WVU dishes blowout to in-state rival
If Marshall defeated WVU, it would have been the fourth time a No. 13 seed will have advanced to the Sweet 16 by beating a No. 4 and a No. 5 in consecutive games. That fourth spot will be left for some other team, as Marshall lost 94-71.
Marshall started off with an 18-13 lead, yet through the course of under five minutes, West Virginia went on a 13-0 run. The momentum went back and forth between the two teams, but the Mountaineers came on top, leaving the half leading 42-25. Jevon Carter of WVU was the only player in double figures so far, as the game was played very unselfishly in the first half.
West Virginia continued to dominate and ran away from Marshall, as Jevon Carter ended the game with 28 points. Lamont West added 18 points off of the bench, as a rally from the Thundering Herd was unthinkable.
West Virginia will face the top-seeded Villanova in the Sweet 16 on Friday the 30th.