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WVU Vs. Iowa State: Preview

When and where to watch?

When: 9:00 P.M EST

Where: ESPNU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 16th, 2020) – Number 8. West Virginia University hosts the unranked and 1-3, Iowa State University. WVU has been on fire for the past few weeks. With their only loss, a heartbreaker against the No. 1 Gonzaga. Iowa State’s only victory was against the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The Golden Lions currently stand at 1-7, which doesn’t look good for Iowa State’s chances against WVU, especially when you take into account the teams that WVU has faced.

As of right now Iowa State has decent team stats, with the majority belonging to guard Rasir Bolton. Bolton has made, on average, 59.1 percent of his shots. On top of that he contributes about 15.8 points per game as well. Of those stats, Bolton leads the team in assists (6.0), rebounds (5.2), and steals (2.2) on average per game. WVU’s stat leading players consist of Miles Mcbride, and Derek Culver. Mcbride leads the team in average, points at 14.6,assists at 4.6, and steals at 1.7 per game. Culver is trailing at just 13.9 PTS, AST’s 2.0, and STL’s at 0.7 per game. However, Culver leads in rebounds, with an average of 10.7 per game compared to Miles Mcbride’s 3.3. 

In terms of statistics, Iowa State should be a threat. However, the team has had it’s fair share of troubles, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. While the team is putting up the points, they just can’t seem to get that edge they need. When going up against a nationally ranked team in the Top 10, odds are not in Iowa State’s favor. WVU not only has that but the home court advantage. The game will be hosted by WVU at the Coliseum in Morgantown W.Va. at 9 P.M. est on ESPNU.

Photo Credit: Dale Sparks-WVU Sports

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