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White, Iowa State rally past Kansas State 72-70


February 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — If there’s been a knock on Iowa State star Royce White this season, it’s been his shooting stroke. White’s jumper looked pretty sweet on the 8-footer that sent the Cyclones to their second huge win in four days. White hit the game-winning jumper with 1.8 seconds left as Iowa State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Kansas State 72-70 on Tuesday night. White finished with 22 points and Chris Allen had 15 for the Cyclones (16-6, 6-3 Big 12), who’ve won four of their last five — including thrilling back-to-back victories over league-leading Kansas and the Wildcats. Iowa State’s Chris Babb tied the game at 70 on a free throw with 49 seconds left. The Cyclones then corralled a loose ball after Babb missed his next one to gain possession with the shot clock off, and White drove to the baseline and floated in the deciding bucket.


Northern Iowa turns back Southern Illinois 58-49


February 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and keyed a go-ahead rally late in the game as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 58-49 on Tuesday night. Chip Rank added 13 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Panthers (15-9, 5-7 Missouri Valley) snapped a two-game losing streak. Jeff Early’s 13 points led the Salukis (7-16, 4-8), who have lost five of their last six. Mamadou Seck had 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Mitchell’s 3-pointer put Northern Iowa ahead 41-39 with 6:44 left, giving the Panthers their first lead of the second half. That started a spurt in which Mitchell and Johnny Moran combined for the Panthers’ next 14 points, creating a 52-47 edge with 3:38 to go. Northern Iowa endured a scoreless streak of 6:56 in the first half and trailed 22-19 at the break. The Panthers have won seven of the teams’ last eight meetings.

8AM Sportscast 01-31-2012

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January 31st, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Iowa Coach Says Fixing Defense Still a Priority


January 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa gave up 103 points in its loss to Indiana on Sunday and coach Fran McCaffery says they continue to try and find a way to shore up the defense. “Not happy at all with how we’re playing, we’ve got to get better at the defensive end of the floor. We shuffled the lineup a little bit to see if that would help. I think it helped in some areas, maybe not so much in others, so I think we have a couple of important days of practice coming up,” McCaffery says. McCaffery says you can only do so much work in practice on defense.

He says you can work on all kinds of drills and try different combinations. “But ultimately it comes down to a matter of toughness, and we lack that right now, I don’t mind saying it, we don’t have the toughness that’s necessary to defend in this league,” McCaffery says. Iowa did score 89 points in the game. McCaffery was asked if he’d thought about giving up the fast-paced offense. “No, nothing’s changed my mind. I don’t mind being in a 103-89 game, I just don’t want to have 89,” McCaffery said. Iowa is now 11-11 overall on the season, and 3-6 in the Big Ten conference. Iowa hosts Minnesota on Wednesday.

Cyclones Face Kansas State Tonight


January 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State returns to action tonight against Kansas State looking to avoid a letdown after upsetting Kansas on Saturday. Cyclone coach, Fred Hoiberg, says they got a lot of great exposure from that win on national T-V.  “You know our guys from start to finish against Kansas played as hard, with as much passion as we have all year. I’ve been so proud of our guys how they’ve come together, especially since the conference season started, and you have to in order to compete in this league, you have to compete with that type of energy every time you take the floor,” Hoiberg says. He said the recognition is great, but they have 10 more games to go in the season. Hoiberg says the game against the Wildcats will be physical.

He says K-State gets almost half of its shots back off the offensive rebounds. “We talked about it against Kansas, we did a great job of limiting them to five offensive rebounds, two second chance points. We’re going to have twice as good an effort against Kansas State in order to do that same thing,” Hoiberg said. Iowa State is 15-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12 conference and alone in fourth place. K-State is 15-5 and 4-4 in the conference, in fifth place. Tip off is eight p-m.

(Dar Danielson/Radio Iowa)

Monday High School Basketball Results


January 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

  • South Page 61, Heartland Christian 29
  • Boyer Valley 63, Charter Oak-Ute 25
  • Essex 41, Craig-Fairfax, Mo. 30
  • Fremont-Mills 66, Red Oak 53
  • Treynor 74, Underwood 53
  • Craig-Fairfax, Mo. 55, Essex 41
  • Kuemper Catholic 46, Lewis Central 40
  • Treynor 62, Underwood 45
Western Valley Conference Tourney
  • IKM-Manning 63, Ar-We-Va 34
  • OA-BCIG 69, Lawton-Bronson 64
  • River Valley 68, Woodbury Central 59
  • Boyer Valley 52, Logan-Magnolia 27
  • Ridge View 29, Westwood 26

University of Iowa Releases Some Records From Coker Case


January 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is refusing to release records showing how its administration responded to a woman’s sexual assault claim against running back Marcus Coker. The school released nine pages of records on Monday that don’t shed any light on the situation involving Coker, who was suspended for last month’s Insight Bowl for unspecified misconduct and later left the football program. The school claimed all other documents in the case cannot be released because of a student privacy law. A woman who received medical treatment Oct. 28 told police Coker assaulted her hours earlier at his residence. Coker was not charged criminally after the woman refused to seek charges, but his suspension came after a university investigation. Coker played the final five games of the regular season before his suspension.

The Associated Press Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll


January 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City West (11) 15-0 137 1
2. Ankeny (3) 15-0 129 2
3. West Des Moines Valley 13-2 97 4
4. Cedar Falls 12-2 85 5
5. Sioux City East 14-2 78 6
6. Marion Linn-Mar 11-3 74 3
7. Dubuque Senior 14-1 65 7
8. Waukee 12-3 40 8
9. Des Moines Hoover 11-3 30 10
10. Des Moines Roosevelt 12-3 28 9

Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Jefferson 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2. Bettendorf 2. West Des Moines Dowling 1.

Class 3-A
Record Pts Prv
1. MOC-Floyd Valley (12) 17-0 138 2
2. Waverly-Shell Rock (2) 15-1 121 1
3. Mount Pleasant 16-1 115 3
4. Iowa Falls-Alden 15-1 84 4
5. Davenport Assumption 12-3 82 5
6. Epworth, Western Dubuque 13-2 66 6
7. Webster City 12-2 45 7
8. Atlantic 14-2 43 8
9. Dallas Center-Grimes 14-2 16 NR
10. A-D-M, Adel 14-2 14 NR

Others receiving votes: Le Mars 12. Grinnell 11. Sioux City Heelan 11. Carroll 6. Cresco Crestwood 4. Maquoketa 2.

Class 2-A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Fork, Sheffield (5) 16-0 139 2
2. West Marshall (10) 16-0 137 1
3. Denver 15-1 101 4
4. Des Moines Christian 16-1 91 3
5. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 14-1 69 8
6. Monticello 15-0 67 6
7. Stanwood North Cedar 14-3 49 7
T8. Mount Vernon 13-4 40 NR
T8. Ogden 18-1 40 5
10. Monroe PCM 16-2 29 NR

Others receiving votes: Clarinda 28. Sioux Center 8. Hull Western Christian 7. Mediapolis 6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 4. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 4. Cascade 3. Forest City 2. West Branch 1.

Class 1-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Danville (11) 17-0 145 1
2. Storm Lake St. Mary’s (4) 16-0 138 2
3. Blairsburg NE Hamilton 16-0 113 3
4. Treynor 17-0 93 4
5. Boyden-Hull 15-2 81 6
6. Harris-Lake Park 17-0 73 5
7. Keota 17-0 62 7
8. Greenfield Nodaway Valley 14-2 35 9
9. Troy Mills North Linn 17-1 33 8
10. Lone Tree 15-2 22 10

Others receiving votes: Buffalo Center North Iowa 7. Kingsley-Pierson 6. Algona Garrigan 6. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 6. NUH, Cedar Falls 2. Kalona Iowa Mennonite 1. Lawton-Bronson 1. Lynnville-Sully 1.

Iowa State Forward Royce White Making Others Nervous


January 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State star Royce White was at the free throw line with just 1:47 left in the game against mighty Kansas this weekend with a chance to give the Cyclones a five-point lead.

Nerve-racking? Sure. Especially for White, who has had an anxiety disorder since childhood and awoke from a nightmare in which he couldn’t make a free throw the morning of the game.

White capped a brilliant 18-point, nine-rebound game by sinking those crucial two free throws and the Cyclones (15-6, 5-3 Big 12) went on to beat then-No. 5 Kansas 72-64.

White says his anxiety is almost a gift since it forces him to focus on improving, though it costs him sleep.

White leads Iowa State in points, rebounds and assists heading into Tuesday’s game against Kansas State (15-5, 4-4).

Fremont-Mill’s Meier Says “Yes” to the Hawkeyes


January 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

Nate Meier has verbally committed to a scholarship offer from the University of Iowa.  The 6-foot-2, 235 pound running back was also a standout on defense in leading Fremont-Mill to it’s first 8-Man state title last fall.  I his senior season, Meier rushed for 2,494 yards and 57 touchdowns.  On defense, he collected 112 tackles, 34 for a loss.  Meier let Iowa coaches know of his decision on Sunday.