NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa State at West Virginia
Wed Feb 5, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Wake
76
Lou
86
F
Vill
76
Butl
79
F
Seton
78
GTown
71
F
IaSt
61
WVU
76
F
Iowa
68
Purd
104
F
LSU
90
Vand
99
F
Crei
56
Prov
73
F
LoyIL
39
IndSt
68
F
Pitt
72
ND
80
F
Mercer
57
Furm
79
F
Clem
44
UVA
51
F
Duques
82
StLou
68
F
SCar
70
Miss
84
F
SIU
64
Evans
60
F(OT)
Bingha
49
Albany
62
F
W IL
69
IPFW
75
F
Woff
79
VMI
73
F
Maine
52
Vermt
77
F
ETSU
80
Chat
64
F
UMassL
70
Stony
77
F
GrgWas
47
StBon
72
F
Citad
68
UNCG
88
F
Amer
62
Navy
54
F
Hartfo
59
UMBC
70
F
Colg
81
Leh
51
F
FlAtl
50
FlInt
69
F
UGA
75
Fla
81
F
Boston
80
Army
66
F
LoyMD
74
HolyC
60
F
Nich
64
SFA
70
F
WCU
78
Samf
70
F
AbCh
69
NWSt
73
F
Temp
65
Mem
79
F
TCU
57
OkSt
72
F
SamH
71
InWor
72
F(OT)
NDSt
86
NebOm
78
F
McNee
62
TXAMC
69
F
NrthIA
63
Valpa
51
F
IlSt
60
MOSt
80
F
HBU
79
SeLA
76
F
CenAR
67
Lamar
74
F
NCSU
83
Mia-FL
72
F
Wisc
52
Minn
70
F
Brad
60
Drake
73
F
UCRiv
48
CS-Ful
61
F
LongB
75
CAPoly
92
F
UNLV
54
UtSt
69
F

Feb 5, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Iowa State (9-13)

27

34

61

(13) West Virginia (18-4)

41

35

76

Tshiebwe leads No. 13 West Virginia past Iowa State 76-61
Wed Feb 5, 2020 11:02 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's Oscar Tshiebwe is making double-doubles seem routine.

The freshman had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

"He gets better every day," West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. "He wants to learn. He wants to get better."

Tshiebwe is the Mountaineers' second-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game and the leading rebounder at 9.7. He has four games with at least 17 rebounds. This was his eighth double-double.

"Play hard," Tshiebwe said. "Not everybody plays hard. If you keep playing hard, people are going to get tired, which is going to make it easier for you."

West Virginia didn't necessarily play smart against the Cyclones. Huggins left the court agitated about his team's 19 turnovers and making just 50% of its free throws.

"To turn it over 19 times is ridiculous," Huggins said. "When guys play bad, they miss free throws. If you're a major college team, you don't go 12 for 24. Are you kidding me?"

The Mountaineers are next-to-last in the Big 12 from the free-throw line at 65%.

Chase Harler added 14 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver scored 12 points apiece, and Jermaine Haley scored 11 points for the Mountaineers (18-4, 6-3 Big 12).

West Virginia never trailed. Five minutes into the game the Mountaineers built a lead that didn't fall below double digits.

"Our defensive effort the first five minutes was just really poor," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "It was getting beat off the dribble. It was second-chance. It was just physicality around in the paint."

Matthews scored in double figures for the first time since Dec. 14, a span of a dozen games. He had scored in double digits in six of the first 10 games, then his scoring touch evaporated - until now.

"Nothing's changed," Matthews said. "You don't go away from the recipe. I'm still in the gym early mornings to this day."

Matthews was the early catalyst Wednesday, scoring all 12 of his points in the first half. West Virginia made nine of its first 11 shots and finished 29 of 58 (50%) for the game.

Iowa State trailed by 24 points after halftime. The Cyclones were outrebounded 46-28, including 18-9 on the offensive end. West Virginia is eighth in the country in rebounds per game.

"I mean there's no question the physicality was a huge difference in the game," Prohm said.

Rasir Bolton scored 18 points for the Cyclones (9-13, 2-7) and Tyrese Haliburton added 12.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones shot 40% from the floor and fell to 0-7 this season on the road.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers improved to 12-0 at home, seven of which have been by at least 20 points.

HAILING HARLER

Harler had a season high for points on 5-of-9 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

"Chase has played really well," Huggins said. "We wouldn't be 18-4 without Chase."

UP NEXT

Iowa State host Kansas State on Saturday.

West Virginia plays at Oklahoma on Saturday.

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Leaders

Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Grill 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Young 0 0 1 2 0 0
West Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Knapper 0 0 1 1 0 0
L. Routt 0 0 0 3 0 0

Team Comparison

IaSt WVU
Points For 61 76
Field Goals 23/58-40% 29/58-50%
Three Pointers 5/16-31% 6/22-27%
Free Throws 10/15-67% 12/24-50%
Offensive Rebounds 9 18
Defensive Rebounds 19 28
Rebounds 30 54
Blocks 3 5
Steals 12 5
Turnovers 14 19
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - WVU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 5 IaSt 61 @ WVU 76 Z. Griffin 3 G. Osabuohien 1

Game Information

Stadium: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Attendance: 11,103
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