In a story with Cinderella overtones, the glass slipper fit perfectly on the foot of Frank Young as West Virginia knocked #1 seed Boston College out of the Big East Conference tournament (not to mention the Big East) on Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
Young, who started the game in place of an ill Tyrone Sally, scored 14 points in 24 minutes of action as the Mountaineers defeated the Eagles 78-72. Included in young's total were three big three-point shots, two of which came in the final 26 seconds of the first half to give WVU a 44-22 advantage at the break. During that stretch, Young hit the first three off a pass from D'or Fischer. Then, after a Mike Gansey steal, Young took a pass from Beilein and drained another trey at the buzzer to send WVU into the locker room riding a crest of emotion.
"I found out I would start when I came into the locker room before the game," said Young. "My thoughts were that I needed to help the team and pick up for Tyrone, because he has been such a big part of the team.
"The last one I was just thinking I wanted to get the shot off before the clock ran out," Young said of his pair of triples. "The other one was just a normal shot."
That certainly wasn't all of Young's game, however. The sophomore made five of his nine attempts, grabbed two rebounds and had three steals in 24 minutes of action.