9:12 PM ET, April 3, 2010
Duke ends West Virginia's season, advances to first national title game since '01
INDIANAPOLIS -- After tossing a big, wet blanket on one feel-good story, Duke gets to go after another.They don't call 'em the Devils for nothing.Jon Scheyer scored 23 points Saturday night to lift Duke, the team so many folks love to hate, to a 78-57 victory over West Virginia and set up a meeting against tiny Butler -- a classic matchup of big vs. little, with the national title on the line."I think they're one of the best teams in the country," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of his upcoming opponent, which has won 25 straight. "I think a Cinderella would be more if somebody had eight or nine losses and pulled some upsets."
West Virginia's defense let the Mountaineers down against Duke. What had previously been a stingy outfit throughout the tournament suddenly surrendered more points and a higher field-goal percentage against the Blue Devils in Indianapolis.
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NCAA Mens Tournament
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-46 (.413)||29-55 (.527)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||13-25 (.520)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-19 (.737)||7-9 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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