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Twister Sisters Before the Storm: Bring On West Virginia II

Cyclones look to avoid a Mountaineer sweep.

Last Time Out

First, Iowa State trailed by like a million. And then they didn’t. But then we lost. Sad day. Ashley Joens led the Cyclones with 23 points, 6 boards, and 3 assists. Scott and Donarski added 13 and 12, respectively.

About West Virginia

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, West Virginia and Iowa State are almost the same team. They have similar stats, aside from the Mountaineers are 2 games ahead of the Cyclones in the conference standings. West Virginia is second overall in the Big 12, sitting at 11-3 in conference play, winning 12 out of their last 13 contests. So, as they were the first time these two teams played, West Virginia is one of (if not the) hottest team in the Big 12.

Opponent Player to Watch

Kysre Gondrezick deserves to be in the conversation as much as anyone else when you’re talking about the best guards in the Big 12. The 5-9 senior pours in over 20 points a game, as well as dropping nearly 5 dimes a game. Both of those are top 5 in the conference. Last time these squads faced off, Gondrezick had 24 and 4 en route to a 65-56 win for West Virginia.

What Will Happen

This is a big opportunity for the Clones before the postseason. They capitalize. Clones in fo’.

Iowa State University - 69

West Virginia University - 64

Pick Three

1 - There are 10+ lead changes

2 - Ashley Joens and Kysre Gondrezick score 25+ points

3 - West Virginia still doesn’t score a touchdown in Ames

Game Notes

The Matchup: Iowa State (14-9, 10-6 Big 12) vs West Virginia (17-3, 11-3 Big 12)

Where: Hilton Coliseum - Ames, Iowa

When: Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30 PM (CST)

TV: Big 12 Now on ESPN+ Talent: John Walters, Molly Parrott

Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield Talent: Noah Wolf, Brett Cooper

Live Stats: cyclonestats.com