Thursday Night Finals

The Iowa women opened Big Ten play with a 56-46 road victory last night at Wisconsin. Leading the way…all together now…Megan Gustafson with 21 points and 16 boards. The Hawkeyes host Michigan State Sunday at three in Carver-Hawkeye.

The Iowa State women had a successful conference debut as the Cyclones downed Kansas 71 to 69 in overtime last night at Hilton Coliseum. Bridget Carleton finished with a game high 30 points. Iowa State back in the Hilton Sunday versus Oklahoma at 2:00.

Southern Illinois played the role of rude guests last night, dropping Northern Iowa 56-53 in the McLeod Center. For the Salukis, it’s the first win in Cedar Falls since 2003. The Panthers back in action Sunday, when they end 2017 in Peoria versus Bradley.

Drake began Missouri Valley play with a 66-64 edging of Bradley last night at the Knapp Center. Ore Arogundade’s 15 led the Bulldogs in scoring.