Scores

Final

Iowa 68

(5-1, 1-0 away)

West Virginia 87

(4-0, 3-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    IOWA 29 3968
    WVU 48 3987

    Top Performers

    Iowa: A. Tucker 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    West Virginia: W. Smith 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    West Virginia 87, Iowa 68

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- John Flowers scored a team-high 14 points to lead West Virginia over Iowa 85-68 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.

    Flowers, who pulled down eight rebounds, was 7-of-8 from the field as the Mountaineers (4-0) used a 20-0 first-half run to open a huge margin. Joe Mazzulla and Alex Ruoff each added 13 points apiece to help West Virginia reach the tournament's championship game against the winner of the Kansas State-Kentucky game that followed.

    Anthony Tucker led Iowa (5-1) with a game-high 24 points.

    With the Hawkeyes leading 11-9, West Virginia went on the 20-0 run and never let the lead go below 14 points the rest of the way. Iowa had 17 turnovers in the first half as the Mountaineers built a 48-29 lead at halftime.

    The Hawkeyes will play in the third-place game on Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IOWA
    WVU
    Points 68 87
    FG Made-Attempted 20-37 (.541) 31-56 (.554)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 10-18 (.556)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 15-34 (.441)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2008-09 Season

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