12:00 PM ET, March 6, 2010
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Butler's 21 points, clutch basket in OT help send West Virginia past Nova
PHILADELPHIA -- Some situations conjure up great images. Even if they don't happen.West Virginia had just played its worst half of the season against Villanova on Saturday. Those who know the coaching techniques of Bob Huggins would expect him to put on a tremendous display in the locker room as he tries to right his team in the last game of the regular season.Wrong.There was no chair throwing, no wild tirade discussing the horrible offensive effort of the first half. There wasn't even a raised voice.
• West Virginia made its case toward a potential No. 1 seed with its fifth win in six games.
• Villanova's offense continued to struggle as it was held under 80 for the eighth straight game.
• Villanova, which took a 15-2 lead, is 4-5 in its last nine Big East games after starting 9-0 in conference play.
• It wasn't the prettiest of games as the teams combined for 47 fouls, 32 turnovers and 39 field goals (39-for-101, 38.6 percent).
• Da'Sean Butler led all scorers with 21 points and had 10 rebounds. Scottie Reynolds had 17 for Villanova, but was 1-for-8 from 3-point range.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-54 (.389)||18-47 (.383)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-24 (.333)||6-20 (.300)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-28 (.643)||24-35 (.686)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|