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Cyclones finally exorcise K-State demons

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — David Montgomery ran for three touchdowns, including the winner with 4:34 to go, and 25th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 17 down in the fourth quarter to stun Kansas State 42-38 on Saturday night and snap a 10-game skid against the ...

Cyclones place 5th in Hawaii

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 21 points, Michael Jacobson added 19 and Iowa State blew out San Diego State 87-57 on Wednesday to win the Maui Invitational fifth-place game. The Cyclones (5-1) lost to Arizona and drubbed Illinois to open the Maui Invitational, then jumped on the ...

Iowa ready for Nebraska

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn’t good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren’t good enough to beat the Hawkeyes. New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at ...

Hawks clear 100

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa freshman Joe Wieskamp had something to prove after back-to-back bad showings. The Hawkeyes’ newest star was brilliant on Wednesday night, a display that showed why he earned the starting spot he’s had since the opener. Luka Garza ...

Cyclones move past frustrating Austin performance

AMES (AP) — Its winning streak snapped and no longer in contention for a championship, No. 25 Iowa State now has to focus on something else. That should not be a problem for coach Matt Campbell and his players because they still can go where few Iowa State teams have gone before. The ...

Hockenson a valuable asset for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant’s lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart. The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big ...

Cyclones pull away from Illinois

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Jacobson added 23 points and Iowa State ran away from Illinois in the second half for an 84-68 victory Tuesday in the Maui Invitational. Down to eight scholarship players due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa ...

Iowa travels to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can’t hide. And Iowa knows it. The Hawkeyes hope to slow the Illini running game and take advantage of one of the nation’s worst defenses to end a three-game skid when Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) travels to Champaign ...

Showdown in Austin: Cyclones vs. Texas

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas — Ask Texas about Iowa State’s young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick. “He’s undefeated,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. “He’s mobile. He can throw,” defensive end Charles Omenihu ...

All Hawkeyes in 2K Classic final

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now. Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night. The Hawkeyes ...

Hawks pick up statement win

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game on Friday, while ...

Fant fade has fans flummoxed

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years. So why isn’t Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more? It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in ...

Texas-sized tussle ahead for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — No. 18 Iowa State will be without junior David Montgomery, one of its best players, for the first half of one of the bigger games in school history. How the Cyclones (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) fare for 30 minutes without their star running back could decide ...

Hawks use size to out-muscle WGB

By ADAM HENSLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense struggled with turnovers early on, but thanks to its determination to feed the post, the Hawkeyes dominated down low in a 93-82 win over Green Bay on Sunday. Luka Garza and Tyler Cook muscled Phoenix defenders in the paint all ...

Montgomery will miss first half

By The Associated Press Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their teams’ games this week after the scuffle that led to their ejections in the second half of a testy game between the Cyclones and Bears. Cyclones coach ...

Cyclones move to 3-0 before Hawaii trip

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State’s thin roster survived its opening home stand with three straight wins. Next up for the Cyclones, down four regulars because of injuries and suspensions, is a trip to Hawaii that should really test their mettle. Marial Shayok scored a ...

Cyclones go for five in a row

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Once an afterthought, No. 23 Iowa State is now the hottest team in the Big 12. How the Cyclones handle their recent success will help determine if they can overcome a 1-3 start and be in the mix for a conference title. Iowa State (5-3, 4-2 Big 12, ...

Hawks face Big Ten West leader

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Despite a 5-4 record, Northwestern holds all the cards in the Big Ten West title chase. The underdog Wildcats will look to solidify their division position at Iowa, a team looking to rebound from back-to-back road losses and finish 2018 on a ...

Short-handed Cyclones crush Mizzou

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State fans showed up to Hilton Coliseum on Friday night to the sight of star Lindell Wigginton in a cardinal-colored cast instead of a cardinal and gold jersey. It was of somewhat small solace that the Cyclones played so well without their most ...

Butler blossoms into a star for ISU

AMES (AP) — When Iowa State coach Matt Campbell challenged Hakeem Butler to become the Cyclones’ go-to receiver this year, Butler simply nodded and went to work. Now, with the No. 23 Cyclones (5-3, 4-2 Big 12) heading into the stretch run of their season, Butler has more than met that ...