January 26, 2000 |
Iowa State found a way to win when it wasn't at its best. Desiree Francis scored 20 points and the No. 6 Cyclones survived their worst shooting of the season and a flurry of visiting Kansas State misses late in the game to escape with a 64-61 victory last night. Iowa State (15-2, 6-0 Big 12) was not assured of its 11th consecutive victory, one shy of the school record, until a three-point shot by Kansas State's Angie Finkes from the right corner bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
March 24, 2004 |
Jake Sullivan and Marcus Jefferson each hit two free throws in the final 8 seconds last night to give Iowa State a 62-59 victory over Florida State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Florida State had pulled within two, 58-56, on a pair of free throws by Tim Pickett with 51.1 seconds left. Jefferson's two free throws put Iowa State ahead by four points with 8 seconds left, but Andrew Wilson's three-pointer made it 60-59 before Sullivan iced the game with his two free throws in the final second.
December 13, 2008 |
Jeff Peterson led four Iowa players in double figures with 17 points and the host Hawkeyes pounded rival Iowa State, 73-57, last night. Jermain Davis added 16 points for the Hawkeyes (9-2), who opened the second half on a 25-4 run to blow open what had been a tight game. Iowa, which led by two at the break, got a pair of threes from Peterson that helped put them ahead 48-34 with 14:55 left. Matt Gatens pushed Iowa's lead to 16 by cutting through the lane for a layup and hitting a pair of free throws, and Peterson followed Devan Bawinkel's 3 with a layup to make it 59-36 with 10:45 to go. Diante Garrett had 16 points to lead Iowa State (6-3)
May 1, 2003 |
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy was suspended yesterday after acknowledging that he is an alcoholic, and the athletic director urged the school to fire him. Three hours after Eustachy said he has sought treatment but will not resign, athletic director Bruce Van De Velde held a news conference to say that Eustachy would be suspended with pay and should be replaced. Eustachy has five days to appeal to the president's office. Eustachy's admission at a news conference earlier yesterday came after photographs of him partying with college students in Missouri were published.
February 17, 2000 |
No. 10 Iowa State's home winning streak is no more. Brooke Reves scored 24 points, Suzi Raymant added 20 and Kansas forced 27 turnovers with a trapping, physical defense in beating Iowa State, 79-71, last night, ending the streak at 26. The Jayhawks never trailed and kept their cool despite a roaring, hostile crowd of 9,370. "It was pretty exciting," Reves said. "It's amazing to play in front of a crowd like this, that's that intense, and come away with a win. " Kansas (18-6, 9-3 Big 12)
February 3, 2000 |
Tracy Gahan's free throw with two seconds remaining lifted No. 8 Iowa State to a 77-76 victory over host Nebraska last night, earning coach Bill Fennelly his 100th victory with the Cyclones. Gahan, who scored 12 points, drew a foul as Nebraska's Nicole Kubik went for a steal with the game tied at 76. She made the first of two free throws before intentionally missing the second. Nebraska's Charlie Rogers got the rebound, only to throw away a pass intended for Kubik. "Actually it was kind of nerve-racking because coach was like 'Don't make it,' " said Gahan, who finished with 12 points.
March 26, 2000 |
Two groups of fans, one much larger than the other, were chanting "Let's go, State" at different times yesterday during the Midwest Regional basketball final at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The State that advanced in the NCAA tournament turned out to be the one from nearby East Lansing. Playing in its own backyard, with a spirited crowd of 21,214 watching and a berth in the Final Four at stake, Michigan State (30-7) earned a trip to Indianapolis by taking a 75-64 victory over Iowa State in a riveting game that went down to the last half-minute.
March 22, 1999 |
The magnitude of a victory might best be measured by the messages one receives on an answering machine. Bill Fennelly, coach of the Iowa State women, returned to his hotel room Saturday night, picked up his telephone and the voice on the other end said: "You have 27 messages. " Fennelly dialed his office line. "You have 30 messages. " Such is to be expected when your team records the biggest upset of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, as Fennelly's did Saturday by eliminating top-seeded Connecticut, 64-58, in a Mideast Regional semifinal, in Cincinnati.
April 1, 2000 |
A source close to Iowa State junior Marcus Fizer confirmed that the Big 12 player of the year will announce his intentions to declare for the draft Monday, ESPN.com reported yesterday. Fizer would become the seventh underclassman to declare for the NBA draft. The deadline to make it official is May 14. Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy, named the Associated Press Coach of the Year yesterday, wouldn't make it official but said he would encourage Fizer to enter the draft. "A lot of people said Tim Duncan stayed and Marcus should, but Tim Duncan didn't have a family and wasn't married," Eustachy said.
March 21, 2000 |
Iowa State's basketball team will fly to Detroit today for the next round of the NCAA Tournament - with or without coach Larry Eustachy. Eustachy does not like to fly, and he said yesterday he had not decided how he would get there. Iowa State plays UCLA Thursday night at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., just outside Detroit. "As a matter of fact, I might not even go," Eustachy kidded. "I might have the flu because of who we're playing and what they did to Maryland. I feel something coming on. I might have a temperature.