West Virginia forward BillyDee Williams had zero points and a hard lesson learned in the first half of a Sweet 16 game against undefeated Kentucky on Thursday night.
Williams got the ball in the lane and mistakenly thought he could get to the rim with Kentucky big men Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein in the area. Williams, who is 6-foot-6, jumped toward the basket and what followed is sure to be one of the defensive highlights of this year's NCAA tournament.
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Lyles and Cauley-Stein simultaneously blocked Williams' shot cleanly. It was part of a dominant first half in which Kentucky took an 18-2 lead and eventually stretched it to 44-18 at halftime. West Virginia made just five field goals in the half and shot 19 percent from the field.
It didn't get much better for the Mountaineers in the second half as Kentucky kept cruising for a 78-39 win. The 39 points scored by West Virginia were the fewest in a Sweet 16 game in the shot clock era.
So the double-block was basically the game in a nutshell.
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