IOWA CITY — DePaul jumped on Iowa for a 13-0 lead at the outset and the outcome was never in doubt in a 93-78 win in Iowa City in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Blue Demons shot 62 percent and led by as many as 25 points. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery felt the Hawkeyes panicked after the rough start.
DePaul dominated every phase of the game to move to 4-0.
Iowa falls to 1-1 with the loss.
Next up for Iowa is a game at home against Oral Roberts University on Friday night starting at 7 o’clock, with the pre-game at 6 o’clock on KGLO.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored all of his 11 points in the first half Monday night, and Cincinnati showed off its new up-tempo offense under John Brannen, beating Drake 81-59 for their new coach’s first win.
The Bearcats (1-1) struggled offensively during an opening nine-point loss at Ohio State, going 4 of 21 from beyond the arc. Against Drake, they made the most of a wide-open style installed by Brannen, who came from Northern Kentucky.
Cincinnati opened a 26-point lead in the first half, when it went 8 of 16 from beyond the arc. Cumberland led the way with 11 points, making three of his four shots from beyond the arc. Cumberland played only 4 minutes in the second half as Brannen turned to his bench.
Drake (1-1) relies on 3s but couldn’t find many open ones. The Bulldogs matched their school record with 17 3s during an 86-55 win over Kennesaw State, but went only 4 of 19 against Cincinnati. Liam Robbins led the Bulldogs with 12 points and seven rebounds.
OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa seven-foot center Xavier Foster has made his college choice, choosing Iowa State. He was recruited by several colleges, including Iowa, Providence, Kansas and Baylor. Foster averaged 14.5 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots per game, leading Oskaloosa to the Class 3A state title. Foster says he chose Iowa State because he feels home there because of the relationships he’s built there. Foster says he expects to be a role player for the Cyclones next year, but his focus is on trying to win another state championship this year.
MASON CITY — Both of NIACC’s basketball teams have moved up to third in the latest junior college Division II rankings.
== The NIACC men moved up from sixth to third in the new rankings after wins over Kansas City Kansas Community College and Quakerdale Prep Academy in the Konigsmark Klassic in Mason City over the weekend. Johnson County of Kansas and Highland of Kansas are ranked first and second. Kirkwood fell from the top spot down to ninth in the new rankings, while DMACC dropped two spots to 19th.
== The NIACC women moved from ninth to third in the new rankings after wins over then-5th-ranked Illinois Central and Marshalltown in the Konigsmark Klassic. Kirkwood moves up to #1 in the new rankings, followed by Johnson County, NIACC, Kansas City Kansas, and Lincoln Land of Illinois. Illinois Central dropped to ninth after their loss to the Lady Trojans.
Click on these links to see the full men’s and women’s rankings.
NIACC will host a doubleheader tomorrow night, with the women facing Iowa Western at 6 o’clock, followed by the men playing the Luther JV. You can hear both games on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com
CEDAR RAPIDS — The State Volleyball Tournament gets underway today at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids with play in Classes 5A and 4A:
== 5A Quarterfinals
12:00 — #1 Cedar Falls (41-1) vs. #8 Waukee (35-11)
2:00 — #4 Ankeny (36-5) vs. #5 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (38-3)
12:00 — #2 Iowa City Liberty (34-2) vs. #7 Pleasant Valley (29-5)
2:00 — #3 Valley West Des Moines (40-4) vs. #6 Dowling West Des Moines (32-11)
== 4A Quarterfinals
4:00 — #1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (34-3) vs. Glenwood (30-12)
6:00 — #4 Waverly-Shell Rock (46-6) vs. #5 West Delaware (39-5)
4:00 — #2 Xavier Cedar Rapids (28-6) vs. #5 Western Dubuque (22-13)
6:00 — #3 North Scott (28-5) vs. #8 Marion (30-10)
AMES — The Iowa State football team will be looking for a better start on Saturday when the Cyclones host Texas. In Big 12 losses to Baylor, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma the Cyclones were forced to bounce back after slow starts.
That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who lauded the play of safety Greg Eisworth in the loss at Oklahoma. Eisworth has battled through knee and shoulder injuries this season.
Campbell says Eisworth has remained positive despite a frustrating string on injuries.
Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30