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Terry Henderson scored 16 points in West Virginia’s 102-77 rout of Iowa State, but the school tweeted that he’ll miss Wednesday night’s game with a lingering illness.

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia players certainly remember the Feb. 10 win over Iowa State, seeing as how they celebrated by jumping into the student section and haven’t won since.

Iowa State also remembers that night clearly, from WVU dominating the final score 102-77 to the MMA-style kick-and-hammer sequence that occurred late in the blowout.

As the teams prepared to rematch Wednesday night in Ames, the first meeting remained a spot of contention and incentive.

“Both teams have a bitter taste in their mouths about what was going on at the end of that game,” said Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim.

To recount, the chippiness started with West Virginia up by 30 in the late stages when ISU forward Dustin Hogue grabbed Eron Harris by the throat while scrapping for a rebound. Two possessions later, Hogue skied for an offensive rebound and jutted out his leg to kick WVU’s Kevin Noreen in the chest. Hogue then passed to the cutting Monte Morris, who was cracked across the shoulder and neck by Eron Harris.

Harris was ejected with a Flagrant 2 foul and Hogue received a Flagrant 1.

Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg, asked this week about the blowout result and the game’s overly physical conclusion, said his team remembers both aspects so well, “That’s something I don’t have to bring up.”

West Virginia hadn’t scored 102 points in a league game since 2006, and certainly hadn’t overpowered such a quality opponent in its brief Big 12 history. Iowa State hadn’t lost by such a wide margin since February 2011, Hoiberg’s first season as coach.

The Cyclones have responded by winning three consecutive games since.

“Whenever you lose by 25 points to an unranked team, it should definitely wake you up,” said Iowa State forward Georges Niang. “For sure you’re going to have that date circled on the calendar. Obviously we’re excited to get them in here and get things rolling.”

Added Ejim, a conference player of the year candidate who was held to six points in the first meeting: “You want to serve back what they gave you.”

As brutally ineffective as Ejim was in Morgantown—he had a bucket on the game’s first possession and then no more—Hoiberg said the debacle hung on many shoulders.

“It wasn’t just Melvin—it was our whole team,” Hoiberg said. “You’ve go to give a lot of credit to West Virginia. They played a complete game and exposed us in a lot of areas.

“I guess there’s times over the course of the season where you have games that show your guys they’re not as good as they think they are, and that was certainly one of those nights for us.”

SCOUTING IOWA STATE
Tipoff: Wednesday, 8 p.m. in Ames, Iowa (Big 12 Network)
Records: The Cyclones (21-5, 9-5) beat Michigan, Iowa and BYU in nonconference play and are tied with Texas for second in the Big 12. They have gone 13-1 this season at Hilton Coliseum, which erupts with one of the league’s most energized home crowds.  … The Mountaineers (15-12, 7-7), haven fallen off the NCAA bubble for now by suffering double-digit losses to Texas and Baylor, may need to win their four remaining regular-season games to secure an NCAA at-large berth.
RPIs: Iowa State is No. 11 and WVU is No. 83.
Coach: Famously nicknamed “The Mayor” as a Cyclone player, Fred Hoiberg is enjoying another term in office as successful coach. His record stands 83-44 in his fourth season, where his alma mater is a lock for its third straight NCAA tournament berth.
Iowa State’s top players: Ejim was just 1-of-9 shooting in the first meeting, two nights after scoring a Big 12 single-game record 48 against TCU. His 18.9 points per game lead the league.  … Ex-Marshall standout DeAndre Kane is averaging 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and six assist per games. He made only 6-of-15 shots in Morgantown and committed five turnovers against two assists. … Georges Niang (16.5 points, 4.3 rebounds) produced 17 points against WVU two weeks ago but turned the ball over six times before fouling out.
WVU roster notes: Terry Henderson, WVU’s third-leading scorer at 12.1 points per game, was ruled out of the Iowa State game with an undisclosed illness that kept him out of Saturday’s loss to Baylor. … Eron Harris has averaged 26.5 points in WVU’s last two losses and ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring overall at 18.1 points per game. He vowed not to be distracted by the Iowa State fans who will likely jeer him hard about the harsh retaliation foul he committed against ISU. “I don’t really care about the fans, at all,” he said. “They don’t have anything to do with me.” … Juwan Staten ranks third in the Big 12 in scoring (18.0) and first in assists (6.0), but his shooting has fallen off the past two games, going 12-of-32. … Since stunning ISU with a 20-point night, Remi Dibo has scored eight points in two games on 2-of-7 shooting.
Line: Iowa State favored by 9
Prediction: Iowa State 86-66
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Comments

  • Aaron

    With no Terry Henderson, unless Brown, Adrian, Dibo or Williams about faces from last Saturday, I'm not so sure WV can find someone beyond Harris and Staten with enough canoodles to shoot the ball. As such, I'm not so sure I like their chances tonight. I just hope it doesn't get too ugly.

    • GoEers

      Does anyone know if the game is going to be televised tonight?

      • Alex

        GoEers go to the next page and look at my post

        • GoEers

          Another poster hijacked my screen name and posed that question to you. I'm already out at a bar getting ready to watch the game.

          Just an FYI on what certain people do on these boards.

          • Alex

            No problem my friend.

    • mad hatter

      wow, how astute, you overwhelm me with your intellectual grasp of the situation,, do you concur

      • Aaron

        I very much concur that I overwhelm you daily but I continue to pray you gain the strength to overcome the demons that plague you my friend.

        • Aaron

          I understand Mr. Hatter. It's good that you have this release. I know it helps you with your cutting issues.

      • Hogs Breath

        Richard Noggin...GFY!

        • Beaver Sniffer

          And 1

          • Aaron

            Mountaineer nation one and all is praying for you, Hatter, Larry, Barry or whoever you are as you read this. We don't look down and we don't judge Mr. Hatter, we love those less fortunate than us.

  • DWM

    Without Henderson there is no chance that we beat Iowa State. I anticipate this will be ugly. When Staten, Harris, and Henderson play well we are a handful. When they don't we are exposed.

    Unfortunately this will put the final nail in our NCAA Tourney hopes.

    Hopefully Henderson can be back before the NIT.

    • Aaron

      Someone has to step up and be willing to shoot the ball. That didn't happen Saturday. If Dibo doesn't step up and play, it could get ugly fast.

    • mad hatter

      get reel, we were onthe outside looking in as far as the ncaa, what do we have 12 losses,,and 15 wins,, and we'll lose at least 3 of our last 4 ... you're in never neverland if you thought we'd make the ncaa

      • Aaron

        For once, the illustrous Mr. Hatter has printed something that has a tone of correctness to it.

        I know, I know, given his history under various alter-ego's, that is not something we see every day but hey, even a broke clocks right twice a day and the blind squirrel can manage an acorn every now and then. It's time like these that we should all celebrate the young man's success.

        Congratulations Hatter for that very astute insight. I complete agree with you that WVU, barring a couple of upsets and a run in the tournament in Kansas City, is likely left to play in the NIT.

        May the good lord be with you during your challenging times.

        • mad hatter

          l]Let's see,,, astute,,, wow,, did you look that up, or did mom help you on that one?... and challenging ,, that's a big word for you,,, now use it three times and it's yours...
          wow,, you really spilled your guts on that one,, and almost made a few complete sentences.

          • Aaron

            Thank you my very special friend. Nay the good lord continue to help you with the demons that foster your anger and discontent.

      • Hogs Breath

        Richard Noggin..,GFY!

        • Aaron

          JLU MH.

          So does Mountaineer nation one and all, we don't look down on those of you less fortunate than us.

          • Romney Rum Runner

            I love it when you talk dirty. Take me.

          • Aaron

            I'm sorry hatter, I know you have issues. I'll continue to pray for you.

          • K 9

            Dude...you are so far off base it's unbelievable...I'm not the Hat Less Wonder - rethink your strategy and go pray about the fool you are making of yourself

    • william

      If you have a head coach with CLASS, GREAT CHARACTER, then you have a winner!
      Look at "Sweatsuit" Huggins -
      What type of guy is HUGGINS?
      He has taken WVU to a all time low.
      How bad does it need to get before this terrible coach is FIRED?
      Get use to losing WVU fans.
      ITS A VERY SAD TIME TO BE A MOUNTAINEER FAN WHEREVER YOU MAY BE
      And yes,
      I'M LOVIN' IT

      • The Real KeatonsCorner

        What type of man is Huggins?

        The type who raises millions for cancer research and the fallen miners around the state of WV...........

        aka

        A much better man than someone who has to hide on the internet in anonymity in order to feel like a big man.

        • nashville cat

          millions my a== maybe thousands but not millions.

          he wants up to come up with 100 grand for his charity,,,, why don't he contribute ten days pay and come up with it himself,, selfish.

          • The Real KeatonsCorner

            Even in the hundreds of thousands range, he's still a much better human being than internet trolls such as yourself.

          • Aaron

            I'll pray Mr. Hatter that you nor your mother upstairs never need the services as of one of his charity Mr. Hatter.

          • Mark

            How do you know he doesn't make a large contribution?

        • william

          "Sweatsuit" Huggins makes $10,000.00 dollars everyday!
          That's $70,000.00 every week!
          How much did he donate of his money?
          NOT VERY MUCH.

          • Aaron

            You're privy to his tax return?

          • Large Mouth Bass

            U'r like my last colonoscopy - painful

          • Aaron

            Jesus still loves you Hatter

      • Charleston

        WVU by 3 in overtime.

        • nashville cat

          we lose by double figures if henderson doesn't play.

          • Charleston

            You are probably right, but I hope you are horribly wrong. It will be a tough game without T-Hen.

      • squad

        "he has taken wvu to an all time low"

        if you say that, you don't know even the last 20 years of wvu basketball...

        and I am convinced after years of this constant obsession that William is totally and completely off his rocker..

        you have to wonder about somebody's frame of mind who spends so much time pushing the hate.

        • squad

          he truly defines the word "pathetic".

  • bball fan

    I hope WVU worked on defending a ball screen bc if they didn't fix it it'll be a long long night for the eers.

    • nashville cat

      is that all you people know is , ball screens? how bout simply rebounding and playing defense all over the court and not taking plays off to salute the crowd so they realize you're a superstar,,, right Harris?

  • justin

    i just hope we dont get embarrassed tonight. go eers

  • leroy j gibbs

    wvu loses out the rest of the season
    lets go mountaineers!

    • KeatonsCorner

      simple troll is simple

      • jethrobodine

        truth is very painful i know. i bet you cried when you found out there wasnt a santa claus

  • mad hatter

    It;s the refs , stupid they are causing all this turmoil in Ukraine, and they alone have caused the economy to go into the gutter.
    I look at the polar vortexes , and i see big 12 refs standing at the north pole directing polar vortex traffic to head south to the good ole usa.
    And i sense, that they are also responsible for Seatle winning the super bowl.. It's the same conspiracy going on here with wvu and us getting charged with all those fouls.. It's a conspiracy, stupid.

    • pinball wizzard

      mad hatter, though at times you seem a bit out in left field, i for one, have to agree with you ,and pretty much disagree with aaron, whoever he is today.
      That vortex always seems to hit morgantown and snows on the hilly roads going up frat row,, go phi sigs,,, and right when it's the worst occasion..
      Ukraine will side with russia whether the like it or not, because of what mad hatter said, write it down,, the big 12 refs hate us.

      • real real keatonscorner

        Yea it's the refs! what a bunch of cry babies you posers are. Anytime WVU gets beat sensless it is the refs who cheated WVU. Couldn't be we stink, could it?

    • TruthTeller

      I think the mad hatter is a conspiracy itself.

    • TruthTeller

      Nobody said anything about the refs causing anything but the outcome of the games. Learn to comprehend what you read. You are blowing everything out of proportion like a female would.
      Maybe that is the problem. Maybe you are a female?

  • Aaron

    Allan-Is there word on whether Terry Henderson is going to play tonight?

    • The Wisetalker

      You tell us...You are the self professed expert?

      If you don't know, Allan surely doesn't and what makes you think he is going to answer you if he did know?

      • KeatonsCorner

        I heard Terry got the mono from smooching on Kathy, Larry.............. better get your house in order.

        • The Wisetalker

          Is that you Aaron? or is it Keaton's Corner? or KeatonsCorner ll, or The Real Keaton'sCorner, or Dave, or shawn, or GoEers, or steve, or stevewvu, or rtdeco or troll...who am I leaving out?

          • GoEers

            Hi Larry Jeffords...since you asked where GoEers was, I thought that I would let you know that I am now here. How have you been? Since you are a self proclaimed Marshall fan (and since you post on WVU articles, that does make you the definition of a troll) let us know how their bball team is doing this year. Is there a chance that Mu will make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 26 YEARS?

          • GoEers

            Larry you were leaving out about a dozen others that get on here and call you out for being the pathetic marshall fan troll that you are.

        • nashville cat

          i heard got a swelled head and can't get it in the bus so he might be a little drooped over tonight when he plays, and williams broke his glasses and has to use pop bottle ends for glasses, so he's still adjusting to them.

    • Charleston

      No. Terry Henderson is out for
      3-4 weeks d/t Mononucleosis. This was reported sometime this week during the Statewide Sportsline on Metronews stations.

    • Allan Taylor

      @Aaron: It's in the story above ... "Terry Henderson, WVU’s third-leading scorer at 12.1 points per game, was ruled out of the Iowa State game with an undisclosed illness that kept him out of Saturday’s loss to Baylor."

      • Master of One

        Aaron never reads the articles obviously.

        • nashville cat

          i concur that aaron is too intelligent to actually, "read" the article, he absorbs info by osmosis when he's sleeping on the bb court

      • william

        With WVU sports everything is a big secret!
        UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS?

        • The Real KeatonsCorner

          There's this thing called HIPAA, moron

          • GoEers

            Do you really think that little whiny brother William knows what HIPPA is?

      • Aaron

        I rarely read the notes. Thanks for answering my question...again.

        • nashville cat

          being mentally challenged, you sometimes concur that you did to concur with some of the posters.. just concurring.

    • Tyrone

      read the article and you would not ask stupid questions

      • Aaron

        If I didn't ask the question Mr. Hatter what would you and your multitude of persona find to do?

        I'll keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to struggle.

  • mad hatter

    If nothing else this will be a moral victory tonight, and that's as good as a win. We know the refs. will charge us with many fouls and Huggies will protest and try to throw his weight around, which is about 350 lbs. but the refs are already bought off ,and they will make sure we don't win.

  • jay zoom

    (dave) help the athletic do what. buy a bottle of MD 20/20 for $3.00 a gallon then sell to the fans for $10.00 a glass. a small glass that is.

  • Alex

    Talk and say what you want about the officials. They do have a lot to say how a game is won and lost. The foul calling is part of it , charging, blocking, inbound calls, jump ball , walking , out outbound calls, ( last touch ball ). All of those calls affect the outcome all the game it means who gets passion who don't, I have 43 years of officiating , A little about me, college-level , Big Ten, ACC. Mostly, ( retired living in wild wonderful West Virginia. ) Masters from WVU..... Don't tell me West Virginia has not gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to officiating in the big 12, Truth Teller right on.

    • mad hatter

      i concur , they just don't like us.

  • jay zoom

    (truth teller) are you related to Bobby. check the box score in the morning paper - I have -- its pretty close as far as fouls are concerned. lets face it the team sucks. today tomorrow and for awhile to come. Oliver cannot file a complaint because he is out in the parking lot ripping off the WVU faithful for $20.00.

    • The Real KeatonsCorner

      Sorry you can't afford the cheap parking...

    • Dave

      Just think about it this way, your $20 is going to help the athletic department. It's also better than parking somewhere else for $10 and then walk a mile in the snow and cold.

      • The Wisetalker

        Help the Athletic department?

        Maybe be can take up an offering to help them out...

        Wait!!!.....

        ...Aren't they making 20-30 Million dollars a year from the Big 12?

        Why yes...I think they are...

        • Kathy Jeffords

          Lar,

          I don't think the good Lord taught us to be judgmental. What would your ministry think of your actions online?

          - Love, Your Wife

          Kathy Jeffords

          • Tyrone

            Bringing religion to a sports column is a sin and a big no no.

          • GoEers

            hahahahahahahahah!!!!!!

            listen to your wife larry Jeffords!!!

        • GoEers

          That's right Larry they are (actually will be in 2016) making between 20-30 million just with the big 12 television rights.

          Don't ever forget that.

          It's a great day to be a mountaineer wherever you may be!!!

  • TruthTeller

    According to the media morons, only WVU has the worst fan base in America. All the other fans don't do anything wrong its only the WVU fans in America. I am so sick of the media liars of today. None of them have any integrity at all.
    Maybe we take the media and the crooks in DC and ship them out to a deserted island some where never to be seen again.

  • TruthTeller

    Don't you just love the fact that WVU plays the same type of schedule as the other Big 12 teams but seems to have the highest RPI and BPI. How is that? Is this how the Big 12 welcomes WVU by making sure they are treated like the red headed step child?

    • The Real KeatonsCorner

      see, there's this thing called strength of schedule.......... and it dictates everything you said above, champ....

      We're the ones who scheduled lightly this season. We're the ones who lost to VT and Purdue.... basement-dwellers of their conferences.

      No, wait, I forgot......... it's a GRAND CONSPIRACY!

      • Darren

        We did not schedule lightly. Just the opposite is true. RPI is low because we lost those games. SOS (strength of schedule) is high.

        • The Real KeatonsCorner

          This is by far the weakest SOS that Bob Huggins has scheduled since arriving at WVU. His own words.... Our SOS is 56......... it's usualy half that at this point in the season.

    • mad hatter

      it's a conspiracy, they are out to get us.. They invited us into the league to punish us for our wrong doings.
      Anyone who is'nt blind can see during each game the refs get together in front of the opposing team's bench with their coach, and decide who they will foul out for wvu. No doubt, i have been officiating for 76 yrs on the pro, college and high school level, and i conclude all the coaches and refs of the big12 are in on it, to get us.

      • TruthTeller

        Conspiracy- telling the truth that cowards will not admit is true because they would just pee in their pants and cry like little girls if it was true so they deny the truth.

      • real real keatonscorner

        Madhatter: You couldn't direct a one car funeral, let alone ref for 76 years. You couldn't find your backside if they gave you a map. Just a worthless loser who is polluting earth by being on it. What a waste your life is.

  • TruthTeller

    There is no doubt that WVU will lose tonight. The Big 12 refs will make sure of it. I am so sick of the bias calls against WVU by the Big12 officials. WVU gets fouled, pushed and shoved, knocked down, punched, karate kicked and nothing is called but if WVU even looks at the shooter a foul is called, usually always if the shot did not go in. Oliver Luck needs to file a complaint or nothing will ever change.

    • The Real KeatonsCorner

      For the one-millionth time, there's no such thing as Big 12 referees....

      Our fouls per game have went up a grand total of 1/2 a foul, despite much stricter foul rules in college basketball..... a grand total of 2 fouls from WVU's best defensive team ever, the 2010 team...

      2 whole fouls. 2. Losers cry about cheating refs. Winners prevail.

    • KeatonsCorner

      I disagree. WVU WILL WIN BY 5. We have this team's number and we have a hall of fame coach to boot.

      Juwan Staten is the real deal. He dribbles a lot and the opposition don't like it - you can see it all over their faces. His play represents an unprecedented precedent. This next game with Iowa State is critical. We must have 99% for the entire 60 minutes.

      We need fewer Marshall Trolls and more devoted WVU diehards. If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day. I never make predictions, and I never will but I believe we win by 5.

      Huggs has definitely fixed this team. All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed. Next year we win the conference!

      • Jay

        I think you make excellent points. However, I do not think WVU will win tonight. These are two teams going in opposite directions right now, the game is in Ames, and Iowa State will be primed to avenge the loss in Morgantown. I hope I'm wrong, but I predict a loss for WVU along the lines of Allan's point spread.

        I hope you're right. Go Mountaineers!

      • Master of One

        Whatever Keaton has been smoking I want some because he is higher than a kite.

    • mad hatter

      if it were not for the big 12 refs. we would be undefeated inthe conf. No doubt , we are probably the best team in the conf.. and given a fair and level playing field, we can beat anyone and be NC's. The big 12 just has it in for us, our athletic program is so much better than anyother team so they want to bring us down.THe big 12 actually hates us.
      Oliver Luck needs to go to Obama and get some of that free money for the poor and come back to wvu and build us some athletes that can compete.
      NO wonder the big 12 didn't want anyone else, we are their suckers..
      But at least we have 5 moral victories in the conf. the most of any other team

      • TruthTeller

        I would like to take the mad hatter and put him in the white house along with the only
        Satan worshipers.

  • jay zoom

    no Henderson no win actually even if Henderson was to play it would be a loss back in the locker room the old battle cry, wait until next year. I doubt it, THANKS OLLIE

    • Kevin

      I keep telling your mother "wait until next year" too......but she just will not listen, keeps hounding me............could you tell to stop please?

      • GoEers

        I think you are talking about jay zoom's stepmom...do you think the biological mother would want to keep a son who is an absolute abortion?