The Shotgun/Throwdown: Big Monday (3/1/10) Hoya Gameday Edition

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Welcome to March. Do you have the Madness yet? Pretty good weekend for the Mountaineers. Huggs was finally able to get the Cinci bearcat monkey off his back (at least from the media's perspective, not his) and the women won again. In case you hadn't noticed, they've only lost 3 games this season and those were all on the road to top 10 teams. They also set a school record for BE victories and they'll finish their regular season up tonight at Syracuse. The BE Tournament for the women starts Friday (I'm not sure of the format and bye situation there yet).

Don't look now, but the men only have 2 games left before their BE tourney. We can clinch the much sought after double bye with a win tonight over the Hoyas. We haven't fared too well on the Sat to Mon quick turn around games so far this year. Will tonight be different? It's also Senior Night tonight; your last chance to see Da and Wells play in the Coliseum. Ebanks too? We'll have to wait and see...

Also, I have a tiny bit of good news regarding recruit Latwan Anderson. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. A plethora of piñatas news to cover after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Preview: Georgetown - BGN

WVU Finishes Undefeated at Home - MSNsportsNET.Com
69 - 56 over Marquette

WVU women finish undefeated at home - Times West Virginian

Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Women's Power Rankings - Richard Deitsch - SI.com
#9

Weekly Watch: Week 15 - ESPN
The Coliseum is THE place to be tonight.

Gymnastics: WVU Finishes Fourth at Masters Classic - MSNsportsNET.Com

"An Afternoon with the Athletes." - WVIllustrated.com
They raised over $9000 for Haiti relief efforts. Way to go!!!!!

News of Note:

Big Monday exposure brings new consideration - Charleston Gazette

It's the Hoyas on Big Monday - MSNsportsNET.Com

Hoyas' unique syle will test WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Can Clinch On Senior Night - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU’s Butler, Smith set for home finale - Times West Virginian

Last Call for Butler, Smith ... And Ebanks Too? - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Double bye has its pros and cons - PPG

Lineup twist helps secure elusive win - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers driven by fear in Cincy win - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Thoroughman plays role well - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Does Huggins make the Hall of Fame? - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Huggins gets nod over Dixon - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Huggins isn’t for late-game foul rule - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Smith finally settling into role - Charleston Gazette

Jones came up big for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Afterthoughts: WVU vs Cincinnati - WVIllustrated.com

WVU women finish undefeated at home - Times West Virginian

A Decade of Mania - WVIllustrated.com
The Mountaineer Maniacs are profiled.

Manchin on standby in case WVU-MU negotiations fail - Charleston Gazette
Hey Manchin: Deal with real problems in this state....not football scheduling!!!!

Recruiting:

Glenville’s Anderson says college choices now down to Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia - WVU Pressbox

Around the League (and Beyond):

The Dome-ining : Syracuse 95, Villanova 77 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse makes its case for No. 1 ranking - Post Standard

College Basketball Plus: Should Syracuse get shot at being No. 1 in AP poll? - Star Ledger

Bearcats too foul-prone vs. WVU - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt men defeat St. John's, 71-64 - PPG

#5 Seed Here We Come: Notre Dame Outclasses Georgetown 78-64 - Casual Hoya

So Many Highs, but Georgetown Can't Explain Lows -- NCAABB FanHouse

Suddenly, ND Is TreNDy -- NCAABB FanHouse

That old familiar feeling: Louisville 78, UConn 76 - The UConn Blog

Cardinals steal one away, beat Connecticut 78-76 - Courier-Journal

Bulls come back to beat Friars - Tampa Tribune
99 - 93

Roberts' job at St. John's in the 'Pitts' after loss - NY Post

Seton Hall's NCAA chances take a hit, as Pirates fall in overtime to Marquette, 84-83 - Star Ledger

Behind monster second-half run, Rutgers outlasts DePaul, 71-62 - Star Ledger

Second Half Rally Lifts Scarlet Knights to 13th Place - Protect R Turf

Morgan's double-double leads No. 14 Spartans past Hummel-less Boilermakers - ESPN
53 - 44

Kentucky's Calipari says winning the SEC title means 'nothing' - ESPN
Interesting view...and I don't completely disagree

FCS playoffs expanded to 20 teams - Fan Nation
It's ok to expand that one but...heaven forbid put one in place one division higher.

What's On Tap:

Georgetown Hoyas vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum as part of ESPN's Big Monday. Hoyas are getting 6.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Carrier Dome. Last regular season game for the women before their BE Tournament later this week.

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