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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 ...

Tempers flare in Iowa’s win

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota’s players and coaches. It was a jarring ending to an otherwise vanilla game that the ...

Cyclones land key JUCO recruits

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Like many downtrodden programs, Iowa State has often struggled to find enough defensive linemen who can make a big impact on the field. The Cyclones might be in decent shape next year. Last week, Iowa State signed a pair of junior college linemen, ...

Cyclones pull away from Drake late

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career. The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake. Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and ...

Hawkeyes blister UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa, already counted out by many just two weeks ago, has found some life by figuring out to how play defense. Peter Jok scored 21 points in his final game in his hometown and the Hawkeyes thumped rival Northern Iowa 69-46 Saturday for its ...

Iowa stops Iowa State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25. After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones’ run as a ranked team is likely finished. Peter Jok scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, ...

UNI sets school record with 20 three-pointer

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Hunter Rhodes and Jordan Ashton came off the bench to combine 35 points, and Northern Iowa set a school record with 20 three-pointers in an 86-58 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday night. Rhodes, a transfer from Iowa State, hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range for 20 points ...