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Carleton, Scott help No. 19 Iowa St. women beat Kansas 69-49

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March 5th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bridget Carleton and Kristin Scott each had a double-double to help No. 19 Iowa State beat Kansas 69-49 on Monday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Iowa State, which has won three games in a row and five of last six, secured the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the conference tournament, which begins Friday.

The Cyclones (23-7, 13-5 Big 12), who tied the program’s single-season records for regular season wins and conference wins, have just one win in the Big 12 tournament since losing to Baylor in the 2013 championship game.

Carleton finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Scott scored 12 with a career-high tying 14 boards. Kansas (12-17, 2-16) led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter but Carleton opened the second with back-to-back layups and Iowa State never again trailed.

Christalah Lyons had 13 points for the Jayhawks, who shot just 27.5 percent (19 of 69) from the field. Kansas has lost 10 consecutive games, tied with Brown for the fifth-longest active streak of its kind.

Midwest Sports Headlines: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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March 5th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bridget Carleton and Kristin Scott each had a double-double to help No. 19 Iowa State beat Kansas 69-49 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Iowa State, which has won three games in a row and five of last six, secured the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the conference tournament, which begins Friday.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten player of the year, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice. Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league’s coaches and media members. Gustafson averaged 28.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, and shot 68.7 percent from the field in Big Ten games this season.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No. 18 Kansas State is still tied for the Big 12 lead with one game left in the regular season after a 64-52 win at TCU. Barry Brown had 16 points to lead four Wildcats in double-figure scoring. K-State went ahead to stay with a tiebreaking 13-4 run to end the first half before scoring the first 10 points after halftime. The Wildcats are tied with No. 8 Texas Tech for the Big 12 lead after the Red Raiders also won.

UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford, making official a decision the team had been leaning toward throughout the offseason. Ford is coming off the best season of his career, piling up 13 sacks and forcing an NFL-leading seven fumbles.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — In a power-happy era of Major League Baseball, a few clubs believe there is a market inefficiency when it comes to speed. One of them is the Kansas City Royals, who have three of the top eight base-stealers in baseball on their roster. The idea is to create havoc between the bags, producing runs in an old-school way at a fraction of the price.

UNDATED (AP) — Jim Delany will step down as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in June 2020. Over three decades, the 71-year-old Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff. He also protected the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl. Big Ten revenues soared under his leadership and he became one of the most powerful figures in college sports.

Boys State Basketball Scores from Monday (3/4/19)

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March 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A State Quarterfinal

Alburnett 55, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 54

Grand View Christian 58, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 51

Montezuma 78, Bishop Garrigan 65

St. Mary’s, Remsen 58, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 55

Class 2A State Quarterfinal

Boyden-Hull 61, Regina, Iowa City 56

South Hamilton, Jewell 73, Rock Valley 61

Van Meter 43, Dike-New Hartford 32

2018-19 Hawkeye Ten Boys Basketball All-Conference Teams

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March 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

FIRST TEAM

*Goanar Biliew, JR, Denison-Schleswig
Zach Carr, JR, Glenwood
Cole Jensen, SR, Lewis Central
Chase Mullenix, SR, Atlantic
Brett Sears, SR, Harlan
*Kylan Smallwood, SR, Creston
*Christian Stanislav, SR, Glenwood|
*Charlie Wiebers, JR, Denison-Schleswig
*Unanimous Selection

SECOND TEAM

Brance Baker, SO, Creston
Blake Baumhover, SR, Kuemper Catholic
Ryan Blum, SO, Glenwood
Dawson Dorhout, SR, Denison-Schleswig
Jared Gast, SR, St. Albert
Nathan Lindsay, JR, Clarinda
Tyler Moen, JR, Atlantic
Josh Simmons, SR, Lewis Central

HONORABLE MENTION

Isaac Birt, SR, Red Oak
Ben Brincks, SR, Kuemper Catholic
Connor Brown, JR, Clarinda
Kyle Cerven, JR, Shenandoah
Skyler Handlos, SO, Atlantic
Cael Kralik, SO, Creston
Damien Magnuson, JR, Denison-Schleswig
Nolan McKenzie, SR, Lewis Central
Jonathon Monson, JR, Harlan
Sam Rallis, SO, St. ALbert
Logan Reilly, SR, Atlantic
Seth Wineland, SR, Lewis Central

Boys State Basketball Tournament Schedule/Scoreboard – Monday – 03/04/2019

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March 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Monday, March 4

CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS

#1 Grand View Christian 58, #8 St. Albert, Council Bluffs 51

#4 Montezuma 78, #5 Bishop Garrigan, Algona 65

#6 St. Mary’s, Remsen 58, #3 Prince of Peace, Clinton 55

#7 Alburnett 55, #2 Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 54

CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS

4:30—#3 Boyden-Hull vs. #6 Regina, Iowa City

6:30—#2 South Hamilton, Jewell vs. #7 Rock Valley

8:15—#4 Van Meter vs. #5 Dike-New Hartford

AP Women’s Basketball Top 25 03/04/2019

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March 4th, 2019 by Jim Field

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Mar. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Baylor (28) 27-1 700 1
2. UConn 27-2 663 2
3. Louisville 27-2 638 3
4. Notre Dame 27-3 625 4
5. Mississippi St. 27-2 580 5
6. Oregon 27-3 567 6
7. Stanford 25-4 518 7
8. Maryland 26-3 508 8
9. NC State 25-4 442 10
10. Iowa 23-6 431 12
11. Oregon St. 24-6 428 9
12. South Carolina 21-8 348 14
13. Kentucky 24-6 326 11
14. Gonzaga 27-3 320 16
15. Texas A&M 23-6 307 19
16. Miami 24-7 289 15
17. Marquette 24-6 268 13
18. Syracuse 22-7 239 17
19. Iowa St. 22-7 235 20
20. Arizona St. 19-9 151 21
21. Texas 21-8 119 18
22. Florida St. 22-7 82 22
22. Drake 23-5 82 23
24. Rice 24-3 75 24
25. UCLA 19-11 62 25

Others receiving votes: South Dakota St. 23, South Dakota 23, DePaul 19, BYU 7, Rutgers 7, Kansas St 7, Florida Gulf Coast 5, UCF 4, Missouri 2.

Iowa’s Gustafson named Big Ten player of the year

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March 4th, 2019 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the year Monday, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice.

Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league’s coaches and media members.

Gustafson averaged 28.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, and shot 68.7 percent from the field in Big Ten games this season. She scored at least 20 points in 17 of Iowa’s 18 games and had at least 10 rebounds 17 times as well.

Gustafson, one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy awarded to the nation’s top player, leads the country in field goal percentage (70.8) and points per game (27.7). Gustafson’s 27 double-doubles are the second-most in America.

Iowa, the second seed in the Big Ten tournament, plays on Friday against either seventh-seeded Minnesota or 10th-seeded Indiana.

St. Albert comes up shy against Grand View Christian

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March 4th, 2019 by Jim Field

(IHSAA) DES MOINES, Iowa – For the second year in a row, St. Albert gave the defending Class 1A champions a genuine threat in their state tournament opener. And just like in 2018, Grand View Christian came through with a hard-fought win against the Hawkeye Ten contender to advance.

The Thunder (24-1) withstood rallies in the second and fourth quarters thanks to double-digit scoring efforts from seniors Bryce Crabb (17 points), Harouna Sissoko (14), and Arturo Montes (12). Crabb went 10-of-11 from the free throw line to help seal the win down the stretch.

St. Albert struggled against Grand View’s length on the glass and in the paint, but got as close as 53-51 with 1:10 remaining in a gritty performance. Senior Reed Miller led the Falcons with 13 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore guard Sam Rallis added 12 points.

Grand View Christian has now won seven straight state tournament contests. St. Albert, led by recently promoted coach Larry Peterson, was playing in its third tournament in the last four years.

BOX SCORE

Gustafson Earns 23rd Career Player of the Week Honor

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March 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the 13th time this season, University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

It is the 23rd Big Ten Player of the Week Award of Gustafson’s career – a Big Ten record. Gustafson also adds to her record for conference awards in a single season (13).

The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native averaged 31.5 points, 16.0 rebounds, and shot 75.0 percent from the field 100.0 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week. Gustafson scored a game-high 29 points on 13-for-19 (68.4 percent) shooting from the field at Nebraska on Feb. 25. She pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds to register her 81st career double-double.

On March 3, Gustafson netted a game-high 34 points on 14-for-17 shooting (82.4 percent) from the field and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in Iowa’s win over Northwestern. She grabbed 12 rebounds to record her 82nd career double-double. Gustafson scored 24 points and made 9-of-10 field goal attempts in the second half to seal the win for the Hawkeyes.

Gustafson and the No. 12/11 Hawkeyes open the 2019 Big Ten Tournament on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (CT). Iowa faces the winner of Thursday’s matchup between seventh-seeded Minnesota and 10th-seeded Indiana.

AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 03/04/2019

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March 4th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Gonzaga (42) 29-2 1578 1
2. Virginia (21) 26-2 1553 2
3. North Carolina 24-5 1428 5
4. Duke (1) 25-4 1399 3
5. Tennessee 26-3 1366 7
6. Kentucky 24-5 1274 4
7. Michigan 26-4 1216 9
8. Texas Tech 24-5 1100 11
9. Michigan St. 23-6 1039 6
10. LSU 24-5 1005 13
11. Purdue 22-7 999 14
12. Houston 27-2 895 8
13. Kansas 22-7 798 15
14. Florida St. 23-6 702 18
15. Virginia Tech 22-6 668 20
16. Marquette 23-6 626 10
17. Nevada 26-3 579 12
18. Kansas St. 22-7 499 16
19. Buffalo 26-3 437 21
20. Cincinnati 25-4 408 23
21. Wisconsin 20-9 322 19
22. Wofford 26-4 269 24
23. Villanova 22-8 214
24. Maryland 21-9 207 17
25. UCF 22-6 48

Others receiving votes: Auburn 43, Mississippi St. 25, Iowa St. 21, Utah St. 17, VCU 14, Washington 14, Louisville 12, New Mexico St. 8, Baylor 7, Belmont 7, Old Dominion 3.