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No sweat

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AMES — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self grinned instead of perspiring following the No. 3 Jayhawks’ 79-53 rout over Iowa State Wednesday night. It proved to be a welcome change for the Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum — where they had lost three of the past five meetings with the ...

Garza, Haliburton make midseason award lists

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The University of Iowa’s Luka Garza and Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton were both named to the Lute Olson Award Midseason Watch List and the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. The Lute Olson Award is presented to the nation’s top non-freshman men’s basketball player. The Wooden Award ...

Headbands support ex-Hawkeye Sorensen

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa wrestling program will be distributing #SorensenStrong headbands to the first 3,000 fans when the No. 1 Hawkeyes host No. 2 Nebraska on Jan. 18. The #SorensenStrong headbands are a symbol of support for former Hawkeye All-American Brandon Sorenson, who is ...

From Redhawks to Eagles

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North Tama High School seniors and cousins Takoa Kopriva, seated left, and Katie Kopriva, seated right, signed their National Letters of Intent on Tuesday to continue their volleyball careers next year at Kirkwood Community College. With the Koprivas for their signing ceremony were (from left) ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tenth-ranked Rebels remain unbeaten

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REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 10 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team maintained its undefeated record on Tuesday after beating South Hardin, 65-51, in NICL West Division play. The Rebels’ second half performance was the difference after holding a narrow 25-22 halftime lead. Out of ...

’Cats penned in by Jaguars

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The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team dropped its fourth game in a row on Tuesday in a 60-27 loss to Ankeny Centennial. Ankeny Centennial’s second-quarter performance and 3-point shooting quickly overcame the Bobcats. Marshalltown had early success against Class 5A No. 10 Ankeny ...

No. 5 Centennial trumps MHS boys

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From the start, Class 4A No. 5 Ankeny Centennial had control over the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team in the Bobcats’ 67-34 loss on Tuesday night. After being briefly tied up at 2-2 at the start of the first quarter, the Jaguars outscored the Bobcats 21-0 and take a 23-2 at the end of ...

MHS blows by J-Hawks in bowling

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The Marshalltown High School bowling teams swept Urbandale in their return to action Tuesday at Wayward Social, both improving to 6-0 overall. The Bobcat boys rolled a season-high scoring total, racking up a 3,395-3,234 victory. Urbandale’s total was the most scored against Marshalltown ...

Iowa State tries to find home magic as No. 3 Kansas looms

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AMES — Iowa State star guard Tyrese Haliburton anticipated the question. “How frustrating is it to struggle at home?” It’s been posed to Haliburton, his teammates and his coach, Steve Prohm, multiple times — and for good reason. The Cyclones (7-6, 0-1 Big 12) have already lost ...

Nebraska denies road-weary Iowa

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LINCOLN, Neb. — After falling to Rutgers on Friday, Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg put together a game plan aimed not only at defeating Iowa but shaking off the disappointing loss. Tuesday Hoiberg’s Huskers executed that plan to near perfection, building a double-digit first half lead, then ...

Robbins scores 20 as Drake tips Loyola

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DES MOINES — Liam Robbins scored 20 points, many on key buckets, as Drake stretched its home win streak to nine games, defeating Loyola-Chicago 65-62 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Robbins with 15:48 remaining. Drake led 43-41 at the time and a dunk ...

UNI extends streak, tops Indiana State

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CEDAR FALLS — Austin Phyfe tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds to lift Northern Iowa to a 68-60 win over Indiana State on Tuesday night for the Panthers’ ninth consecutive home victory. Trae Berhow had 16 points and eight rebounds for Northern Iowa (13-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference). AJ ...

MCC women return from break with emphatic win

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The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team returned from the holiday break with a 94-43 victory over the Graceland University junior varsity squad Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. The Tigers (5-10) snapped a three-game skid by outscoring the Yellowjackets 51-19 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall wallops East Marshall

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STATE CENTER — West Marshall senior Teresa Disney eclipsed 600 rebounds for her career and the Trojan girls basketball team bounced back from the holiday break with a 57-16 victory over East Marshall in Tuesday’s NICL West Division clash. Karlyn Snider scored a game-high 17 points to go ...

Stone going pro

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IOWA CITY — Iowa defensive back Geno Stone became the first Hawkeye to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft on Monday. The New Castle, Pa., native totaled 70 tackles, three tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and one interception this past season. “Since the bowl game, ...

Texas sinks Cyclones at home 81-75

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team lost to Texas 81-75 on Monday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (9-4, 1-1) led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but the Longhorns outscored Iowa State 21-12 and 27-17 in the second and third quarters to gain control of the game. ...

Haliburton rewarded for big game

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AMES — Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton has been named Big 12 Player of the Week after posting the sixth triple-double in school history. Despite missing the Florida A&M game earlier in the week, Haliburton recorded his triple-double in the Big 12 opener at TCU. The Oshkosh, Wis., ...

SPORTS SHORTS: UNI’s Green honored by Valley hoops

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — University of Northern Iowa’s AJ Green was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week after helping the Panthers earn wins over Bradley and Illinois State. Against Illinois State, the sophomore guard finished 9-of-14 from the field with a team-leading 23 points. ...

Balanced Hawkeyes hold down Wildcats

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EVANSTON, Ill. — The Iowa women’s basketball team held Northwestern to a season-low scoring output and the Hawkeyes handed the Wildcats their first Big Ten Conference loss, 77-51, on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern (12-2, 2-1) shot 35.7 percent (20-for-56) from the field for the ...