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Drake men fall in MVC finals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lucas Williamson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Aher Uguak added 16 points and 10 boards and Loyola Chicago defeated Drake 64-58 on Sunday to win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. Ryan Schwieger added ...

Baylor tops Cyclone men

WACO, Texas (AP) — The confetti rained down after third-ranked Baylor repeated as Big 12 champions with a much different group than a year ago, when the Bears went on to win their first national championship. This is definitely one of the reasons guard James Akinjo transferred to Baylor. ...

Illinois rallies past Iowa men

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 20 Illinois locked up a share of the Big Ten regular-season title when Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead a 74-72 win over No. 24 Iowa Sunday night. The Fighting Illini’s hopes for a conference crown were kept alive when Nebraska upset No. 10 ...

Hawkeye women double up as Big Ten champs

INDIANAPOLIS — Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano put on championship hats, cut down the nets and danced around with their teammates at midcourt. Again. Only this Sunday, No. 12 Iowa celebrated with confetti fluttering in the air. It was well worth it. Czinano scored 30 points and grabbed 10 ...

Hawkeyes stay red hot

By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Keegan Murray scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 24 Iowa build a big lead, and the streaking Hawkeyes went on to beat Michigan 82-71 Thursday night. The Hawkeyes (22-8, 12-7 Big Ten) led 47-30 at halftime and ...

Cyclones fall flat vs. Oklahoma State

AMES (AP) — Avery Anderson III tossed in 12 points and added five steals, sparking Oklahoma State to a 53-36 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night. Anderson sank 5 of 10 shots from the floor for the Cowboys (14-15, 7-10 Big 12 Conference). Moussa Cisse had eight points and grabbed 12 ...

Johnson officially named Ryder Cup captain

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Johnson was on a ski vacation in Colorado in late January when what he figured was a routine video call turned into much more. On the call was the entire Ryder Cup committee asking him to be the next American captain. “I had a pretty good ski day that ...

Cyclones pick up 20th victory

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Caleb Grill hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range to score 18 points off the Iowa State bench, and Izaiah Brockington added 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Cyclones held off a late rally to edge Kansas State, 74-73 on Saturday to earn their 20th win of the ...

UNI clinches MVC title

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — AJ Green scored seven of his 32 points in overtime to spark Northern Iowa to a 102-96 victory over Loyola Chicago on Saturday, wrapping up the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title for the Panthers. Green made 16 of 18 free throws for UNI (18-10, 14-4), which ...

Iowa women come up clutch

IOWA CITY — Iowa guard Caitlin Clark remembered the text messages she got from associate head coach Jan Jensen during her recruiting process. “Coach J kept saying, ‘We want to cut down nets with you,’” Clark said. Two years into Clark’s career, the Hawkeyes did just that. Clark ...

Cyclone women can’t slow Baylor in showdown

AMES — NaLyssa Smith scored 28 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds as No. 5 Baylor clinched at least a share of its 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title with an 87-62 win over No. 8 Iowa State on Monday night. Smith was the catalyst as the Bears (24-5, 14-3 Big 12) seized ...

Iowa continues its winning ways

IOWA CITY — Keegan Murray had 26 points and 18 rebounds, and Jordan Bohannon added 18 points in his final home game as No. 24 Iowa defeated Northwestern 82-61 on Monday night. It was the eighth double-double of the season for Murray, who came into the game ranked fourth nationally in scoring ...

Hawkeyes win again

LINCOLN, Neb. — Tony Perkins scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the second half, Keegan Murray had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 25 Iowa beat Nebraska 88-78 Friday night. The Hawkeyes (20-8, 10-7 Big Ten) won for the sixth time in seven games and posted their first victory in ...

Hawkeye women hold off Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Caitlin Clark scored 16 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and No. 21 Iowa held off Rutgers 87-78 on Thursday night. The Hawkeyes had a 15-point lead late in the second quarter, were up 39-27 at the half and took a 62-54 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn’t ...

Johnson named Ryder Cup captain for 2023

Two-time major champion and Iowa native Zach Johnson is taking over as Ryder Cup captain, leading an American side trying to end 30 years without a victory on European soil. Three people with knowledge of the decision confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because ...

No. 9 Cyclone women rout Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds and led No. 9 Iowa State to an 85-59 win over Kansas on Wednesday night. The Cyclones (23-4, 12-3 Big 12) sit atop the conference along with Baylor after winning for the seventh time in eight games. Joens continues to ...

Cyclones rally to edge WVU

AMES (AP) — Izaiah Brockington stole an inbounds pass underneath the Iowa State basket and scored with 22.6 seconds left to give the Cyclones the lead en route to an 84-81 comeback victory over West Virginia on Wednesday night. Iowa State trailed by 12 points with more than 14 minutes left, ...

Iowa women finish sweep of Indiana

IOWA CITY — Monika Czinano scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, and Caitlin Clark added 29 points, as No. 21 Iowa defeated No. 10 Indiana 88-82 on Monday night. It was the second time in three days the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-4 Big Ten) defeated the Hoosiers (19-6, 11-4), a schedule change ...

Iowa tops No. 5 Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 22 points, Caitlin Clark added 16 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 5 Indiana’s fourth quarter rally fell short in a 96-91 loss to No. 22 Iowa on Saturday. Indiana (19-5, 11-3 Big Ten) scored a program-record 42 points in the fourth ...

Cyclone women defeat Sooners

AMES (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 28 points to help No. 6 Iowa State cruise to an 89-67 win over No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday night. With the win, the Cyclones (22-4, 11-3 Big 12) remained tied atop the conference standings. Joens hit 10 of 20 shots and also grabbed nine rebounds. Her ...