Jones leads West Virginia past Washington 69-56 

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.

Da'Sean Butler shook off a sore right hand that he hurt in the second half to score 14 points for the Mountaineers (30-6), who won their ninth straight game and set a school record for victories.

Justin Holiday scored 14 points and added eight rebounds for the 11th-seeded Huskies (26-10). Washington was undone by foul trouble after leading scorer Quincy Pondexter picked up his third foul in the first half, and guard Isaiah Thomas fouled out with 2:41 left.

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