Feb. 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Darryl Bryant (25) shoots in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame won 71-44. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

DePaul Vs. West Virginia: Mountaineers Dominate In Final Big East Home Game

Kevin Jones and Darryl Bryant combined for 50 points in two memorable Senior Night performances, as the Mountaineers avoided an upset and continued to keep their NCAA tournament chances alive and well.

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DePaul Vs. West Virginia Recap: Mountaineers Dominate Blue Demons In Final Big East Home Game

In the final Big East game at WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers put on an impressive showing as they try to stay on the bubble and play their way into the tournament in the final two weeks of the season. The last place DePaul Blue Demons provided little challenge on a night where the Mountaineers were hot from the floor and determined to avoid a resume-crushing loss. West Virginia rolled to a 92-75 home win.

In their final home game on Senior Night, Darryl "Truck" Bryant and Kevin Jones dominated the Blue Demons, combining for 50 of the Mountaineers' 92 points. Bryant got consistent penetration and was able to get to the free-throw line a whopping 16 times, hitting 12 from the charity stripe. He finished with 28 points. Jones had yet another impressive double-double, grabbing 16 rebounds while scoring 22 points. It was a great way for the seniors to go out.

West Virginia now heads south for a crucial game against the USF Bulls on Saturday. Both teams are on the bubble and fighting for seeding in the Big East tournament.

For more news, analysis and discussion on the Mountaineers, check out The Smoking Musket. For all your Big East hoops news as championship week heats up, check out Big East Coast Bias.

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DePaul Vs. West Virginia Score Update: Mountaineers Shoot Well To Take Control Over Last-Place DePaul

The West Virginia Mountaineers have jumped out to a comfortable 16-point lead over last place DePaul after 20 minutes at WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers had one of their best offensive halves of the season, shooting a scorching 50 percent from the floor and hitting four of six attempts from behind the arc to finish with 47 points.

Truck Bryant led WVU with 15 points, hitting two of four threes and getting into the lane to get to the foul line seven times. Kevin Jones is well on his way to yet another double-double, grabbing seven boards in addition to his 13 points. Led by Jones, West Virginia has dominated Oliver Purnell's club on the glass - holding a 14-rebound advantage over the Blue Demons in just 20 minutes of play. The Mountaineers must win tonight to keep their bubble hopes alive and create an opportunity to firmly play their way in next week in New York. And they're playing with that sense of urgency so far against a last-place team that has played almost every conference foe close this season.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Mountaineers, check out The Smoking Musket.

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DePaul Vs. West Virginia: Mountaineers Still Looking For A Big East Tournament Bye

The Mountaineers still have an opportunity to earn a bye in the Big East tournament. To stay alive in that race they need to defeat the DePaul Blue Demons in Morgantown Tuesday night.

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