Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse

West Virginia subdues Washington, moves into last 8
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 8:14 PM CDT
Updated Mar 25, 2010 8:35 PM CDT
Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse
Butler's Shelvin Mack drives past Syracuse's Andy Rautins in the first half of tonight's game.   (AP Photo)

Syracuse became the second No. 1 seed to tumble out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, losing tonight to fifth-seeded Butler, 63-59. The Bulldogs (31-4) advance to the tourney's final eight; one more victory and they would play in the Final Four in their home city, Indianapolis. Butler will No. 2 seed Kansas State on Saturday.

In another early game, second-seeded West Virginia fended off a challenge from 11th seed Washington, moving on with a 69-56 victory. The Mountaineers (30-6) will face top-seeded Kentucky on Saturday for a trip to Indianapolis.
(Read more NCAA men's basketball tournament stories.)

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