WVU's Staten, Williams Detail Iowa State Loss

There wasn't quite enough of several things in West Virginia's 74-72 loss to Iowa State on Saturday, namely shooting, passing and effort. The combination significantly hurt the Mountaineers' chances to win its home Big 12 opener, aspects point guard Juwan State and forward Devin Williams explored in the postgame.

Staten, who finished with a game-high 23 points, noted that the No. 14 Mountaineers faced perhaps the best passing team in the league in the 17th-rated Cyclones, and ISU's ability to score in transition by throwing the ball into the second level of the press and overall ballhandling ability were primary reasons the visitors escaped with a win. Staten speaks to those issues and recovering quickly for a solid Oklahoma team on Tuesday.

Williams, who played a game-high 34 minutes, discusses hiss ability to play with four guards, the lack of scoring and rebound help, his 14 points and 15 rebounds and the postgame locker room focus, which was mainly effort mixed with a bit of lacking execution. The sophomore also talks end game strategy, and bouncing back against the Sooners.


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