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00 0 0 0 00 0 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Jan. 5, 1997 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Hawks tickled to be back in friendly Carver-Hawkeye Arena Wisconsin 1st home foe in more than a month for Iowa By Jeff Linder Gazette sportswriter The Macarena fad has faded, but the Iowa women's basketball team has a new dance step. "At the end of the game (Iowa's 61-48 victory at. No. 15 WOMEN'S HOOPS Western Kentucky Thursday), we.

all clicked our heels and said, 'There's no place like said Iowa Coach Angie. Lee: Thirty-five days and eight games after defeating Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Hawks finally are back home. Hawks stick Lisicky By Jim. Ecker Iowa Hawkeyes put the 3-point assassin in jail Saturday night. Penn State guard Pete Lisicky has killed Iowa with his 3-point shooting the last two years, but the Hawkeyes finally found the right answer last night.

The Hawkeyes used special box-and-one and triangle-andtwo defenses to disrupt Lisicky, a key element in their 69-57 victory at the new Bryce Jordan Center. Wherever Lisicky went, a Hawkeye was sure to follow. The result was a 2-for-9 shooting performance by Lisicky from 3-point land, an abnormally poor showing for the 6-foot-4 junior. Kent McCausland spent lots of time as Lisicky's shadow, but other Hawkeyes enjoyed the assignment as well. McCausland was double-trouble for Penn State, guarding Lisicky and drilling four clutch 3-pointers of his own, "As a shooter myself, you don't like being pushed out away from the 3-point line where you can get a decent look," McCausland said.

"We wanted to make it tough for him to get the ball, and if he was going to get it, make him get it farther away from the 3-point line so he'd have to make move to get his shot. "I just kind of used the same tactics that I don't like being done to me as a shooter." Iowa Coach Tom Davis applauded his team's defensive effort on Lisicky, who led the Big Ten in 3-point shooting last season. don't think any one guy could do it over 40 minutes," said Davis, explaining why he rotated defenders most of the night. "That's a tremendously draining energy drainer. don't think we have one defender who is good enough to stop him man-to-man.

We needed to play team defense for us to be successful." The Hawkeyes played well in other areas as well. They beat the bigger, stronger Lions on the backboards, committed only 12 turnovers and shot better from the field. The biggest surprise occurred along the front line, where Ryan Bowen, Guy Rucker and J.R. Koch outplayed Penn State's Calvin Booth, Phil Williams and Rahsaan Carlton. Bowen, Rucker and Koch combined for 32 points and 22 rebounds, a good night's work.

Booth, Williams and Carlton combined for 24 points and 16 boards. Gazette sportswriter STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The Iowa (69) Min FG Aft FT Aft RB PF A TO TP Ryan Bowen 8 10 0 0 7 2 2 J.R.. Koch 30 3 8 2 7 Guy Rucker 26 34 3 14 7 2 4 01 Andre Woolridge 2 13 Kent McCausland 35 Ryan Luehrsmann Vernon Simmons Jason Bauer Darryl Moore 17. 3 Alvin Robinson 13 2.

0 Team Team terais 200 26 54. 11 14 36 15 16 12 7 69 3-point goals (6-14, 42.9 percent): Bowen 1-1, Woolrdige-1-5, McCausland 4-6, Moore 0-1. Blocked shots (4): Bowen, Koch, Wooirdige. Penn State (57) FG Aft FT AM RB PF A TO TP Rahsaan Carlton 31 3 13 5 0 9 Phil Williams 32 2 5 3 Calvin Booth 27 3, 5 1 8 Ryan Bailey 35 3.4 Pete Lisicky 34 13 3 0 -14 Jarrett Stephens 0 Jeremy Stevenson Metzger 17 10 Greg -Carl Jackson John Braham 0 0 0,0 Team Team totals 200 21 55 8 17 33 12 14 13 6 57 3-point goals (7-21, 33.3 percent): Carlton 2-7, Booth 1-1, Bailey 0-L, Lisicky 2-9, Stevenson 2-3. Blocked shots (5): Booth 3, Metzger.

Jackson. Halftime: Iowa 31, Penn State 29. Attendance: 13,047. Officials: Ed Hightower, Sid Rodeheffer, Jerry Petro. Iowa, riding a three-game winning streak, will try to earn another victory against a ranked opponent today when it entertains No.

20 Wisconsin. The game will be televised by SportsChannel. Tipoff is 6. p.m. "It'll be nice to be back friendly atmosphere," said Tiffany Gooden, who will join the starting lineup tonight.

Gooden missed six games with a sprained knee ligament earlier. this season. Iowa -is 3-0 since her return. The Hawkeyes (7-4 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) are the only remaining unbeaten team in conference play. Iowa owns.

a half game lead on five teams, including the Badgers. "I can't think of anything tougher than to play at Iowa now that they're healthy," said Wisconsin Coach Jane Albright- 52 Wisconsin (9-2, 2-1) Pos. No. Name Av. Tanisha Boston 6.8 Ann- Klapperich 18.5 Amy Wiersma 6-5 6.1 34 Karie Cattanach 5-10 12 10 Keisha -Anderson 5-7 21.5 Iowa (7-4, 2-0) Pos.

No. Name Av. 15 Shannon Perry 5.1 24 Angela Hamblin 16.8 34 Simone Edwards 6-4 7.6 13 Nadine Domond 5-9 8.9 42 Tiffany Gooden 6-0 Jr. 8.4 COACHES: Jane. Albright-Dieterle, Wisconsin, 3rd year, A (overall, 13th year, 238-129); Angie Lee, lowa, 2nd year, 34-8.

SERIES STANDING: Iowa leads, 20-13. LAST MEETING: Iowa won, 67-63, Feb. 18, 1996, at Madison, Wis. GAME TIME: 6 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena, lowa City. TELEVISION: SportsChannel.

RADIO: WHO-AM (1040) Des Moines, -AM (1450) Cedar Rapids. Dieterle. "We're in a really tough spot." The Badgers, who opened the Penn State's Calvin Booth and Iowa's Guy Rucker do battle under lowa stayed unbeaten in the league with a 69-57 victory, handing their new arena. Hawks: 2-0 in Big Ten play From page 1B McCausland, who leads the Big Ten in 3-point accuracy, normally hits his triples from the left side of the court, but he changed tactics and burned the Lions from the top of the key. McCausland would emerge in the paint, lose his defender and fire, often with the shot clock winding down.

"It didn't catch us off Penn State Coach Jerry Dunn said. "We didn't defend it very well. We defended it poorly, as a matter of fact." The Hawkeyes played a strong game without Settles, who did not make the trip, but the Nittany Lions sorely missed Dan Earl, their all-Big Ten playmaker who is taking a redshirt year to rest a back injury. "Obviously we miss Danny," Dunn said. "That's something we have to live with." Freshman Ryan Bailey collected nine assists in Earl's aba 2 sence, but committed five turnovers and scored four points.

The Hawkeyes spurted to a 41-35 advantage early in the second half with a pair of 3-point plays, taking the lead for good. Woolridge drove against 6- foot-11 Calvin Booth, made the layup, got fouled and hit the free throw for -a 38- 35 edge. Woolridge left the game for a word of advice from Davis, and in his absence McCausland nailed a 3-pointer for the 41-35 advantage. Phil Williams hit one free throw for Penn State, but the Hawkeyes attacked again. J.R.

Koch caught a perfect lob season with seven straight wins, jor now stand 9-2 (2-1 Big Ten) after Friday's 69-52 victory over Purdue at Madison, Wis. Wisconsin has survived the graduation of Cedar Falls native Barb Franke, as well as the season ending injury of senior Katie Voigt, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee and will complete her eligibility next season. Point guard Keisha Anderson and forward Ann Klapperich have picked up the scoring load. Anderson averages 21.5 points per game while Klapperich adds 18.5. "Keisha was the obvious person to pick up the slack," Albright-Dieterle said.

"She's the one who has the ball in her hands most of the Anderson's quickness is a ma- AP photo the hoop last night at Penn State. the Nittany Lions their first loss in 7:10 left in the game. Greg Stevenson was left wide open and nailed a 3-pointer for Penn State, pulling the Lions within 51-47, but McCausland countered with his fourth triple to restore the seven-point lead at 54-47. Woolridge left Bailey flatfooted and drove for a quick layup and 56-48 edge for the Hawks. Bowen hit a clutch 19-footer with one second left on the shot clock for a 58-50 lead.

Lisicky scored for Penn State, but Rucker made a big shot over Williams for a 60-52 advantage. The Hawkeyes made a key defensive stop with two minutes left and began icing the ball with their eight-point lead. Woolridge got fouled with 1:29 left Penn State called a timeout to ice him, but the all-Big Ten guard swished both free throws for a 10-point cushion at 62-52. High Fashion; Low Prices Holler's Lindale Mall Semi-Annual Westdale Mall Sale SHOP FOR MEN jor concern for the Hawkeyes. "She's.

instant offense," Lee said. "We have to contain her. She's like a rocket shot out of a launching pad." IOWA COUNTERS with junior forward Angela Hamblin, who Albright-Dieterle recruited hard while coaching at Northern Illinois. "If we would have gotten Angela, I probably would have stayed there," said Albright-Dieterle, who owns a 50-19 record in seasons at Wisconsin. "I guess it all ended up good, because I'm pretty happy here." "I really, really liked Coach Albright.

She's the same type of person I am," said Hamblin, Iowa's lone double-figure scorer at 16.8 points per game. "I thought long and hard about Northern Illinois. I liked their program, but I didn't like the competition in their conference." Iowa has re established itself defensively. The Hawkeyes have allowed 51.7 points in the last three games, 58.3 for the season. "Our defense starts our offense," Gooden said.

"We're doing a better job getting the other team out of sync and starting things that way." The Hawks forced Western Kentucky into 17-of-53 shooting (32.1 percent) from the field. "We have to prove we can score on their Albright-Dieterle said. "If we don't score, it affects our confidence." "We've got to get back on defense and we've got to win the war on the boards," Lee said. "We want to set the tempo from the opening tip." Floyd: 'Not my decision' By Mike Koolbeck his lawyer, Gerry Crawford. Gazette sportswriter COLUMBIA, Mo.

Tim Floyd said he didn't have to play Kenny Pratt when his No. 4 Iowa State basketball team opened Big 12 Conference play Saturday against Missouri. But play him he did. Pratt, beset by legal problems that saw him suspended then reinstated to the team last week, scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and rallied Iowa State past Missouri, 68-65, before a crowd of 13,300 at the Hearnes Center. "It was not my decision, it was not my decision, it was not my decision," Floyd said.

"It was a university decision. "I suspended Kenny Pratt, but the university reinstated him." Floyd suspended Pratt on Dec. 29, a day after he was arrested by Ames police and charges with four crimes, including operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. A seven-member appeals board reinstated Pratt Dec. 31, pending the outcome of the charges.

"It was a 7-0 vote, based on their findings," Floyd said. "I would caution everyone not to be judgmental, based on the findings, OK? That's all I'm going to say." Pratt, who was sidelined the first six games because of academic ineligibility, was a surprise starter. "I didn't have to start him, but he'd been starting," Floyd said of Pratt, the Cyclones' second-leading scorer a year ago. Pratt talked to the press after the game, but would not discuss any questions related to his legal problems, referring them to a Pratt admitted he was nervous in the first half, when he scored but two points and took only two shots. "I was trying to do too much," Pratt said "I felt like I was letting my teammates down.

They were finding me open and I wasn't putting the ball in the hoop. I was slacking off on defense and I wasn't rebounding as well as I should have. "Guys put their arms around me and told me to take my time, and that's what I did." Pratt scored Iowa State's first 13 points of the second half, when the Cyclones rallied from a 34-31 deficit to take a 44-41 lead. "Without Kenny, we would have worked hard and tried to make this game go to the stretch," Cyclone senior forward Shawn Bankhead said. "But, I'm glad we had him today, though." Besides his scoring, Pratt had eight rebounds and one crucial assist.

With just over 40 seconds left in the game, he wheeled into the lane, lowered a shoulder into Missouri defender Corey Tate and whipped a pass to the perimeter to Jacy Holloway. Holloway potted the 3-pointer that put Iowa State ahead to stay, 66-63. "I told him to spot up and I'd try to find him," Pratt said. Pratt said he expects to bear the brunt of abuse from opposing fans and during pregame warmups, he was a favorite target of Missouri's Antlers, a student group known for its vicious needling of Tiger foes. "I'm a human being, but I don't have any problems with that," Pratt said.

Cyclones From page 1B with 8.1 seconds left. Grimm's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left was long and the Cyclones' Klay Edwards grabbed the rebound. Junior forward Kelly Thames led Missouri with 22 points. Grimm, who scored the Tigers' first eight points of the game, and Sutherland finished with 11 points apiece. An 11-4 run near the end of the first half, capped by Tate's 3-pointer as the shot-clock expired, gave Missouri its largest lead of the game, 34-28.

Willoughby's 3-pointer with three seconds left pulled Iowa State within 34-31 at halftime. There were nine lead changes and six ties. Neither team built a lead larger than eight points. Iowa State (68) FG Aft FT Aft RB. PF A.

TO TP Shawn Bankhead. 34 2:5 0 00 0 0 3 2 Kenny Pratt 6 12 8 12 8 3 1 3 0 20 Kelvin Cato 8 0 1 1 10 Jacy Holloway: 40 3 5 3 8 Dedric 40 5 15 5 5 3 3 1 2 0 18. Stevie Johnson 5 0 01 Klay Edwards 03 -00. 0 00 Tony Rampton 5 01 20 008 Team Team totals 200 23 51 17 24 31 14 10 14 5 68 3-point goals (5-12, 41.7 percent): Holloway 2-2, Willoughby 3-10. Blocked shots (2): Cato 2.

Missouri (65) FG Aft FT Aft RB PF A TO TP Corey Tate 31 2 8 0 0 3 2 5 1.5 Kelly Thames 37 10 12 3 3 0 22 Derek Grimm 27 4 7 0. 3 pass Bowen and dunked over Booth, got fouled by the Penn State center and cashed the foul shot for a 44-36 cushion. Booth traveled at the other end and Iowa struck again, this time on an inside bucket by Bowen on a feed from Koch. That gave the inspired Hawks a 10-point lead at 46-36. The Hawkeyes, smelling an upset victory, stayed on the attack when McCausland drilled his third 3-pointer from the top of the key for a 49-37 lead with minutes left.

Iowa was on a roll against the rattled Lions, but there was a long way to go. Lisicky, one of the top. 3-point marksman in the country, hit: one of his specialties from long range, chopping Iowa's lead to 49-40 and getting the crowd back in the game. The Hawkeyes led, 51-44, at the next-to-last TV timeout with Jason Sutherland 35 4 10 3 Dibi Ray 29 1 4 Tyron Lee 24 2 2 2 5 Tate Decker 03 ON Jeff Hafer a Chip Walther L.Dee Murdock 2 0 0 0 0 00 -000 Team Team totals 200 -26 50 5 27 20 19 16 5 65 3-point goals (8-18, 44.4 percent): Tate 1-1, grimm 3-6, Sutherland 3-6, Ray 0-3, Lee 1-2. Blocked shots (4): Tate, Thames, Grimm, Lee.



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