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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime against Number 1 seeded Iowa on Sunday to advance to the NIT quarterfinals. TCU was playing without starting guard Jaylen Fisher, who broke his wrist and is out for the season.The Horned Frogs (21-15) led 84-82 in the final seconds when Iowa’s Tyler Cook finished a layup to tie it and send the game to overtime. TCU never trailed in the extra period, and a Kenrich Williams dunk with 3:02 left gave the Horned Frogs an 88-86 lead they held the rest of the way. TCU built a six-point lead with 24 seconds left. A Jordan Bohannon 3 for Iowa trimmed the lead to two (94-92), but the Hawkeyes ran out of time. Bohannon had a career-high 25 points for Iowa (19-15) and hit seven 3-pointers. Peter Jok added 22 in his final game as a Hawkeye. The win is TCU’s first ever against Iowa and the first meeting between the schools since 1948.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Caleb Swanigan had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Purdue reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years with a wild 80-76 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night. The Cyclones erased a 19-point deficit in the second half, taking their first lead of the game on Deonte Burton’s two free throws with 3:11 left. But P.J. Thompson responded with a critical 3-pointer for the Boilermakers, and Swanigan made several huge plays in the final minutes. After Dakota Mathias missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 11 seconds left and Purdue clinging to a 78-76 lead, Swanigan tracked down the rebound to set up Thompson’s free throws with 7 seconds remaining. Monte Morris missed a 3 on the other end, and time ran out for Iowa State. Vince Edwards had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue (27-7), and Isaac Haas finished with 14 points.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Brittney Sykes scored 28 points and Alexis Peterson added 25 to lead eighth-seeded Syracuse to an 85-65 win over Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Freshman Gabby Cooper added a season-high 24 points, all from 3-point range, for the Orange (22-10), who will face top-seeded UConn on Monday in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. Seanna Johnson hit seven of her 10 shots and had 21 points for Iowa State, which finishes its season at 18-13. Iowa State actually outscored Syracuse 57-52 over the final three quarters, but the game was decided in the first 10 minutes. Cooper, who came in averaging just under nine points a game, opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and had five of them in the first 7 minutes as the Orange ran out to a 17-3 lead. She finished the game with eight baskets from behind the arc on 15 attempts.
AMES — After the game, Iowa State redshirt junior and Mason City High alum Jadda Buckley announced she has elected to forgo her final season of eligibility at Iowa State and end her collegiate basketball career. In a written statement released by Iowa State, Buckley says she wants to thank Cyclone fans for all of the support the last four years, adding that she has decided to start a new chapter of her life beyond basketball. She says she’s thankful to have had the opportunity to play for Iowa State and in front of the best fan base in the nation. She also thanked her teammates for contributing to her success on and off the court, and to the Iowa State coaches for the opportunity to play Division I basketball. Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly also said in a written statement that he understands and supports Jadda’s decision to end her playing career, adding that everybody at Iowa State has supported her during her four years at Iowa State, and that Buckley has been a major part of the success on and off the court of Cyclone women’s basketball. Buckley closes her career with 1196 career points, ranking 20th in school history, as well as 456 assists, ranking her sixth in Iowa State’s record book. She also will finish as one of the school’s best free throw shooters, connecting on 86.7 percent of her shots from the charity stripe.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Breanna Lewis had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kindred Wesemann added 16 points and seventh-seeded Kansas State beat No. 10 seed Drake 67-54 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats (23-10) took the lead in the game’s opening minutes and never relinquished it, even though the Bulldogs (28-5) never made things easy. That allowed Kansas State to ease into a matchup with No. 2 seed Stanford on Monday night for a spot in the Sweet 16. Like they had against Drake, the Wildcats will again have the benefit of playing at home. The NCAA selection committee awarded them the right to host the opening rounds when Stanford had a conflict at Maples Pavilion, a testament to the crowd support Kansas State has enjoyed over the years. Lizzy Wendell scored 17 for Drake, which carried the nation’s second-longest winning streak at 22 games into the tournament. Becca Hittner added 13 points and Sammie Bachrodt had 10.
ST. LOUIS — University of Iowa senior Cory Clark defeated South Dakota State’s Seth Gross, 4-3, on Saturday night to win the 133-pound title at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Clark, a four-time All-American making his third straight finals appearance, scored the match-winning takedown with 1:24 left in the third period to win his first national championship. Clark finished his senior season 20-3. He missed significant time throughout the season with wrist and shoulder injuries, but returned to the lineup full-time in the middle of February and won nine of his last 10, including five straight at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Penn State won the NCAA team title on Saturday night for the second straight year and for the seventh time in school history. Penn State finished with 146.5 points, while fellow Big Ten member Ohio State was second with 110 points. Iowa finished fourth with 97 points.
MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls swept Rochester in their first-round playoff series over the weekend. On Friday night in Mason City, Braxton Collins scored two goals while Dayton Honkanen and Tyler Bump both had a goal and an assist as North Iowa picked up a 7-1 win. On Saturday in Rochester, eight different players scored goals in an 8-0 shutout. Collins as well as Mitch Dolter and Connor Clemons had a goal and two assists. Drew Scites picked up the shutout, only needing to turn away 14 shots. The Bulls will now face LaCrosse in the next round of the playoffs starting on Friday at the North Iowa Ice Arena