Tuesday January 2nd Local Sports

TONIGHT:
= AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Michigan — 5:00 pre-game, 6:00 tip
= AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City High BB DH vs. Fort Dodge — postponed

 

AMES, Iowa (AP) — After dropping its first two overtime games, Texas finally survived an extra session thanks to a career-best shooting effort from Dylan Osetkowski.

Osetkowski scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers — including the go-ahead bucket with 33.5 seconds left in overtime — and Texas beat Iowa State 74-70 on Monday night to improve to 3-0 on the road.

Mohamed Bamba had 10 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks for the Longhorns (10-4, 1-1 Big 12), who have also beaten VCU and Alabama away from Austin this season.

But after dropping OT games against Duke and Gonzaga, Osetkowski helped Texas survive a game that featured 17 lead changes and ended with its first win in Ames since 2010.

Donovan Jackson scored 24 points to lead Iowa State (9-4, 0-2), which is off to its first 0-2 start in league play since 2010-11. Cameron Lard added a career-best 21 points with 16 rebounds.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mix of younger players and veterans is working quite nicely for the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Minnesota started fast and held off the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 114-96 on Monday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 30th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Minnesota win for the seventh time in eight games and 10th in 13.

Butler and Taj Gibson were brought to Minnesota in large part to help players like Towns and Andrew Wiggins continue to develop. Wiggins scored 21 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.

Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points off the bench for the Lakers, who’ve lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Los Angeles was again missing three starters: center Brook Lopez (ankle), and guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (legal) and Lonzo Ball (shoulder).

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been cleared to make his season debut, after missing the first 39 games because of back trouble.

Parise told reporters after practice on Monday afternoon that he’s “got the green light” to play for the Wild on Tuesday night against Florida.

Parise skated on a line with Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart. He played in one game on a conditioning assignment last week for the Wild’s AHL affiliate in Iowa.

Parise had surgery on Oct. 24 to address a disk problem in his lower back that caused leg pain and weakness. He resumed skating on Nov. 29 and rejoined the team for practice on Dec. 14. Right wing Zack Mitchell was waived on Monday to make room on the roster for Parise.

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have a first-round bye for the playoffs and a home game to start. The often-burned fan base might be hesitant to get those hopes up because of all the infamous flops on the big stage over the 57-year history of the franchise. There’s been a different feel to the 2017 season with more discipline, humility and harmony on display than with the other elite teams of the Vikings past.

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