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Cyclones trail from beginning to end in Morgantown

Feb 5, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrese Haliburton (22) drives baseline defended by West Virginia Mountaineers forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) during the first half at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it could have been worse.

Iowa State trailed from beginning to end on Wednesday during a 76-61 loss to No. 13 West Virginia in Morgantown. The Mountaineers hit their first five shots of the game and never looked back while shooting 50 percent from the field during the entire 40 minutes.

The Cyclones, who finished shooting 39.7 percent from the field, were led by sophomore guard Rasir Bolton with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. Tyrese Haliburton also finished in double-figures with 12 points on 5-of-8 from the floor plus connecting on his only 3-point attempt of the night.

Five West Virginia players finished in double-figures scoring, led by center Oscar Tshiebwe with 16 points. Tshiebwe also contributed three of the Mountaineers’ 18 offensive rebounds that turned into 19 second-chance points.

Iowa State will be back in action on Saturday when they host Kansas State at Hilton Coliseum.

Jared Stansbury


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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