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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 ...

Iowa blitzes Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Out of sync and trailing by double digits after a miserable start, No. 5 Iowa turned to its defense and reliable Luka Garza to get back on track against Maryland. Garza scored 17 of his 24 points in the decisive first half, and the Hawkeyes roared from behind in an 89-67 ...

Hawks ready to pick up where they left off

IOWA CITY — Spencer Lee’s resume was almost complete last season. He went 18-0 as a junior, winning his first Big Ten individual title while leading the Hawkeyes to the conference team championship. He was Big Ten wrestler of the year, the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler, winner of the Dan ...

Cyclones go out in style with historic Fiesta win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Iowa State had a year of highs in the dark days of a pandemic. The Cyclones capped it with a dominating performance under one of college football’s brightest spotlights. Breece Hall ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns, Brock Purdy accounted for two scores and No. 12 ...

Cyclones push Texas before bowing out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones scored 23 points and No. 4 Texas held off Iowa State 78-72 on Tuesday night to continue its torrid start to the season. Texas (9-1, 3-0 Big 12) led by as much as 15 early in the second half and appeared to be cruising to an easy win over an Iowa State team ...

Iowa State to make program history with Fiesta Bowl appearance

GLENDALE, Ariz. — No. 12 Iowa State finished first in the Big 12 regular season for the first time and set a school record with eight conference wins. The breakthrough earned the Cyclones a spot in their first New Year’s Six bowl, Saturday against No. 25 Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl. Like ...

Hawkeyes dunk Northwestern

IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon scored 24 points, CJ Fredrick added 19 and Luka Garza finished with 18 as No. 10 Iowa defeated No. 16 Northwestern 87-72 on Tuesday night. The Hawkeyes (8-2, 2-1 Big Ten) won their eighth consecutive home game against a ranked opponent. Bohannon was 7 of 11 from ...

Cyclone football squad racks up more honors

Iowa State running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose are The Associated Press Big 12 offensive and defensive players of the year after the Cyclones’ best conference season ever also earned Matt Campbell coach of the year honors. The Big 12 runner-up Cyclones will play in a New ...

Heflin a self-made standout

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa defensive tackle Jack Heflin is right where he always wanted to be. The Prophetstown, Ill., native has turned his childhood aspirations into reality, suiting up this season for the No. 17 Hawkeyes after four years at Northern Illinois. “It’s lived up to all the ...

Iowa falters late at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota’s late surge to upset No. 4 Iowa 102-95 on Friday night. Marcus Carr had 30 points on 6-for-13 shooting from 3-point range and eight assists, and ...

No. 4 Hawkeyes bounce back

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza scored 22 points, Joe Wieskamp added 17 and No. 4 Iowa beat Purdue 70-55 on Tuesday night. Garza, who came into the game leading the nation in scoring at 29.3 points per game, scored 10 of the first 16 points for the Hawkeyes (7-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who were coming ...

Gonzaga sprints past Hawkeyes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — In early December, Gonzaga paused all activities because of the coronavirus. The top-ranked Bulldogs had five games canceled due to the shutdown, and hadn’t played a game since Dec. 2 before Saturday’s showdown with No. 3 Iowa. Despite the layoff, Gonzaga showed ...

Cyclone men top Jackson State

AMES (AP) — Solomon Young scored 18 points, Jalen Coleman-Lands added 16 and Iowa State beat Jackson State 60-45 on Sunday. The Cyclones (2-4) ended their four-game losing streak while the Tigers (0-5) remain winless with their fifth consecutive loss following the cancelation of their first ...

Iowa State rally in Big 12 Championship not quite enough

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley remembered two specific moments right after the No. 12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship. There was the uncertainty of what was next when players were sent home after one spring practice in March at the start of the ...

Cyclones are Fiesta Bowl-bound

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Fiesta Bowl could add another high-scoring game to its history with No. 12 Iowa State scheduled to face No. 25 Oregon on Jan. 2. The Cyclones (8-3) dropped four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings to No. 10 after losing to No. 8 Oklahoma in the Big 12 ...

Iowa State fights, then fades late at No. 8 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride scored 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 21 seconds left, to lift No. 8 West Virginia to a 70-65 victory over Iowa State on Friday night. Derek Culver had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers (7-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the ...

Hawks vs. Gonzaga in Top-5 showdown

By DANA BECKER sports@messengernews.net SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It is being billed as the biggest game of the year, and for obvious reasons. Third-ranked Iowa takes on No. 1 Gonzaga here Saturday inside the Sanford Pentagon. Tip is set for 11:06 a.m. with the game airing live on CBS. Coming ...

Cyclones set for Big 12 Championship game

ARLINGTON, Texas — Charlie Kolar grew up a diehard Oklahoma fan but his hometown Sooners never offered a scholarship. The new coach at Iowa State did, before the Cyclones were championship contenders. Now in coach Matt Campbell’s fifth season, the No. 8 Cyclones (8-2, 8-1 Big 12, No. 6 ...

Golden age of Cyclone football

Jay Chapman earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Iowa State, was a member of the marching band and has attended all but one home football game since 1986. The president of the Cyclone Gridiron Club booster group has seen a lot of losing. Some good players came through and there ...

Hawkeyes bully Badgers for 6th straight win

IOWA CITY — As the snow accumulated in Kinnick Stadium, Iowa piled on the points. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes scored three touchdowns as the snow picked up in intensity in the second half Saturday, and they pulled away for a 28-7 victory over No. 25 Wisconsin. “If I had my way, it would be ...