Wilkins, McGlynn lead Drake past Rider 76-58
DES MOINES — D.J. Wilkins scored a career-high 17 points, Nick McGlynn had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Drake beat Rider 76-58 on Wednesday night.
Drake (8-2) has won seven of its last eight games while Rider (4-5) has lost four of its last six.
Wilkins made five 3-pointers and both free-throw attempts, and McGlynn was 7-of-10 shooting. Nick Norton added 13 points and seven assists for Drake.
Tyere Marshall had a season-high 21 points and eight rebounds, and Anthony Durham chipped in with 10 points for Rider.
Drake opened the second half with a 12-1 run, but Jordan Allen made consecutive 3s to pull Rider to 52-48 with just under 11 minutes remaining. The Bulldogs answered with a 17-4 run and led 69-54 with three minutes left. Norton scored seven points and McGlynn had five during the stretch.
It was the first meeting between the schools.
Iowa State 94, Prairie View A&M 46
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team took down Prairie View A&M on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum, 94-46.
The Cyclones (9-2) opened up the game on a 9-0 run and eventually pushed their lead to 27-8 at the end of the first quarter. By halftime it was a 50-10 advantage for Iowa State.
Ashley Joens had a perfect night for the Cyclones, going 7-for-7 from the field and 4-for-4 from behind the 3-point line for a game-high 22 points. Kristin Scott followed with 16 points off the bench and Ines Nezerwa had 11.
Not only did Iowa State dominate the Panthers (3-6) on the scoreboard, it did so on the glass as well. The Cyclones outrebounded Prairie View 52-25, with Bridget Carleton and Nezerwa both pulling down eight boards to lead the way.
UNI 73, Minnesota St. 56
CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team was in a fight with Minnesota State on Wednesday night in the McLeod center but the Panthers used a big fourth quarter to come away with a 73-56 victory.
After building a nine-point lead at halftime, UNI (6-4) allowed the Mavericks (5-5) to pull back within one at 49-48 by the end of the third quarter.
The Panther offense came alive in the fourth as it held Minnesota State to just eight points in the fourth while scoring 24 of its own to secure the 17-point victory.
Karli Rucker had a game-high 23 points for UNI, and Ellie Howell and Mikaela Morgan joined her in double figures with 10 points each.
Taylor Drost was the lone Maverick in double figures as she finished the night with 20 points.