BUFFALO, N.Y. 83-71 is your final from Buffalo. West Virginia survives and advances. The Mountaineers scored the game's first ten points and did not give up the lead once. A team that prides themselves on their defense, it's actually hard to realize that this team is also capable of making shots as WVU hit 50 percent from the floor.
The Irish made their run closing within four points near the mid point of the first half, but the Mountaineer guards played damage control scoring 22 of the team's final 32 points.
So it's on to San Jose. The Mountaineers are back in the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years.