Iowa out to continue domination of Iowa State

Iowa will search for improved shooting while Iowa State tries to protect its perfect home record when the in-state rivals meet Thursday at Ames, Iowa.The Hawkeyes (5-3) are coming off an 87-68 loss to fourth-ranked Purdue on Monday, when they shot just 38.5 percent from the field.Ben Krikke finished with 16 points in the loss and grabbed seven rebounds. The Canada native and transfer from Valparaiso has scored in double figures in all eight games this season and is averaging 18.4 points per game.Tony Perkins added 12 points for Iowa in the loss, giving Iowa only two players in double figures, something that has happened only one other time this season.Perkins is averaging 12.8 points per outing. Payton Sandfort (13.5) and Patrick McCaffery (11.5) are also averaging double figures for the Hawkeyes.Despite the loss, head coach Fran McCaffery has faith in is team moving forward.”We didn’t do the same things that we thought we could try to do,” McCaffery said. “Let’s try to do them better. Let’s watch film, let’s try to get better and be better Thursday night.”The Cyclones (6-2) are coming off a 99-80 win over DePaul on Friday thanks to a triple-double from Tamin Lipsey, who scored 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It was the seventh triple-double in Iowa State history and the first since Tyrese Haliburton in 2020.

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