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Gophers find a way in 2 OT vs. Iowa

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Gophers were overdue for a tight-game victory like this. The Iowa Hawkeyes made them work extra for it. Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 25 points with 19 rebounds and four blocks, Nate Mason had 25 points and seven assists ...

Cyclones rally to stun Kansas on the road

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. — Iowa State followed up a terrible practice with a terrific game. One of its most satisfying in years. Deonte Burton hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Monte Morris added 25 and made two crucial free throws in overtime, and the ...

Hawks move over break-even mark in Big Ten

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Even with Peter Jok back in the lineup, Iowa stuck to the balanced scoring attack it was forced to fall back on without the Big Ten’s top scorer. It’s working for Fran McCaffery’s young team. Jordan Bohannon scored 15 points, Tyler Cook ...

Fast start powers Iowa State to win over K-State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — It seemed for months like Iowa State was as unlucky as any team in the country. The Cyclones finally caught some breaks Tuesday — at the expense of the equally unfortunate Kansas State Wildcats. Senior Matt Thomas scored a career-high 25 points ...

Hawkeyes no match for Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Michael Finke scored 17 points off the bench and led Illinois in a 76-64 win over Iowa on Wednesday night. Illinois got off to a quick 10-0 start in the first few minutes of the game and never gave back the lead. Offense was not a problem in a game where Illinois ...

No doubting Thomas

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Senior Matt Thomas scored a career-high 25 points and Iowa State held off a furious Kansas State rally to win 70-65 on Tuesday night for its fourth victory in six games. Naz Mitrou-Long had 13 and Monte Morris scored 12 for the Cyclones (13-6, 5-3 ...

Iowa struggles at Northwestern

By JACK CASSIDY Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern has found much of its success this season behind strong guard play and stout defense. Both of those elements were at their absolute peak on Sunday, as Scottie Lindsey scored 22, Bryant McIntosh had 20 and the Wildcats dominated ...

Morris takes over in Cyclones’ road win

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. — Monte Morris scored a career-high 30 points and added five rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 96-86 on Wednesday night. Matt Thomas scored 19 and Nazareth Mitrou-Long contributed 17 points, ...

Extension for ISU’s Pollard

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State extended Jamie Pollard’s contract through 2024 on Tuesday, a deal that will make him the longest-serving athletic director in school history. Pollard joined Iowa State in 2005 and is the third-longest serving athletic director in the ...

Ferentz names son Iowa’s new offensive coordinator

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator Monday, less than a week after Greg Davis announced his retirement. Brian Ferentz played for the Hawkeyes before getting into coaching. He ...

Burton propels Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — If Iowa State can get Deonte Burton to play as well as he did Saturday more often, the Cyclones just might have a chance in the Big 12. Burton scored 27 points — two more than he had total in his previous three games — and Iowa State held off ...

Iowa shakes off Rutgers late

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa is a young team loaded with potential. The Hawkeyes were nearly a victim of their own inexperience on Sunday against a Rutgers team that still hasn’t won a Big Ten road game. Senior Peter Jok scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa ...

Hawks fall in double-OT thriller

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — Glynn Watson Jr. scored a career-high 34 points, Tai Webster made the go-ahead free throw in the last minute of the second overtime, and Nebraska held off Iowa 93-90 on Thursday night. The Cornhuskers (9-6, 3-0 Big Ten) followed up surprising ...

Frustrating finish for Cyclones

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer WACO, Texas — Manu Lecomte was struggling with his shot most of the game. Yet, the ball was in the point guard’s hands with the game on the line and No. 2 Baylor trying to stay undefeated. Lecomte made a high-arcing shot on a short jumper over a ...

Hawkeyes look ahead

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer There are plenty of reasons to think that Iowa can compete for the Big Ten West title in 2017. None of them will matter if the Hawkeyes can’t fix their passing attack in the offseason. Iowa (8-5, 6-3 Big Ten) finished an unpredictable season in highly ...

Cyclones dig deep to win Big 12 opener

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — After fiddling with his rotation for weeks, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm went to an unconventional lineup to help pull the Cyclones out of a funk. Naz Mitrou-Long scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and Iowa State rallied from 14 down to ...

Cyclones searching for low-post consistency

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State had always planned to lean on its deep and talented backcourt, and hope that its rebuilt frontcourt would hold its own this season. That hasn’t always been the case so far. Iowa State (8-3) has gotten decent production from senior ...

Rough Big Ten opener for Iowa at Purdue

By JEFF WASHBURN Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Dakota Mathias added 17 as No. 15 Purdue dominated Iowa 89-67 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Boilermakers ...

Another huge game for ex-UNI Panther Johnson

SEATTLE — Former Northern Iowa standout David Johnson earned all the yards he gained on the ground Saturday. The Seattle Seahawks were determined to keep Johnson from taking over the game running the ball. No matter how much they tried, Seattle couldn’t completely stop Arizona’s star ...

UNI blitzed at North Carolina

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Once Kennedy Meeks got going for No. 8 North Carolina, nothing could stop him. Northern Iowa certainly couldn’t. Meeks scored 10 of his 18 points during the Tar Heels’ dominant second half, leading them past the Panthers 85-42 on ...