AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women at Purdue — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00
AMES — Iowa State raced out to a 14-0 lead then held off second ranked Houston late for a 57-53 win in Ames.
That’s Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger. The Cyclones handed the Cougars their first loss after a 14-0 start.
Defense was the key. The Cyclones limited Houston to 38 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers.
Otzelberger says home court was a big advantage. Attendance was listed at better than 14,000 despite the winter storm.
ISU improves to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12.
DES MOINES — The Drake men look to bounce back from their first Missouri Valley loss tonight when they host Indiana State. The Bulldogs are coming off a 22-point loss at Belmont and host a Sycamore team that is 4-0 in the Valley.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says the Bulldogs will need a big effort defensively.
Drake is 3-1 in the Valley and 12-3 overall.
CEDAR FALLS — The UNI men return to Missouri Valley play tonight by hosting Illinois-Chicago. Both teams are 1-3 in conference play and the Flames are 8-7 overall.
That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson who says defense remains a problem for his team.
UNI is 7-8 overall.
WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — The winter storm changed the travel plans for the 3rd-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team. The Hawkeyes play at Purdue tonight and coach Lisa Bluder says they traveled to West Lafayette on Monday.
The Hawkeyes are 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten. Purdue is 2-1 in the conference and 9-5 overall. They are 8-0 at home.
Bluder says it will be a difficult road test for the Hawkeyes.
You can hear the Iowa-Purdue game on AM-1300 KGLO tonight starting with the pre-game at 6:45 with the tipoff at 7:00.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half and the Minnesota Timberwolves led from start to finish in a 113-92 win over the Orlando Magic. Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves won easily despite getting only six points and three assists from leading scorer Anthony Edwards. Moritz Wagner led the Magic with 21 points and seven rebounds. Jalen Suggs had 20 points and five rebounds and Paolo Banchero had 18 points on 8 for 22 shooting.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers say an MRI has confirmed All-Star guard and Iowa State alum Tyrese Haliburton has a strained left hamstring. The team’s announcement did not include a timetable for Haliburton’s return and that updates would be provided as warranted. The 23-year-old point guard was injured during the first half of Monday night’s 133-131 victory over Boston when he slipped while driving toward the basket. Haliburton is Indiana’s top scorer at 23.6 points per game and the NBA leader in assists at 12.5 per game.