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Midwest Sports Headlines: 11/8/2019


November 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — D.J. Wilkins had 19 points to lead five Drake players in double figures as the Bulldogs routed Kennesaw State 86-55. Jonah Jackson added 15 points for the Bulldogs.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson registered 13 points and eight rebounds as South Dakota State easily defeated Peru State 86-58 on Thursday night. David Wingett and Matt Dentlinger had 12 points apiece for South Dakota State (2-0).

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 18 Iowa is set to face No. 16 Wisconsin, which has won six seven meetings against the Hawkeyes since 2010. The Badgers have outscored Iowa by a combined margin of 83-40 during their current three-game winning streak in the series, but they’re reeling right now after back-to-back road losses at Illinois and Ohio State. Iowa, which is seeking its first win this season against a ranked opponent, has four shutouts in its last 11 Big Ten games.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Kansas City coach Andy Reid, when Patrick Mahomes plays again is easy. It’s when the reigning NFL MVP is physically ready. Mahomes wanted back on the field for the Chiefs soon after dislocating his right kneecap. But the Chiefs have gone 2-1 with Matt Moore. With sights set on a fourth straight AFC West title, that makes it easier for the Chiefs to think longer term than the next kickoff. The Titans desperately need a win before their bye.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues winger Alex Steen will miss at least four weeks because of a high ankle sprain. Steen injured his left ankle in a collision with Edmonton’s Alex Chaisson late in the second period of the defending Stanley Cup champions’ 5-2 win over the Oilers. The Blues are already without top-line winger Vladimir Tarasenko for the rest of the regular season following right shoulder surgery.

UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota was supposed to be an afterthought in the Big Ten West race. But the surging Gophers might all but wrap up the division soon. No. 13 Minnesota hosts No. 5 Penn State with a chance to take a two-game lead in the West with three to play. Meanwhile, No. 18 Iowa travels to No. 16 Wisconsin in a battle of two preseason West favorites that are instead tied for second behind the Gophers.

UNDATED (AP) — In a conference best known for producing Heisman-winning quarterbacks and Biletnikoff Award-winning receivers, Big 12 freshmen are making their names running with the football. Four of the nation’s top nine freshman rushers from Power Five schools play in the Big 12: Iowa State’s Breece Hall, Texas Tech’s SaRodorick Thompson, Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders and Roschon Johnson of Texas.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile had a career-high 22 points as Nebraska Omaha defeated NAIA member Midland Lutheran 72-53. Pile shot 10 for 13 from the floor.