Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck has done some of his most memorable work rallying the Indianapolis Colts. He’d rather spend the time protecting leads. Lately, the Colts’ have allowed Luck to use his preferred strategy by scoring early and often before relying on a balanced attack and an increasingly stout defense to close out victories. It’s happened each of the past two weeks in crucial games, putting Indy on the cusp of a historic milestone.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Makai Mason scored 25 points with five free throws in the final 38 seconds as Baylor held on to beat No. 20 Iowa State 73-70. Iowa State was coming off a 17-point home win over then-No. 5 Kansas three days earlier. The Cyclones had their five-game winning streak in their first game as a ranked team since the 2016-17 season.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Alexander had 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Missouri 87-63 Tuesday. It was the Volunteers’ second straight blowout victory in Southeastern Conference play.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored twice, Ben Bishop made 26 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1. John Klingberg had a goal for the Stars, who won despite generating only 17 shots on net.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kaila Charles scored 19 points, eight of them coming when Maryland broke open the game in the third quarter, and the No. 9 Terrapins beat Nebraska 81-63. It was Brenda Frese’s 500th win as a head coach. The Terps have won two straight since getting upset by Rutgers on Dec. 31.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tulio Da Silva had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 72-57 victory over Indiana State. The Bears (7-9, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) broke a two-game skid while Indiana State (9-6, 1-2) has lost three of its last four games each by double-digits. Da Silva was 10 of 13 from the floor, had three assists and blocked two shots. Indiana State tied the game at 44, and trailed just 57-53 with 8:37 remaining before the Bears finished on a 15-4 run.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Nick McGlynn pitched in with a double-double to propel Drake to an 82-70 victory over Southern Illinois. Thomas sank three 3-pointers and scored 13 in the first half as the Bulldogs (12-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 59 percent from the floor _ including 8 of 16 from beyond the arc _ to take a 43-22 lead into intermission.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss at least two weeks with a shoulder injury. Steen injured his left shoulder on an open-ice hit from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in the first period Monday night in Philadelphia. Steen has six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 32 games this season.



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