The Cyclones took care of business at home and exacted a little revenge in the process.
It wasn't a 25-point curb stomping, but Iowa State handled West Virginia, 83-66, Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum, even as Melvin Ejim sat much of the second half with a fourth foul. It's the No. 15 Cyclones' fourth consecutive win since they lost at West Virginia on Feb. 10, 102-77.
Playing a similar lineup to when Ejim missed the team's first three games with injury, sophomore guard Naz Long made the most of his extended minutes, hitting 5 of 7 three-pointers for 15 points.
Georges Niang (24) and DeAndre Kane (17) hit point totals above their season scoring averages. Three minutes into, Ejim argued his third foul call and was quickly hit with a technical — sending him to the bench with four.
Freshman point guard Monté Morris achieved a rare stat line: 12 assists, seven rebounds, five points on 1-for-4 shooting.
For the second time this season Ejim (seven points) failed to score in double figures.
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins received a technical in the first half, underscoring a chippy contest that saw several minor skirmishes break out — not a shock after Eron Harris was ejected and Dustin Hogue issued a Flagrant 1 in the second half of the Feb. 10 game in Morgantown.
Harris, the Big 12's second-leading scorer behind Ejim, poured in 15 but was 0-for-5 from three-point range. Juwan Staten dropped 19 points.