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UNI falls short vs. Villanova

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Villanova coach Jay Wright loves playing in November tournaments, from the chance to learn how his team responds to early challenges and experiment with which lineups work best. Of course, it helps that the fifth-ranked ...

Iowa rolls past Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — With a 42-point second half, Iowa did its part to put the finishing touches on the worst football season at Nebraska in six decades. Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span ...

Hawks end frustrating trip with victory

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Jordan Bohannon made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points, Tyler Cook added 29 points and Iowa snapped a two-game losing streak at the Cayman Islands Classic with a 95-85 victory over UAB on Wednesday. The sophomores set career highs in scoring to help Iowa ...

Iowa heads to Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — The predicament in which Nebraska coach Mike Riley finds himself started in earnest with last year’s game against Iowa. The Cornhuskers went into Iowa City 9-2, ranked No. 17 and with an ailing quarterback. Tommy Armstrong Jr. was awful, ...

UNI shuts down NC State, reaches finals

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Northern Iowa focused on playing tough defense and avoiding mistakes that could give North Carolina State’s pressure defense momentum-producing turnovers. The Panthers did it just well enough to secure a trip to the Battle 4 ...

In the Nick of time

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CONWAY, S.C. — Nick Weiler-Babb flirted with triple-doubles. Donovan Jackson found his lost shooting touch and played with freedom on the wing. And a once-wobbly Iowa State team has found a new dash of confidence, too. Turns out, a championship run in ...

UNI stays hot, hopes for at-large bid

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Colton Howell threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Weymiller ran for two scores as Northern Iowa ran over Indiana State, 41-3 Saturday to secure a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Panthers expect to earn the school’s 19th playoff berth, as an ...

Hawks fall flat vs. Purdue

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — First-year coach Jeff Brohm has Purdue’s rebuild ahead of schedule. With a win next week against Indiana, with the Old Oaken Bucket at stake, the Boilermakers will be bowling for the first time since the 2012 season. Sophomore Elijah ...

Cyclones take down Baylor

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas — Hakeem Butler made an over-the-shoulder catch and then broke away from two defenders for an Iowa State touchdown. Butler’s highlight 67-yard catch-and-run score on a pass from freshman Zeb Noland just before halftime put the Cyclones ...

Iowa rolls past Grambling State

By ADAM HENSLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Jack Nunge scored a career-high 17 points in his third collegiate game and Iowa cruised past Grambling State, 85-74, for its third-straight win Thursday night. Isaiah Moss and Tyler Cook (15 points each) added some scoring help for the Hawkeyes ...

Cyclones pick up first win

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CONWAY, S.C. — Iowa State gave coach Steve Prohm the response he wanted to see. Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 26 points while the Cyclones overcame their shooting struggles to beat Appalachian State 104-98 in Thursday’s first round of the ...

Jackson having a breakout season for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The biggest question surrounding Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson entering 2017 was whether he could live up to the lofty standards set by his predecessors. The biggest question now is whether Jackson will leave for the NFL after the ...

ISU getting its QB situation figured out

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — At one point in time, Iowa State had four quarterbacks. But Joel Lanning is better as a linebacker, Jacob Park is on a leave of absence, and Kyle Kempt is battling through an undisclosed injury, leaving freshman Zeb Noland as the possible starter ...

Rough home debut for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Everyone connected to Iowa State basketball knew this would be a rebuilding season. Hardly anyone thought things could look as dreadful as they did on Monday night. Brock Stull scored 17 points and Milwaukee thumped host Iowa State 74-56 on Monday, ...

UNI stays hot with road victory

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Weymiller ran 25 times for 131 yards and a touchdown and Northern Iowa scored the first 19 points on its way to a 25-10 win over Missouri State on Saturday. Weymiller scored for the Panthers (6-4, 5-2 Missouri Valley) on a 2-yard run to cap the game’s opening ...

Undefeated Wisconsin too much for Iowa

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Undefeated Wisconsin’s defense keeps getting better as the stakes get higher with every victory. Imagine how good the Badgers could be if they stopped turning the ball over so much. Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on its stifling D to overcome ...

Oklahoma State rallies, then holds off Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — One week after letting Oklahoma break its heart, No. 12 Oklahoma State rallied late to stun 24th-ranked Iowa State — handing the Cyclones one of the most devastating defeats in school history. Mason Rudolph threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns ...

UNI falls to No. 9 North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye knocked down outside jumpers, hit the glass and scored inside — even throwing in a nifty spin move on a post bucket — for the best scoring performance of his career. Ninth-ranked North Carolina needs this version of Maye, too. The 6-foot-8 junior had ...

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — A chill is in the air at Camp Randall Stadium. Iowa is coming to town, fresh off a stunning rout of Ohio State and eager to hand Wisconsin its first loss of the season. Get ready for a good ‘ol fashioned, Big Ten slugfest when the ...

No. 24 ISU hosts 12th-ranked Oklahoma State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Oklahoma State and Iowa State can still reach the Big 12 title game. But Saturday’s meeting might be an elimination game for two teams coming off losses that altered the trajectory of their season. The 12th-ranked Cowboys (7-2, 4-2 Big 12, No. 15 ...