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Hawkeye women are Big Ten champs

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Megan Gustafson scored 26 points in the first half and finished with 45 on Sunday to lead No. 10 Iowa past No. 8 Maryland 90-76 for its first Big Ten Tournament title since 2001. It’s the longest gap between conference crowns since the ...

Another MVC crown for Drake women

DES MOINES (AP) — Sara Rhine was nearly perfect, Becca Hittner scored 23 points and No. 22 Drake clinched at least a share of its third straight Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship, defeating Illinois State 88-61 on Thursday night. Rhine had a double-double with 21 points ...

Long-time Iowa assistant Morgan retires

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes. Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes’ defensive line for the past seven years, will step down prior to spring ...

Wisconsin swats away Hawkeyes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said he had a feeling Ethan Happ would have a good game against Iowa. He was right. Happ did a little bit of everything to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45, scoring 21 points in his final home game and grabbing 14 rebounds. He also had ...

Ugly home loss for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored a season-high 27 points and Rutgers rolled past No. 22 Iowa 86-72 on Saturday in the Hawkeyes’ home finale. Issa Thiam had 13 points for the Scarlet Knights (14-14, 7-11 Big Ten), who exacted revenge on Iowa after the Hawkeyes used a buzzer beater to ...

Texas roughs up Cyclones

By MARK ROSNER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 13 minutes into Texas’ game against Iowa State on Saturday, the Longhorns’ most prolific 3-point shooter had not launched even one attempt. Coach Shaka Smart, intent on rectifying that problem, instructed point guard Matt Coleman ...

Drake plays for MVC title

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Drake’s season could have been thrown into chaos when point guard Nick Norton went down with a knee injury. Instead, the Bulldogs have made a somewhat startling run at the Missouri Valley Conference title. Drake (22-8, 11-6 MVC), picked to ...

Fennelly earns win No. 500

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored all of her 27 points in the second half, including a layup with 3.1 seconds left, as No. 20 Iowa State rallied late to beat Texas Tech 64-62 on Tuesday night. The Red Raiders led 55-45 with 7:15 remaining before the Cyclones closed on a 19-7 run. ...

Buckeyes swat Iowa

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Freshman Justin Ahrens scored a career-high 29 points to lead Ohio State to a 90-70 victory over No. 22 Iowa on Tuesday night. Kaleb Wesson chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes, Keyshawn Woods scored 13, Andre Wesson had ...

Gustafson goes for 29 and 20 in Hawkeye victory

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 29 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to lead No. 12 Iowa to a 74-58 win over Nebraska on Monday night. Gustafson now has scored 20 or more in 25 of Iowa’s 28 contests. The 6-foot-3 senior center finished shooting 13 of 19 from the ...

Cyclones return to form

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — After a pair of puzzling home losses, Iowa State finally looked as formidable as it usually does at Hilton Coliseum. Senior Marial Shayok scored 21 points and Iowa State rolled past Oklahoma 78-61 on Monday night, snapping a two-game losing streak ...

Iowa suspends Dolphin again

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland’s Bruno Fernando as “King Kong” during a game. Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for Iowa’s ...

Bohannon does it again

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — With his teammates struggling to get anything going, Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon stepped up and pulled off perhaps the best 15-minutes stretch of his career. Bohannon hit three 3s in overtime, including one with 20.2 seconds left, and 21st-ranked ...

Hawkeye women deliver in the clutch

By ADAM HENSLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa star Megan Gustafson is used to drawing a lot of attention on the court. So Sunday was just business as usual. Gustafson scored 24 of her 31 points in the second half, and No. 14 Iowa beat No. 7 Maryland 86-73 to move into a tie with the ...

Show-stopping win for Iowa

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days. Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win ...

Gustafson’s dominance continues

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in Iowa’s narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. Statistically speaking, it was her worst game of the year. Gustafson’s epic production has only increased ...

Hawks earn big road win in Bloomington

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan Bohannon matched his season high with 25 points, including scoring the last 11 for No. 20 Iowa as the Hawkeyes held on for a 77-72 victory at Indiana on Thursday night. Tyler Cook added 21 points as Iowa won its second straight. ...

Drake handles UNI

DES MOINES (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 22 points as Drake beat Northern Iowa 83-77 on Saturday. D.J. Wilkins had 18 points for Drake (18-7, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds. Brady Ellingson had 12 points for the home team. AJ Green had 19 points ...

Damaging loss for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Just when the Big 12 title chase was threatening to make some sense, TCU traveled to Ames and pulled off one of the weirdest upsets of the season. Kendric Davis scored a season-high 22 points, and the Horned Frogs stunned No. 17 Iowa State 92-83 on ...

Cyclones hold off Oklahoma

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Lindell Wigginton scored 17 points to help lead No. 17 Iowa State to a 75-74 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night. Marial Shayok added 16 points, 10 in the final eight minutes, including a crucial off-balance 3-pointer as the shot clock ...