IOWA CITY — A late rally for the Iowa Hawkeyes came up short at Minnesota. Iowa sliced a 16-point Gopher lead to four but that’s as close as they got in a 92-87 loss, as you heard last night on AM-1300 KGLO. Averaging 73 points per game the Gophers shredded a porous Iowa defense for 55 points in the opening half. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery
McCaffery says he was proud of the late rally.
Iowa is now 5-5 in the Big Ten and McCaffery hopes the Hawkeyes can learn from the loss heading into the second half of the league race.
Minnesota improves to 5-4 in the Big Ten. Gopher coach Richard Pittino.
Iowa hosts Michigan on Friday
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker scored 23 points, Lindell Wigginton had 18 and No. 24 Iowa State cruised over No. 20 Mississippi 87-73 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.
Iowa State (15-5) put on an offensive show, making 13 straight shots during the second half to turn a tight game into a relatively easy victory. The Cyclones shot 69.1 percent from the field, including nearly 77 percent in the second half.
The 6-foot-4 Horton-Tucker, who leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring, made 11 of 18 shots from the field and added eight rebounds and five assists.
Ole Miss (14-5) pulled within 43-42 on Terence Davis’ tip-in early in the second half but never took the lead. The Rebels didn’t shoot very well, connecting on just 36 percent of their shots from the field, but their biggest downfall was a nonexistent defense that provided the Cyclones with ample open shots.
Ole Miss was led by Breein Tyree, who finished with 22 points.
Iowa State jumped out to an 11-4 lead in the opening minutes. The Rebels missed their first eight shots from the field and fell behind by 12 points before pulling within 43-38 by halftime.
Tyree had 13 points before the break. Horton-Tucker scored 15 in the first half on 7-of-11 shooting.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Freshman D.J. Wilkins had a season-high 20 points — his 10th consecutive game scoring in double figures — to help Drake beat Valparaiso 70-59 on Saturday night and extend its win streak to four games.
Wilkins hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Nick McGlynn and Tremell Murphy added 11 points apiece and Brady Ellingson scored 10 for Drake (16-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
Murphy’s dunk midway through the second half capped a 9-2 spurt that gave the Bulldogs a 50-41 lead and it was at least a two-possession game the rest of the way. Wilkins converted a 3-point play and then hit a jumper to spark a 7-0 run that made it 67-55 with 1:36 to play.
Sackey and Jaume Sorolla led the short-handed Crusaders (12-9, 5-3) with 13 points apiece. Ryan Fazekas, Valpo’s leading scorer, missed his fifth consecutive game due to an ankle injury and it was announced before the game that starting center, and second-leading scorer, Derrik Smits wouldn’t play due to an undisclosed injury. Marcus Golder, who came in third on the team at 10.9 points per game, left the game with an apparent injury to his left leg less than five minutes in.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Haldeman scored 24 points off the bench and Northern Iowa beat Evansville 81-74 on Saturday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Trae Berhow added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (9-12, 4-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Isaiah Brown had 12 points and Luke McDonnell had 10 points and led the team with a career-best 14 rebounds.
Northern Iowa trailed 36-31 at the break and was down 48-40 early in the second half when Haldeman sank a layup and 3-pointer to spark a 16-4 run capped by a Brown 3 to go ahead 56-52 with 8:26 to go. Haldeman hit two more 3-pointers back-to-back to push it to 66-60 with 5:33 left and Evansville never threatened after that.
John Hall scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Purple Aces (9-12, 3-5), who are on a three-game skid. K.J. Riley added 19 points.
IOWA CITY — The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women outscored Purdue 23-11 in the fourth quarter in a 72-58 win in Iowa City on Sunday. Megan Gustafson had 25 points and Hannah Stewart had a career-high 21 as the Hawkeyes move to 7-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
Bluder says the Hawkeyes did a good job taking care of and sharing the ball.
Bluder says Iowa’s fate in the Big Ten during the second half of the race will be determined by how well they play on the road.
Mason City native Makenzie Meyer had eight points, four assists and two blocks in 35 minutes of play. Iowa travels to Michigan on Thursday.
IOWA FALLS – Autam Mendez scored a career-high 41 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead No. 9 NIACC to a 119-54 victory over Ellsworth in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest Saturday.
The 41 points by Mendez is tied for ninth in the NIACC women’s all-time single-game scoring list. The 119 points ranks 11th on NIACC’s all-time single-game scoring list.
Also for the Lady Trojans Saturday, Jada Buford scored 22 points and Tahya Campbell scored 21 points.
NIACC (15-5 overall, 6-1 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Lakes (17-4, 5-2). Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym.
IOWA FALLS – The No. 17 NIACC men’s basketball team improved to 15-3 overall and 5-1 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference with a 86-74 victory over Ellsworth in an ICCAC contest Saturday afternoon on the Ellsworth campus.
Deundra Roberson led the Trojans with 28 points. Quentin Hardrict was next in line with 14 points.
James Harris and Wendell Matthews were also in double figures for the Trojans with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
It was NIACC’s first win at Ellsworth since the 2016-17 season.
The win was also the 175th career win for NIACC coach Mark Mohl, who has a career mark of 175-148.
NIACC, which has won three straight games, returns to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Lakes (13-6, 4-2). Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym.
FOREST CITY — Osage had four champions and a runner-up on their way to capturing the overall title at the Top of Iowa Conference wrestling tournament in Forest City on Saturday, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. The Green Devils had champions with Joe Sullivan at 120, Averee Abben at 126, Zach Williams at 160 and Spencer Mooberry at 170, while Joe Jacobs finished second at 113. Osage had 237 ½ team points, with Lake Mills capturing the TIC West Division title with 214 points. Central Springs was third with 201. Lake Mills lone champion was Caiden Jones at 138, while the Panthers had champions with Clayton McDonough at 106 and Zach Ryg at 195. Newman had champions with Jacob McBride at 132 and Kameron Black at 152 as the Knights finished sixth in the team race with 120 points.
Team Scores1 Osage 237.52 Lake Mills 214.03 Central Springs 201.04 West Hancock 143.05 Nashua-Plainfield 124.56 Newman Catholic 120.07 Eagle Grove 116.08 North Butler 107.09 Belmond-Klemme 98.510 Forest City 89.011 Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 85.012 Northwood-Kensett 81.513 Saint Ansgar 55.514 North Union 25.515 West Fork, Sheffield 18.016 Rockford 11.0
106Guaranteed Places1st Place – Clayton McDonough of Central Springs2nd Place – Brock Moore of Forest City3rd Place – Cael Wollner of Newman Catholic4th Place – Spencer Adams of Osage5th Place – Jacob Graham of Eagle Grove6th Place – Nicolas Gonzales of Belmond-Klemme7th Place – Hayden Brua of Lake Mills8th Place – Derek Oberhelman of West Hancock1st Place MatchClayton McDonough (Central Springs) 41-1, Fr. over Brock Moore (Forest City) 33-9, So. (Dec 6-2)3rd Place MatchCael Wollner (Newman Catholic) 22-17, Jr. over Spencer Adams (Osage) 36-15, Fr. (Fall 1:42)5th Place MatchJacob Graham (Eagle Grove) 28-16, Jr. over Nicolas Gonzales (Belmond-Klemme) 10-9, Fr. (Fall 2:43)7th Place MatchHayden Brua (Lake Mills) 21-21, Fr. over Derek Oberhelman (West Hancock) 17-23, So. (Dec 8-5)
113Guaranteed Places1st Place – Jakob Whitinger of Nashua-Plainfield2nd Place – Joe Jacobs of Osage3rd Place – Bryce McDonough of Central Springs4th Place – Jack Ramaker of Lake Mills5th Place – Josh Graham of Eagle Grove6th Place – Noah Michels of Saint Ansgar7th Place – Ethan Sesker of Forest City8th Place – Kaden Petersen of Rockford1st Place MatchJakob Whitinger (Nashua-Plainfield) 39-2, Jr. over Joe Jacobs (Osage) 31-10, Sr. (Fall 5:39)3rd Place MatchBryce McDonough (Central Springs) 41-4, Fr. over Jack Ramaker (Lake Mills) 30-14, So. (Dec 7-2)5th Place MatchJosh Graham (Eagle Grove) 25-21, Jr. over Noah Michels (Saint Ansgar) 10-16, So. (Fall 5:39)7th Place MatchEthan Sesker (Forest City) 21-13, Fr. over Kaden Petersen (Rockford) 24-13, So. (Dec 12-11)
120Guaranteed Places1st Place – Joe Sullivan of Osage2nd Place – Trey Nelson of Nashua-Plainfield3rd Place – Brock Mathers of Central Springs4th Place – Gabe Rolon of Eagle Grove5th Place – Jimmy Gallardo of Lake Mills6th Place – Wyatt Gelhaus of Forest City7th Place – Cade Hardy of North Butler8th Place – Drew Furst of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura1st Place MatchJoe Sullivan (Osage) 42-5, Jr. over Trey Nelson (Nashua-Plainfield) 35-8, Fr. (Dec 9-3)3rd Place MatchBrock Mathers (Central Springs) 34-11, Fr. over Gabe Rolon (Eagle Grove) 31-16, So. (Fall 2:34)5th Place MatchJimmy Gallardo (Lake Mills) 33-12, Jr. over Wyatt Gelhaus (Forest City) 22-20, So. (Fall 3:41)7th Place MatchCade Hardy (North Butler) 24-17, Jr. over Drew Furst (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) 19-24, Jr. (Fall 4:12)
126Guaranteed Places1st Place – Averee Abben of Osage2nd Place – Bryce Trees of North Butler3rd Place – Carter Pals of Central Springs4th Place – Tyler Helgeson of Lake Mills5th Place – Kane Zuehl of West Hancock6th Place – Derek Peterson of Saint Ansgar7th Place – Kaleb Umbaugh of Forest City8th Place – Clay Smith of Newman Catholic1st Place MatchAveree Abben (Osage) 38-11, So. over Bryce Trees (North Butler) 37-4, Sr. (Dec 3-1)3rd Place MatchCarter Pals (Central Springs) 34-7, Sr. over Tyler Helgeson (Lake Mills) 27-7, Jr. (Dec 5-2)5th Place MatchKane Zuehl (West Hancock) 33-9, Fr. over Derek Peterson (Saint Ansgar) 18-20, So. (Dec 6-0)7th Place MatchKaleb Umbaugh (Forest City) 33-16, So. over Clay Smith (Newman Catholic) 17-8, Jr. (Fall 1:07)
132Guaranteed Places1st Place – Jacob McBride of Newman Catholic2nd Place – Caden Schrage of Northwood-Kensett3rd Place – Kyle Beery of Lake Mills4th Place – Hayden Hoffmeyer of Forest City5th Place – Ryan Adams of Osage6th Place – Trevor Brinkman of North Butler7th Place – Andrew Dencklau of Eagle Grove8th Place – Garrett Heagel of Central Springs1st Place MatchJacob McBride (Newman Catholic) 39-0, Sr. over Caden Schrage (Northwood-Kensett) 35-5, Jr. (Dec 8-4)3rd Place MatchKyle Beery (Lake Mills) 25-6, Sr. over Hayden Hoffmeyer (Forest City) 20-17, Fr. (Fall 5:09)5th Place MatchRyan Adams (Osage) 23-16, Jr. over Trevor Brinkman (North Butler) 28-16, Sr. (Dec 8-1)7th Place MatchAndrew Dencklau (Eagle Grove) 9-18, Fr. over Garrett Heagel (Central Springs) 17-23, Sr. (Fall 3:18)
138Guaranteed Places1st Place – Caiden Jones of Lake Mills2nd Place – Logan Heaberlin of Belmond-Klemme3rd Place – Brody Roll of Osage4th Place – Drake Tiedemann of Northwood-Kensett5th Place – McKade Munn of Nashua-Plainfield6th Place – Kolben Miller of North Butler7th Place – George Schmit of Newman Catholic8th Place – Dalton Subject of West Hancock1st Place MatchCaiden Jones (Lake Mills) 38-3, Sr. over Logan Heaberlin (Belmond-Klemme) 22-7, Sr. (Dec 5-1)3rd Place MatchBrody Roll (Osage) 38-16, Sr. over Drake Tiedemann (Northwood-Kensett) 29-9, Fr. (Fall 0:56)5th Place MatchMcKade Munn (Nashua-Plainfield) 27-10, Fr. over Kolben Miller (North Butler) 24-20, Fr. (Dec 16-9)7th Place MatchGeorge Schmit (Newman Catholic) 29-11, Sr. over Dalton Subject (West Hancock) 26-8, Sr. (Fall 0:43)
145Guaranteed Places1st Place – Mark Dawson of Eagle Grove2nd Place – Lucas Garl of Central Springs3rd Place – Kristian Gunderson of Forest City4th Place – Casey Hanson of Lake Mills5th Place – Shane Hillesheim of Nashua-Plainfield6th Place – Bryer Subject of West Hancock7th Place – Teryn Joebgen of North Butler8th Place – Tyler Mills of Northwood-Kensett1st Place MatchMark Dawson (Eagle Grove) 37-5, Jr. over Lucas Garl (Central Springs) 39-4, Sr. (Dec 5-3)3rd Place MatchKristian Gunderson (Forest City) 35-10, Jr. over Casey Hanson (Lake Mills) 31-10, So. (Dec 4-2)5th Place MatchShane Hillesheim (Nashua-Plainfield) 19-15, Jr. over Bryer Subject (West Hancock) 22-18, So. (Dec 7-5)7th Place MatchTeryn Joebgen (North Butler) 29-15, Jr. over Tyler Mills (Northwood-Kensett) 26-14, Fr. (Dec 7-0)
152Guaranteed Places1st Place – Kameron Black of Newman Catholic2nd Place – Jared Shaw of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura3rd Place – Colin Muller of Osage4th Place – Bennett Bruns of West Hancock5th Place – Kaden Jacobsen of Central Springs6th Place – Brett Peterson of Lake Mills7th Place – Samuel Kliment of Northwood-Kensett8th Place – Cole Negen of North Butler1st Place MatchKameron Black (Newman Catholic) 40-2, Sr. over Jared Shaw (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) 20-4, Jr. (Dec 4-3)3rd Place MatchColin Muller (Osage) 33-18, So. over Bennett Bruns (West Hancock) 27-9, Sr. (Fall 2:19)5th Place MatchKaden Jacobsen (Central Springs) 31-13, So. over Brett Peterson (Lake Mills) 22-7, Fr. (Fall 1:44)7th Place MatchSamuel Kliment (Northwood-Kensett) 27-13, Sr. over Cole Negen (North Butler) 13-29, So. (Fall 1:50)
160Guaranteed Places1st Place – Zach Williams of Osage2nd Place – Elijah Wagner of Lake Mills3rd Place – Gideon Rollene of Northwood-Kensett4th Place – Trevor Kruse of North Union5th Place – Dylan Marker of Central Springs6th Place – Derik Downing of Nashua-Plainfield7th Place – Adam Heflin of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura8th Place – Nash Holmgaard of Newman Catholic1st Place MatchZach Williams (Osage) 42-2, Jr. over Elijah Wagner (Lake Mills) 40-3, So. (SV-1 6-4)3rd Place MatchGideon Rollene (Northwood-Kensett) 34-9, Jr. over Trevor Kruse (North Union) 32-11, So. (Dec 4-3)5th Place MatchDylan Marker (Central Springs) 30-15, Jr. over Derik Downing (Nashua-Plainfield) 21-13, So. (Dec 14-8)7th Place MatchAdam Heflin (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) 24-19, Jr. over Nash Holmgaard (Newman Catholic) 9-12, Fr. (Fall 0:53)
170Guaranteed Places1st Place – Spencer Mooberry of Osage2nd Place – Tate Hagen of West Hancock3rd Place – Zack Wagner of Lake Mills4th Place – Victor Frias of Eagle Grove5th Place – Gustavo Suarez of Belmond-Klemme6th Place – J.C. Ulrich of North Butler7th Place – Max Howes of Central Springs8th Place – Brody Brandstad of Northwood-Kensett1st Place MatchSpencer Mooberry (Osage) 43-4, So. over Tate Hagen (West Hancock) 29-5, Jr. (Dec 6-4)3rd Place MatchZack Wagner (Lake Mills) 37-7, Sr. over Victor Frias (Eagle Grove) 18-16, Sr. (Fall 1:24)5th Place MatchGustavo Suarez (Belmond-Klemme) 14-14, Sr. over J.C. Ulrich (North Butler) 20-22, Jr. (Fall 3:05)7th Place MatchMax Howes (Central Springs) 27-15, Jr. over Brody Brandstad (Northwood-Kensett) 17-20, Jr. (MD 10-2)
182Guaranteed Places1st Place – Tucker Kroeze of Belmond-Klemme2nd Place – Cole Kelly of West Hancock3rd Place – Drake Harnish of Lake Mills4th Place – Evan Kalainoff of Nashua-Plainfield5th Place – Owen Muller of Osage6th Place – Mark Williams of Saint Ansgar7th Place – Nick Billings of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura8th Place – Matthew Muller of Rockford1st Place MatchTucker Kroeze (Belmond-Klemme) 26-3, Sr. over Cole Kelly (West Hancock) 34-5, So. (MD 21-11)3rd Place MatchDrake Harnish (Lake Mills) 36-7, Jr. over Evan Kalainoff (Nashua-Plainfield) 32-16, Jr. (Fall 1:59)5th Place MatchOwen Muller (Osage) 23-22, Jr. over Mark Williams (Saint Ansgar) 10-14, Jr. (Fall 1:46)7th Place MatchNick Billings (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) 22-20, Jr. over Matthew Muller (Rockford) 5-11, Sr. (Inj. 0:00)
195Guaranteed Places1st Place – Zach Ryg of Central Springs2nd Place – Chase McCleish of Newman Catholic3rd Place – Mathew Francis of West Hancock4th Place – Keaton Muller of Osage5th Place – C.J. Niedert of North Butler6th Place – Tyson White of Nashua-Plainfield7th Place – Brayden Lindeman of Lake Mills8th Place – Elijah Soltero of Saint Ansgar1st Place MatchZach Ryg (Central Springs) 38-0, Sr. over Chase McCleish (Newman Catholic) 36-2, Sr. (Dec 2-1)3rd Place MatchMathew Francis (West Hancock) 25-7, Fr. over Keaton Muller (Osage) 13-17, So. (Fall 3:18)5th Place MatchC.J. Niedert (North Butler) 28-14, Sr. over Tyson White (Nashua-Plainfield) 11-15, Fr. (Fall 3:20)7th Place MatchBrayden Lindeman (Lake Mills) 10-18, So. over Elijah Soltero (Saint Ansgar) 13-18, So. (M. For.)
220Guaranteed Places1st Place – Teddy Behrens of Central Springs2nd Place – Max Johnson of Lake Mills3rd Place – Joel Mendoza of Eagle Grove4th Place – Cesar Lucio of Belmond-Klemme5th Place – Jett Nehls of Osage6th Place – Sage Hulshizer of Saint Ansgar7th Place – Tanner Hagen of West Hancock8th Place – Dalton Asche of Nashua-Plainfield1st Place MatchTeddy Behrens (Central Springs) 34-8, Jr. over Max Johnson (Lake Mills) 38-5, Sr. (Dec 4-3)3rd Place MatchJoel Mendoza (Eagle Grove) 40-4, Jr. over Cesar Lucio (Belmond-Klemme) 11-9, So. (Fall 0:49)5th Place MatchJett Nehls (Osage) 16-27, Fr. over Sage Hulshizer (Saint Ansgar) 25-14, So. (For.)7th Place MatchTanner Hagen (West Hancock) 28-10, Jr. over Dalton Asche (Nashua-Plainfield) 17-17, Jr. (Fall 0:56)
285Guaranteed Places1st Place – Chet Buss of North Butler2nd Place – Chandler Redenius of West Hancock3rd Place – Tyler Nielsen of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura4th Place – Levi Janssen of West Fork, Sheffield5th Place – Austin Kelso of Forest City6th Place – Dalton DeWitt of Central Springs7th Place – Brandon Acuna of Belmond-Klemme8th Place – Conner Smith of Osage1st Place MatchChet Buss (North Butler) 40-1, Fr. over Chandler Redenius (West Hancock) 35-4, Jr. (Dec 4-2)3rd Place MatchTyler Nielsen (Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) 23-10, Sr. over Levi Janssen (West Fork, Sheffield) 23-12, So. (Fall 1:03)5th Place MatchAustin Kelso (Forest City) 25-21, Jr. over Dalton DeWitt (Central Springs) 25-22, So. (Dec 5-0)7th Place MatchBrandon Acuna (Belmond-Klemme) 14-11, So. over Conner Smith (Osage) 14-22, Jr. (Dec 1-0)