Scores

Final

West Virginia 67

(8-8, 1-3 Big 12)

Iowa State 69

(12-4, 2-1 Big 12)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, January 16, 2013

    James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

    1 2 T
    WVU 26 4167
    ISU 29 4069

    Top Performers

    West Virginia: E. Harris 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Iowa State: M. Ejim 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa St. 69, West Virginia 67

    Associated Press

    AMES, Iowa -- Freshman Georges Niang hit a layup with 2.5 seconds left and Iowa State beat West Virginia 69-67 Wednesday night despite blowing an 18-point lead.

    Melvin Ejim had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (12-4, 2-1 Big 12), who survived an unexpectedly wild finish for their second straight win.

    Iowa State opened the second half with an 18-4 run and led by as much as 56-38. The Mountaineers (8-8, 1-3) tied it at 67 on 3 by Jabarie Hinds with 11.6 seconds left, but Niang got wide open for the game-winner underneath the basket.

    Hinds had 20 points for West Virginia. Juwan Staten, the Mountaineers second-leading scorer, had seven points and seven assists after being benched by coach Bob Huggins for the previous three halves.

    West Virginia missed its first 12 3-point attempts before hitting nine of its last 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WVU
    ISU
    Points 67 69
    FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 18

    2012-13 Season

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