INDIANAPOLIS -- The signs all over downtown of the Circle City proclaim that "The Road Ends Here."
It did just that for the winningest basketball season in West Virginia history and star Da'Sean Butler - and stunningly so on Saturday night.
Against third-ranked Duke in a Final Four semifinal with the most career victories (1,536) between two coaches in the 72-year history of the NCAA Tournament, the Blue Devils left little question they would gave Coach Mike Krzyzewski his 867th win.
The sixth-ranked Mountaineers had no answers in a 78-57 loss at packed Lucas Oil Stadium -- their first in 13 games on neutral floors this season.
In a battle of teams known all season as glass cleaners, the tall Blue Devils did a real Windex job on WVU ... beating the Mountaineers at their own usually reliable games of defense and rebounding.
Duke's 13 3-pointers were also the most against the Mountaineers in a WVU loss since Feb. 5, 2000 at the Meadowlands against Seton Hall.
It didn't look like a 1 versus 2 seed game.
They didn't guard, no matter what defense they tried. They didn't rebound enough. They couldn't turn over the Blue Devils with zone or man-to-man.
They shot well in the first half, but still trailed because the Blue Devils owned the interior. In the last 20 minutes of the season, when it often was catch-up time in a 31-7 season, WVU shot 30 percent.
While Duke (34-5) moved into Monday's title game against Hoosier hysteria-hyping hometown Butler (33-4), WVU's first Final Four trip in 51 years ended with the most lopsided NCAA national semifinal decision since Kansas obliterated Marquette 94-61 in the Superdome in 2003.
Here's how miserable it became for Coach Bob Huggins' team:
Mountaineer team leader Butler would be carried off the floor with 8:59 left, an injured left knee -- diagnosed preliminarily as a sprain, with the MRI scheduled Sunday -- ending his career.
WVU's season, figuratively, already was over by then. It trailed by 15 points.
The game reminded those who were at both really bad performances of the last WVU debacle, a 77-62 loss at Purdue on New Year's Day.