INDIANAPOLIS – Quick thoughts with Duke up 67-52 on West Virginia with 7:07 remaining.
West Virginia all-American senior Da'Sean Butler left the court with what appeared to be a severe left knee injury. His knee buckled as he drove inside the lane. He was writhing in pain as he lay on the court. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins barked at the official for not calling a foul and then knelt down within inches of Butler’s face to comfort his star senior. Butler was helped up but couldn’t put any weight on his left leg. He made it to the side of the court, then stopped and had to be helped to the locker room. It was a crushing blow to his career and to the Mountaineers.
Duke continues to make shots and has stretched its lead, preventing any chance for the Mountaineers to come back.
West Virginia has committed plenty of frustration fouls in the second half.
Duke has been the far superior offensive team.