Thursday March 11th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Big Ten Tournament — Iowa vs. Rutgers — 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa Hawkeye women used a 9-0 fourth quarter run to take command in an 83-72 win over Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Monica Czinano had a career high 38 points as the Hawkeyes advance to play third seeded Rutgers tonight.
Czinano on what led to her big night.
The Hawkeyes won the only regular season game against a Rutgers team that missed several games due to a COVID pause. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
You can hear the Iowa-Rutgers game tonight on KGLO starting at about 7:30.
AMES — Iowa State’s Lexi Donarski has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Donarski averaged more than 13 points and shot better than 41 percent from three point range as the Cyclones posted a 16-9 regular season. ISU coach Bill Fennelly.
Fennelly says the La Crosse, Wisconsin native lived up the expectations in a year full of distractions.
The Cyclones play Texas Friday morning in Kansas City in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament.
KANSAS CITY — Iowa State showed some fight as a miserable season came to an end. The Cyclones had a late rally fall short in a 79-73 loss to Oklahoma at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. ISU trimmed a 19 point Sooner lead to four in the waning seconds. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm.
Prohm’s sixth season as coach ends with a record of 2-22.
Prohm will meet with athletic director Jamie Pollard next week to discuss his future after the Cyclones posted their third losing season in the last four years.
Iowa State finished 0-18 in regular season Big 12 play.
INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says his team has packed for a month as it heads to Indianapolis. The fifth ranked Hawkeyes open the Big Ten Tournament on Friday night and the entire NCAA Tournament will be played in Indy.
McCaffery says the Hawkeyes will be sequestered in their hotel during the entire stay.
Joe Wieskamp’s availability for this week is uncertain after he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over Wisconsin. McCaffery says a key part of the decision will be if Wieskamp can handle playing three games in three days.
Broadcast time on AM-1300 KGLO for Iowa’s quarterfinal round Big Ten game is scheduled for 7 o’clock Friday night as the Hawkeyes will face the winner of tonight’s Wisconsin-Penn State game.
MASON CITY — NIACC was swept by a pair of ranked Kirkwood basketball teams at home last night. The top-ranked Kirkwood women topped the Lady Trojans 73-46. Abby Leach led NIACC with 16 points while Kourtney Manning added 15 as they fall to 3-12 overall and 2-11 in the conference. The NIACC men fell to 19th-ranked Kirkwood 81-53. NIACC was led by sophomore Blake Graham with 11 points as the Trojans fall to 3-13 overall and in the conference. Both NIACC teams host Marshalltown on Saturday afternoon.
DES MOINES — Boys state basketball tournament
== Class 4A quarterfinals Wednesday
Johnston 49, Dowling West Des Moines 33
Cedar Falls 42, Dubuque Senior 27
Ames 54, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 37
Waukee 65, Pleasant Valley 43
== Class 1A semifinals Wednesday
North Linn 63, Martensdale-St. Marys 50
Montezuma 49, Grand View Christian 35
== Class 2A semifinals today
10:00 — Boyden-Hull vs. Aplington-Parkersburg
12:00 — Western Christian of Hull vs. Des Moines Christian
== 3A semifinals today
2:00 — Ballard vs. Davenport Assumption
4:00 — Pella vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
== 4A semifinals tonight
6:00 — Cedar Falls vs. Johnston
8:00 — Waukee vs. Ames