2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
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Indiana and Texas should roll in some big diving points tonight with 3 scorers each, and IU sits 1st and 2nd coming out of 1-meter diving prelims.
Michael Hixon is first and James Connor second for the Hoosiers, and with Andrew Capobianco currently 9th, IU will get three scorers tonight. The Hoosiers should be a top-5 team in overall points, with potential to push even further, especially after a stellar 800 free relay and a 400 medley that sits first heading into tonight’s finals.
Texas also has a trio of divers. Grayson Campbell is 6th and Jordan Windle 7th, and they’ll both compete in the A final tonight. Jacob Cornish just snuck into 16th and will dive in the B final this afternoon.
That’s a big boost to Texas, which had a rough morning in the pool and is now seeded to lose about 55 points to Cal in swimming tonight. Texas should earn in the ballpark of 25-30 diving points tonight, helping mitigate that deficit.
Indiana, meanwhile, is seeded third in swimming points tonight, about 47 behind Cal. They’re seeded now to score 46 diving points, which means they could actually find themselves leading the meet by the end of tonight.
Purdue’s Steele Johnson won this event last year, topping Hixon and Connor. Johnson is currently 3rd. Here are the top 8 divers:
- Hixon, IU – 408.20
- Connor, IU – 397.30
- Johnson, PUR – 396.75
- Hernandez, LSU – 389.05
- Zeng, TN – 387.70
- Campbell, TX – 379.00
- Windle, TX – 374.65
- Thornton, 370.75
Update: The consolation finals (for spots 9 through 16) has just wrapped up. Indiana’s Capobianco dropped a bit to ultimately take 11th, but Texas’s Cornish surged all the way to 10th. That puts Indiana in the ballpark of 35-43 diving points tonight, and Texas should be somewhere between 30 and 40.