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IOWA CITY, Iowa — At first look the final in this year’s Cy-Hawk showdown may have given the home team a victory for the fourteenth time in sixteen meetings but it also showed there is no downplaying of much this game means to the players on the court.   Iowa State broke into the game with an early 6-2 lead in a hostile environment but the Hawkeyes seemed unfazed and poised to feed off their home crowd.  Isaiah Moss caught fire from beyond the arc early and notched eighteen of his twenty points in the first half alone.  A put-back dunk by Tyler Cook before time expired in the first half gave the Hawkeyes a 45-38 edge at the break.

In the second half it was more of the same for Iowa.  Tyler Cook took over scoring a game high twenty-six points to go along with ten boards to help lead the Hawks over Iowa State 98-84.  Joe Weiskamp gutted out an ankle injury to chip in seven points and Nicholas Baer helped pour in fourteen points off the bench.  The Hawkeyes bench outscored the Cyclones bench 34-14.

For the Cyclones, they saw stellar play from Talen Horton-Tucker who led the team with 21 points. Marial Shayok was a difference maker and added 19 points but ISU shot just twenty percent from three and just twelve of twenty from the free throw line.

Emotions boiled over as the final buzzer sounded and the teams had to be separated without a final game ending handshake.

DES MOINES, Iowa–  A WWII veteran is being honored Friday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Leo Greenwood from Iowa died back in 2005 and 13 years later his name is being added to the Pearl Harbor WWII Memorial Wall in Des Moines.

The wall was built nearly 30 years ago.

“This is the first time that we have ever added a name,” Mary Vanhorn with AMVets Iowa said.

Until recently there were 511 names etched into it.

“For the last six months we have gone through a verification process to make sure he rightfully should have been on here,” Vanhorn said.

Seaman First Class Leo Greenwood is the 512 name to be added.

“It was empty, and we were able to get the funding to get his name added to the wall,” Vanhorn said.

Greenwood’s name will be unveiled Friday during a ceremony to honor all those who served in WWII.

“We thought it would be nice to do it in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Day we didn’t realize President Bush was going to pass away- this is good timing to honor those veterans from WWII,” Vanhorn said.

Greenwood served 77 years ago when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

Greenwood was aboard the USS West Virginia when it sank.

“He swam below flaming water to get to shore along with a number of other survivors,” Vanhorn said.

Greenwood’s is believed to be the last WWII veteran from Iowa to be added to the wall, it signifies the end of an era.

No word about why Greenwood’s name was not added back when the wall was built.

The event is Friday at the WWII Memorial in Des Moines it starts at 11:40 a.m.