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The championship game was the perfect cap to a tournament full of close games — seven of the 15 were decided by three points or fewer — and upsets.

Austin Freeman, who was diagnosed last week with diabetes, hit a 3 for Georgetown with 51 seconds left to tie the game at 56.

Butler missed a 3-point attempt about 15 seconds later and West Virginia was able to get the rebound. Wright fouled Joe Mazzulla out near midcourt with 27 seconds to go and he made both to break the tie.

“I made a mistake,” Wright said in admitting he hadn’t looked at the scoreboard.

Wright scored on a nice spin move with 17 seconds left for the game’s final tie.

West Virginia took a timeout with 9 seconds to go. Butler got the ball just below the foul line and hit a fallaway in the lane for the 60-58 lead.

Wright’s miss at the buzzer left Georgetown still with its record of seven Big East titles.

The Hoyas, who had blowouts wins over South Florida and Marquette around a 91-84 victory over top-seeded and third-ranked Syracuse in the quarterfinals, were trying to become the second-lowest seed to win a championship behind Syracuse, which was in 2006 as a No. 9 seed. They were also trying to become the third team to win four games in a tournament, matching Syracuse in 2006 and Pittsburgh in 2008.

The one thing Georgetown does know about its seeding in the NCAA tournament is that it will be better than the No. 8 it managed in the conference tournament.

“It’s hard to analyze that right now just because I’m extremely disappointed, we have three guys with me that are extremely disappointed, we have a locker room down the hall with a bunch of other guys that are disappointed,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said when asked about his team’s NCAA prospects. “That said, I don’t think this group ever lost confidence in what we’re doing, lost confidence in each other.”