ISU to Make First Trip to West Virginia
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State (20-10, 10-7) travels to Morgantown, W.Va., for the first time to face West Virginia (13-17, 6-11) Saturday afternoon.
Where: Morgantown, W.Va. - WVU Coliseum (14,000)
When: Saturday, March 9, 12:45 p.m. CST
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: John Walters (PxP), Eric Heft (Color)
TV: Big 12 Network
Talent: Brad Sham (PxP), Rich Zvosec (Color)
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at wvusports.com.
Live Blog: Mike Green, associate director of athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at Cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.
-Iowa State (20-10, 10-7) travels to Morgantown, W.Va. for the first time to face West Virginia (13-17, 6-11) Saturday afternoon.
-Iowa State notched its 20th win overall and its 10th in league play with an 87-76 triumph over No. 13 Oklahoma State Wednesday night. The victory gave ISU its second-straight 10-win league season for just the second time in school history: 2000 (14), 2001 (13); 2012 (12), 2013 (10).
-Six ISU seniors went out in style with the victory, as the group went 32-3 in Hilton Coliseum in their two years in Ames. ISU has now defeated four of its last five ranked opponents at home.
-Iowa State is the nation's leader in 3-pointers per game (9.8) and total 3-pointers made (295). ISU has made 10 or more 3-pointers in 10 of its last 12 games and its 295 treys on the season sets a new single-season school record (293: 2011-12).
-ISU, which has five players with 30 or more 3-pointers; Tyrus McGee (86), Chris Babb (56), Korie Lucious (55), Will Clyburn (35), Georges Niang (30), has made 10 or more 3-pointers in 12 of 17 Big 12 games, averaging 10.4 3-pointers per game in league play to lead the conference.
-The Big 12 record for 3-pointers made per game in a season is 9.5 (2002- Nebraska) and the overall Big 12 mark for most treys in a season is 327 (2009- Oklahoma State).
-Iowa State leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth nationally in scoring at 80.0. Only two teams from a power-six conference (Indiana- 81.1) are averaging 80.0 points per game.
-ISU is one of three teams nationally with five players averaging double figures in scoring (Missouri, N.C. State).
-Tyrus McGee leads the Big 12 in both 3-pointers per game (2.9) and 3-point pct. (46.7), ranking 2nd nationally. He is 29-of-52 from 3-point range (55.8 pct.) and avg. 18.0 ppg in his last 8 games.
-Melvin Ejim leads the Big 12 in both rebounding (9.5) and double-doubles (13).