FINAL: No. 13 West Virginia defeats Iowa State, 76-61

WVU Basketball

The 13th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers are putting their undefeated home mark on the line against the Iowa State Cyclones, who conversely are looking for their first road victory of the season.

Two of the paciest teams in the Big 12 will square off, as the Cyclones will look to shoot the lights out against the stout Mountaineer defense. For a full preview of the contest, click here.

This game log will have updates as the game unfolds, so be sure to check back here.

2nd half

FINAL: West Virginia 76, Iowa State 61

:50.2 (ISU 60, WVU 76): Spencer Macke officially checks into the game. This one is all but over.

3:48 (ISU 51, WVU 73): Oscar Tshiebwe officially overtakes Matthews as the game’s leading scorer,

6:54 (ISU 45, WVU 68): WVU’s offense is coming from inside this half, with Jermaine Haley, Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe combining for 20 of WVU’s points in the period — all of which have come either inside or from the line.

14:40 (ISU 36, WVU 54): West Virginia and Iowa State have started the half off by trading points, but the Mountaineers have added a trio of points to their lead so far. The Mountaineers are having trouble stopping Rasir Bolton, who has 17 at this point — but he’s the only Cyclone in double figures so far.

West Virginia first half scorers: Matthews (12); Tshiebwe (10); Culver, Harler (5); Haley (4); McCabe, Sherman (2); Osabuohien (1)

Iowa State first half scorers: Bolton (10); Haliburton (7); Jacobson (4); Griffin (3); Nixon (2); Conditt (1)

1st half

HALF: West Virginia 41, Iowa State 27. After taking early command of the game, the Mountaineers buckle a bit which allows the Cyclones to freeze the lead at 14.

2:52 (ISU 21, WVU 38): A series of Mountaineer turnovers have allowed Iowa State to get some opportunities, but they’ve only made 1 of their last 8 attempts. Matthews is still leading everyone with 12 so far.

7:23 (ISU 18, WVU 32): WVU is doing almost everything they want on the offensive end of the floor and have made almost two buckets to every one from the Cyclones. Matthews is leading everyone with 9 points, while Tshiebwe is right behind with 8. The Mountaineers are moving the ball around nicely as well, with 9 assists.

11:26 (ISU 11, WVU 23): The Mountaineers are shooting 82 percent so far this game after taking 11 field goals. With the exception of a three-pointer and four free throws, the Mountaineers have gotten all of their points from in or around the paint, and currently have a +2 lead in the rebounding margin.

15:25 (ISU 6, WVU 15): West Virginia has made all 5 of their buckets so far to get an early lead, but Iowa State has put together a few buckets to stay in it. Emmitt Matthews has a WVU-leading 5 points, while Michael Jacobson leads the Cyclones with 4.

WVU starters:

  • Jordan McCabe
  • Jermaine Haley
  • Emmitt Matthews Jr.
  • Derek Culver
  • Oscar Tshiebwe

ISU starters:

  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Tre Jackson
  • Rasir Bolton
  • Michael Jacobson
  • Solomon Young

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