Iowa Sports

Hawkeyes look ahead

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer There are plenty of reasons to think that Iowa can compete for the Big Ten West title in 2017. None of them will matter if the Hawkeyes can’t fix their passing attack in the offseason. Iowa (8-5, 6-3 Big Ten) finished an unpredictable season in highly ...

Cyclones dig deep to win Big 12 opener

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — After fiddling with his rotation for weeks, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm went to an unconventional lineup to help pull the Cyclones out of a funk. Naz Mitrou-Long scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and Iowa State rallied from 14 down to ...

Cyclones searching for low-post consistency

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State had always planned to lean on its deep and talented backcourt, and hope that its rebuilt frontcourt would hold its own this season. That hasn’t always been the case so far. Iowa State (8-3) has gotten decent production from senior ...

Rough Big Ten opener for Iowa at Purdue

By JEFF WASHBURN Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Dakota Mathias added 17 as No. 15 Purdue dominated Iowa 89-67 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Boilermakers ...

Another huge game for ex-UNI Panther Johnson

SEATTLE — Former Northern Iowa standout David Johnson earned all the yards he gained on the ground Saturday. The Seattle Seahawks were determined to keep Johnson from taking over the game running the ball. No matter how much they tried, Seattle couldn’t completely stop Arizona’s star ...

UNI blitzed at North Carolina

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Once Kennedy Meeks got going for No. 8 North Carolina, nothing could stop him. Northern Iowa certainly couldn’t. Meeks scored 10 of his 18 points during the Tar Heels’ dominant second half, leading them past the Panthers 85-42 on ...

Tempers flare in Iowa’s win

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota’s players and coaches. It was a jarring ending to an otherwise vanilla game that the ...

Cyclones land key JUCO recruits

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Like many downtrodden programs, Iowa State has often struggled to find enough defensive linemen who can make a big impact on the field. The Cyclones might be in decent shape next year. Last week, Iowa State signed a pair of junior college linemen, ...

Cyclones pull away from Drake late

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career. The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake. Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and ...

Hawkeyes blister UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Iowa, already counted out by many just two weeks ago, has found some life by figuring out to how play defense. Peter Jok scored 21 points in his final game in his hometown and the Hawkeyes thumped rival Northern Iowa 69-46 Saturday for its ...

Iowa stops Iowa State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25. After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones’ run as a ranked team is likely finished. Peter Jok scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, ...

UNI sets school record with 20 three-pointer

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Hunter Rhodes and Jordan Ashton came off the bench to combine 35 points, and Northern Iowa set a school record with 20 three-pointers in an 86-58 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday night. Rhodes, a transfer from Iowa State, hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range for 20 points ...

Hawkeyes have no trouble with Stetson

By JIM ECKER Associated Press IOWA CITY — It took freshman Cordell Pemsl six games to crack the starting lineup for the Iowa Hawkeyes this season, but it looks like he might stay there for a long time. Pemsl muscled in 21 points Monday night as Iowa (4-5) snapped a four-game losing streak ...

Cyclones ramp up defense in rout

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State moved the ball and yet again played strong defense. The result was a surprisingly satisfying win on the heels of two tough losses. Deonte Burton scored 20 points and the 25th-ranked Cyclones pummeled Nebraska-Omaha 91-47 on Monday night, ...

Cyclone women nearly pull off upset

AMES — No. 6 Mississippi State found itself five minutes away from its first loss — and a big one at that. The Bulldogs showed their character down the stretch, surviving a tough road environment to stay unbeaten. Morgan William scored 24 points, Victoria Vivians had 16 and Mississippi ...

Iowa loses to 4-4 Omaha

IOWA CITY — Omaha coach Derrin Hansen told his team to be ready for Iowa’s best shot in the second half. The Mavericks got it, but they had an answer every time. Zach Jackson scored a career-high 21 points, Tra-Deon Hollins had 12 points and 11 assists, and Omaha upset Iowa 98-89 on ...

Lazard will return to ISU for senior year

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Standout Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will return for his senior season. Lazard caught 69 passes as a junior in 2015, including seven for touchdowns, and his 1,018 yards rank third in school history. Lazard also averaged seven catches for ...

Cyclones lose at home to Bearcats

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State is playing defense better than it has in years. The Cyclones’ offense has been uncharacteristically sluggish at times though, putting their school-record streak in the Top 25 in jeopardy. Jacob Evans III made two free throws with 20 ...

Four Big 12 coaches lead the way

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Bob Stoops was a young defensive assistant when he joined new Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder’s staff way back in 1989. Just winning a game was a big deal then for the Wildcats, who were coming off consecutive winless seasons and decades of mostly ...

Iowa women hang tough with No. 1 Irish

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and ...