AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Iowa men at Purdue — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00
— The high school basketball post-season starts tonight with girls tournament action in Class 1A. Looking at local games:
== 1A Region 1
Newman at Northwood-Kensett
North Butler at St. Ansgar
GTRA at North Iowa
West Bend-Mallard at West Hancock
== 1A Region 6
Rockford at Clarksville
Nashua-Plainfield at Dunkerton
MORGANTOWN, WV — It was another near miss on the road for Iowa State last night. West Virginia scored the final six points of the game in a 76-71 win over the 11th-ranked Cyclones. It was Iowa State’s fifth straight loss on the road.
That’s Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger. The Cyclones fought back from a 15 point first half deficit.
Iowa State hosts Oklahoma State Saturday. The Cowboys beat the Cyclones in Stillwater in their first meeting.
Iowa State is 7-4 in the Big 12
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Yacine Toumi’s 15 points helped Evansville defeat Northern Iowa 71-59 on Wednesday night.
Toumi added nine rebounds for the Purple Aces (5-21, 1-14 Missouri Valley Conference). Kenny Strawbridge scored 14 points, shooting 5 for 10 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 3 of 7 from the free throw line. Gage Bobe shot 4 for 8, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points. The Purple Aces ended a 12-game slide with the victory.
Tytan Anderson led the way for the Panthers (12-13, 8-7) with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Logan Wolf added 14 points for Northern Iowa. In addition, James Betz finished with 10 points.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye men take a 7-5 Big Ten record on the road to top-ranked Purdue tonight. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Mackey Arena is always a tough place to play no matter what the Boilers are ranked.
Purdue 7-foot-4 junior center Zach Edey is averaging better than 22 points and 13 rebounds.
McCaffery says Edey is not only one of the top players in the nation, he is also one of the most improved.
McCaffery says it will take a complete effort to have a chance.
Purdue is 11-2 in the Big Ten and coming off a loss at rival Indiana. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight, with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — A top five women’s clash in Big Ten action takes place in Bloomington tonight when 5th-ranked Iowa visits #2 Indiana. This game will feature two of the top post players in the country. Hoosier senior Mackenzie Holmes is averaging 22 points per game and shooting just under 70% while Hawkeye senior Monika Czinano averages just over 18 points and is connecting on 67% of her shots.
That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder who says improved perimeter shooting has made Indiana one of the best teams in the country.
Bluder says it is a game matching similar styles.
The Hoosers will challenge an Iowa team that is averaging 88 points per game.
Indiana is 12-1 in Big Ten play. Iowa is 11-1.
ESTHERVILLLE — The NIACC men dropped a 93-66 decision to Iowa Lakes in Estherville last night. Koen Derry had 15 points while Myles Tucker added 11 to lead the Trojans, who drop to 11-15 overall and 3-9 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. The NIACC men are off until next Wednesday when they travel to Iowa Central. The NIACC women were edged 70-66 by Iowa Lakes. Jackie Pippett had 18 points while off the bench Kourtney Manning had 16 points and Keiara Anderson added 14. NIACC drops to 13-10 overall and 5-6 in the conference. The Trojans will host the Central College JV on Friday evening and then travel to Marshalltown on Saturday afternoon.
MASON CITY — The 20th-ranked NIACC men’s wrestling team dropped a 29-13 decision to Rochester Community and Technical College on Wednesday night at the NIACC Rec Center. NIACC won only three of the nine contested matches in its final dual meet of the regular season. Cruz Agular had a major decision at 125, Isaac Church picked up a pin at 141 and Ein Carlos had a decision at 184. NIACC wrestles at the North Central District Tournament on Sunday in Iowa Falls.