ROSEVILLE AT WEST HANCOCK
IN BOYS TRACK & FIELD…THE WASHINGTON RELAYS CONTINUE
ILLINI WEST AT THE ILLINOIS TOP PREP TIMES IN BLOOMINGTON(BOYS & GIRLS)
IN GIRLS TRACK & FIELD…THE COLUMBUS INVITATIONAL…AND THE IOWA CITY HIGH RELAYS