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Tuesday November 30th Local Sports

TONIGHT:
AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Newman vs. Osage — girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake boys at West Fork — 7:30

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA — A defensive gem preserved a road win for Iowa at Virginia as Patrick McCaffery blocked a shot at the end of the game to give the Hawkeyes a 75-74 win as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. McCaffery’s block came after Joe Toussaint gave the Hawkeyes the lead by hitting a pull up jumper with eight seconds remaining.

Toussaint finished with 10 points on four of seven shooting and the Hawkeyes only committed four turnovers.

Toussaint says limiting turnovers was a key.

Toussaint’s winning basket came after the Hawkeyes had squandered a 21-point first half lead. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

Jordan Bohannon led Iowa with 20 as they improve to 7-0 and travel to 2nd-ranked Purdue on Friday night.

 

 

AMES — Iowa State has gone from being picked to finish last in the Big 12 to owning a No. 19 ranking in the new Associated Press men’s basketball poll. The Cyclones play Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Creighton this week as part of the national AP Top 25 schedule. They’re off to a 6-0 start under first-year coach T.J. Otzelberger.

 

 

IOWA CITY — Junior Spencer Petras is listed as the starting quarterback as the 15th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes get ready for the Big Ten Championship game against second ranked Michigan. Petras started the Hawkeyes first nine games and relieved sophomore Alex Padilla in the second half of a 28-21 win at Nebraska. Iowa receiver Charlie Jones.

Jones says the players don’t view this as a quarterback controversy.

Jones says the players have confidence in both quarterbacks.

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Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara says the Wolverines need to limit mistakes against the Iowa defense. The Wolverines piled up 297 yards of rushing in a 42-27 win over Ohio State.

It is a game featuring two teams that have been involved in a number of close games.

Kickoff in Indianapolis is scheduled for just after 7 o’clock Saturday night with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO

 

 

CEDAR FALLS — Newman alum Trevor Penning was among five Northern Iowa  players named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s all-conference first team on Monday. Penning is the first invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and the only offensive lineman named as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award for the nation’s top offensive player of the year. Penning was an integral part of an offensive line that went 24-of-27 on red zone attempt-scores in the regular season. Also named to the MVFC first team were defensive lineman Jared Brinkman, linebacker Spencer Cuvelier, defensive back Benny Sapp III, and placekicker Matthew Cook

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s availability this week for the game at winless Detroit is in doubt. He injured his left shoulder at San Francisco on Sunday. Coach Mike Zimmer stopped short of confirming a long-term absence for Cook. Zimmer said Cook’s status is day to day. Cook has 773 rushing yards, 202 receiving yards and four touchdowns in nine games. He missed two games earlier this season with a sprained ankle. His average of 4.5 yards per rush is the lowest of his five years in the league.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter and Anthony Edwards added 21 as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 100-98 win against the Indiana Pacers. Minnesota trailed by 12 early in the third but came back and held on after Michael Beasley’s 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds left in the fourth broke a 94-all tie. The Wolves have won seven of eight. Domantas Sabonis had 16 points, a career-high 25 rebounds and 10 assists for Indiana. The Pacers lost for the third time in four games.



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