Category: Hawkeyes

Bradley University sophomore guard Kelsey Budd made 5-of-6 three-point attempts and paced five team mates in double figures with a career-best 31 points to help the Braves top visiting Iowa 96-88 Saturday at Renaissance Coliseum before 1,506 fans. Bradley (8-3 overall) finished one three-pointer short of tying a school record for triples, knocking down 13-of-22 attempts (59.1 percent) from beyond the arc and outrebounded Iowa (6-5 overall) 37-32 in BU’s first home game against a Big Ten Conference opponent other than Illinois since beating Minnesota 56-49 at Robertson Memorial Field House on Dec. 3, 2000. Morgan Johnson scored a Renaissance Coliseum record 37 points to lead the Hawkeyes, making 11-of-12 free throw attempts.  Kamille Wahlin added 18 points, but Bradley held Iowa’s leading scorer and 2010-11 honorable mention All-American Jaime Printy to seven points.  Printy came into the game averaging a team-best 17.9 points per game. Freshman Shronda Butts scored 14 second-half points and finished with a season-high 18 points to help lead the Braves.  Sophomore Catie O’Leary added 14 points off the bench, helping the BU reserves outscore the Iowa bench 52-14. Katie Yohn had 13 points, seven boards and six assists and Leah Kassing collected her third double-double in the last four games with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Braves.

-Bob

New Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffrey logged his first victory against Louisiana-Monroe 68-40 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Before a opening night crowd of 9,023 the Hawkeyes were led in scoring by freshman Zach McCabe with 12 points and another freshman, Melsahn Basabe, had 11 rebounds.

-Bob

Bradley couldn’t keep pace with 22nd-ranked Iowa as the Hawkeyes converted 25 BU turnovers into 35 points and the Braves went over seven minutes in the second half without a field goal in a 91-53 loss Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

-Bob

The Iowa State women’s team claimed the team title at the seventh annual Bradley Classic and the Iowa men’s squad took the title on the men’s side Friday afternoon at Newman Golf Course. DePaul’s Matthew Graham overtook Iowa’s Jeff Thode in the final 50 yards to win the men’s individual title by four-tenths of a second and finished with a course record time of 23:37 for the 8K.  In the women’s race Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Elise Sigg won the individual title, crossing the line 12 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Casey McDermott of Drake.  Sigg’s time of 21:05 is the seventh fastest 6K time in the seven-year history of the event. 

-Bob

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