Plagued with poor shooting, turnovers, and bad free throw shooting, DeAndre Kane and the Iowa State men’s basketball team were a complete disaster at West Virginia as they suffered a 102-77 loss.
The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) were practically dead from the start. They missed their first seven 3-point shots before finishing at a dismal 4-of-23 from the perimeter.
Kane, visiting a familiar opponent and facing them three other times in his career, finished with 14 points on 6-of-15 from the field. He missed all three 3-pointers and hit just 2-of-6 from the free throw line. The senior guard came in with a negative assist-to-turnover ratio against West Virginia, and it continued with two assists and five turnovers.
The Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5) were incredible from 3-point range, hitting at a 59.1 percent clip (13-22). Only two 3-pointers came from the hands of Eron Harris; Remi Dibo made 6-of-8 while Terry Henderson went 4-of-7. Dibo finished with a career-high 20 points.
WVU’s Juwan Staten ended up getting pretty close to a double-double. He finished with 19 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds.
Iowa State got owned in field goal shooting (36.6 to 53.8 percent), free-throw shooting (70 to 90.5 percent), and in a rare occasion, assists (18 to 13). They also committed six more turnovers than West Virginia.
Georges Niang led the team on offense with 17 points, but he never got going in the second half after picking up all five fouls in the first 12 minutes of the period. Melvin Ejim suffered a hangover after his 48-point performance on Saturday, finishing with just one field goal and six points. Dustin Hogue was able to pick up a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Iowa State ran into a complete buzzsaw on the road, but they’ll have enough time to put the pieces back together before Saturday’s home game against Texas Tech. Tip-off is slated for 12:45 PM Central time and the Big 12 Network will have the broadcast.