The Iowa State basketball team began the week ranked No. 17 in the country, and one of the main reasons for the Cyclones' success has been former Schenley High School star DeAndre Kane.
Kane, a senior guard, transferred this year from Marshall. He has only one season of eligibility left and is making the most of it.
Kane is the second-leading scorer on the team at 15.4 points per game. He also is averaging eight rebounds and five assists while helping Iowa State to a 7-0 start.
* Baldwin graduate Belma Nurkic, a junior guard for the Duquesne women's basketball team, came off the bench Sunday at St. Francis and tied a season high with 15 points. Nurkic, a former Post-Gazette player of the year, is averaging 8.8 points after 10 games this season for the Dukes, who have a 7-3 record. She is shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. She also averages 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.