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A redemptive road for the Mountaineers

Perseverance pays off as West Virginia beats Georgetown in Big East title game

Originally Published: March 14, 2010
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It's only a basketball game, 40 minutes of chucking a ball into a modernized peach basket. It can't cure what ails you. It can't erase mistakes and it can't rewrite the past.

But sometimes, when the stars align and the moment is just right, a basketball game can mean a little bit more.

"I'm standing here, 56 years old and compared to when I was 26, I didn't understand,'' West Virginia assistant coach Billy Hahn said. "I didn't realize everything ...

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