Iowa State vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Iowa State vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview
Iowa State
(20-10, 3-9 away)
West Virginia
(13-17, 9-5 home)
Venue: WVU Coliseum
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State W Clyburn 14.8 M Ejim 9.5 K Lucious 5.6
West Virginia E Harris 9.8 A Murray 5.9 J Staten 3.4

On Saturday, Iowa State travels to WVU Coliseum to take on West Virginia. It gets started at 1:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Big 12 Network. The Cyclones defeated the Mountaineers 69-67 on Jan. 16.

West Virginia is in seventh place in the conference and just behind fifth-place Iowa State with a chance to catch up.

In their last outing, behind 20 points and five rebounds from Will Clyburn, the Cyclones defeated Oklahoma State 87-76 on Mar. 6. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 14.8 points per contest. For the Mountaineers, Deniz Kilicli put up 20 points in the 83-70 loss to Oklahoma on Mar. 6. He is averaging 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Iowa State has a statistical advantage over West Virginia in one significant category, scoring, where the Cyclones have an edge over the Mountaineers, 80 points per game to 65.8 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, West Virginia is strong in the following categories: free throw rate at 41.9 and offensive rebounding percentage at 38.0.

West Virginia StatSmack

  • The Iowa State scoring leader (Will Clyburn, 444 points) has more points than the West Virginia scoring leader (Eron Harris, 285 points).
  • Tyrus McGee is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in points, 19th nationally in three-pointers, and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Over the past 10 years, Iowa State has had more players drafted by the NBA than West Virginia (five vs. three).
  • Will Clyburn is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in points and 5th in the Big 12 in rebounds.
  • The Iowa State three-point leader (Tyrus McGee, 86 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the West Virginia three-point leader (Eron Harris, 42 three-pointers).
  • Be afraid. Iowa State has blown out more teams than West Virginia this season (nine blowouts vs. three).
  • Iowa State has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than West Virginia this season (three vs. zero).
  • Iowa State is better at defending the three (31.1 percent allowed vs. 36.5 percent allowed) than West Virginia this season.
  • The Iowa State steals leader (Tyrus McGee, 37 steals) has more steals than the West Virginia steals leader (Juwan Staten, 36 steals).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Iowa State has a better overall record than West Virginia this season (20-10 vs. 13-17).
  • Boom! Iowa State defeated West Virginia by 2 points the last time they played (Jan 16, 2013).
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Will Clyburn 31 15 7 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 27 11 9 1 1 1 2
B Tyrus McGee 24 14 4 1 1 0 1
B Georges Niang 24 12 5 2 1 0 1
B- Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 3
B- Chris Babb 33 9 3 2 1 0 1
C Bubu Palo 13 4 1 2 0 0 1
C- Percy Gibson 13 5 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Anthony Booker 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Naz Long 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Nkereuwem Okoro 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Aaric Murray 20 9 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Juwan Staten 28 8 3 3 1 0 2
C Eron Harris 21 10 2 1 1 0 1
C Deniz Kilicli 23 9 4 1 0 0 2
C Terry Henderson 20 8 2 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 7 2 2 1 0 2
C- Kevin Noreen 18 3 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Keaton Miles 12 3 2 1 1 1 0
D+ D. Rutledge 12 3 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 10 4 2 0 1 0 1
D Volodymyr Gerun 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Brown 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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