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The Score Sheet: ISU climbing in poll, MVC race heating and Cyclone women to host TTU

Iowa State has climbed to 20th in the latest Associated Press top 25. The Cyclones are 4-3 in the Big-12 and close out the first half of the league race this week with a pair of home games, beginning with Wednesday’s game against West Virginia.

 

Prohm says a key down the stretch will be improvement defensively.

 

ISU is coming off a win at Ole Miss in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Prohm says he is happy with their rotation and is not contemplating lineup changes.

 

Drake and Northern Iowa are heading toward the midway point of the Missouri Valley Conference race. The Bulldogs have regrouped since losing guard Nick Norton to a knee injury. Drake has won four straight after a win at Valparaiso and take a 5-3 record into Wednesday night’s game at home against Illinois State.

 

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries.

The Bulldogs have improved on defense and rank near he top of the Valley in several defensive categories.

 

UNI is 4-4 and will be on the road Wednesday night at league leader Loyola. The top six teams in the standings are separated by just two games.

 

That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson.

Junior guard Spencer Haldeman has come off the bench in their last two wins and averaged just over 22 points.

 

The Iowa State women take a 5-3 Big-12 record into Tuesday night’s game at home against Texas Tech. After Saturday’s game at Kansas State the Cyclones will get a week off.

 

That is Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly., Texas Tech is 1-7 in the Big-12.

Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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