A little bit of news out of Iowa City last night:
Oklahoma State snapped Iowa’s NCAA-record dual unbeaten run at 84, hanging onto a share of the mark set 46 years ago by the Cowboys and winning on the third criteria — a 54-51 advantage in match points — after the teams each won five bouts.
“It’s tough losing,” Iowa sophomore 133-pounder Tony Ramos said. “It’s not something we’re about as a team, it’s not something we’re about as individuals.”
It was Iowa’s first loss since Jan. 5, 2008, when Oklahoma State knocked off the Hawkeyes 19-14. The Cowboys turned Iowa’s 69-dual winning streak into an unbeaten string last January with a 15-15 tie in Stillwater.
Iowa, of course, was ranked No. 1. Oklahoma State was No. 2.