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Shayok out vs. West Virginia on Wednesday

Feb 2, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Marial Shayok (3) drives past Texas Longhorns guard Kerwin Roach II (12) at Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State will be without its leading scorer on Wednesday in Morgantown. Marial Shayok suffered a left foot injury during practice on Monday and will miss the regular season’s penultimate game, according to multiple reports.

Cyclone Fanatic publisher Chris Williams reports Shayok’s injury is day-to-day and he will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday’s regular-season finale in Ames against Big 12 co-leaders Texas Tech. He is expected to be available for action next week when the Cyclones tip off in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.

Shayok, who is averaging 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds for the 20-9 Cyclones, likely joins fellow senior guard Nick Weiler-Babb on the bench for Wednesday’s game. Weiler-Babb is recovering from a knee bruise suffered in the loss to Texas on Saturday and head coach Steve Prohm said on Monday they plan to take his recovery slow with the postseason looming.

Iowa State and West Virginia will tip at 6 p.m. on Wednesday on ESPN2.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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