Weekend Sports Action
Date posted - November 29, 2015
Men’s College Basketball
On Friday night, Northwestern defeated Tabor 113 – 104. Then on Saturday, Northwestern defeated Oglala Lakota 124 – 44.
No. 4 Iowa State used an 18-4 run midway through the second half to break open a close game and defeat Illinois, 84-73, to win the Emerald Coast Classic and improve to 5-0 this season.
Iowa State opened up a 40-33 lead with 1:56 left in the first half but the Illini closed on a 6-0 run to finish the half, giving ISU its smallest halftime lead of the season at one point (40-39).
With the Illini holding a 58-57 lead with just over 11:30 remaining, ISU went on an 18-4 run to gain control of the game and eventually increased their lead to 17 points with 1:20 remaining en route to winning the tournament title.
The Illini shot 48.5 percent from the field in the opening half, but ISU hit 6-of-13 threes to maintain the lead.
It was déjà vu for the University of Iowa men’s basketball team in a 68-62 loss to No. 17 Notre Dame at the Advocare Invitational.
The Hawkeyes traded baskets with the Fighting Irish early, fell behind by 17 points in the first half and trailed 39-27 at the break. Iowa upped its defensive intensity and the offense followed, fighting back to take a second half lead.
Iowa trailed 46-31 with 16:26 remaining. Six minutes later, the Hawkeyes grabbed a 47-46 lead on an Adam Woodbury jumper with 10:06 to play, capping off a 16-0 run.
The third-ranked University of Iowa football team completed its undefeated regular season, downing Nebraska, 28-20, to claim the Hy-Vee Heroes Trophy on Friday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
The Hawkeyes are 4-for-4 in the trophy games this season and finish the regular season at 12-0. The Hawkeyes return to action Saturday, Dec. 5 in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. The Hawkeyes will face the Michigan State Spartans for the title.