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article imageNCAAB: West Virginia wins 84-76 win over Clemson

By Kristofor Molson     Mar 17, 2011 in Sports
March Madness is the best time of the year for college basketball, with you now being able to watch the games on four different channels you will not miss a beat. There have been so many upsets predicted, all we can do now is sit and wait.
The first half began and the Clemson Tigers looked like they were ready to knock the West Virginia Mountaineers off with a quick 7-2 lead. West Virgina tried to cut into the lead, but the Tigers continued to keep their pressure on pushing the lead to ten on a Demontez Stitt (16 point) layup. West Virginia bounced back as they got within four behind Darryl Bryant (19 points) and Kevin Jones (17 points) 3-pointers that made it 24-20. A Jonnie West (3 points) 3-pointer cut it to a one-point deficit, but a Stitt 3-pointer pushed it back to a four-point lead.
Clemson then went on a 10-2 run to push their lead ten on a pair of Milton Jennings (5 points) free-throws. Jerai Grant (13 points) made a layup, but a 13-3 run by the Mountaineers tied the game at the half 40-40.
Devin Booker and Jerai Grant had 13 points apiece, and Demontez Stitt added 16 points. Clemson also got big game from Andre Young, who led them in scoring with 22 points.
Darryl Bryant scored 19 points to lead West Virginia in scoring. Joe Mazzulla scored 12 points and Kevin Jones added 17 points. Deniz Kilicli came off the bench to score 11 points, and Dalton Pepper chipped in with 10 points.
Kevin Jones came out to give the Mountaineers a two point lead on a tip in and Clemson called a timeout. West Virginia added to the lead getting it to five on a Darryl Bryant jumper. Demontez Stitt got Clemson to within three on a layup, but Bryant answered with a 3-pointer to give West Virginia a 51-43 lead.
Clemson tried to cut into the lead getting it to seven, but West Virginia just seemed to have all the answers as Joe Mazzulla pushed it back to ten, and Dalton Pepper made it 59-47 on a tip in. The Mountaineers kept the lead and the pressure on as the Tigers could not get it close. West Virgina kept a ten point lead until the Tigers scored five straight points to get within six with 3:23 left in the game.
West Virginia went on a 10-5 run to close out the game, and advance to the next round.
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