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Louisville Vs. West Virginia: Mountaineers Win In Dramatic Fashion

Aaron will be back later with a full recap, but the Mountaineers won this one thanks to a dramatic comeback, pulling off another upset of a strong Big East team. WVU trailed by five with less than 30 second left in the game, but Casey Mitchell quickly hit two huge three-pointers. Truck Bryant then hit two foul shots with less than a second remaining to give WVU a 72-70 win.

Kevin Jones had 25 points and 16 rebounds (11 of them on the offensive glass) for the Mountaineers, while John Flowers had 12 points. The Mountaineers shot only 21-for-62 from the field, but made up for that with a ton of offensive rebounds and 26-for-29 shooting from the foul line.

Kyle Kuric had 21 points for the Cardinals, while Preston Knowles had 15 and Chris Smith had 14.

With the win, West Virginia clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament, which begins March 8, and strengthened its potential position in the NCAA Tournament, although whether or not the Mountaineers would make it was not really in doubt.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.