Duke runs past West Virginia, 78-57, will play underdog Butler for national title

INDIANAPOLIS — They don’t call ’em the Devils for nothing.

After a thorough squashing of one feel-good story, the Duke Blue Devils get to go after another.

Jon Scheyer scored 23 points Saturday night to lift Duke, the team so many folks love to hate, to a 78-57 victory over West Virginia and set up a meeting against tiny Butler in a classic matchup of big vs. little, with the national title on the line.

In a tournament turned upside down, the Blue Devils (34-5) were the only top seed to make it to the Final Four. The trip wasn’t totally predictable or expected. Duke had gone six long years since its last appearance and hasn’t been to the final since winning it all nine years ago — a veritable century by Tobacco Road standards.

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