Friday January 12th Local Sports

THIS WEEKEND

= FRIDAY
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake vs. St. Edmond — girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City High at Urbandale — girls 6:15, boys follow

= SATURDAY
AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC women vs. Southeastern — 12:50 pre-game, 1:00 tip

AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Iowa women vs. Purdue — 3:00 tip

 

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.

It was Iowa’s second-largest comeback in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday’s game marked the Hawkeyes’ first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.

Bohannon’s three-pointer in overtime put the Hawkeyes up 99-90 and sealed the win.

Iowa (10-9. 1-5) outscored Illinois (10-8, 0-5) 14-7 in overtime after Illinois guard Trent Frazier sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Tyler Cook scored 21 points and Luka Garza added 19 for Iowa. Frazier led Illinois with a career-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, while Leron Black and Aaron Jordan added 18 points each.

Illinois, fueled by runs of 13-0 and 10-0 run early in the game, leaped to a 54-41 halftime lead and seemed headed to an easy home win. But Iowa outrebounded the Illini 46-26, including 20-9 in the second half, and outscored Illinois 33-11 from the free-throw line.

Iowa first took the lead 83-82, its first since 4-2, with 3:01 left in regulation on a three-point play by Luke Garza.

 

 

DES MOINES — The Drake men will try to regain their winning ways on Saturday by hosting Evansville. The Bulldogs are 4-1 in the Missouri Valley after a 17 point loss at Valparaiso and take on an Evansville team that is 2-3 in conference play. Drake coach Niko Medved says Evansville will test the Bulldogs’ patience on defense.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings only signed Case Keenum to be a one-year stopgap backup but this continually overlooked quarterback has helped lead them within two wins of a Super Bowl appearance. He’ll start his first NFL playoff game this weekend when the Vikings host the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round. He went undrafted in 2012 despite leaving Houston as the NCAA’s all-time leading passer. But Keenum has made a career of disproving the doubters about his ability.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Track and Field announced Thursday that the outdoor championships will be held this year in Des Moines.

USATF said the event will be held from June 21-24 at Drake Stadium, site of the annual Drake Relays.

It’ll be the third time since 2010 that Iowa’s capital city hosted the outdoor finals. Rio Olympics gold medalist Brianna Rollins set the American record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 12.26 seconds in 2013, and eight years ago Chaunte Lowe broke the American record in the high jump at 6 feet, 8 3/4 inches.

Drake also hosted the NCAA Outdoor meet in 2008, 2011 and 2012, and the Drake Relays will be contested for the 109th time in late April.

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