Sweet 16 Preview: Washington's the Cinderella to Watch in WV Matchup

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Sweet 16 Preview: Washington's the Cinderella to Watch in WV Matchup

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
7:27 PM ET, 03/25/10

West Virgina's Da'Sean Butler is near the top of the list when you're discussing clutch shooters; he never shies from the spotlight.

Butler is also capable of lighting up a scoreboard in a way few players are capable of.

Washington's Quincy Pondexter is one of those players though.

They'll matchup in what's set up to be a highly-competitive, who has the ball last, thriller of a game in the round of 16.

Both of these teams are playing incredibly well right now, and from what they've shown thus far in the Tournament are legit programs to watch.

Washington as won nine in a row, WV is on an eight-game winning streak. Each team collected their Conference Tournament Championships, and they've both won convincingly to get where they are.

WV came into the Tournament as a two seed and on another year might ha've just been a one seed. They've lived up to their hype so far, but Morgan State and Missouri are no Huskies.

Washington is scary right now. After a buzzer beater to lift them past Marquette, they dominated a third-seeded New Mexico team that many people didn't give them much of a chance against.

Of all the double-digit seeded teams remaining, Washington has the best chance of becoming the next Tournament Cinderella.

They match up well with WV, and would have a solid shot against Kentucky if they managed to make it yet another round further than expected.

This Mountaineers-Huskies matchup is poised to be an instant classic. Two of the best players in the country are ready to take the court and battle it out for 40 minutes.

It might just come down to the last shot.

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