Da’Sean Butler’s Torn ACL Brings Added Pain to West Virginia’s Final Four Loss to Duke


Da'Sean Butler's Torn ACL Brings Added Pain to West Virginia's Final Four Loss to Duke He’s seen it happen to other players, but Da’Sean Butler never thought it would happen to him, especially on college basketball’s biggest stage.

Butler suffered a torn ACL in West Virginia’s Final Four loss to Duke on Saturday night. The senior all-Big East selection drove to the basket and got off an awkward shot with about nine minutes left in Duke’s 78-57 win before crashing to the floor in agony.

“I’d seen it happen to other guys … it happens all the time,” Butler told the media. “I was watching when it happened to Robbie [Hummel] at Purdue. The first thing I thought was what it might have been.

“It was more me just being scared,” Butler added. “I’ve never hurt myself before, so I was scared more than anything. I still have to go to the doctor. They said I need to get it checked out and I should be alright.”

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Da'Sean Butler's Torn ACL Brings Added Pain to West Virginia's Final Four Loss to Duke

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“I just think that this is an absolutely unprecedented string of
success; not just for Boston College, but for teams in NCAA hockey.”
–Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo, in regards to the Eagles’ ninth Frozen Four appearance in 13 seasons.

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Finally, a stat line Bruins fans can be happy about.

“I see your boy Kessel did it again season series against bruins goals 1
assist 1 Points 1 and a minus 5 thats the kessel we all know and love
when the games count you can’t count on him..”
–way out there

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