Curtis Stinson scored 20 points, Rahshon Clark added 17 and Jiri Hubalek finished with 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Iowa State to a 72-60 victory over No. 12 Iowa in Ames last night, the Hawkeyes' second loss to an unranked in-state rival in four days.
Iowa (7-3), playing without injured point guard Jeff Horner, lost to Iowa State (6-2) for the third time in four games. The Cyclones forced the Hawkeyes into 20 turnovers, including five by Horner's replacement, Tony Freeman.
On Tuesday, Iowa lost, 67-63, in overtime at Northern Iowa.
The Cyclones forced four turnovers in the first 3 minutes 23 seconds of the second half. Stinson and Rahshon Clark made three-pointers to cap a 13-6 run early in the second half that gave Iowa State a 48-36 lead.
Will Blalock capped a 9-0 run that pushed Iowa State's lead to 61-41 with 6:59 left. Iowa responded with an 8-0 run to pull within 61-49 with 4:47 left, but never got closer than 12 points.
The Cyclones closed out the first half on an 8-1 run for a 35-30 lead. Hubalek followed a three-pointer by Blalock with a three-point play to put Iowa State ahead 33-30 with 1:22 left.
A dunk by Clark with 6:17 left in the opening half gave the Cyclones their first lead, 23-22, since the opening minutes.
* FLORIDA 88, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 58: Al Horford scored 17 points on 8-for-8 shooting to lead the No. 10 Gators, who shot an O'Connell Center-record 67.3 percent. Lee Humphrey added 13 points for Florida (9-0). Joakim Noah scored 12 points, and Walter Hodge and Chris Richard each had 11.
Antonio Webb led the Wildcats (3-5) with 19 points, and Michael Williams added 18. Webb, Bethune-Cookman's top scorer, was limited to two field goals in the first half before scoring 13 points in the second half.
Florida, unranked at the start of the season, is 9-0 for the second time in school history.
No. 6 Rutgers Women Win
Cappie Pondexter matched her season high with 26 points and the No. 6 Scarlet Knights held Old Dominion to two field goals in the final 14 minutes of the first half en route to a 77-41 victory in Piscataway, N.J.
Kia Vaughn had season highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds for Rutgers (7-0). The 6-foot-4 freshman's previous high was six points, accomplished three times.
Pondexter scored 19 of her points in the second half after Rutgers had taken a 40-18 lead into the intermission. The fifth-year senior came into the game averaging 20.7 points for the Scarlet Knights.
Vaughn made an impact almost immediately after she entered the game in the first half, following a miss in the lane with 7:50 left to give Rutgers a 19-10 lead.
* DELAWARE STATE 53, NAVY 45: Raquel Collier scored 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting to lead the Hornets past the host Midshipmen. Ashlee Burbage scored 13 and Jameka Smith added 12 for Delaware State (4-1).
Lauren Skrel scored 13 to lead Navy (5-3).