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Assalley’s 36-yard FG gives Iowa State 23-21 win over Texas

Nov. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — For two teams used to seeing games come down to the final play, it was fitting that Iowa State and Texas left it all up to a kicker. Connor Assalley drilled the field goal of his life, sending the Cyclones home a rare winner over the Longhorns. Assalley kicked a 36-yarder as time expired...

No. 22 Texas takes slim Big 12 title hopes to Iowa State

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Texas still has a path to the Big 12 title game. But the Longhorns also head into Saturday’s game at Iowa State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) knowing that they will have to start playing much better. The Longhorns (6-3, 4-2) have split their last four games, with wins over Kansas and...

Bolton scores 17, Iowa State overwhelms NIU 70-52

Nov. 12, 2019 10:39 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — On a night when Iowa State couldn't buy a basket from beyond the arc, the Cyclones leaned on their second-half defense to avoid an early home upset. Rasir Bolton scored 17 points, Solomon Young added 15 and Iowa State rallied from an early double-digit deficit to overwhelm Northern...

Iowa State finds encouragement from narrow losses in Big 12

Nov. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is a handful of plays from being unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference and sitting alone at the top of the standings. That's the dream scenario for the Cyclones' season. The reality is they find themselves in the middle of the pack at 3-3 in the league and, with only three games...

Jacobson scores 20, Iowa State pounds MVSU 110-74

Nov. 5, 2019 10:35 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Point guard Tyrese Haliburton stuffed the box score in a spectacular opener for Iowa State. It likely won't be the last time the Cyclones' sophomore dominates multiple aspects of a game in 2019-20. Senior Michael Jacobson led seven Cyclones in double figures with 20 points and nine...

Cyclones set for season-defining stretch vs. Sooners, Texas

Nov. 5, 2019 4:22 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State entered this season with its highest expectations in years. The next two weeks will determine if the Cyclones can meet those lofty goals. Iowa State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12), which had a bye last week after an upset loss to Oklahoma State, is facing one of the more important two-week...

Hoiberg sees untapped potential at long-suffering Nebraska

Nov. 1, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fred Hoiberg knows the track record of Nebraska basketball coaches isn't good. He wanted the job anyway. The curse of the Cornhuskers stretches back 70 years. That's how long it's been since they won their most recent conference championship. They own the distinction of being the only...

Oklahoma State upsets No. 23 Iowa State 34-27

Oct. 26, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State surged back into the Top 25 by making big plays on offense and limiting them on defense. Oklahoma State stole the Cyclones' recipe, took care of the ball and escaped Ames with a potential season-changing upset. Freshman Spencer Sanders threw for 249 yards and two TDs, and...

'Just too darn old:' Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

Oct. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually old age of the Democratic Party's leading 2020 presidential candidates. Both Sanders, 78, and Joe Biden,...

Iowa State's latest transfers key to Big 12 hopes

Oct. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — For most teams, losing players who provided nearly 70% of its scoring and over 60% of its rebounding would mean a rebuild is imminent. At Iowa State, it's just the latest chance to give a new batch of players a crack at a Big 12 title. The Cyclones (23-12 in 2018-18) saw four key...