MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Simply put, West Virginia had never played as well since joining the Big 12 as it did Monday night, getting its second win against a ranked opponent in the past six days after failing to beat one for more than two years.
The Mountaineers built their biggest lead in a Big 12 game and scored the most points in any conference game since 2006 in a 102-77 win against No. 11 Iowa State before 8,177 inside the Coliseum.
"I think we can bring out a game like that every night," forward Remi Dibo said. "(Monday) the shots happened to fall in for guys like myself, but I think this is something we can do any time."
Dibo was 7-for-10 from the floor and 6-for-8 from 3-point range for a game-high 20 points to lead the Mountaineers, who hadn't scored more points since beating Maryland-Eastern Shore 110-44 in 2007 and hadn't scored as many points in a conference game since topping Marquette 104-85 in 2006.
Juwan Staten scored 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to chase the first triple-double at WVU since 1975. Eron Harris and Terry Henderson both had 16 points. Nathan Adrian added nine points and Gary Browne and Kevin Noreen both scored eight as they helped WVU's bench outscore Iowa State's 27-15.
The Mountaineers shot 53.8 percent (35-for-65) and made 13 of 22 3-pointers and 19 of 21 free-throw attempts.
WVU (15-10, 7-5 Big 12) built a 21-point lead in the first half and led by as many as 32 points after halftime. The biggest lead in a Big 12 game was a 23-point edge in the second half of a win against TCU last season.
Iowa State, the No. 1 in the conference and No. 4 in the country in scoring at 85 points per game, was 26-for-71 and missed 19 of 23 3-point shots.
Melvin Ejim, the conference's leading scorer who set the Big 12 record with 48 points Saturday, made his first shot 21 seconds into the game and missed his final eight.
He scored six points, but pulled down 12 rebounds as Iowa State outrebounded WVU 44-34. Georges Niang had 17 points, Dustin Hogue 15 points and 10 rebounds, DeAndre Kane 14 points, Matt Thomas 13 and Monte Morris 10.
The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by double digits for the final 29:25.
"From start to finish, it was just a poor effort on our end," said Iowa State coach Fed Hoiberg, whose team has now played Saturday-Monday games the past three weeks and looked like it against WVU. "We let them come out and get way too comfortable.
"We were not able to come out and challenge West Virginia's shooters. The Mountaineers were also able to do a good job at the rim. They had seven 3-pointers and eight layups at halftime. We ultimately gave them too much time and did not take anything away from them."