Guard Rasir Bolton granted ’19-20 eligibility at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton will be eligible for the upcoming season, a move that should vastly improve the Cyclones' chances of competing for an NCAA Tournament berth in...
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...
Iowa State lands Troy transfer Javan Johnson
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State.
The Cyclones announced on Monday that Johnson, who averaged 10.4 points a game last season, will join the team next...
Kansas prep star Caleb Grill picks Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has signed prep star Caleb Grill to a letter of intent.
The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Grill, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Maize, Kansas, will be the fourth high...
Cyclones’ forward Cam Lard leaving the program
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Cam Lard's career at Iowa State has come to an end after two up-and-down seasons with the Cyclones.
Iowa State announced on Tuesday that Lard, who recently finished his...
Iowa State signs basketball coach Prohm through 2025
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State and coach Steve Prohm have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season.
The Cyclones announced the deal on Tuesday, ending speculation...
Iowa State romps past KU 78-66 to win Big 12 tourney title
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...
Shayok hurt, Iowa St scuffling as No. 8 Texas Tech arrives
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State star Marial Shayok considers himself a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup against No. 8 Texas Tech because of a sprained pinkie toe.
Shayok leads Cyclones past Oklahoma 78-61
AMES, Iowa (AP) — After a pair of puzzling home losses, Iowa State finally looked as formidable as it usually does at Hilton Coliseum.
Senior Marial Shayok scored 21 points and Iowa State...
Butler helps Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa State 73-69
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State might have blown its shot at the Big 12 title because it suddenly and somewhat inexplicably can't win in Ames.
Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie...
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.
Cam Lard settles into bench role for surging Cyclones
AMES, Iowa (AP) — This could have been a lost season for Iowa State sophomore Cam Lard, who lost his starting job while serving a one-month suspension to open the year.
Lard has instead settled into his new role as a reserve, and he's starting to resemble the player he was a season ago.
No. 20 Iowa State holds off Texas 65-60
AMES, Iowa (AP) — For once, Marial Shayok couldn't buy a basket.
But when the Cyclones absolutely had to have one go down, the Big 12's leading scorer came through.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, Shayok had 12 — including a crucial jumper with 25 seconds left — and No. 20 Iowa State held off Texas 65-60 on Saturday for its fifth win in six games.
Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker snaps slump for No. 20 Iowa St
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Like a lot of freshmen thrust into starting jobs, Iowa State's Talen Horton-Tucker has struggled to be consistent.
Horton-Tucker appears to be finding his rhythm again in a promising sign for a team whose players hope their best games are in front of them.
Iowa State laid low by 2-game skid in Big 12 play
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State looked like one of the favorites to win the Big 12 a week ago.
These days, the Cyclones are struggling to stay afloat in a league that rarely lets anyone off the hook.
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.
Mason 25 points as Baylor beats No. 20 Iowa State 73-70
WACO, Texas (AP) — Makai Mason is getting more aggressive on the floor for Baylor, wanting to take shots and chasing after loose balls.
Mason scored a season-high 25 points, including five free throws in the final 38 seconds, and the Bears held on for a 73-70 victory over No. 20 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
Iowa State drubs No. 5 Kansas 77-60
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State served notice that it's a Big 12 contender again after an ugly rebuild last season.
Marial Shayok scored 24 points, and the streaking Cyclones routed No. 5 Kansas 77-60 on Saturday for their most lopsided victory over the Jayhawks in 46 years.
Prohm tries to manage Iowa St roster as Big 12 play begins
AMES, Iowa (AP) — In less than a year, Iowa State has gone from not having enough quality players to having perhaps too many for the minutes available.
How coach Steve Prohm handles the situation will determine the Big 12 fate of the Cyclones. The early returns suggest he won't try to keep everyone happy.
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.
Iowa State rallies past Drake 77-68
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With an ugly defeat staring them in the face, the Cyclones finally found their defense and put away pesky Drake.
Michael Jacobson scored 22 points, Marial Shayok had 16 of his 18 in the second half and Iowa State rallied to beat Drake 77-68 on Saturday for its sixth win in seven games.
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.
Haliburton’s 17 assists lead Iowa State past Southern 101-65
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Tyrese Haliburton has been a fixture in Iowa State's lineup all season, quietly filling up the stat sheet while his high-scoring teammates grabbed the spotlight.
There wasn't anything quiet about what Haliburton did on a record-setting Sunday night.
Haliburton dished out 17 assists to break an Iowa State mark that had lasted 44 years, Marial Shayok had 20 of his 26 points in the second half and the Cyclones cruised past Southern 101-65.
Shayok scores 18 pts to lead Iowa St. past Omaha 82-55
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State will likely get back star forward Cameron Lard and key reserve Zoran Talley back from suspensions for their next game next Monday.
The Cyclones largely survived their absences. But the biggest question for the week ahead for coach Steve Prohm will be how to integrate Lard and Talley into a rotation that has mostly been clicking so far.
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 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.
Chicago trio bolsters Cyclones for ’18-19 and beyond
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Chicago dealt Iowa State a major blow a few years ago when the Bulls hired coach Fred Hoiberg, then known as "The Mayor" in Ames.
Cyclones fans might warm up to the Windy City when they see the talent that Hoiberg's successor, Steve Prohm, has brought in from the basketball hotbed of the Midwest.
Iowa State seeks experience from UVA transfer Marial Shayok
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State knew it needed an instant infusion of veteran talent after its worst record in seven years.
The Cyclones are yet again leaning on a senior transfer, this time intriguing guard/forward Marial Shayok.
The 6-foot-6 Shayok, who was a starter for powerhouse Virginia two years ago, is expected to be a crucial piece for a Cyclones program coming off a painful 13-18 finish in 2017-18.
Cam Lard rejoins Iowa State hoops team after wellness center
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Forward Cameron Lard is back in Iowa State's good graces and coach Steve Prohm is hopeful things will stay that way.
Prohm said Thursday that Lard, who enrolled at a wellness center in early June instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts, rejoined the Cyclones earlier this month.
Iowa State adds James Kane as an assistant coach
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm has added James Kane to his staff as an assistant.
Prohm announced the hiring of Kane, a former assistant of his at Murray State, on Monday.
Prohm, with Kane on his staff, led the Racers to a 104-29 record from 2011-15. Murray State reached the postseason three times, including the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
Iowa State forward Lard skips workouts for wellness center
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State forward Cameron Lard has enrolled at a wellness center instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said in a news release Monday that Lard, who averaged 12.6 points and shot 60 percent as a freshman last season, needs to change some personal habits.
Iowa State’s Wigginton returning for sophomore season
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 sophomore guard Jakolby Long to transfer
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sophomore guard Jakolby Long intends to transfer to another school.
The 6-foot-5 Long, who is from suburban Oklahoma City, averaged just 1.9 points in 9.5 minutes over 22 games this past season despite ample opportunities to earn his way into a thin rotation.
Iowa State will also add three highly-touted freshman guards as freshmen next season and Virginia transfer Marial Shayok, a shooting guard like Long, will be eligible next winter.
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.
Baylor snaps 4-game losing skid, beats Iowa State 81-67
WACO, Texas (AP) — Terry Maston scored a career-high 23 points and Baylor ended a four-game losing streak with an 81-67 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.
The lead changed hands eight times before the Bears went on a 15-0 run over a 2:12 span early in the second half. Baylor had three 3-point plays during the spurt, including one that resulted in a five-point trip after Iowa State coach Steve Prohm was hit with a technical foul.
Iowa State looking for answers on the road
Iowa State searches for first road win as it travels to Texas
AMES, Iowa | Iowa State’s basketball team has had a roller-coaster season.
The Cyclones lost their first two games, won nine straight, lost four in a row and now Iowa State has won two out of its last three.
Part of that roller coaster has been Iowa State’s lack of success on the road. The Cyclones haven’t won on the road this season.
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.
Iowa State holds off Maryland-Eastern Shore 55-49
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State survived nonconference play with just two losses, both coming in mid-November.
Things are about exponentially tougher for the Cyclones — and they didn't look ready for that on Wednesday night.
Cameron Lard tied a career high with 15 points and Donovan Jackson had 12 as Iowa State sleepwalked past lowly Maryland-Eastern Shore 55-49 for its ninth consecutive victory.
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.
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.
Iowa St holds off Boise St 75-64 to win Puerto Rico Tip-Off
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Nick Weiler-Babb flirted with triple-doubles. Donovan Jackson found his lost shooting touch and played with freedom on the wing. And a once-wobbly Iowa State team has found a new dash of confidence, too.
Turns out, a championship run in South Carolina for the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off might have changed everything for the Cyclones.
Iowa State holds off Tulsa 80-78 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Nick Weiler-Babb has thrived for two games at the point for Iowa State. It's no coincidence the Cyclones are winning now, too.
Weiler-Babb had 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists Friday to help Iowa State hold off Tulsa 80-78 and reach the championship game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.