9:00 PM ET, March 13, 2010
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Butler's latest game-winner gives West Virginia first Big East tournament crown
NEW YORK -- Da'Sean Butler's latest game-winner wasn't as dramatic as his first. This one did give West Virginia (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) its first Big East championship.The senior guard had a net draped around his neck, a brand new championship hat on his head and a special place forever in the hearts of Mountaineer fans."We wanted to win this for our state first because the people there love us so much and support us so much," Butler said. "I definitely know it means the world to them. ... That was our main concern, not letting the state down."
O'Neil: Road To Redemption
Perserverance paid off for the West Virginia Mountaineers in Saturday night's Big East title game, writes Dana O'Neil. Story
• After making his second game-winner in three days, West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler was named the Big East tournament's most outstanding player. Butler also joined Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley as the only players in school history to score 2,000 points.
• The Mountaineers secured their 23rd NCAA tournament appearance with the win.
• Georgetown was denied in its bid for an eighth Big East tournament championship.
• Chris Wright led the Hoyas with 20 points, shooting 6-for-18 from the field.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
National Invitation Tournament
NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Kevin Jones #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers react after hitting a three pointer against...(Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-47 (.426)||21-55 (.382)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-16 (.250)||4-16 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-16 (.875)||14-15 (.933)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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