Basketball

Cardiac Clones survive in Morgantown

It wasn’t easy. But it’s never easy. If you’re a diehard reading this, you get it. If you’re a newcomer, then welcome.

This is the life of a Cyclone. 

Iowa State jumped out to a 55-27 at one point in its nerve-racking 83-74 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday afternoon. Sure – being outscored 54 to 39 in the second half was disturbing for fans, but it was a road win that put Iowa State’s final record in the Big 12 at 11-7. 

What’s that mean?

Put on your dancing shoes Cyclone Nation. Good luck trying to find a scenario that won’t include Iowa State in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Cyclones are in. 

Will Clyburn had a lot to do with that on Saturday, The senior scored 27 points with 10 rebounds to lead the way for the Cyclones, recording his seventh double-double of the season.  He was joined in double figures by three other Cyclones – Korie Lucious, Georges Niang and Chris Babb with 21, 14 and 11 points respectively. 

Iowa State made 14-of-23 3-point attempts (60.9 percent) in the game and out-rebounded the Mountaineers 39-to-24. 

Up next for Iowa State is a date with the Oklahoma Sooners in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Thursday in Kansas City. Tip-time is schedule for 11:30 a.m.  

CLICK HERE to read Iowa State’s press release on today’s game. 

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.