• Powers keys No. 17 Michigan St women in 74-69 win over Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 25 points and had a key steal and two free throws in the closing seconds, Tori Jankoska hit four free throws in the final 23 seconds and No. 17 Michigan State held off Iowa 74-69 on Sunday.

  • Iowa guard Mike Gesell (10) and Illinois' Maverick Morgan (22) vie for the ball during an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz)

    Jok scores 23 to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois, 77-65

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday.

  • Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, left, lays up a shot as he collides with Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-105. Wiggins scored 21 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn’t take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they’re going to miss Jimmy Butler.

  • Iowa State guard Georges Niang, right, celebrates with head coach Steve Prohm following an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Niang led Iowa State scoring with 18 points in the 64-59 win over Oklahoma State.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

    Big 2nd half from Niang leads Iowa St. over Okla. St. 64-59

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Georges Niang scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and had nine rebounds to help lead No. 13 Iowa State to a 64-59 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday.

  • Northern Iowa shoots 62 percent, beats Drake 82-66

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Paul Jesperson made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Northern Iowa shot 62 percent from the field and beat Drake 82-66 on Saturday for its fourth straight win.

  • Nebraska college deflates damaged athletic complex dome

    SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — Briar Cliff University has deflated its athletic complex dome after finding a tear in the fabric caused by heavy snowfall and high winds.

  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

    States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.

  • Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band’s Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate.

  • A sign is seen on the front window of Watt's Blooming, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. The florist does not discriminate and will serve all. Some worry that decades of work to reverse the city's sleepy image by luring conventions, businesses and even a Super Bowl to Indianapolis could be turned back by an ongoing culture war over civil rights protections for LGBT people that has divided urban areas from rural. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

  • Northern Illinois signs class heavy on in-state players

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois signed a 22-player class with 10 in-state players Wednesday, including at least a couple that could make a quick impact with the Huskies.