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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 68, No. (Credit: AP)

EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 68, No. 10 Missouri 59
Da'Sean Butler accounted for 19 of West Virginia's 30 points in the first half, then finished with 28 to lead the Mountaineers over Missouri in the second round. Game stats (Mar. 21, 2010)

Road to the Final Four

It's been a long and occasionally stressful road for Duke, Butler, West Virginia and Michigan State. See their paths to the Final Four.

EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 77, No.
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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 77, No. 15 Morgan State 50
Kevin Jones (17) and Devin Ebanks totaled 33 points as the Mountaineers cruised through the first round. Game stats (March 19, 2010)

EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 68, No.
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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virginia 68, No. 10 Missouri 59
Da'Sean Butler accounted for 19 of West Virginia's 30 points in the first half, then finished with 28 to lead the Mountaineers over Missouri in the second round. Game stats (Mar. 21, 2010)

EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virgina 69, No.
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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virgina 69, No. 11 Washington 56
Kevin Jones scored 18 points in leading second-seeded West Virginia to a 69-56 win over Washington on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals. | Game stats

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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virgina 73, No.
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EAST REGION: No. 2 West Virgina 73, No. 1 Kentucky 66
Another number one seed bites the dust as West Virgina knocks off Kentucky to advance to the Final Four. John Wall led all scorers with 19 points, but it was not enough. | Game stats (Mar. 27, 2010)

SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke A&M 73, No.
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SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke A&M 73, No. 16 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44
Kyle Singler, right, had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Jon Scheyer scored 13 and No. 1 seed Duke rolled past Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Game stats (Mar. 19, 2010)

SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 68, No. 8
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SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 68, No. 8 California 53
Exploiting a huge advantage in size and depth in the frontcourt, the top-seeded Blue Devils glided into the Sweet 16 for the 19th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Brian Zoubek had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils.Game stats (Mar. 21, 2010)

SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 70, No. 3
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SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 70, No. 3 Purdue 57
Kyle Singler scored 24 points and Jon Scheyer added 18, snapping out of a shooting slump just in time to help top-seeded Duke advance to the round of eight for the first time since 2004 with a 70-57 win over Purdue on Friday night. | Game stats

SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 78, No. 3
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SOUTH REGION: No. 1 Duke 78, No. 3 Baylor, 71,
The Blue Devils (33-5) are back in the national semifinals for the first time since 2004, a six-year drought that was the longest since Mike Krzyzewski made his first Final Four in 1986.| Game stats

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WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 77, No. 12
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WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 77, No. 12 UTEP 59
Butler guard Shelvin Mack dropped 25 points in an easy win over UTEP. | Game stats (March 18, 2010)

WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 54, No. 13
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WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 54, No. 13 Murray St. 52
Murrary St.'s run came to an end against Butler even though Murray St. was leading by four after the first half. In this photo, Ronald Nored of the Butler takes a shot against forward Jeffery McClain of Murray State. Game stats (Mar. 20, 2010)

WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 63, No. 1
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WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 63, No. 1 Syracuse 59
Butler's 10-point first half lead was too much to overcome, as the mid major Bulldogs kept the Big East's tournament troubles going. The Orange are the second top seed eliminated, after Kansas' loss to Northern Iowa. | Game stats (March 25, 2010)

WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 63, No. 2
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WEST REGION: No. 5 Butler 63, No. 2 Kansas St. 56
Butler pulled off yet another upset following their win over Syracuse. Butler shot almost 46 percent from the floor to advance to the Final Four. | Game stats (Mar. 27, 2010)

MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 70, No.
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MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 70, No. 11 New Mexico State 67
Kalin Lucas scored a career-high 25 points and Morgan emerged from a quiet night by hitting key shots down the stretch as fifth-seeded Michigan State, uneven as usual, escaped past No. 12 New Mexico State 70-67 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Game stats

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MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 85, No.
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MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 85, No. 4 Maryland 83
Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frantic finish that saw four lead changes in the final 39 seconds. After Greivis Vasquez scored to give Maryland an 83-82 lead with nine seconds left, the Spartans raced the length of the floor to set up Lucious' winning basket. Game stats (Mar. 21, 2010)

MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 59, No.
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MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan St. 59, No. 9 Northern Iowa 52
Michigan State players Delvon Roe, left, Mike Kebler (20) and Garrick Sherman (41) react as they were able to hold off Northern Iowa to advance to the Elite Eight. They will play No. 6 Tennessee next. | Game stats (Mar. 26, 2010)

MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan State 70, No.
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MIDWEST REGION: No. 5 Michigan State 70, No. 6 Tennessee, 69,
Durrell Summers had 21 points to lead the fifth-seeded Spartans, who are on their way to their sixth Final Four in 12 years, best of any school in the country. Morgan and Draymond Green each had 13 to help make up for the absence of injured star Kalin Lucas.. | Game stats