|ASU Bowling Team Prepares for NCAA Tournament|
WICKLIFFE, Ohio. (4/11/12) – The Arkansas State bow ling team participated in a morning practice session on Thursday at the Freeway Lanes of Wickliffe in preparation for their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Bowling Tournament.
The team practiced from 9:30-11 a.m. and then went through an equipment check at the end of the session. During the practice the squad focused on adjusting out the lane pattern and preparing themselves for the baker matches on Friday. The team also participated in a 5-on-5 baker format competition against each other near the end of the practice session.
“I thought went pretty good,” ASU coach Justin Kostick said. “I thought things were fine. We are just trying to get a feel for the lane and we did a little bit of moving around so it wasn’t a dead test of where are scores were.”
The tournament will get underway at 8 a.m. (CT) Thursday morning with the first session of the seeding rounds. Each team will bowl one, five-person game against the seven other teams in the field for a total of seven games. Team will then be seeded for bracket play based on their win-loss record during the seeding rounds. The first section is set to begin at 8 a.m. (CT), while the second section is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. (CT).
Fans can also follow the Red Wolves through the “2012 NCAA Bowling Blog” that is being featured on AStateRedWolves.com. The blog will be updated daily with insights from the players throughout their time in Ohio.