West Virginia @ Iowa State (Wed. 1/16) Predictions
Let's look ahead to the Mountaineers first Big 12 trip to Hilton Coliseum, as well as their first-ever Big 12 road game with a student section, because their trip to Texas was over break.
The game is at 8:00pm on Wednesday, nationally televised on ESPN2.
WVU's record is 8-7 overall, 1-2 in conference play. (ISU is 11-4, 1-1.) The Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma at home 67-57, won in overtime at Texas, and are just coming off of a tough 65-64 home loss to Kansas State. They also lost a nonconference game to Oklahoma - a leftover game scheduled as a Big East member - back in November.
I'm looking forward to a rowdy Hilton and hope the students show up - after all, not too many excuses to miss during the first week of classes. I'll say the good guys come out a little flat but pull away somewhat comfortably in the second half for a 79-68 victory.
Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.
If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls
Re: West Virginia @ Iowa State (Wed. 1/16) Predictions
Originally Posted by CyFan61
The Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma at home 67-57, won in overtime at Texas, and are just coming off of a tough 65-64 home loss to Kansas State. They also lost a nonconference game to Oklahoma - a leftover game scheduled as a Big East member - back in November.
That's crazy they already played OU twice and a third time in March.
Folks, don't look now but OU is getting good; I think we split with them this year, whereas last year we could pencil in a road victory.
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