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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 ...

Iowa shucks Cornhuskers for third time in four years

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — With a possible trip to the Big Ten championship game at stake, Nebraska fell flat. C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and the Hawkeyes pummeled No. 17 Nebraska 40-10 on Friday, knocking the Cornhuskers out of Big Ten title contention ...

Iowa looks for another upset at home

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — With a win and some help from Minnesota, 17th-ranked Nebraska will play for a Big Ten title next week. But the Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) will have to find a way to beat Iowa on the road Friday without knowing what they have at ...

Cyclones edge Indiana State

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No. 21 Iowa State kept firing away until some of its shots finally began to drop. Monte Morris scored 20 points and Matt Thomas shrugged off a cold shooting performance to make a 3-pointer that put his team ahead for good, and ...

Jewell a self-made star for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell’s pre-game routine includes a music playlist he dubbed “Kinnick” in honor of the Hawkeyes home stadium. Jewell lined the songs up so that “oldies” from bands like Boston and REO Speedwagon play first, ...

EMERGING THREAT

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State’s Joel Lanning never complained as his hold on the starting quarterback job slowly loosened week after week. Instead, Lanning focused on excelling in the run-based package the coaching staff developed for him — and last week he had ...

UNI falls in title round to No. 11 Xavier

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points and Edmond Sumner got 11 of his 17 points in the second half, helping 11th-ranked Xavier hold off Northern Iowa 67-59 to win the Tire Pros Invitational on Sunday night. After leading by 16 points ...

Jok continues early dominance

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Peter Jok scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and Iowa cruised to a 95-67 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sunday. Tyler Cook scored 15 points and Isaiah Moss had a career-high 14 for the Hawkeyes (3-1), who shot 51 percent from ...

ISU scores 130 in rout

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — It was hardly a coincidence that Iowa State senior point guard Monte Morris had one his most complete games Sunday. Morris notched the fifth triple-double in school history and No. 20 Iowa State throttled The Citadel 130-63, setting a program record ...