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Iowa vs. Tennessee: Tipoff time, TV announced for NCAA Tournament second-round game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 9:34pm
Iowa got the NCAA men’s basketball tournament action started Friday, and the Hawkeyes will be up first again Sunday. After beating No. 7-seed Cincinnati 79-72 in Friday’s first round,...
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Bill Fennelly on Iowa State freshman Ashley Joens: ‘We’re not here without her’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 5:50pm
AMES — Everyone has heard of the proverbial “freshman wall.” In theory, the transition from high school basketball to college and its heightened demands, rigorous routine and...
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Missouri outlasts Drake in overtime thriller, 77-76

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 5:44pm
IOWA CITY — Robin Pingeton’s heart stopped — or at least sank — for a split second. “I thought it looked good,” she said of Becca Hittner’s...
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Iowa men's basketball has its best 20 minutes in a meaningful game in ages

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 4:12pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s not an exaggeration. This was the best and most meaningful win a Fran McCaffery-coached team has earned in his nine seasons as Iowa’s men’s basketball...
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Iowa’s Luka Garza is a rising star, and Lefty Driesell has been saying it for years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 4:10pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chuck Driesell was walking out of his fourth grade PE class on Friday afternoon at the Maret School when the texts started. Then came the phone calls. “They were all...
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41 photos: Iowa takes down Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 3:54pm
No. 10-seed Iowa wasn’t a popular pick in brackets around the country, but the Hawkeyes rallied to beat No. 7-seed Cincinnati 79-72 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in...
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Iowa escapes Mercer’s NCAA Tournament upset bid

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 3:27pm
IOWA CITY — They kicked the ball around for most of the game, and early in the fourth quarter, it appeared the Iowa Hawkeyes were about to boot their season away. In the end, though, they...
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Tennessee holds off Colgate to set up NCAA second-round game against Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 3:20pm
Admiral Schofield sank consecutive corner 3-pointers in the final two minutes Friday, enabling second-seeded Tennessee to avoid a major upset at the hands of 15th-seeded Colgate and earn a 77-70 win...
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34 photos: Iowa survives upset bid from Mercer in NCAA Tournament first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 2:57pm
No. 2-seed Iowa opened the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a 66-61 win over No. 15-seed Mercer, narrowly avoiding a first-round upset at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Check out 34 game photos...
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Hawkeyes maestros when it mattered most vs. Cincinnati

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 2:32pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — For much of the first half Friday in the NCAA tournament, it felt like the Iowa men’s basketball team was pushing a piano up a hill. In the second half, the Hawkeyes...
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Iowa fights off Mercer in NCAA women’s basketball tournament first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson was named a finalist for the Naismith Award on Friday morning. She didn’t do anything to hurt her candidacy in the afternoon. Gustafson made her first 13...
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Iowa’s Spencer Lee, Kaleb Young advance to NCAA wrestling semifinals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 1:58pm
PITTSBURGH — Iowa and Northern Iowa combined to send three to Friday night’s semifinals at the national wrestling tournament. The Hawkeyes’ Spencer Lee and Kaleb Young and...
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Betting on college sports pivotal to gambling debate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 1:53pm
DES MOINES — Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place bets on their NCAA...
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Iowa rallies to knock off Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
Just when it seemed like Iowa’s late-season slide would end with a whimper, the Hawkeyes responded a rally to extend their season. Iowa buried 11 of 22 3-point attempts, including 7 of 10 in...
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Cedar Rapids swimmer Mason Turner moving up national charts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 9:53am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mason Turner of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation now is listed on the USA Swimming All-Time Top 10 list for boys age 11-12 in five events. Turner, 12, was the youngest male...
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Xavier’s Miyako Coffey has big plans in tennis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 9:48am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Miyako Coffey said quitting softball was the hardest decision of her life. But, after much contemplation, she decided to dedicate her time to tennis. A sophomore at Cedar Rapids...
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Robins are a welcome sight, but not a sign of spring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2019 - 8:47am
As much as Iowans welcome the arrival of spring, the feeling this year was more akin to relief at the end of a miserable winter. In my neighborhood, the long-awaited transition came suddenly. On...
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Iowa State vs. Ohio State in NCAA Tournament: Predictions, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2019 - 11:58pm
After winning three games in three days to end a late-season skid and capture the Big 12 tournament title, No. 6-seed Iowa State is a popular pick to win its first NCAA Tournament game, with some...
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Iowa vs. Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament: Predictions, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2019 - 11:44pm
After losing five of its last six games coming into the NCAA Tournament, Iowa is being pegged by most college basketball fans and media for a one-and-done appearance this week. In fact, it’s...
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Iowa State vs. Ohio State in NCAA Tournament: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2019 - 11:14pm
No. 6-seed Iowa State (23-11) is a 5.5-point favorite against No. 11-seed Ohio State (19-14) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday night. Stay tuned for live...
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