Basketball

CFTV: Cyclones get their revenge vs. West Virginia

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AMES — In front of a raucous Hilton Coliseum on crowd Wednesday evening, the Iowa State men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game and improved to 22-5 (10-5) on the season via an 83-66 victory over West Virginia (15-13, 7-8). 

As expected, it was a chippy game as some negative energy had obviously carried over from Iowa State’s 102-77 loss to the Mountaineers on Feb. 10 in Morgantown.

“When someone embarrasses you away from your home court, you obviously have revenge on your mind," Iowa State forward Georges Niang said after the game. 

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins and Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim each picked up technical fouls in the Cyclone victory. 

Niang was the star of the night for the Cyclones. The sophomore led all scorers with 24 points to go with his seven rebounds. DeAndre Kane had a double-double with 17 and 11. Dustin Hogue nearly had one with 15 and nine respectively for the Cyclones. 

Iowa State might not have won though without the contributions  from Naz Long, who made five of his seven 3-point attempts in route to a 15 point night. 

Freshman point guard Monte Morris continued his streak of incredibly efficient play. Morris dished out 12 assists with five points, seven rebounds while not committing a turnover in the gamne. 

Up next for the Cyclones is a Saturday evening road trip to Manhattan. The Cyclones and Kansas State will tip at 6 p.m in a game that will be televised on ESPNU. 

Check out CycloneFanatic.com later tonight and tomorrow for more coverage of Wednesday’s Iowa State victory. 

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.