TAMPA, FL - MARCH 19: Josh Harrellson #55 of the Kentucky Wildcats attempts a dunk against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 19, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: No. 4 Kentucky Takes Revenge On No. 5 West Virginia With 71-63 Win

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NCAA Tournament Scores: West Virginia Takes 41-33 Halftime Lead Over Kentucky

On Saturday afternoon in Tampa, 4-seed Kentucky and 5-seed West Virginia are battling for a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. After a half, the Mountaineers lead on the scoreboard, 41-33.

Joe Mazzula leads West Virginia with 15 points so far. He's been able to penetrate Kentucky's defense to score from inside. Darryl Bryant has added 11 points, and has been a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range. The Mountaineers have made five steals, giving themselves a few more opportunities to score than the Wildcats.

Kentucky is shooting 56.5 percent from the field as a team. Brandon Knight leads the Cats with 16 points.

The half ended with a bit of controversy. With the game clock expiring, there was a scramble for the ball. After initially declaring the half over, the referees called a foul on Kentucky, and sent West Virginia's Casey Mitchell to the line. Mitchell sank both attempts, and the Mountaineers headed to the locker room with an eight-point lead rather than a six-point lead.

The winner of this Field of 32 match-up will advance to the Sweet 16, where they will play the winner of Sunday's Ohio State-George Mason game. Follow along with our West Virginia blog, The Smoking Musket, and our Kentucky blog, A Sea Of Blue.

Other March Madness resources: Our updated printable 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket ... the full March Madness schedule.

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