Jayhawks catch, pass Cyclones

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Dedric Lawson had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Devon Dotson hit the clinching free throws with 5.9 seconds left and ninth-ranked Kansas held on to beat No. 24 Iowa State 80-76 on Monday night.
Marcus Garrett added 16 points and Lagerald Vick had 14 for the Jayhawks (16-3, 5-2 Big 12), who blew a late lead at West Virginia over the weekend but this time slammed the door down the stretch.
Iowa State (14-5, 4-3) got within 72-71 on a driving layup by Marial Shayok with 1:44 to go, but Garrett followed a swap of empty possessions with a layup. Michael Jacobson hit a free throw for the Cyclones, but Lawson’s 3 from the top of the key made it 77-72 with 22.3 seconds left.
Shayok added the last of his team-high 26 points for Iowa State, and after Dotson made the second of two free throws, Tyrese Haliburton made two of his own to get within 78-76 with 7.5 seconds left.
Dotson was immediately fouled on the inbound and this time he made both of his free throws.
It allowed the Jayhawks to escape with a split of the season series after getting blown out at Hilton Coliseum earlier this month. It also kept Kansas from falling a game behind the Cyclones in what has already become a jammed race for the Big 12 championship.
Dotson finished with 11 points for Kansas. Talen Horten-Tucker had 16 for the Cyclones, while Jacobson finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Nick Weiler-Babb had 10 points.
The Cyclones took the lead in the opening minutes of the first half and never really relinquished it, even though the Jayhawks kept making brief runs that threatened to push them ahead.
Iowa State maintained control with crisp passing, balanced offense and enough rebounding, while the Jayhawks relied heavily on Lawson, who had 15 points and eight boards at the break.
The fact that Kansas was always a possession or two from taking the lead ramped up the nervous energy inside Allen Fieldhouse, turning it into a powder keg. And it finally erupted when Lagerald Vick slammed an ally-oop in transition to give the Jayhawks a 55-53 lead with 10:23 to go.
Lindell Wigginton and Horten-Tucker had chances to stop the run, but they combined to miss three straight foul shots. It eventually reached 14-0 when K.J. Lawson scored on a scooping layup, giving the Jayhawks a 61-53 advantage with 8 1/2 minutes left in the game.
Foul trouble soon became a problem for both teams.
Ochai Agbaji, who provided a big lift off the bench in the first half, fouled out for Kansas on a loose ball with 6:32 to go. Horten-Tucker soon picked up his fourth, and the Cyclones’ Cameron Lard was on the floor for about a minute before fouling out with no points and two rebounds.
Kansas still led 69-62 when Wigginton knocked down a 3-pointer. Jacobson added a free throw, then made a spectacular defensive play before hitting a 3 of his own to knot the game 69-all.
From there, it call came down to the final couple minutes.
TITLE REUNION
Four members of the Jayhawks’ 2008 national championship team were seated behind the Kansas bench in an impromptu reunion: Sasha Kaun, Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Brandon Rush. All of them but Kaun have their names hanging in the rafters of the Phog.
BIG PICTURE
Iowa State’s hot shooting staked the Cyclones to an early lead, but a series of timeouts by coach Steve Prohm did little to slow down the Jayhawks during their big second-half run. And when Iowa State had chances to stop it at the foul line, a series of misses cost dearly.
Kansas improved to 14-2 at Allen Fieldhouse under coach Bill Self, and is now 38-3 since the 2013-14 season when coming off a loss. The Jayhawks also avoided falling to 4-3 to start Big 12 play for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
UP NEXT
Iowa State visits Mississippi on Saturday in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.
Kansas travels to Rupp Arena on Saturday to play No. 8 Kentucky.

Cyclones cap perfect week with rout of Cowboys

By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
AMES — The Lindell Wigginton and Cam Lard that Iowa State had hoped to see all season finally showed up on Saturday, giving the Cyclones the hope that last year’s stars are ready to play bigger roles down the stretch.
Marial Shayok scored 20 points and the Cyclones beat the Cowboys 72-59, sweeping the season series .
Wigginton had 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Lard added 12 points, five rebounds and three blocks in just 14 minutes for the Cyclones (14-4, 4-2 Big 12), who forced 15 turnovers and used a late 13-2 run to hold off the Cowboys.
“I feel like I’m starting to get into a rhythm,” said Wigginton, who has been coming off the bench after battling a foot injury last month. “It’s been tough with my situation … but my teammates and my coaches just told me to stick with it — and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
After letting Oklahoma State creep to within five, Shayok followed a jumper with a wide-open corner 3 to give Iowa State a 59-47 lead with 5:30 left. Shayok buried another 3, this one contested, to push the Cyclones’ lead to 13 with 3:49 to go.
Iowa State also didn’t turn the ball over in the second half and finished with just six.
“I’m happy for (Wigginton), because we need him and Cameron to be at their best,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.
Cameron McGriff scored 17 points and Lindy Waters had 14 to lead Oklahoma State (8-10, 2-4), which dropped its second straight game. The Cowboys opened the second half on an 11-2 run after falling behind by 11, but they didn’t get any closer.
“I thought it was a competitive game for the most part,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. “When you’re down men, you can’t lose the 50-50 battle, which we did, and didn’t have a chance, really, to put much pressure on them when we missed some free throws down the stretch.”
THE BIG PICTURE
Iowa State: The Cyclones are now 4-2 in the Big 12 — and 2-0 against Kansas and Texas Tech, the only league teams ranked in the top 10 in this week’s poll. If Iowa State can continue to play like it did this week, it’ll push for the conference title.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys are going to have a tough go of it the rest of the way with just nine players on their roster. Still, Oklahoma State showed a lot of fight in a gym that has demoralized quite a few road teams in recent years.
WIGGINTON
Wigginton shot below 50 percent in each of his first seven games and came into play shooting just 33.8 percent overall. But with the Cyclones in need of an early boost, Wigginton buried 3s on back-to-back possessions. He then found Lard underneath the basket with a no-look pass from the 3-point line, and Lard’s easy dunk made it 40-29 Iowa State at halftime. Wigginton also hit a corner 3 to put the Cyclones ahead 49-40, and his 3 with 3:12 left pushed Iowa State’s lead to 65-49. “He’s only going to get better,” Shayok said.
LARD
Lard, who averaged 12.6 points a game last season, broke into double figures for the first time in 2018-19. He was active under glass, helping to neutralize Cowboys big man Yor Anei, and gave Iowa State exactly what it needed in the paint with Michael Jacobson and George Conditt struggling. “I thought he was really good,” Prohm said of Lard. “He provides some things that, the couple of guys that play (center) for us, they’re all so different. So, it really depends on what you need in the moment.”
THE NUMBERS
Both teams went 23 of 55 from the floor. But the Cyclones hit 10 3s to 7 for Oklahoma State, and Iowa State made 10 more free throws. … Iowa State scored just nine points in the first 12 minutes of the second half, which allowed the Cowboys to hang around. … Anei had nine points and 12 rebounds, but he also turned it over five times.
POLL IMPLICATIONS
Iowa State’s win at No. 8 Texas Tech on Wednesday, combined with this victory, could nudge it back into the Top 25 on Monday.
UP NEXT
Iowa State plays at No. 7 Kansas on Monday. The Jayhawks should have plenty of motivation after losing to West Virginia earlier Saturday.
Oklahoma State hosts Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Hot-shooting Hawks pummel Illinois

By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
IOWA CITY — Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer.
The Hawkeyes’ hot shooting must have been contagious.
Freshman Joe Wieskamp matched a career high with 24 points and No. 23 Iowa shot 68 percent from the field in routing Illinois 95-71 on Sunday for its fifth straight victory.
Isaiah Moss scored a season-high 21 points and Luka Garza added 20 for the Hawkeyes (16-3, 5-3 Big Ten), who shot 34 of 50 from the field to set a record for Carver-Hawkeye Arena. They hit 12 of their first 14 3-point attempts and 15 overall to blow past the young but talented Fighting Illini (5-13, 1-6).
“The only way you can explain it is to empower your guys to shoot it without hesitation,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said.
Iowa shot 68.4 percent in the first half to jump ahead 39-24. Moss, Jordan Bohannon and Wieskamp then buried consecutive 3s to open the second half, and Moss capped that blistering run with a contested 3 near the Iowa bench to make it a 68-45 game.
Wieskamp and Moss combined to go 10 for 10 on 3s during that stretch.
“That’s being taken out to the woodshed,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said.
Iowa nearly broke the school record for 3-point percentage in a game, set 21 years ago at 75 percent against Northwestern, but walk-on Austin Ash missed a 30-footer in garbage time. The Hawkeyes finished 15 of 21 (71.4 percent) beyond the arc.
Ayo Dosunmu scored 15 points for Illinois. The Illini forced 15 turnovers, but they also let the Hawkeyes get tons of easy looks on 3s.
That’s “a team I wouldn’t want to play in the postseason because of their inside-out mentality and their ability to score in transition,” Underwood said.
THE BIG PICTURE
Iowa: The Hawkeyes, who were languishing in the Big Ten cellar after starting 0-3, have a chance to make a major statement when sixth-ranked Michigan State visits on Thursday. Given how well Iowa has been playing lately, the Spartans should have cause for concern — even though they blasted Iowa 90-68 on Dec. 3. “We were never rattled,” Hawkeyes junior Tyler Cook said of the team’s hot streak. “Everybody else hit the panic button. But we knew what we were capable of.”
Illinois: The Fighting Illini scored 95 points in a rout of Minnesota on Wednesday, only to go seven minutes without scoring a single point in the first half. Such is life for the young Illini, the only team in the Big Ten with underclassmen as their top three scorers.
MIGHTY YOUNG JOE
Wieskamp, a highly touted recruit out of nearby Muscatine, finished 6 of 6 on 3s and 8 of 8 overall from the floor. He hit both of his free throws and added five assists, three rebounds and a steal with just one turnover. “He’s never going to take a bad shot, and he’s a really good shooter,” McCaffery said. “Incredibly mature approach to this level.”
THE NUMBERS
Cook, who missed Wednesday’s win at Penn State with a sprained ankle, finished with seven points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes. … Trent Frazier was a ghastly 4 of 18 shooting for the Illini. … Iowa had 29 assists on those 34 buckets. … Illinois grabbed 17 offensive rebounds. Iowa had so many of its looks go down that they had just three.
HE SAID IT
“That kid is going to make a lot of money someday,” Underwood on Wieskamp.
POLL IMPLICATIONS
Beating Illinois won’t do much for Iowa’s ranking, but the Hawkeyes likely will move up a few spots because of losses by other teams at the back end of the poll.
UP NEXT
Iowa hosts the Spartans on Thursday.
Illinois plays Wisconsin — fresh off a season-changing win over No. 2 Michigan — in Champaign on Wednesday.

Hawkeyes continue to ride momentum

By TRAVIS JOHNSON
The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — With plenty of time left on the shot clock and his team nursing a slight lead late, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon probably could’ve been more patient.
His coach is glad he wasn’t.
Bohannon stepped back with 36 seconds left and drained his fifth 3-pointer of the night to clinch the No. 23 Hawkeyes’ 89-82 win over Penn State on Wednesday night.
“It’s a good shot because he took it,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “I would’ve been surprised if he didn’t shoot it.”
Bohannon finished with 19 points and Luka Garza matched a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and ninth of 10.
Meanwhile, Penn State coach Patrick Chambers was surprised his team didn’t defend like it has recently when its last five opponents have failed to eclipse 71 points.
“It’s unfortunate that our defense wasn’t as good as it’s been all season long,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. “The stats look fantastic but we couldn’t get the stops when we needed to.”
Josh Reaves and Rasir Bolton scored 16 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (7-11, 0-7), who led for most of the second half and by as many as eight with 11:05 left.
Mike Watkins chipped in 11 points and and 11 rebounds and Myles Dread scored 14 points for Penn State which scored the first eight points and led 45-40 at halftime.
After the teams swapped the lead five times in the final six minutes, Garza put Iowa ahead for good with a free throw that made it 83-82 with 1:36 to play.
Bohannon’s deep 3-pointer — from beyond NBA range — moments later put the game out of reach.
“We maintained our composure, got the lead back and got the stops we needed,” McCaffery said.
MISSED CHANCES
After opening with an 8-0 run, the Nittany Lions missed 16 of their next 21 shots including 10 misses from 3-point range.
OUT OF CHARACTER
Iowa’s not known as a 3-point shooting team and the Hawkeyes had made just 35 percent of their 3-pointers on the season heading into the game. However, they drained 12 of 28 (43 percent) overall against Penn State and 9 of 19 in the first half.
STEVENS’ STRUGGLES
Iowa planned to harass Stevens all night with double teams and hoped the pressure would force Penn State’s top-scorer to pass more than shoot.
Stevens was still able to set up his shots but went just 4-for-18 and 0-for-5 from 3-point range. His eight points were a season-low and marked the first time he was held below double digits since March 1 last season.
“He’s getting in the gym,” Chambers said. “He’s not happy with his jump shot right now and it’s unfortunate because he’s working hard right now.”
COOK’S RETURN LOOMING
Iowa played its second game this season without starting forward Tyler Cook who’s nursing a sprained ankle suffered against Ohio State.
But the team’s leading scorer and rebounder is nearing a return. McCaffery said he’s hopeful Cook can return Saturday against Illinois.
“That’s the plan,” McCaffery said. “You never know with sprained ankles.”
Cook missed Iowa’s Jan. 9 game with a sore knee.
THE BIG PICTURE
Iowa: Coming off arguably their best game of the season, the Hawkeyes came back to earth a bit. They struggled to keep up with Penn State’s speed, especially early when the Nittany Lions posted nine of of their first 11 points on fastbreaks.
Penn State: The early portion of the Nittany Lions’ conference schedule has been brutal with five losses to Top 25 teams already. It eases up a bit as their next three opponents are a combined 8-9 in conference play so far.
UP NEXT
Iowa hosts Illinois on Sunday.
Penn State visits Minnesota on Saturday.

Cyclones make a statement at Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night, handing the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss.
The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) stopped a two-game losing streak coming off a 17-point win over No. 7 Kansas that gave them a 2-0 start in conference. Iowa State matched its win total from last season, the school’s lowest in 16 years.
The Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1) were the last team without a conference loss and missed on a chance for their first 5-0 start in the Big 12, going back to 1996-97. The Red Raiders, whose only other loss was to No. 1 Duke, and Jayhawks are tied for the Big 12 lead.
Nick Weiler-Babb and Lindell Winnington scored 11 points apiece, including a bucket for each after the Red Raiders had pulled even at 61-all with less than two minutes remaining.
Weiler-Babb hit a tiebreaking jumper, and Winnington added an alley-oop layup from Tyrese Haliburton after Jacobson blocked Jarrett Culver’s layup attempt.
Culver had 20 points and 16 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Davide Moretti scored 10 points.
Jacobson’s double-double was his third of the season.
BIG PICTURE
Iowa State: The Cyclones were just the second team this season to outshoot the Red Raiders, who came in leading the nation in field goal defense at 33.8 percent. Iowa State matched the season high against Texas Tech, shooting 44 percent to 41 percent for the Red Raiders. The highest-scoring offense in the Big 12 overcame 23 percent shooting (5 of 22) from 3-point range.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders were down 10 early in the second half and still behind by seven with 4:14 to go before a 7-0 run capped by Culver’s layup pulled them even. Texas Tech had the ball down three after Kyler Edwards’ offensive rebound on Tariq Owens’ missed three throw at 65-62, but Culver missed another layup. The Red Raiders were 6 of 15 from the line.
UP NEXT
Iowa State plays Saturday at home against Oklahoma State, its only game at Hilton Coliseum in this four-game stretch with three on the road against Top 25 teams. The Cyclones play at No. 7 Kansas and No. 18 Mississippi next week.
Texas Tech plays its next two games on the road, going to Baylor on Saturday and then Kansas State next Tuesday night.

K-State gets last laugh at Iowa State

AMES (AP) — No. 20 Iowa State appeared to have done just enough to survive on a snowy and sleepy Saturday in Ames.
Barry Brown had other ideas.
Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned Iowa State 58-57 on Saturday, handing the Cyclones their second straight loss.
Brown had 23 points to lead the Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 Big 12), who closed the game on a 10-2 run for their first road win of the year. ISU (12-4, 2-2) didn’t score over the final 2:42.
“Biggest thing, it’s a tough loss,” Cyclones coach Steve Prohm said. “Brutal loss.”
Iowa State, which hasn’t won since blowing out Kansas last week, was up seven with five minutes left. Brown hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to make it 57-56 Iowa State, and Lindell Wigginton missed the front end of a subsequent one-and-one for the Cyclones.
Brown, who finished 9 of 20 from the floor, then drove through the paint for the winner — which came on the heels of a 21-point comeback against West Virginia in K-State’s last game.
Brown scored eight of K-State’s final 10 points after hitting a late layup to help beat the Mountaineers.
“I just tried to make the plays when opportunity presents itself,” Brown said. “My teammates and coach believe in me when it comes down to the wire. They believed in me to come down and make a play.”
Nick Weiler-Babb had 11 points and five assists to lead the Cyclones. Iowa State responded to its 77-60 win over the Jayhawks with a 73-70 loss at Baylor and a sloppy finish against the Wildcats.
“I think everybody jumped and ran with one game. Now your character is tested, and you’ve got to go back to work,” Prohm said.
Big 12 preseason player of the year Dean Wade, who had been out since the middle of December with a torn tendon in his right foot, returned for the Wildcats. He had two points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes.
“He still has no rhythm and no conditioning, but he gets nine rebounds and got a big bucket late,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “It’s not like riding a bike where you can just jump on and ride it.”
THE BIG PICTURE
Iowa State: While K-State got Wade back, the Cyclones played with big man Cam Lard — who missed Saturday’s game with a sprained ankle. Iowa State also said after the game that fellow big man Solomon Young will miss the remainder of 2018-19 with a groin injury, and the Cyclones will seek a medical redshirt.
Kansas State: Getting Wade back is huge as far as K-State’s NCAA Tournament hopes are concerned, as was this win over the Cyclones. The Wildcats might be a factor in the Big 12 race after all.
NOT-SO CRITICAL STRETCH
Iowa State fell behind 37-26 to open the second half, but a late 14-2 run gave the Cyclones what looked like enough of a cushion to survive. Wigginton gave the Cyclones a 48-46 lead on a layup in the paint, and Weiler-Babb followed with a 3. Marial Shayok then hit a layup to cap a stretch of nine straight points for Iowa State and make it a 55-48 game. But Weiler-Babb missed a wide-open 3 with about 40 seconds left.
THE NUMBERS
Iowa State lost despite holding the Wildcats to 35.7 percent shooting from the floor. … Kamau Stokes had 12 points for Kansas State. … Shayok had a season-low nine points for the Cyclones. He entered play averaging 20.1 points per game. … K-State outrebounded Iowa State 39-31. … The Cyclones went just 6 of 12 from the line.
POLL IMPLICATIONS
Iowa State is one of the 25 most talented teams in the country. But the Cyclones likely won’t be ranked as such on Monday.
UP NEXT
Iowa State plays No. 8 Texas Tech in a huge early league showdown on Wednesday.
Kansas State plays at Oklahoma on Wednesday

Iowa drops ranked Buckeyes

By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
IOWA CITY — Iowa and Ohio State are trending in completely different directions.
That’s great news for the Hawkeyes — and terrible news for the suddenly scuffling Buckeyes.
Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 on Saturday, handing the Buckeyes their third straight loss.
Ryan Kriener scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight after a 0-3 start to league play.
“We’ve obviously got a lot of work to do and a lot to improve on,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said.
That was painfully evident in a tough road environment in Iowa City.
Iowa used a 9-0 run early in the second half to seize control, and Joe Wieskamp put Iowa ahead 53-41 with four straight free throws.
Wieskamp had gotten to the line by drawing star Kaleb Wesson’s fourth foul, which came with 8:23 left. Wesson was held to a season-low two points on 1 of 5 shooting.
“If you let Kaleb Wesson catch it deep, he’s going to get 25,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “I wasn’t expecting him to get two. But I didn’t want him to get 20.”
The flummoxed Buckeyes (12-4, 2-3) then threw a zone at Iowa, and Isaiah Moss drilled an open 3 to make it 59-45. But Iowa’s raucous crowd went silent after Cook — who missed Wednesday’s win at Northwestern with a sore knee — appeared to hurt his left ankle and was taken to the locker room with 4:08 left.”
“He’s a little sore,” McCaffery said of Cook. “We’ll see how he does in the next couple of days.”
Ohio State’s C.J. Jackson, the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.1 points, didn’t start for the first time this season. He has been dealing with leg cramps and finished with 10 points before fouling out with 20 seconds to go.
Andre Wesson had 13 points for Ohio State, which committed a season-high 21 turnovers.
THE BIG PICTURE
Ohio State: The Buckeyes got just two points from Wesson and Jackson in the first half — and led by two anyway. But Ohio State couldn’t hang with the Hawkeyes with Wesson and Jackson in so much foul trouble. “They’re a little bit bigger and longer than they’ve been,” Holtmann said of Iowa.
Iowa: This was about as good as the Hawkeyes had looked all season. They overcame early struggles on the perimeter by pounding it inside. But losing Cook for an extended stretch would be critical. “We’ve really come together as a group,” McCaffery said. “But we’re not there yet. We’ve got to keep going.”
J-BO NOT A NO-SHOW
Jordan Bohannon’s season-long struggle to consistently locate his once-lethal jumper continued, as he was just 1 of 7 shooting. But Bohannon did have eight assists, four rebounds and two steals, and he passed the 1,000-point mark late in the second half. “I thought he was great,” McCaffery said. “He pushed the ball.”
THE NUMBERS
It could have been worse for Ohio State. The Buckeyes hit 10 3s while Iowa was just 4 of 16 from beyond the arc. …The Hawkeyes forced 11 steals. …Ohio State, which was forced to send Kaleb Wesson to the bench after he picked up two fouls in the first three minutes of the game, was outscored 36 to 18 in the paint. …Cook had five turnovers. …The series between these longtime league rivals is now tied at 80 wins apiece.
POLL IMPLICATIONS
Losses to Rutgers and Iowa, albeit on the road, aren’t very good ways to stay ranked. But will the Buckeyes tumble 10 spots and out of the poll? It’ll be interesting to see if they do on Monday. The Hawkeyes, on the other hand, could return to the poll after a 2-0 week.
UP NEXT
Ohio State hosts Maryland on Friday.
Iowa plays at Penn State on Wednesday.

Hawks pull away at Northwestern

By JOHN JACKSON
Associated Press
EVANSTON, Ill. — Joe Weiskamp had 19 points, Luka Garza added 16 and Iowa beat Northwestern 73-63 on Wednesday night despite playing without leading scorer Tyler Cook.
Isaiah Moss had 12 points for the Hawkeyes (13-3, 2-3), who have won seven of eight. Cook, a 6-9 junior forward, sat out with a sore knee.
Vic Law had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Gaines also scored 13, Ryan Taylor had 11 and A.J. Turner 10 for Northwestern (10-6, 1-4), which has dropped two of three.
Dererk Pardon, the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer, was held to six points and five rebounds before fouling out with four minutes remaining.
Despite missing Cook’s 17.3 points in the starting lineup, Iowa jumped out to a 9-2 lead.
Northwestern missed its first five field-goal attempts and its first seven 3-point attempts, but battled back from the slow start to tie the score at 13.
The Hawkeyes were leading 28-19 — their biggest of the first half — with 5¢ minutes to go before the Wildcats closed with a 15-6 run for a tie at 34 at halftime.
Taylor opened the second half with a 3-pointer to give Northwestern its first lead. The Wildcats stretched their edge to 44-37 a few minutes later and seemingly had gained control of the game.
Iowa, though, responded with a 15-2 run for a 52-46 lead with 12¢ minutes to play. Weiskamp hit a 3-pointer to put the Hawkeyes back on top, 47-46. The freshman guard then capped the run with a slick crossover for a layup and a 3-point play — picking up the fourth foul on Law in the process.
A short while later, Garza drew the fourth foul on Pardon.
Northwestern had opportunities to mount a rally in the final 10 minutes, but couldn’t develop any consistency offensively. The Wildcats were 22 of 57 (38.6 percent) from the field, including 7 of 27 on 3-pointers.
BIG PICTURE
Iowa: Things looked bleak for the Hawkeyes when it became apparent Cook wasn’t going to play, but they rallied for their first true road win of the season.
Northwestern: The Wildcats have been a strong shooting team throughout coach Chris Collins’ first five seasons, but this group has struggled to put the ball in the basket against good teams, especially from behind the 3-point arc.
UP NEXT
Iowa: Hosts No. 16 Ohio State on Saturday.
Northwestern: At No. 2 Michigan on Sunday.

Iowa’s Gustafson records another double-double

IOWA CITY (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season, Kathleen Doyle added 15 points with seven assists and No. 19 Iowa beat Wisconsin 71-53 on Monday night for its 20th consecutive victory in the series.
The last victory for Wisconsin in the series was 84-73 at home on Feb. 11, 2007 and its last win at Iowa was 88-78 on February 6, 2005.
Makenzie Meyer added 10 points and five assists for Iowa (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten). Gustafson entered leading the NCAA in scoring at 26.8 points per game and ranking fifth in rebounds per game at 12.9. She’s third in field goal percentage at 71.1.
Gustafson had six points and seven rebounds in the first half to help Iowa build a 34-27 lead. The Hawkeyes made 5 of 12 3-pointers and held Wisconsin to 37.5 percent shooting. Gustafson finished 9-of-16 shooting from the field with three blocks.
Imani Lewis paced Wisconsin (10-6, 1-3) with a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Montgomery, Butler turning pro

By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
AMES — Iowa State junior stars David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler are both leaving for the NFL.
Montgomery and Butler both announced Monday they are giving up their final years with the Cyclones to go pro.
Montgomery, a first-team All-Big 12 pick in each of the past two seasons, will seek to become the first Iowa State back to be drafted since Troy Davis in 1997. He ran for 1,216 yards and 13 touchdowns last season for the Cyclones, who finished 8-5 after losing to Washington State in the Alamo Bowl last month.
“The last three years have been nothing short of amazing,” Montgomery tweeted. “I could not have asked for anything better than my experience at Iowa State. It has truly been the best decision of my life.”
The 5-foot-11, 216-pound Cincinnati native seized the starting job late in 2016, and in 2017 he had 1,146 yards and 11 TDs on the ground. Montgomery was third in the Big 12 and 23rd nationally in rushing in 2018, and he reached the 100-yard mark seven times.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Butler had 60 catches for a new program record 1,318 receiving yards in 2018. Butler hauled in nine touchdowns.
“Thank you Cyclone Nation,” Butler said in a social media post on Monday night. “You’ve helped me out greatly and I’m so thankful for everything that you guys have done for me.
“You gave me a chance to be more than a football player and become a part of a huge family that I will forever be a part of. The way you guys have backed me and my teammates is something I will cherish forever.”
Most mock drafts have Butler being taken in either the first, second or third round.
Montgomery was also instrumental in changing the culture at Iowa State under third-year coach Matt Campbell, who said that Montgomery will go down as one of the greatest players in school history
“The impact David had on the Iowa State football program, this university, and our great community is impossible to quantify,” Campbell said. “But his legacy will extend far beyond the field.”
Montgomery ranks sixth in career rushing yards (2,925) at Iowa State, third in 100-yard rushing games (15) and eighth with 26 touchdowns on the ground. Montgomery also caught 71 passes, fifth-best among Iowa State backs.
Veterans Kene Nwangwu, Johnnie Lang and Sheldon Croney will all get a chance at replacing Montgomery as the starter. Four-star recruits Jirehl Brock and Breece Hall could eventually take over Montgomery’s carries, perhaps as soon as next season.