West Virginia needs to find a groove

INDIANAPOLIS – Quick thoughts midway through second half:

  • West Virginia still can’t find its shooters. Duke continues to torch the Mountaineers at key points during this game as Nolan Smith and Jon Scheyer were left open for 3-point buckets.

  • Da'Sean Butler continues to look incredibly frustrated. He has never been in a groove.

  • Deniz Kilicli was a factor in the first half, but has hurt the Mountaineers in the second with a turnover, a poor foul and a missed assignment.

  • The Blue Devils got a technical when Miles Plumlee followed a dunk by hanging on the rim. The official who called the tech was Curtis Shaw. It was probably a necessary call but still not surprising that Shaw made the call.

  • Unless West Virginia gets stops Duke will be playing Butler for the national title.