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Razorbacks pull away from UNI late

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Chris Lykes scored 26 points and No. 16 Arkansas reeled off 13 straight points in the final minutes to beat Northern Iowa 93-80 on Wednesday night. The teams traded the lead 18 times and were tied another 10. Northern Iowa (1-3) stayed competitive by making 17 of 37 ...

Triple-double for Hawk Clark

IOWA CITY — As Caitlin Clark struggled to make shots, she focused on other things she could do for No. 8 Iowa. Clark had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for her second career triple-double, McKenna Warnock had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Hawkeyes beat Southern 87-67 on Wednesday ...

Cyclone men prevail

AMES — Izaiah Brockington notched his second-straight double-double Tuesday night, as Iowa State beat Alabama State 68-60 at Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday. Brockington finished with a season-high 23 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for his second career double-double. Tyrese Hunter and ...

Murray dominant again for Iowa men

IOWA CITY (AP) — Keegan Murray had 27 points and 21 rebounds — both career highs — and Iowa used a 14-3 second-half run to pull away in its 86-69 win over North Carolina Central on Tuesday night. Murray, who set then-career bests of 24 and 25 points in the first two games of the season, ...

Iowa’s QB situation far from settled

IOWA CITY — Alex Padilla is set to make his second straight start at quarterback when No. 18 Iowa hosts Illinois this week. That doesn’t mean the Hawkeyes have moved on from Spencer Petras. Coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday he’ll have to decide, possibly soon, whether to bring back ...

Iowa women handle UNI

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Monika Czinano added 16 points, leading No. 9 Iowa over Northern Iowa 82-61 on Sunday. Clark, a preseason Associated Press All-American, shot 9 of 22 from the field, including 4 of 13 on 3-pointers. She is averaging 23.3 ...

Cyclone women top South Dakota State

AMES (AP) — Lexi Donarski scored 22 points, Ashley Joens added 17 and No. 14 Iowa State beat South Dakota State 75-56 on Monday night. Joens scored the first five points of Iowa State’s 18-6 run to take a 20-point lead early in the third quarter. Emily Ryan had 12 points, five assists ...

Cyclones’ rally not enough at Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Garibay was trying kicks beyond midfield before Texas Tech’s game against Iowa State, but told coaches his range wasn’t quite that far. They sent him out for one from the other side of the 50 anyway. Garibay kicked a 62-yard field goal as time expired, ...

Hawkeyes beat Minnesota again

IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla is described by coach Kirk Ferentz as “even-keeled.” That was the approach Ferentz and his staff took with Padilla this week as he prepared to make his first career start Saturday against Minnesota. “I don’t know if anyone on the staff made ...

Hawkeyes win big in opener

IOWA CITY (AP) — Keegan Murray scored 22 of his career-high 24 points in the first half when Iowa broke the game open and went on to beat Longwood 106-73 on Tuesday night to win its 11th straight season opener. Murray scored eight straight points in the midst of a 23-3 run to start the game. ...

Padilla works his way into favorable spot for Iowa

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Alex Padilla got his first opportunity to play meaningful snaps for Iowa and did enough to impress coach Kirk Ferentz. Now he’s days away from what probably will be his first start in place of the injured Spencer Petras. The sophomore ...

Cyclones prevail in Otzelberger’s debut

AMES (AP) — Gabe Kalscheur and Isaiah Brockington combined to score 37 points to give T.J. Otzelberger his 100th career coaching victory as Iowa State beat Kennesaw State on Tuesday night in a season opener postponed from a year ago. The game, originally scheduled as the 2020-21 season ...

Iowa women impressive in opener

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Lisa Bluder usually sits a player for most, if not all, of the remainder of the first half if she picks up two quick fouls. That policy didn’t apply to Caitlin Clark in the No. 9 Hawkeyes’ season-opening 93-50 win over New ...

Lee sets the tone for defending champion Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee always is focused on what’s next, a constant pursuit for more. His coach, Tom Brands, hopes Lee’s teammates are watching. “My message to them right now would be start to compete with your teammate a little bit,” Brands said. “Not in an ...

New era begins at Iowa State

The task of turning around Iowa State is personal to T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger is beginning his third stint in Ames, his first as head coach, after spending the last two years at UNLV. He was an assistant at Iowa State under Greg McDermott, Fred Hoiberg and Steve Prohm for a combined ...

QB change the main story as Iowa snaps skid

By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. — Alex Padilla could feel the jitters when he got the call to go into the game. Once he stepped on the field, he sure looked comfortable, though. Padilla took over for the banged-up Spencer Petras and led three scoring drives, Tyler ...

Cyclones are a runaway winner

By ANDREW LOGUE The Associated Press AMES — The running of Breece Hall and a little razzle-dazzle propelled Iowa State to a 30-7 victory over Texas at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Hall rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as the Cyclones (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) earned their third straight ...

ISU looks to bounce back against Texas

Iowa State’s win over Texas last year was one in a line of hard-earned pelts collected during the Cyclones’ dream season and helped pave the way to their first appearance in the Big 12 championship game. For the Longhorns, the loss helped seal the fate of coach Tom Herman, who was fired ...

No. 19 Iowa tries to halt its mini-slide

Iowa was rolling along, unbeaten at No. 2 in the AP poll and with its sights set on a spot in the College Football Playoffs just a few weeks ago. Now? The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes will try to steady themselves after back-to-back losses when they visit Northwestern on Saturday. “There are a lot ...

Iowa’s Clark ready for encore

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Caitlin Clark put up the best offensive numbers in the country as a freshman, was a consensus All-American and led Iowa deep into the NCAA Tournament. She followed that up by winning a gold medal with Team USA in the FIBA U19 World Cup and ...