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Tempers flare in Iowa’s win

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota’s players and coaches. It was a jarring ending to an otherwise vanilla game that the ...

Cyclones land key JUCO recruits

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Like many downtrodden programs, Iowa State has often struggled to find enough defensive linemen who can make a big impact on the field. The Cyclones might be in decent shape next year. Last week, Iowa State signed a pair of junior college linemen, ...

Cyclones pull away from Drake late

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career. The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake. Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and ...

Hawkeyes blister UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa, already counted out by many just two weeks ago, has found some life by figuring out to how play defense. Peter Jok scored 21 points in his final game in his hometown and the Hawkeyes thumped rival Northern Iowa 69-46 Saturday for its ...

Iowa stops Iowa State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25. After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones’ run as a ranked team is likely finished. Peter Jok scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, ...

UNI sets school record with 20 three-pointer

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Hunter Rhodes and Jordan Ashton came off the bench to combine 35 points, and Northern Iowa set a school record with 20 three-pointers in an 86-58 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday night. Rhodes, a transfer from Iowa State, hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range for 20 points ...

Hawkeyes have no trouble with Stetson

By JIM ECKER Associated Press IOWA CITY — It took freshman Cordell Pemsl six games to crack the starting lineup for the Iowa Hawkeyes this season, but it looks like he might stay there for a long time. Pemsl muscled in 21 points Monday night as Iowa (4-5) snapped a four-game losing streak ...

Cyclones ramp up defense in rout

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State moved the ball and yet again played strong defense. The result was a surprisingly satisfying win on the heels of two tough losses. Deonte Burton scored 20 points and the 25th-ranked Cyclones pummeled Nebraska-Omaha 91-47 on Monday night, ...

Cyclone women nearly pull off upset

AMES — No. 6 Mississippi State found itself five minutes away from its first loss — and a big one at that. The Bulldogs showed their character down the stretch, surviving a tough road environment to stay unbeaten. Morgan William scored 24 points, Victoria Vivians had 16 and Mississippi ...

Iowa loses to 4-4 Omaha

IOWA CITY — Omaha coach Derrin Hansen told his team to be ready for Iowa’s best shot in the second half. The Mavericks got it, but they had an answer every time. Zach Jackson scored a career-high 21 points, Tra-Deon Hollins had 12 points and 11 assists, and Omaha upset Iowa 98-89 on ...

Lazard will return to ISU for senior year

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Standout Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will return for his senior season. Lazard caught 69 passes as a junior in 2015, including seven for touchdowns, and his 1,018 yards rank third in school history. Lazard also averaged seven catches for ...

Cyclones lose at home to Bearcats

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State is playing defense better than it has in years. The Cyclones’ offense has been uncharacteristically sluggish at times though, putting their school-record streak in the Top 25 in jeopardy. Jacob Evans III made two free throws with 20 ...

Four Big 12 coaches lead the way

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Bob Stoops was a young defensive assistant when he joined new Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder’s staff way back in 1989. Just winning a game was a big deal then for the Wildcats, who were coming off consecutive winless seasons and decades of mostly ...

Iowa women hang tough with No. 1 Irish

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and ...

Irish ground Hawks

By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Bonzie Colson had season-high 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Steve Vasturia tied a career-high with 22 points and Notre Dame overcame squandering a 15-point lead in the first half to beat Iowa 92-78 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten ...

Cyclones show signs of progress

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The focus for Matt Campbell in his first season at Iowa State was about stability more than victories. The Cyclones didn’t win much this season. But there were plenty of signs that they might start winning more as soon as 2017. Iowa State (3-9, ...

Cyclones rally from 18 down before coming up short

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No. 11 Gonzaga dominated the first half and overcome significant struggles in the final 20 minutes to beat No. 21 Iowa State 73-71 on Sunday in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game. Gonzaga nearly blew an 18-point second-half ...

No. 7 Virginia dominates Iowa in hoops

By BILL KACZOR Associated Press NICEVILLE, Fla. — Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points and No. 7 Virginia’s stifling trademark defense set the tone for a 74-41 victory over Iowa on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Cavaliers (5-0) ...

ISU closes with No. 19 WVU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — West Virginia blew its shot at the Big 12 title when it lost by four touchdowns to Oklahoma last week. The 19th-ranked Mountaineers still have plenty left to play for — including their best season in the Big 12. West Virginia (8-2, 5-2, No. 18 ...

Cyclones ramp up defense in lopsided win

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Deonte Burton launched soft, feathery jumpers from the perimeter and was just as effective muscling his way to the basket when he found that more to his and No. 21 Iowa State’s advantage. The Cyclones’ burly 6-foot-5 forward is ...