It was a night Iowa State would just as soon forget. The 11th ranked Cyclones fell behind by 19 points at the halftime break and were clobbered at West Virginia 102-77.
“We were bad from the tip, we just didn’t come out with any urgency, and you can’t do that on the road against a team that is playing with as much confidence as these guys are…,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We didn’t come out with any urgency, I don’t know if we just thought we could just turn it on whenever we wanted to. Just a poor, poor effort across the board. That’s not us.”
Hoiberg said it was an embarrassing performance by the Cyclones. “I don’t know what happened, the focus wasn’t terrible in shoot around today,” he said.
The Mountaineers scored 52 points in the opening half to take control. West Virginia made 13 of 22 three point attempts while the Cyclones were just four of 23 as they drop to 6-5 in the Big 12. They host Texas Tech this weekend.