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|NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/25/10
|SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In a classic double-overtime seesaw thriller, Kansas State pulled off one more miracle than Xavier and outlasted the determined Musketeers 101-96 in an epic game in the West Regional semifinal.
Jacob Pullen drained a 3-pointer with 31.2 seconds left in the second OT to send the second-seeded Wildcats to the Elite Eight Saturday against Butler, the No. 5 seed.
Xavier's Jordan Crawford hit a 35-foot shot with 4 seconds left in the first OT to tie it. Holloway sent the game into the first overtime by making three straight free throws after being fouled while shooting from behind the arc with 5 seconds left.
Crawford led Xavier with 32 points. Pullen was high man for the Wildcats with 28. He called the game "a classic" between "two teams that didn't want to see their season to end."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Butler, the Horizon League champion, is going to the Elite Eight. Syracuse, the top seed in the West Region, is going home.
The Bulldogs won their 23rd straight game by stunning Syracuse 63-59. Willie Veasley scored five of his 13 points during Butler's 11-0 run down the stretch.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- It will be an orderly No. 1 vs. No. 2 seed to determine the Final Four berth out of the East Regional.
Top-seeded Kentucky overcame an early 10-2 deficit and beat Cornell 62-45. DeMarcus Cousins scored 16 points as he and fellow super freshman John Wall were too much for the Ivy League champs.
Cornell, which lived by the three-point shot in its first two tourney games, hit just 5-of-21 from beyond the arc.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Second-seed West Virginia pulled away from Washington, 69-56.
Kevin Jones led the Mountaineers with 18 and Da'Sean Butler added 14 despite playing with a sore right hand injured in the second half. The Mountaineers have won nine straight and set a school record with their 30th victory.
The winners advanced to the regional finals Saturday and a shot at a Final Four berth.
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