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Hawkeye women extend streak over ISU

AMES (AP) — Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones. Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, their fourth straight victory over the ...

Hawkeyes overwhelm Cyclones

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press AMES — Sixteen years, Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp said, is a long time. That’s how long it had been since the Hawkeyes won on the road against in-state rival Iowa State. That changed on Thursday night. Luka Garza had 21 points and 11 rebounds and led ...

Iowa’s Garza taking the reins

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — After losing multiple contributors from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20. Garza has responded with an All America-type start to the season. The 6-foot-11 Garza ...

Iowa State bounces back behind Haliburton

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Tyrese Haliburton brought plenty of flair at the helm of Iowa State’s attack, from flashing a hand sign to his ear like he was talking on the phone to another as though he was looking through binoculars after a nifty opencourt ...

Hawkeyes drop No. 12 Texas Tech

By ADAM SOBOLESKI Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa held off No. 12 Texas Tech 72-61 on Thursday in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Iowa (5-1) will play in the championship game ...

Iowa looks to extend streak vs. Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa’s run of success against Nebraska has been predicated on its ground game. Recently, it hasn’t been working so well. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have rolled up more than 260 yards rushing in each of the last three meetings with ...

Cyclones rally to shake pesky Kansas

AMES (AP) — With a chance to finish off the surprisingly tough Jayhawks, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell put the game in sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy’s hands. Purdy made Campbell look like a genius, closing the door on Kansas with a fourth-down touchdown pass with 1:09 left. Purdy ...

Hawks again rely on defense to seal the deal

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa’s defense made sure the team that was leading the nation in turnover margin gave up the ball. The No. 19 Hawkeyes forced three turnovers in Saturday’s 19-10 win over Illinois, another stout performance from a defense that has been shutting teams down all ...

Iowa State offense is rolling

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — With three games left, Iowa State is in position to put up the best offensive season in school history. The Cyclones (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) enter Saturday’s home finale against Kansas (3-7, 1-6) — which has the league’s worst defense — with a ...

Cyclones gearing up for schedule uptick

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Despite some continued struggles from 3-point range, Iowa State had no trouble blowing past Southern Miss. The stakes get much higher next week, starting in eight days against Michigan in the Bahamas. Solomon Young scored 14 points, Prentiss Nixon ...

Hawks relying on freshmen to energize offense

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Longtime Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has been more open to giving freshmen a shot at playing time in recent years. The shift might have saved the Hawkeyes’ offense this fall. Redshirt freshman receiver Tyrone Tracy and true freshman running back ...

Cyclones recovering from another close loss

AMES (AP) — Iowa State is a handful of plays from being unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference and sitting alone at the top of the standings. That’s the dream scenario for the Cyclones’ season. The reality is they find themselves in the middle of the pack at 3-3 in the league and, with only ...

Iowa in spoiler role vs. Gophers

IOWA CITY (AP) — After a bitter loss to Wisconsin, No. 23 Iowa has been reduced to playing spoiler in the Big Ten race. The Hawkeyes have often excelled in that role in recent years. Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) has thwarted the national title hopes of four different teams with late-season wins ...

Cyclones sprint past Northern Illinois

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — On a night when Iowa State couldn’t buy a basket from beyond the arc, the Cyclones leaned on their second-half defense to avoid an early home upset. Rasir Bolton scored 17 points, Solomon Young added 15 and Iowa State rallied from an early ...

Cyclones nearly pull off improbably upset at OU

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell saw an opportunity to seize a win that would boost the Cyclones’ chances of reaching the Big 12 title game, so he put everything on quarterback Brock Purdy. His gamble failed. Parnell Motley intercepted ...

Cyclone men fall at Oregon State

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s just two games in, but Oregon State is already showing confidence. Tres Tinkle had 27 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the final moments, and the Beavers held off a late rally by Iowa State for an 80-74 victory on ...

Iowa rally comes up just short at Wisconsin

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — The best players close out games, and that’s what Jonathan Taylor did Saturday night. Taylor rushed for 130 of his season-high 250 yards in the fourth quarter, and Danny Davis ran for a touchdown and caught another as No. 16 Wisconsin ...

Cyclones aren’t lowering their expectations

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — For most teams, losing players who provided nearly 70 percent of its scoring and over 60 percent of its rebounding would mean a rebuild is imminent. At Iowa State, it’s just the latest chance to give a new batch of players a crack at a Big 12 ...

Cyclones riding wave of momentum

AMES (AP) — Iowa State’s young offensive players are growing up and it shows in the area that matters most. The Cyclones are winning. Iowa State, newly ensconced at No. 23 in the Top 25, takes a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s home game with Oklahoma State, helped by an ...

Hawks see opportunity ahead

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Nowhere did Wisconsin’s stunning loss at Illinois reverberate more than in Iowa City. The upset gave the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes new life in the Big Ten West. In recent weeks, though, Iowa hasn’t looked like a team that is ready to seize such ...