January 30, 2010

Butler, Jones rally Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN--Da'Sean Butler and Kevin Jones scored 16 of No. 9 West Virginia's final 19 points to upend Louisville, 78-75. The Mountaineers (17-3; 6-2 BIG EAST) outscored the Cardinals (13-8; 4-4 BIG EAST) 19-4 in the game's last 6:57.
 
Butler scored seven of his season-high 27 during that stretch, including the first three points of the run. Jones then reeled off nine unanswered points to draw the game at 71-all.
 
A three-pointer brought the game within six. Jared Swopshire's foul on the next possession yielded three more free throws to Jones, cutting the deficit in half.

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