Mountaineers Blow Past The Cyclones

West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) is fouled by Iowa State's Rasir Bolton (45)
West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) is fouled by Iowa State's Rasir Bolton (45)

Mountaineers Blow Past The Cyclones

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in defeating Iowa State, 76-61, Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.

The Mountaineers, who are ranked No. 13 this week, led wire to wire in improving to 18-4 overall and 6-3 in Big 12 Conference action. Meanwhile ISU dropped to 9-13 overall and 2-7 in the league.

WVU got off to a strong start, as Emmitt Matthews regained his shooting stroke. The sophomore forward hadn’t reached double figures in scoring department in the last 10 games, but he had 12 points in the opening half Saturday, hitting a couple three-pointers in four tries in that time frame. He had been just 2-of-17 from beyond the arc dating back to mid-December.

Led by Matthews and a 10-point half by Oscar Tshiebwe, the Mountaineers opened a lead as large as 19 and took a 41-27 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

West Virginia kept the push going in the second half and the visitors never were able to challenge.

WVU takes to the road for its next games, as it faces Oklahoma (14-8/4-5) for the first time this season. Saturday’s meeting in Norman tips off at 2 p.m. (Eastern) and will be televised by ESPNU,

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    Mountaineers Blow Past The Cyclones MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in defeating Iowa State, 76-61
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    #110729

    OK game important for this team.  Need a road win.

    #110734

    was hoping WVU would have kept them below 60.

    #110744

    should have won 82 to 55 but they stopped playing with 4:16 left on the clock.

    #110747

    Last 7 or 8 mins was like a game at the rec.  Huggs on the presser wasn’t very happy.  I can see why.

    Glad to see Matthews having a good game.  Playing like he did the beginning of the year and last year.  McCabe was better at point.  Harler had a nice game.

    #110764

    Hardest part to coach is when you’re up 20+ with 4 minutes to go and it becomes a “kill the clock rec game”.

    It’s time to buckle up.  This game at Oklahoma looms VERY big, it’s a road game against a quality NCAA opponent.  Then the gauntlet of Kansas and Baylor.

    #110778

    This was another one of those games this season when I left the Coliseum happy that we won but worried nonetheless.  No need to elaborate on what worries me since that’s obvious. Anyway, we scored more points than the other team, and that’s what it’s all about.

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