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Ugly loss for the Mountaineers but Iowa State get good win

January 18, 2015 19:09:05 UK

The West Virginia Mountaineers have an entire week to contemplate Saturday’s rout at the hands of the Texas Longhorns before getting back on the court for the visit of TCU.

Ranked 16th in the nation, at least until the new Associated Press Top 25 poll comes out on Monday, the Mountaineers shot a miserable 24% from the field at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin with only Gary Browne in double figures.

Instead it was all Texas, who dominated early and often with strong performances from Cameron Ridley, Jonathan Holmes and Myles Turner, with the latter continuing to lead the Longhorns in scoring despite coming off the bench. Overshadowed somewhat by Jahlil Okafor at Duke and Stanley Johnson in Arizona, Turner is the real deal and a potential freshman of the year candidate.

Texas had come into the contest following back-to-back defeats to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State despite a useful non-conference campaign. Somewhat ironically given the talent that is on the Longhorns’ side, the losses to the Sooners and Cowboys may have been just what was required to get the attention of Rick Barnes’ team who, by any reasonable measure, have the ability to be ranked in the Top 10.

Over in Ames, the Iowa State Cyclones added to the considered opinion that the Big 12 might just be the deepest Conference in the nation with an 86-81 victory over the Jayhawks of Kansas. All five starters were in double figures for Iowa State, who were edged by the Baylor Bears earlier in the week.

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Ugly loss for the Mountaineers but Iowa State get good win

January 18, 2015 19:09:05 UK

The West Virginia Mountaineers have an entire week to contemplate Saturday’s rout at the hands of the Texas Longhorns before getting back on the court for the visit of TCU.

Ranked 16th in the nation, at least until the new Associated Press Top 25 poll comes out on Monday, the Mountaineers shot a miserable 24% from the field at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin with only Gary Browne in double figures.

Instead it was all Texas, who dominated early and often with strong performances from Cameron Ridley, Jonathan Holmes and Myles Turner, with the latter continuing to lead the Longhorns in scoring despite coming off the bench. Overshadowed somewhat by Jahlil Okafor at Duke and Stanley Johnson in Arizona, Turner is the real deal and a potential freshman of the year candidate.

Texas had come into the contest following back-to-back defeats to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State despite a useful non-conference campaign. Somewhat ironically given the talent that is on the Longhorns’ side, the losses to the Sooners and Cowboys may have been just what was required to get the attention of Rick Barnes’ team who, by any reasonable measure, have the ability to be ranked in the Top 10.

Over in Ames, the Iowa State Cyclones added to the considered opinion that the Big 12 might just be the deepest Conference in the nation with an 86-81 victory over the Jayhawks of Kansas. All five starters were in double figures for Iowa State, who were edged by the Baylor Bears earlier in the week.

Don’t forget, you can earn up to 50% more on your NCAAB pre-game parlays with bet365’s fantastic 50% Parlay Bonus.

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