Iowa State signs Penn State’s Rasir Bolton
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Penn State basketball transfer Rasir Bolton has signed with Iowa State.
The Cyclones announced on Wednesday that Bolton, who averaged 11.6 points a game as a freshman last...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sophomore Lindell Wigginton is declaring for the NBA draft for the second year in a row "with the full intent of staying in."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Iowa State beat Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Iowa State, Baylor meet in Big 12 quarters
No. 5 seed Iowa State (20-11, 9-9) vs. No. 4 seed Baylor (19-12, 10-8)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 11:30 a.m. EDT
Culver voted Big 12 player of year by league’s coaches
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season...
No. 23 Iowa St’s 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State was drilled at home by TCU a week ago, then had to sit around without another game until Saturday, left to brood over its uphill climb to get back into the Big 12 race.
The Cyclones finally released that pent-up angst against No. 18 Kansas State.
Wigginton, Shayok lead No. 17 Iowa State over Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Iowa State got an offensive spark off the bench and saw its leading scorer come alive when he was needed, and that was just enough to earn another road victory.
Lindell Wigginton scored 17 points to help lead No. 17 Iowa State to a 75-74 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night.
No. 20 Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net.
It was that kind of night for Wigginton, who has transitioned from a starter on a losing team to a lethal weapon off the bench for a winning one.
Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Lindell Wigginton scored a season-high 28 points off the bench and 20th-ranked Iowa State cruised past West Virginia 93-68 on Wednesday night, its fourth win in five games.
Marial Shayok scored 18 points for the surging Cyclones (16-5, 5-3 Big 12), who shot 26 of 40 inside the 3-point line and 29 of 32 from the free throw line.
Iowa State’s hot shooting leads to 87-73 win over Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Iowa State whipped the basketball around and through Mississippi's zone with precision and purpose, finding open players on nearly every possession during the second half.
By the time the Rebels figured out where the ball was, one of the Cyclones was usually slamming it through the hoop or making another open jumper.
Iowa State beats Oklahoma State 72-59
AMES, Iowa (AP) — 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 .
Barry Brown lifts Kansas State over No. 20 Iowa State 58-57
AMES, Iowa (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. Iowa State (12-4, 2-2) didn't score over the final 2:42.
No. 5 Kansas to visit Iowa State in Big 12′s opening weekend
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
Wigginton, Shayok lead Iowa State over Oklahoma State 69-63
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton is still working his way back into the lineup, but is improving each time out.
Wigginton, playing just his second game since missing 10 with a foot injury, scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to help lead Iowa State to a 69-63 victory over Oklahoma State Wednesday night in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Shayok, Wigginton lead Iowa State past Panthers 101-53
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The next time Iowa State plays at home it'll be against Kansas — the favorite to win yet another Big 12 title.
The Cyclones showed on Friday night that they might be healthy enough to hang with the top-ranked Jayhawks by then.
Marial Shayok scored 23 points in just 22 minutes, Lindell Wigginton had 15 points after missing the previous 10 games with a strained foot and Iowa State rolled past Eastern Illinois 101-53.
Wigginton, Young closer to returning for Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Injured Iowa State star Lindell Wigginton's shirt read "Then What?" when he met with reporters for the first time in weeks Thursday
That's a question the Cyclones will soon be asking themselves once Wigginton and Solomon Young return to the lineup.
Wigginton-less Cyclones pound Missouri 76-59
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State fans showed up to Hilton Coliseum on Friday night to the sight of star Lindell Wigginton in a cardinal-colored cast instead of a cardinal and gold jersey.
It was of somewhat small solace that the Cyclones played so well without their most talented player — whose timetable for a return to the court was described by coach Steve Prohm as a "week-to-week thing."
Iowa State’s Wigginton has cast on left foot
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, showed up to Friday's game against Missouri with a cast on his left foot and could be out of action for a considerable period of time.
The Cyclones have yet to announce what Wigginton's injury is or how long they'll be without him. But the fact that Wigginton was using a scooter to get around isn't a good sign for either him or the Cyclones.
Iowa State rolls past Alabama State 79-53
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Transfers Michael Jacobson and Marial Shayok gave Iowa State the instant impact it was hoping for in its opener.
The Cyclones will need more of that for the rest of the month with sophomore Cam Lard — and, surprisingly, senior reserve Zoran Talley — suspended until at least December.
Iowa St-Preview Capsule
Last season: 13-18
Coach: Steve Prohm
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: Guard Donovan Jackson, who averaged 15 points a game a year ago.
Led by Wigginton, Iowa State loads up after down season
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State lost its last seven games in 2017-18 in part because it didn't have enough players to compete in the Big 12.
Fourth-year coach Steve Prohm might have too many guys this season — and how he manages a suddenly-stacked roster will determine if the Cyclones can get back to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton says he is withdrawing from consideration for the NBA draft and returning to school for his sophomore season.
Wigginton, who averaged 16.7 points and 2.8 assists a game as a freshman, announced his plans on Wednesday.
Colorado State guard Prentiss Nixon headed to Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon, a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged a team-high 16.2 points per game as a junior last season for the Rams.
Nixon also hit 152 3-pointers in three seasons at Colorado State. He will sit out next season and be eligible to play in 2019-2020, coach Steve Prohm said Tuesday.
Iowa State ends rebuilding season with loss to Texas
The Iowa State Cyclones may be able to put their miserable season behind them quickly next season — if a few things break their way.
Iowa State finished 2017-18 with a 68-64 loss to Texas in the conference tournament on Wednesday. The Cyclones finished just 13-18 and saw their streak of NCAA Tournament appearances snapped at six.
Wigginton, Lard emerging for rebuilding Cyclones
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State remains in last place in the Big 12 after beating a ranked opponent for the third time in three weeks last Saturday.
Yet, how the Cyclones beat then-No. 17 Oklahoma reminded the rest of the league that their time in the cellar could be short lived.
Iowa State (13-11, 4-8 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma 88-80 on Saturday thanks to the performances of its cornerstone freshmen, Lindell Wigginton and Cameron Lard.
Iowa State upsets No. 17 Oklahoma 88-80
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Trae Young might be the best freshman in America — but he wasn't the best one in Ames on Saturday.
That distinction went to Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton, who kept his undermanned team in contention before drilling the 3 that sent Young and the Sooners packing on the road yet again.
Wigginton upstaged Young by scoring 26 points and the Cyclones upset No. 17 Oklahoma 88-80 on Saturday, handing the Sooners their sixth consecutive loss on the road.
Iowa State rolls past No. 15 West Virginia 93-77
AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia's losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn't quite sure what to do about it.
Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past 15th-ranked West Virginia 93-77 on Wednesday night to send the short-handed Mountaineers to their fifth loss in six games.
Iowa State upsets No. 8 Texas Tech 70-52
AMES, Iowa (AP) — After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week.
The Big 12 has a way of doing that — even ones as experienced and talented as the Red Raiders.
Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points and Iowa State cruised past Texas Tech 70-52 on Saturday, its first win over a ranked opponent this season and its biggest win over a Top-10 team in terms of margin of victory.
Wigginton’s 30 points propel Cyclones past Baylor 75-65
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is finally on the board in the Big 12 thanks to freshman Lindell Wigginton's most electrifying performance yet.
Wigginton scored a career-high 30 points — four days after scoring 27 points at Kansas — and Iowa State beat Baylor 75-65 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing skid.
Iowa State showing signs of improvement despite losing skid
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's Steve Prohm has lost four games in a row for the first time in his seven seasons as a head coach.
If the Cyclones keep improving like they have over the last two weeks, it might be the last time Prohm goes through this kind of misery for a while.
Wigginton, Iowa State storm past UNI 76-65
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa had depth, experience and the more impressive resume.
Iowa State had freshman Lindell Wigginton — who proved once again how much of an impact player he has become.
Wigginton scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Iowa State blew past Northern Iowa 76-65 on Saturday for its eighth straight win.
Iowa State frosh Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations
AMES, Iowa (AP) — From the moment freshman Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit.
Wigginton's recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep him a secret much longer.
Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Cyclones might remember Sunday's game as the "Hawkeye Hangover"
Iowa State survived anyway, pushing its winning streak to seven games ahead of a key matchup against Northern Iowa.
Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off lowly Alcorn State 78-58.
Iowa State holds off Iowa 84-78 for 6th straight win
AMES, Iowa (AP) — If Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton's Cy-Hawk debut was any indication, Iowa might its hands full with the Cyclones' newest star for years to come.
Wigginton scored 24 points, becoming the first Cyclones freshman with at least 20 in three straight games since Marcus Fizer, and Iowa State held off rival Iowa 84-78 on Thursday night.
Nick Weiler-Babb had 15 points and 10 assists for the Cyclones (6-2), who've won six in a row after a 0-2 start.
Wigginton leads Iowa State past Northern Illinois 94-80
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Lindell Wigginton might already be Iowa State's most talented player.
Whether that's a good or bad thing will be determined in the weeks to come. But Wigginton's rapidly-emerging game proved crucial on Monday night for a team needing to overcome yet another sluggish start.
Wigginton poured in a season-high 28 points and Iowa State rallied to beat Northern Illinois 94-80 for its fifth straight win.
Weiler-Babb’s aggressiveness pays off for Cyclones
AMES, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa State coach Steve Prohm watched a practice this summer with Monte Morris, the fabulous point guard he had to replace this season, he seemed to have only two options.
Prohm could either go with senior Donovan Jackson or hand control of the offense to highly-touted freshman Lindell Wigginton, so Jackson could focus on scoring.
Iowa State cruises past Western Illinois 70-45
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is going to need its freshmen to play older than they are this season.
The Cyclones' newcomers more than came through on Saturday night, keying a blowout that gave them their first win at Hilton Coliseum.
Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 21 points and Iowa State cruised past Western Illinois 70-45 for its fourth consecutive win.