The West Virginia Mountaineers visit Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa on Wednesday to play the No. 20 ranked Iowa State Hawkeyes. The Mountaineers fell to 9-11 on the season following an 83-66 loss to the No. 1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers. Esa Ahmad led the Mountaineers with 16 points while Derek Culver scored 15. The Mountaineers have now lost seven of the last eight.
Iowa State is 15-5 for the season following its 87-73 win over Ole Miss. The Cyclones were led by Talen Horton-Tucker with 23 points, while Lindell Wigginton added 18 in the win. The game was part of the SEC/Big 12 challenge in college basketball.
Esa Ahmad is the leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 12.5 points and 5.7 per game. James Bolden is second in scoring and leads in assists with averages of 12.2 points and 2.7 per game. West Virginia is shooting 42.1% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point territory.
Marial Shayok leads Iowa State in scoring with an average of 19.7 points per game. Michael Jacobson is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Nick Babb leads Iowa State in assists with an average of 4.2 per game. Iowa State is shooting 47.5% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point territory.