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Hawkeyes bounce back in a big way

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room. “They waited on me, and we had a little celebration,” Garza said after scoring 24 ...

Michigan overwhelms Hawkeyes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hunter Dickinson showed early on that he could guard Luka Garza without help. Then, when Dickinson left the game for a bit with three fouls, his teammates took control. Dickinson gave Garza fits around the basket, and Franz Wagner scored 21 points to lead No. 3 Michigan ...

Cyclone women take down No. 18 WVU

AMES (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 20 points, Lexi Donarski and Kristin Scott added 18 each, and Iowa State pulled away from No. 18 West Virginia for a 85-68 victory on Wednesday night. Emily Ryan added 13 points and Kylie Feuerbach 10 for the Cyclones (15-9, 11-6 in the Big 12 Conference), who ...

Cyclones come up just short at No. 2 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew figures it will take his team some time to get back to normal after a three-week gap between games. Even so, the No. 2 Bears are still undefeated. They finally overcame some of the rust and Iowa State for a 77-72 victory Tuesday night that made ...

No. 9 Sooners pull away from ISU

AMES (AP) — Austin Reaves and Oklahoma got pushed by Iowa State on Saturday. They responded with their own big run. Reaves scored 20 points to lead the ninth-ranked Sooners to a wild 66-56 victory over the Cyclones. Oklahoma (14-5, 9-4 Big 12) earned its third straight win since a 57-52 ...

Garza becomes Iowa’s all-time leading scorer

IOWA CITY — The chase to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer got to Luka Garza only once during Sunday’s game against Penn State. Garza looked at the scoreboard going into a media timeout in the second half and saw that he needed to make both of the free throws he was about to shoot to ...

UNI edged late in Top-5 showdown

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — A go-ahead touchdown catch by Northern Iowa true freshman and former Fort Dodge Senior High all-stater Tysen Kershaw wasn’t enough on Friday night, as South Dakota State defeated the Panthers in a Top-5 showdown, 24-20. Mark Gronowski passed for two touchdowns, ...

Hawkeyes run roughshod over Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Luka Garza got his points, but a rare road victory at Wisconsin was what mattered. Garza scored 30 points, Joe Wieskamp had 17 and No. 11 Iowa pulled away to beat No. 21 Wisconsin 77-62 on Thursday night. “As I’ve said before, I didn’t come back to score points, ...

Wieskamp counters opposing gameplans

IOWA CITY (AP) — Big Ten opponents defended Iowa two ways last season — double-teaming Luka Garza and getting physical with Joe Wieskamp. The Garza defenses rarely worked. He finished the season scoring at least 20 points in 16 straight conference games. The Wieskamp defense did work, ...

Cyclones can’t quite catch TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — RJ Nembhard scored 20 points, Kevin Samuel had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and TCU rallied late to beat Iowa State 79-76 on Tuesday night. The Horned Frogs used an 18-7 run that started with about nine minutes left to build a 77-71 lead with 34 seconds to play. ...

Hawkeyes shake out of slump

IOWA CITY — Iowa center Luka Garza went scoreless for the first 12 minutes of Wednesday’s game against Rutgers. It’s why Garza appreciates teammate Joe Wieskamp. Wieskamp had a season-high 26 points and Garza had 22 as the No. 15 Hawkeyes defeated the No. 25 Scarlet Knights 79-66. The ...

OSU women stop Hawkeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jacy Sheldon scored a career-high 29 points, Dorka Juhasz had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Ohio State beat Iowa 92-87 on Thursday. Ohio State swept the home-and-home season series with Iowa for the first time since 2008. On Jan. 13, the Buckeyes erased a ...

Buckeyes fight past Iowa

IOWA CITY — No. 7 Ohio State spent part of its time before its game at No. 8 Iowa stuck in the snow. A blizzard that shut down several highways in the state hit as the Buckeyes were heading to the arena for a late-morning shootaround, and when the team left to head back to its hotel, the bus ...

Cyclones just miss upset

AMES — Taz Sherman hit two free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining and finished with 18 points as No. 17 West Virginia held on to beat Iowa State 76-72 on Tuesday night. Sherman was 5 of 7 from the floor and made 7 of 8 shots from the line to lead the Mountaineers (12-5, 5-3 Big ...

No. 8 Hawkeyes stave off MSU

IOWA CITY — Luka Garza was surrounded by some different faces in the final minutes of No. 8 Iowa’s 84-78 win over Michigan State on Tuesday. Garza scored 27 points to reach another career milestone, but the Hawkeyes finished the win with bench players like freshmen Keegan Murray and Tony ...

Beat goes on for now-ranked Drake

DES MOINES — Tremell Murphy scored a career-high 30 points and No. 25 Drake rolled past Illinois State 95-60 on Monday night in the Bulldogs’ first game as a ranked team in nearly 13 years. ShanQuan Hemphill had 18 points for the Bulldogs (17-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who ...

Pollard offers ISU budget updates

AMES (AP) — Iowa State’s athletic budget outlook is better than expected, and the school will push forward with several initiatives hoped to create new revenue streams, athletic director Jamie Pollard said in a video sent to fans this week. The COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cause ...

Short-handed Cyclones run out of steam

AMES (AP) — Freshmen Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe and Rondel Walker had career games in the absence of star classmate Cade Cunningham and Oklahoma State pulled away from short-handed Iowa State for an 81-60 win on Monday night. Moncrieffe scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both career ...

Cyclones roughed up by Tech

AMES (AP) — Kyler Edwards struck early in his second straight start for No. 18 Texas Tech, scoring 16 of his 19 points in the first half as the Red Raiders built a huge lead and breezed past Iowa State 91-64 Saturday. The Red Raiders (10-3, 3-2 Big 12) used a pair of 12-0 runs to make it ...

No. 5 Hawkeyes handle Minnesota

IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon knew what was his favorite number was on his final box score. The Iowa senior guard had 19 points and a career-high 14 assists, Luka Garza had 33 points and the No. 5 Hawkeyes beat No. 16 Minnesota 86-71 on Sunday. Bohannon also had seven rebounds and zero ...