Basketball

Parker, Wiggins entertain Cedar Rapids crowd

CEDAR RAPIDS — The top two picks in June’s NBA draft were on hand last night when the Milwaukee Bucks met the Minnesota Timberwolves in an exhibition game at the U.S. Cellular Center.

According to one of them, it won [...]

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The NBA is in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – This isn’t going to be a first.

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker already have gone head to head in an NBA environment. The top two picks in the 2014 draft played against each other in a [...]

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Niang, ISU set sights on Kansas

KANSAS CITY — Every time he hears it, Georges Niang can feel it sting a little bit.

When he was at a camp this summer and the streak of 10 consecutive Big 12 regular season titles by Kansas was brought up. It wasn’t nece [...]

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Xavier’s McDermott picks North Dakota

CEDAR RAPIDS — Senior Adam McDermott is the latest Cedar Rapids Xavier athlete to commit to a Division I college program, choosing to play basketball at the University of North Dakota.

“I really liked the campus and the [...]

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Coming home

Dustin Godsey didn’t get to share the news with anyone. In fact, everyone else shared it with him.

The Anamosa native and vice president of marketing for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks hadn’t checked the team’s [...]

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Wisconsin junior guard chooses the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Bre Cera reopened her recruiting process last summer. She visited the University of Iowa in August, then again this weekend.

The latest visit was capped by a commitment.

A 5-foot-10 junior guard from Mukwonago [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' talks QB depth chart, basketball media day

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns after a bye week to talk about Iowa football and basketball.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman break down Iowa's quarterback depth chart and talk about their major takeaways fro [...]

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ISU women seniors hoping to leave mark

AMES — For every senior Bill Fennelly has coached, his message is the same entering the final season. In his 20th season at Iowa State, he isn’t about to change now.

“I’ve always said ‘Leave a piece [...]

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With hype dampened, will Hawkeye droughts end?

IOWA CITY — Maybe it was for the best that it rained on the day of Iowa men’s basketball’s annual media day.

Last year, it was 80 degrees and dry on the same occasion, and the Hawkeyes’ droughts proceeded t [...]

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Reaction time: Iowa basketball media day

Some quick takeaways from Iowa men's basketball's media day this afternoon:

Word of the day: Leadership. If media day was any indication, most of the season previews you're going to read about Iowa this year will center ar [...]

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ISU’s McKay waiting, eager to contribute

AMES — He has a couple of months before he will actually get on the court for Iowa State, but junior transfer Jameel McKay feels like the waiting has gone quickly.

McKay arrived in Ames last winter from Marquette — where [...]

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After Sweet 16, Cyclones hungry for more

AMES — Day after day, Naz Long finds himself in the gym.

Teammates are often with him, but he knows that to accomplish his goals the first step is to get on the court and make 500 shots — that’s continue »


Cyclone basketball: Five questions

AMES — As Iowa State gets ready for another season of men’s basketball coming off a Sweet 16 appearance, here are five questions heading into the Cyclones’ media day on Wednesday.

1. How will Iowa State replace Me [...]

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UNI men seek a return to defensive form

CEDAR FALLS — The 2014-15 Northern Iowa men’s basketball team looks a lot like the 2013-14 version.

Just three players — Chip Rank, Matt Morrison and Nate Buchheit — were lost to graduation, and represented [...]

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Lohaus has ‘big weight’ off his shoulders

CEDAR FALLS – There’s been a lot of attention paid to former Iowa City West and current Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus’ cardiac arrhythmia, which caused him to sit out periodically during games throughout high school. [...]

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