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Hawkeyes drub Ohio State

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa used just two players off its bench in Thursday’s 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State. Those two players, coach Fran McCaffery said, made the difference in the game. Luka Garza scored 24 points, and the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes got strong ...

Cyclones thump Texas

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — It’s been a disappointing season for Iowa State and its three seniors. Two — forward Michael Jacobson and guard Prentiss Nixon — are transfers. One, forward Solomon Young, has battled injuries his entire career. But Saturday afternoon, the ...

Green powers UNI men

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — AJ Green had 27 points and surpassed the 1,000-point milestone and Northern Iowa topped Illinois State 71-63 on Wednesday night. Trae Berhow scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Panthers (22-3, 11-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who earned their sixth straight ...

Iowa extends Brands’ contract

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands and two of his assistants have agreed to contract extensions through the 2026 season. Athletic director Gary Barta on Wednesday announced the extensions for Brands and assistants Terry Brands and Ryan Morningstar. “We have great confidence ...

Oklahoma pulls away from Cyclones

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. — Kristian Doolittle scored 20 points to help Oklahoma defeat Iowa State 90-61 on Wednesday night. Brady Manek scored 18 points and Alondes Williams scored all 14 of his points in the second half for the Sooners (16-8, 6-5 Big 12), who ...

Haliburton out for the season

AMES (AP) — Iowa State star guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left wrist. Coach Steve Prohm announced Monday that an MRI revealed the fracture. Haliburton was injured late in the first half of the Cyclones’ win over Kansas State on Saturday when he ...

Robbins powers Drake men

DES MOINES (AP) — Liam Robbins poured in a career-high 29 points, adding seven rebounds and three blocked shots as Drake defeated Bradley 73-60 Wednesday night. Robbins was 9-for-12 shooting and made 10 of 11 at the line. Garrett Sturtz added 12 points with seven rebounds, while Roman Penn ...

Northern Iowa men win 20th game

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Austin Phyfe had 10 points and 13 rebounds to lift Northern Iowa to a 63-51 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night. AJ Green had 19 points for the league-leading Panthers (20-3, 9-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference), who earned their fourth consecutive victory and ...

West Virginia too much for Cyclones

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe is making double-doubles seem routine. The freshman had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night. “He gets better every ...

Purdue overwhelms Hawkeyes

By MARK AMBROGI Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue got off to a fast start against a ranked opponent and never slowed down. Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures in a 104-68 rout of No. 17 Iowa on Wednesday night. The ...

Hawkeyes take Top-20 showdown

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza is 6-foot-11 and can hit 3-pointers. That foiled Illinois’ defensive plan against the Iowa junior center. Garza, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, bounced back from a slow start to score 25 points and No. 18 Iowa clamped down in the final four minutes to beat No. ...

No. 1 Baylor pulls away from Cyclones

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — MaCio Teague scored 15 points, Mark Vital had 10 rebounds and seven assists, and No. 1 Baylor beat Iowa State 67-53 on Wednesday night. The Bears (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) used a 17-2 run midway through the second half to turn a five-point lead into a 59-41 ...

Cyclones come up just short at Auburn

By SUMNER MARTIN Associated Press True freshman Isaac Okoro has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t trash talk or boast, because as his Auburn teammates put it, he doesn’t need to. “Nah, but he definitely backs it up every time,” guard Samir Doughty said when asked if Okoro ...

Hawkeye women soaring at home

IOWA CITY (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach’s ...

Cyclones break out of slump

By ROBERT GRAY The Associated Press AMES — Iowa State senior Solomon Young speaks softly, but his voice carries weight. The 6-foot-8 forward added a much-needed crescendo to his game Tuesday night against Oklahoma State, scoring a career-high 27 points in an 89-82 win. Young — who also ...

Iowa fights off Rutgers in ranked matchup

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza had 28 points and 13 rebounds as No. 19 Iowa held on in the closing seconds to beat No. 24 Rutgers 85-80 on Wednesday night. Connor McCaffery hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds, his only points of the night, to close out the win for the Hawkeyes (14-5, ...

Cyclones fall below .500

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The two highest-scoring games of Kyler Edwards’ career came at a good time for Texas Tech. The sophomore guard scored 22 points coming off a career high, and the No. 23 Red Raiders pulled away from Iowa State in the second half of a 72-52 victory Saturday. Edwards ...

Garza dominates again

IOWA CITY (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa’s Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this ...

Hawks exact revenge on Michigan

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza scored 33 points and four Iowa players scored in double figures as the Hawkeyes beat No. 19 Michigan 90-83 on Friday night. Garza, the Big Ten’s scoring leader, had a career-high 44 points in Iowa’s 103-91 loss at Michigan on Dec. 6. He was just as effective ...

Ex-Hawk Kittle willing to do whatever it takes

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No tight end in NFL history has been as productive as George Kittle at catching the ball over the first three years of a career. A player that skilled as a receiver might be expected to ask, or even demand, for the ball to come his ...