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"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do..." Song lyrics have never rung truer for Mountaineers today. I'm still so damned psyched up...WOW!!! Lot's of recaps inside. A WVU win tonight could go a long way into securing a #1 seed. It'll definitley secure another S/T edition tomorrow morning. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming (and don't forget your Hump Day bracket submissions). And here...we...go...
[Henny Ray Abrams/Associated Press via www.post-gazette.com]
What You May Have Missed:
Butler's buzzer-beater sinks Cincy, moves West Virginia into Big East semis - ESPN
54 - 51, recap, box-score, highlights, photos, etc.
SC Highlight Of The Night - ESPN
Was there any doubt this would be it?
Quote Lines - BGN
"Quotes from WVU head coach Bob Huggins, Da'Sean Butler and Kevin Jones follwoing the Mountaineers' 54-51 win over Cincinnati in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament"
Former President Bill Clinton steals spotlight at Big East Tournament - Star Ledger
...until Butler banked it
College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN
"Didn't play on Thursday? Congratulations! You're the day's big winner!"
News of Note:
Huggins: Butler a ‘special’ player - Register-Herald
Around the League (and Beyond):
Chipotle'd: Georgetown 91, Syracuse 84 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Those burritos are delicious. Don't blame the burrito!!!
Pitt loses to Notre Dame - PPG
I like that headline, simple, yet effective.....50 - 45
Villanova gets out-worked by Marquette? Yes, Marquette. - The Nova Blog
80 - 76....and extend a hearty welcome into the SB Nation family to The Nova Blog
What's On Tap:
Big East Semi-Finals tonight from the "Most Famous Arena in the World" on the "World Wide Leader."
#8 Georgetown Hoyas vs. #5 Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
The 7 pm game tonight. Hoyas are giving 3.5.
#7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #3 West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
The night-cap at 9 pm (probably closer to 9:30, though). No line at the moment.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Staying with the Billy Joel theme I started yesterday, I thought this was appropriate also:
This has been described by many (males) as the best game show ever.
Spring Break Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Canadian native who recently got to carry the Olympic torch. She can carry my torch anytime. Here's country songstress Shania Twain.
The next song is ~eh, not bad, but not great, but the video...WOW!
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