No. 7 West Virginia 60, No. 22 Georgetown 58
Da’Sean Butler’s second game-winner in three days gave West
Virginia its first Big East championship.
The senior guard, who banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to
give West Virginia a quarterfinal win, scored in the lane with 4.2
seconds left and the seventh-ranked Mountaineers beat No. 22
Georgetown 60-58 on Saturday night.
Third-seeded West Virginia, the only one of the top four seeds
to escape the quarterfinals, was making its second championship
game appearance. Just like its two other wins in this tournament,
this one was close and Butler had a lot to do with it.
Butler, who had 20 points for the Mountaineers (27-6), was
selected the tournament MVP and there wasn’t much doubt about
Chris Wright had 20 points for the eighth-seeded Hoyas (23-10).
His length-of-the-court drive to tie the game came up short.