Thursday January 4th Local Sports

= AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City High vs. Fort Dodge — girls 6:15, boys follow (Updates of Iowa-Ohio State basketball during MCHS coverage)


IOWA CITY — Iowa corner Josh Jackson is headed to the NFL Draft. Jackson announced via social media that he will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Jackson had a breakout junior season that concluded with All-American honors. He had eight interceptions, including three in the Hawkeyes’ upset win over Ohio State.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Reed Timmer hit six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points and Nick McGlynn had his fourth double-double of the season to help Drake beat Illinois State 87-62 on Wednesday night for the Bulldogs’ fourth win in a row.

McGlynn finished with 11 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and two blocks. De’Antae McMurray had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Jalen Gibbs also scored 12 for Drake (9-7, 3-0 Missouri Valley).

McGlynn’s dunk about seven minutes in made it 10-9 and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way. Drake scored 11 of the final 14 points, including seven by Timmer, to take a 40-26 lead into the break and Illinois State trailed by double figures throughout the second half.

Keyshawn Evans scored 13 points and Milik Yarbrough added 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two blocks for Illinois State (8-7, 2-1). The Redbirds tied their lowest scoring output of the season and had their four-game win streak snapped.

Drake hit 15 of 30 from 3-point range.



IOWA CITY — Still in search of their first Big Ten victory things get even tougher for the Iowa Hawkeyes who host Ohio State. The Hawkeyes are 0-3 in the league race after a home loss to Michigan and host a Buckeye squad that is 11-4 overall and opened Big Ten play with December wins over Wisconsin and Michigan.


That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. Guarding the perimeter has been a problem for the Hawkeyes and it has been leading to open looks for opponents.


Sophomore forward Cordell Pemsl says the Hawkeyes have the ability to get things turned around.


Freshman forward Luka Garza says there is no panic.


Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight, and we’ll have updates of this game during the Mason City High-Fort Dodge high school basketball doubleheader broadcast on AM-1300 KGLO .


NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets were well aware that Minnesota had been blowing teams off the starting line.

The Nets not only hung in at the beginning, they made the big plays at the end.
Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead jumper with 10.1 seconds left and tied his career high with 26 points, leading Brooklyn to a 98-97 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

The Wolves raced to a 17-0 lead against Indiana on Sunday and then 16-0 against the Lakers the next night, but the Nets never let them find an early flow.

Jimmy Butler missed at the buzzer as the Timberwolves lost for just the second time in nine games.

Butler finished with 30 points, mostly on the strength of 16-of-18 shooting at the foul line. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 10 rebounds.



— high school basketball tonight — all girl/boy doubleheaders starting at 6:15
Fort Dodge at Mason City High (make-up from Tuesday, KGLO at 6:00 PM)
Central Springs at Nashua-Plainfield
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows at Belmond-Klemme



— high school wrestling tonight — all 6:00 starts
Humboldt, Roland-Story at Clear Lake
Newman, Northwood-Kensett at Rockford
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, North Union, West Bend-Mallard at Lake Mills
Central Springs, North Butler at St. Ansgar
Riceville, West Hancock at Forest City
Nashua-Plainfield, West Fork at Osage
Belmond-Klemme, St. Edmond at Iowa Falls-Alden
Algona at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows



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