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Still Standing

Syracuse and West Virginia proved Sunday that at least two of the powerhouses from the mighty Big East were deserving of their lofty seeds. The top-ranked Orange and No. 2 Mountaineers are off to the Sweet 16 after dominant weekends at HSBC Arena.

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West Virginia cheerleaders had plenty to celebrate as the Mountaineers advanced with a sound 68-59 win over Missouri.

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Marcus Denmon and the rest of the Missouri Tigers couldn't find many open shots against West Virginia, shooting just 32.8 percent.

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Wes Johnson was the best player on the floor Sunday for Syracuse, scoring 31 points, including this big slam dunk.

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Darryl Bryant helped the Mountaineers consistently break down Missouri's pressure defense.

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Bottom row: Two of college basketball's best coaches roamed the sidelines Sunday in HSBC Arena. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, left, and West Virginia's Bob Huggins both got their messages across in their respective wins.

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