7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2010
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Butler goes out in style as WVU handles Georgetown, which played without Freeman
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Da'Sean Butler kept the emotions of his final home game in check on the court, then let the tears flow afterward.Butler scored 22 points and West Virginia (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) beat Georgetown (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 81-68 on Monday night, clinching a double bye into the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.West Virginia (23-6, 12-5) led by as many as 27 points early in the second half and Georgetown, playing without ill leading scorer Austin Freeman, couldn't catch up. The free fall continues for the Hoyas (19-9, 9-8), who were ranked No. 7 three weeks ago and have lost four of five.
West Virginia used an extended stretch midway through the first half when Georgetown switched to a zone defense to surge ahead of the Hoyas. Georgetown abandoned the zone for much of the game afterward, but the damage was already done.
|Vs. Man-to-man||Vs. Zone|
• Da'Sean Butler (22 points) led four West Virginia players in double figures as the Mountaineers led by as many as 27 points in a home win over Georgetown.
• Devin Ebanks had 15 points and Kevin Jones added 14 for WVU, which has now won four of its last five games and secured a double bye in the Big East Tournament.
• Greg Monroe had 22 points and Chris Wright scored 21 in a losing effort for Georgetown, which played without guard Austin Freeman.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-49 (.490)||24-56 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||6-21 (.286)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-21 (.667)||27-34 (.794)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|