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Iowa State Men held off by West Virginia

Iowa State Men held off by West Virginia

AMES, Iowa (AP) Taz Sherman hit two free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining and finished with 18 points as No. 17 West Virginia (12-5, 5-3 Big 12) held on to beat Iowa State (2-10, 0-7 Big 12) 76-72 on Tuesday night.

Sherman was 5 of 7 from the floor and made 7 of 8 shots from the line to lead the Mountaineers.

Solomon Young returned after missing two games due to COVID-related issues and scored 15 points. Tyler Harris also scored 15 points for Iowa State.

West Virginia moved out to a 63-48 lead on a 3-pointer by Sherman, but then Iowa State began chipping away.

The Cyclones closed within 74-72 with 1:37 remaining on jumper by Rasir Bolton, but Iowa State missed two shots in the final minute and committed a costly turnover.

Sherman hit two free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.

A layup and free throw by Young gave the Cyclones a 24-17 lead in the first half.

West Virginia countered with a 19-2 run. Miles McBride scored on a dunk and followed with a jumper, giving the Mountaineers a 34-26 advantage.

Iowa State missed nine straight shots as West Virginia seized control. The Mountaineers were up 42-31 at halftime.

UP NEXT

West Virginia: The Mountaineers’ next six games are against ranked teams, starting with Saturday’s game against. No. 23 Kansas.

Iowa State: Plays three straight on the road, starting with Saturday’s game at No. 9 Oklahoma.

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