(Photo by Gus Schlomer – Voice of Motown)
In front of a rowdy crowd at the WVU Coliseum, the West Virginia Mountaineers were able to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 79-63 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones.
Led by a strong effort from Taz Sherman, who made his first appearance since suffering a concussion at Baylor, the Mountaineer offense put together possibly their strongest performance of the season. The team as a whole finished with a shooting percentage of 50%, which has been far from the norm during their seven-game losing streak.
West Virginia also dominated the boards with a 37 to 28 advantage in the rebound department, and found success at the free throw line early and often connecting on 25 of 29 attempts.
West Virginia, now 14-9 on the season (3-7 in Big 12 play), hit the road on Saturday to take on Oklahoma State. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. with the game set to broadcast on ESPN2.