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No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State at home, 69-60

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AMES — Missouri State has become a small-school outlier in an NCAA Tournament largely dominated by chalk. The Lady Bears are playing like they belong among the giants of the women’s game. Alexa Willard scored 17 points to help 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State ...

MHS football hosting ‘rent-a-player’ auction

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The Marshalltown High School football team is sending its athletes into the community for a Spring Clean-Up “Rent-A-Player” event. There will be two shifts for the players to help with clean-up on May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon and then from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on May 5 they will be ...

UNI wrestling hosting meet & greet with Foster

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CEDAR FALLS — University of Northern Iowa wrestling fans have a chance to meet Drew Foster, the Panthers’ latest NCAA wrestling champion. Foster won the 184-pound bracket in the NCAA Championships on Saturday by beating Max Dean from Cornell by a 6-4 decision, giving UNI its first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC baseball splits with DMACC

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BOONE — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with DMACC on Saturday, falling 7-5 in game one and winning 10-4 in game two. The victory in the second game was just the second win this season for the Tigers (2-9). Walter Hernandez took the loss in game one ...

Closing out Carver

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16. Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday. Gustafson scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and ...

Iowa overcomes 25-point deficit, falls to Tennessee in overtime

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. The rest of the Volunteers? Just trying to breathe normally again. Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in ...

Cyclones face Bears for shot at Sweet 16

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AMES, Iowa — The last time Missouri State got this far in the NCAA Tournament, Jackie Stiles was leading the Lady Bears on a remarkable run to the Final Four. That was in 2001 and in all the years since, Missouri State had never made it to the second round -- until now. The 11th-seeded Lady ...

Cyclone power

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AMES — Iowa State cruised to its first NCAA Tournament win in six years on Saturday — and moved a step closer to its first Sweet 16 in nearly a decade. Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and third-seeded Iowa State routed New Mexico State 97-61 on Saturday ...

Nolf, Nickal, Cassar help Penn St. dominate

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PITTSBURGH — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college wrestling. The dynamic duo helped them tighten their grip. Nolf (157 pounds) and Nickal (197) ended their careers with individual championships hours after the Nittany ...

No. 2 Iowa looks to clinch Sweet 16 spot vs. Missouri

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s path to the Sweet 16 has never been clearer. If the Hawkeyes play as poorly on Sunday as they did on Friday, that won’t matter. Iowa (27-6) will have home-court advantage and Megan Gustafson, the best player in school history, on its side when it hosts ...

Hawkeyes brace for high-scoring Vols

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Iowa men’s basketball team defeated the seventh-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats Friday afternoon, 79-72, advancing the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes to the Round of 32. Iowa takes on the second-seeded and sixth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers today at 11:10 a.m. on CBS. The two ...

Iowa bounces Bearcats 79-72

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Iowa kept up the Big Ten’s blitz through its first six games in the NCAA Tournament. Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during the Hawkeyes’ closing surge and the No. 10 seed in the South Region kept its league unblemished a while ...

Hawks hang on

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IOWA CITY — For second-seeded Iowa, Friday’s win over 15th-seeded Mercer felt more like survival than vindication after nearly making the worst kind of history imaginable. Megan Gustafson scored 30 points with 16 rebounds and the second-seeded Hawkeyes narrowly avoided a monumental upset, ...

Missouri hits late FT, beats Drake 77-76 in OT

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IOWA CITY — Just moments after the worst foul of her career, Drake’s Becca Hittner got her chance for redemption. Hittner’s wide-open jumper as time expired instead clanked off the back of the rim, a cruel reminder that for every March buzzer-beater there’s a potential game winner ...

Iowa State seeking first tourney win since 2013

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AMES — Iowa State’s players saw the numbers every time they walked into their locker room at Hilton Coliseum. Coach Bill Fennelly listed the Cyclones’ home record through the years and last season’s mark stood out like an ugly wart: 7-8. That’s not what the Cyclones’ large, loyal ...

Ohio State stifles Cyclones, 62-59

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TULSA, Okla. — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round. Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes to a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night. “You could say it validates ...

Finals set as seniors shine in semifinals

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PITTSBURGH — With swollen foreheads and bloody lips, 20 of the NCAA’s toughest athletes huffed and puffed Friday night as they tried to describe their journey through March’s other grueling tournament. “I worked my whole life since I was 4 years old starting to wrestle for an ...

Southern Utah outlasts Drake in CIT showdown

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CEDAR CITY, Utah — Despite a valiant effort from a depleted roster, the Drake men’s basketball season came to an end Friday in an 80-73 overtime loss at Southern Utah in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The loss ended the Bulldogs’ historic season with 24 wins, the third-most in ...

UNI falls at Minnesota in WNIT opening round

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota women’s basketball team made nine of its first 10 shots and built a 26-6 lead on its way to a 91-75 win over Northern Iowa on Friday in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. The Gophers built a 52-28 lead at the half, but the ...

Lions re-sign ex-Hawkeye Donnal

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal. The Lions announced the move Friday. Donnal appeared in two games last season for Detroit. He previously spent time with the Ravens and Rams. Donnal was a fourth-round draft pick out of the University of ...