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Drake rallies for first NCAA win in 50 years

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drake’s small, energetic contingent of fans sounded like it had waited forever to let loose. The several hundred blue-clad supporters who got to see the Bulldogs in person on Thursday night ended up witnessing the team’s first NCAA Tournament win in a ...

Hawkeyes still in control at NCAAs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Iowa still leads the team race heading into the final day of the NCAA wrestling championships, but Penn State showed it’s not going to easily loosen the grip it’s had on the title for nearly a decade. Spencer Lee and two of his Iowa teammates won semifinals Friday night, ...

Otzelberger signs 5-year deal with ISU

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press New Iowa State basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has agreed to a five-year contract that will be loaded with incentive bonuses, athletic director Jamie Pollard said Friday. Terms were still being worked out, Pollard said, but the deal will be structured ...

Contract extension for Drake’s DeVries

DES MOINES (AP) — Drake basketball coach Darian DeVries has agreed to an eight-year contract extension through 2028-29, athletic director Brian Hardin announced Wednesday night. DeVries has led the Bulldogs to 20-win seasons each of his first three years at the school. Drake, at 25-9, has ...

Hawkeyes are the team to beat

It has been more than a decade since Iowa, the program that Dan Gable turned into the gold standard in college wrestling, showed the kind of dominance at the NCAA championships that it takes to win a team title. The drought probably would have ended last season had the tournament not been ...

Pollard expects quick ISU search

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard anticipates a quick search to find a new men’s basketball coach after the firing of Steve Prohm. Pollard on Tuesday released a 10-minute video in which he discusses the reasons for letting Prohm go and why the Cyclones need to move quickly to make a ...

Garza unanimous All-American

Gonzaga and Baylor spent almost the entire season holding down the top two spots in the Top 25. Makes sense they’d hold down a bunch of spots on The Associated Press All-America teams. The Bulldogs’ Corey Kispert and the Bears’ Jared Butler led the way with first-team nods Tuesday from ...

Prohm out at Iowa State

AMES (AP) — Iowa State and men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm have “agreed to part ways” after one of the worst seasons in the history of the program, athletic director Jamie Pollard announced. The school said in a statement that Pollard and Prohm met in person Monday night and that ...

Short-handed Drake women fall in MVC finals

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Gabi Haack hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Bradley to its first NCAA Tournament with a 78-70 win over short-handed Drake in the championship game of the reconfigured Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday. Haack had a pair of 3-pointers in a 14-2 ...

Maryland stops Iowa women for tourney title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland coach Brenda Frese thinks her team is ready for the NCAA Tournament. Chloe Bibby scored 21 points, and the seventh-ranked Terrapins showed off their depth in a 104-84 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament championship on Saturday. “I love where this team ...

Iowa can’t quite catch Illinois in B1G semis

INDIANAPOLIS — Illinois center Kofi Cockburn learned some hard lessons dueling with Luka Garza as a freshman. On Saturday, he stood up to Iowa’s career scoring leader — and won. Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, fought through foul trouble in the second half and ...

Texas ousts Cyclone women in OT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyra Lambert scored 23 points with six 3-pointers, both career highs, and Texas beat Iowa State 84-82 with Longhorns star Charlie Collier on the bench in overtime of the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal on Friday. Fifth-seeded Texas (18-8) will play in the Saturday’s ...

Iowa women bounce MSU, reach finals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 27 points, Caitlin Clark added 20 points and 11 assists and sixth-seeded Iowa beat seventh-seeded Michigan State 87-72 Friday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game. The Hawkeyes (18-8) will be seeking their fourth win in the ...

Hawkeyes fend off Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS — Luka Garza scored 24 points, Joe Wieskamp made two key baskets late and No. 5 Iowa fended off Wisconsin 62-57 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night. The third-seeded Hawkeyes (21-7 overall) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit behind Garza. The ...

Iowa women knock off Rutgers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gabbie Marshall scored 22 of her career-high 27 points by halftime, Monika Czinano and Caitlin Clark scored in bunches over the final two quarters and sixth-seeded Iowa knocked third-seeded and No. 19-ranked Rutgers out of the Big Ten tournament 73-62 in Thursday night’s ...

Hawkeye women advance behind Czinano

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monika Czinano scored a career-high 38 points and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Caitlin Clark just missed an eighth double-double, scoring 27 points with nine assists, and sixth-seeded Iowa pulled away from eleventh-seeded Purdue 83-72 Wednesday night in the Big Ten ...

Cyclones can’t quite catch Oklahoma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Reaves scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes, helping No. 25 Oklahoma answer Iowa State’s late run and hold on for in a 79-73 victory Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. De’Vion Harmon added 18 points and Elijah Harkless ...

Cyclones can’t slow Texas

AMES (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart liked what he saw from Kai Jones against Iowa State, and he said he’ll need to see more of it if the Longhorns are going to be successful in the postseason. The 6-foot-11 sophomore came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points and lead four Texas ...

Hawkeye wrestlers rested, ready

IOWA CITY — Running outdoors when the temperature was below zero wasn’t optimal, but it was the only way Iowa wrestlers could stay in shape during their 10-day pause because of positive COVID-19 tests in the program. “When you’re doing that, you think, ‘I don’t know how many sports ...

Cyclones’ struggles continue

AMES (AP) — RJ Nembhard scored 11 of his 19 points in the final seven minutes, and TCU snapped its three-game losing streak with a 76-72 win over Iowa State on Saturday. Nembhard made four free throws in the final 11 seconds and the Horned Frogs (12-10, 5-8 Big 12) made all 18 of their foul ...