It went down to the wire last night in Hilton Coliseum. Georges Niang hit a game winning shot with 2 seconds to go and Iowa State edged West Virginia 69-67.
Niang’s game winner came seconds after the Mountaineers had erased an 18 point second half deficit to tie the game at 67. I.S.U. coach Fred Hoiberg says the final play was executed like they had hoped it would be with a ball screen and two guys in the corner and Niang was left wide open.
It was a big win for the Cyclones who improve to 2-1 in the Big 12. Hoiberg says winning a close game builds confidence, and even though they gave up the lead, he says they hit tough shots when needed. Melvin Ejim led the Cyclones with 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Cyclones improve to 12-4 overall.