Wednesday November 17th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz — 6:30
IOWA CITY — Iowa outscored North Carolina Central 29-12 to finish the game in an 86-69 win in Iowa City on Tuesday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Sophomore Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 27 points and 21 rebounds.
Murray says Aaron Ulis and Tony Perkins were keys off the bench as they combined for 24 points. Murray says the Hawkeyes picked it up on the defensive end in the second half.
Iowa is now 3-0 and will host Alabama State on Thursday evening.
AMES — Iowa State used a late 7-0 run to hold off Alabama State 68-60 on Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Izaiah Brockington led the Cyclones with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Brockington was nine of 17 from the field and has emerged as a leader on the team.
The Cyclones won despite making only one of 20 from three point range as they improve to 3-0. Cyclone coach T.J. Otzelberger.
Iowa State will host Grambling State on Sunday evening.
IOWA CITY — Illinois coach Brett Bielema won’t be in Kinnick Stadium Saturday when the Illini play 18th ranked Iowa. The former Hawkeye player and assistant coach tested positive for COVID after developing mild symptoms.
That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says quarterback Spencer Petras has returned to practice after missing the Minnesota game with a shoulder injury but won’t say if Petras will play against the Illini. Alex Padilla led Iowa to a 27-22 win over Minnesota.
Ferentz says Petras is working with the second unit.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 o’clock on Saturday, with the pregame at 11 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.
AMES —- Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says getting to the Big 12 Championship might be the goal of his players but it was never a stated goal of the program. The Cyclones are coming off a loss at Texas Tech and at 4-3 in the league race have seen their chances at a repeat trip to the title game vanish.
Campbell says he has never talked about a goal being the Big 12 title game.
The Cyclones visit 12th ranked Oklahoma this week and Campbell has been pleased with how the Cyclones have bounced back even after some tough losses.
Kickoff in Norman is set for 11 o’clock on Saturday morning.
MASON CITY — Mason City High’s Carter Thomas has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Wayne State in Nebraska.
Thomas says he feels he will fit in well at Wayne State.
Mason City coach Troy Rood says Thomas will be a great fit for the Wayne State program.
Thomas last year hit .412 with a homer and 32 runs batted in and also had a 5-3 record on the mound, striking out 61 with a 3.23 ERA.