MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In the giddy aftermath of shelling No. 11 Iowa State 102-77, guard Gary Browne suggested it might have been the most complete victory he has experienced in three seasons at West Virginia.

“It’s just a great win for us and a great win for the state,” Browne said. “That’s a good team right there and we held them to 35 percent (shooting).”

The actual Iowa State shooting percentage was 36—still the second-worst performance of the season for the Cyclones, who came in shooting 47 percent.

Browne said the defensive effort has been crucial to West Virginia winning four of its past five games.

“It’s been the defense,” he said. “We don’t have a problem scoring the ball. We’re not focused on scoring the ball; we’re focused on getting stops.”

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  • andrew

    Gary Browne would possibly be a started for any other big 12 team (not Ok State). love this guy and I love that he loves West va! LETS GO EERS

  • Allen

    This the WVU first complete game of the season. I found myself waiting for scoring lapse to come of 5 to 9 minutes and watching the lead disappear. It never came. I am proud of the way these guys have scrapped and pulled together.

  • Bill Tanzey

    West Virginia U's defense was incredible. The unselfish play on offense, combined with smart and aggressive play, simply flummoxed ISU. Last night WVU would have beaten any team in America. This team is far improved over where it was a month ago. The future is bright.

    • Scott Rebrook

      Well said Bill - and yes ISU was flummoxed. The defense finally looked like a Bob Huggins defense. They still are not quite there (see WVU 2010), but they are getting closer

  • GoEers

    Big time win against a big time team on the big stage!! It's a great day to be a mountaineer wherever you may be!!

  • tw eagle

    savor the taste of Victory Mr Browne , WELL DONE MOUNTAINEERS ! ! you Mounties have worked hard to get here - no time to rest , or think about it , onward & upward . . .
    get them dancing 'shoes' out of the closet and look at them - think how good it will feel to put them on and go dancing . . . STOP . . .

    don't polish the shoes just YET , got a bit more work to do in the XII . . . I got a feeling that you Mounties got a 'good ' hunger for the month of March . . .

    Let's Gooo Mountaineeerrrsss ! ! !