In what turned out to be West Virginia's final game ever in the Big East Tournament, the Mountaineers blew an eleven point second half lead to Connecticut, who ultimately prevailed in overtime, 71-67. The Huskies comeback was led by leading scorers Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier. Although he fouled out, Napier finished the game with 26 points and 6 assists. Most importantly, Napier connected on 4 of 10 from three-point range to help erase the Mountaineers' second half lead and force overtime. Lamb added 22 points and 8 rebounds of his own in the effort.
Kevin Jones, who many still believe should've been named the Big East Player of the Year, did little to hurt his supporters' cause. Jones had 25 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. The Mountaineers dominated the glass for most of the game, but once Deniz Kilicli fouled out late in regulation, Connecticut was able to claw back, force overtime, and ultimately hold on for the win. West Virginia is now a Big 12 school, while Connecticut runs its Big East Tournament win streak to seven games and will face the #1 seed and regular season champion Syracuse tomorrow.