FINAL: West Virginia 73, Iowa State 59


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Hallie Christofferson gets into the paint against West Virginia on Jan. 15 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones lost to the Mountaineers 59-73. 

Dylan Montz

The Lowdown

A slow start to the game on offense proved to be too much for No. 13 Iowa State to overcome as it dropped its second conference game in a row at home, this time to West Virginia 73-59 on Wednesday night.

Senior forward Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) with 21 points, adding five rebounds. Freshman guard Jadda Buckley scored 15 points to go with six rebounds.

Christofferson and Buckley scored the first 17 points for Iowa State before Fallon Ellis hit a jumper with 4:06 remaining in the first half and Iowa State facing a 10-point deficit.

Turning Point

After trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, Iowa State climbed back into the game to draw the Mountaineers’ lead to only six points at 59-53 on a 3-pointer by Buckley with 6:57 remaining in the game.

West Virginia went on a 14-6 run, however, throughout the rest of the game en route to the win and handing Iowa State its second loss of the season.

X Factor

Hallie Christofferson — The senior scored 13 of the first 17 Iowa State points and played. She ended the game 9-of-12 in shooting from the field and was 3-for-3 from the charity stripe.

She played 39 minutes in the loss for Iowa State.

By The Numbers

12 — 3-pointers by West Virginia on 30 attempts Wednesday night.

33 — Rebounds by each team. Iowa State collected nine offensive rebounds and 24 defensive rebounds.

4 — Mountaineer players to reach double-figures in scoring.

2 — 3-pointers made by Iowa State on 20 attempts. The Cyclones did not make a 3-point shot in the first half.