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Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee wins national title on torn ACL

Iowa's Spencer Lee

Iowa’s Spencer Lee brought home his third national title on Saturday night, and helped the Hawkeyes to their first national team title since 2010. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Spencer Lee didn’t make any excuses in St. Louis.

In his mind, “excuses are for wusses.”

The Iowa wrestler brought home his third NCAA wrestling championship at 125 pounds on Saturday night, and did so with no ACLs.

“I mean, eight days ago I tore my ACL in my other knee. I’m wrestling with no ACLs,” Lee said on ESPN after the win. “Whatever man. I didn’t want to tell anyone, because F excuses. Excuses are for wusses.

“That was a tough tournament for me. I could barely wrestle. I could barely shoot. I can’t sprawl. But you know what? I believe in my coaching staff and everybody who believed in me, and here I am.”

Lee beat Arizona State’s Brandon Courtney 7-0 in

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Balanced No. 7 Ohio State basketball rallies in second half for 89-85 victory over No. 8 Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio — E.J. Liddell, Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. each had 16 points as No. 7 Ohio State beat No. 8 Iowa 89-85 on Thursday night.

The Buckeyes (15-4, 9-4 Big Ten) moved into a tie for second place in the conference with Illinois, one game behind Michigan.

Ohio State trailed 61-50 with 14:29 to play, but rallied with a 17-5 run. The Buckeyes got three 3-pointers in the final four minutes from Justin Ahrens, who was scoreless until that point.

The Buckeyes held Iowa’s Luka Garza, the nation’s leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, to 16 points. Garza had five second-half points, making two of eight shots. Jack Nunge and Jordan Bohannon each scored 18 points for Iowa (13-5, 7-4). Joe Wieskamp had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Justice Sueing had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes.

The game featured 18 lead changes and

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