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Another Big 12 Tourney title for Iowa State

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the University of Nebraska. Three players from three very different ...

Top-ranked Baylor pulls away from Cyclone women

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY — Kalani Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 13 Iowa State 67-49 on Monday night in the Big 12 Tournament championship game. Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior center, was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding ...

Iowa’s Gustafson an unstoppable force

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Megan Gustafson kept challenging Maryland inside. One by one, she batted each defender away. Gustafson scored 26 points in the first half, finished with 45 and led No. 10 Iowa past No. 8 Maryland 90-76 on Sunday for the Hawkeyes’ first ...

UNI coughs up big lead, title shot, NCAA bid

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A huge rally by Bradley resulted in quite a reward — its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006. Down by 18 points with 17 minutes left, Elijah Childs and the Braves surged past Northern Iowa 57-54 Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game. Childs ...

Cyclone women advance to Big 12 finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alexa Middleton scored 24 points, Bridget Carleton and Ashley Joens had double-doubles and No. 19 Iowa State took control down the stretch on Sunday to defeat No. 21 Texas in the Big 12 Conference tournament semifinals. The second-seeded Cyclones (25-7), winners of five ...

Improbable collapse dooms Iowa

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — If this was the farewell to Nebraska coach Tim Miles at Pinnacle Bank Arena, it surely was one he’ll never forget. Neither will the ardent 12,300 fans who showed up to see the Cornhuskers wrap up a regular season in which they badly ...

Hawkeye women are Big Ten champs

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Megan Gustafson scored 26 points in the first half and finished with 45 on Sunday to lead No. 10 Iowa past No. 8 Maryland 90-76 for its first Big Ten Tournament title since 2001. It’s the longest gap between conference crowns since the ...

Another MVC crown for Drake women

DES MOINES (AP) — Sara Rhine was nearly perfect, Becca Hittner scored 23 points and No. 22 Drake clinched at least a share of its third straight Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship, defeating Illinois State 88-61 on Thursday night. Rhine had a double-double with 21 points ...

Long-time Iowa assistant Morgan retires

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes. Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes’ defensive line for the past seven years, will step down prior to spring ...

Wisconsin swats away Hawkeyes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said he had a feeling Ethan Happ would have a good game against Iowa. He was right. Happ did a little bit of everything to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45, scoring 21 points in his final home game and grabbing 14 rebounds. He also had ...