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March Madness: West Virginia upsets Duke

March Madness: West Virginia upsets Duke On Saturday the West Virginia basketball was better and Duke became the first team in the 2008 NCAA March Madness to get upset. The odds favored Duke heavily at the online bookmaker BodogLife at -200, but West Virginia basketball fans made it out big tonight, getting paid on +170 odds. Coach Bob Huggins has West Virginia playing tough man-to-man defense and the strategy proved successful. Joe Alexander had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 7-seeded West Virginia reached the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in Huggins' first season at his alma mater by beating second-seeded Duke 73-67 in the West Regional on Saturday. West Virginia (26-10) limited Duke to 38 percent shooting and held a 47-27 edge on the boards. The Mountaineers also got 17 points from Alex Ruoff, and 13 points and 11 rebounds from reserve guard Joe Mazzulla, and advanced to face No. 3 Xavier or No. 6 Purdue in Phoenix on Thursday.

 Meanwhile Wisconsin delivered as expected against Kansas State for the final score of 55-72 and Massachusetts will pay out on -255 odds, after beating Akron 63-68. In the some of the more interesting March Madness games tonight, Michigan State is +130 underdog against Pittsburgh and Stanford is -155 favorite against Marquette at BodogLife. Visit the bookie for the full list of tonight's and Sunday's 2008 NCAA March Madness game odds.

 Published on 03/22/2008

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