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Iowa men bow out of NIT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabe Madsen sank seven 3-pointers scored a career-high 31 points, Deivon Smith notched his fourth triple-double of the season and Utah cruised to a 91-82 victory over Iowa in the second round of the NIT on Sunday night. Madsen made 9 of 19 shots, including 7 of 15 from ...

Cyclone women bow out in instant classic

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kiki Iriafen hit midrange jumpers from every possible spot. She took the ball hard at the hoop and right at star Iowa State freshman Audi Crooks, then blocked Crooks’ path on the defensive end. Iriafen crashed the boards and converted all nine of her free throws — ...

Hawkeye women back in Sweet 16

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark scored 32 points and No. 1 seed Iowa survived one of its worst offensive performances of the season to beat No. 8 seed West Virginia 64-54 on Monday night in a women’s NCAA Tournament second-round game. The Hawkeyes (31-4) advanced to play No. 5 seed Colorado ...

Caitlin Culture

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Caitlin Clark makes pulling up from the midcourt logo look easy, routinely hitting shots most players would consider a heave. The Iowa star’s deep range has expanded the scope of possibilities for up-and-coming women’s basketball players, much the way NBA star ...

Iowa State targets Elite 8

BOSTON (AP) — Connecticut coach Dan Hurley won’t shy away from the notion that his team has consistently been the best in college basketball this season. The Huskies’ 33-3 record and the dominant manner in which they’ve won along the way have proven that. He also knows that means next ...

Clark shows love for Hawkeye faithful

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark raised her arms as she walked across the court, pumped her fists and made a heart with her hands as she bid farewell to her legion of adoring fans who came to see her play one last time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Monday night. The clock had just ...

Iowa’s Clark now a three-time first team All-American

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press Caitlin Clark has been a mainstay on The Associated Press All-America team the past few seasons. The NCAA’s all-time scoring leader from Iowa was honored for the third straight year Wednesday, becoming the 11th player to earn the distinction three ...

Cyclones hoping to parlay momentum

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press OMAHA — T.J. Otzelberger was sitting around CHI Health Center on Wednesday, just before leading Iowa State onto the court for its open practice ahead of the NCAA Tournament, still marveling at the way its fan base showed out last weekend. Buoyed by ...

Sandfort’s 30 lead Iowa past Kansas State 91-82 in NIT

By The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Payton Sandfort scored 30 points and made seven 3-pointers to lead Iowa over Kansas State 91-82 on Tuesday night in the NIT. Sandfort added 12 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (19-14). Ben Krikke scored 24 points while going 9 of 15 and 5 of 8 from ...

Slowing down Iowa’s Clark easier said than done

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Many have tried to slow down Caitlin Clark. Few have succeeded. The numbers bear that out. Opposing coaches will try again in the NCAA Tournament to come up with schemes to defend Division I’s all-time leading scorer but know it’s hopeless to completely ...

Buzzer beater lifts Drake women to MVC title

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Anna Miller scored 25 points, including the winning two-pointer as time expired, and top-seeded Drake defeated No. 3 seed Missouri State 76-75 on Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference championship and another trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs made it ...

Iowa State impressive in earning another Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — T.J. Otzelberger nearly let the Big 12 Tournament trophy slip through his hands before adjusting his grip and raising it above his head, that polo shirt so many people find so comically tight on Iowa State’s coach stretching just a ...

6-on-6 basketball still has special place in Iowa history

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Imagine Iowa star Caitlin Clark playing a basketball game where the rules allowed her just two dribbles before she had to pass or shoot and it was illegal for her to cross the half-court line. For most of the 20th century, this was girls basketball in ...

No. 6 Texas too much for ISU women in Big 12 final

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Booker had a big first quarter on her way to 26 points, Aaliyah Moore added 14 and No. 6 Texas cruised to a 70-53 win over Iowa State on Tuesday night for the SEC-bound Longhorns’ second Big 12 Tournament title in three years. Shaylee Gonzales also had 11 ...