West Virginia beats Kentucky to reach Final Four

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17
points in his first start of the season to help West Virginia beat
top-seeded Kentucky 73-66 in the East Regional final Saturday to
advance to its first Final Four since 1959.
Da'Sean Butler scored 18 points for the second-seeded
Mountaineers (31-6), who won their 10th straight game. Mazzulla
started because West Virginia lost point guard Darryl Bryant to a
broken foot this week in practice.
Coach Bob Huggins returned to his alma mater and guided the
Mountaineers to their first Final Four since Jerry West was on the
team.
John Wall scored 19 points for Kentucky (35-3), which hasn't
played in a Final Four since winning the national championship in
1998. John Calipari's first season with the Wildcats was a success
in every way until the end. Kentucky missed its first 20
3-pointers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-03-27-10 2139EDT


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