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"If I can make it there, I'll make it...anywhere." Well, this team made it there. I guess we can make it anywhere. We won this one, but we ain't done yet. "I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps and find I'm a number one, top of the list, king of the hill, A Number One." OK, so we got "A Number 2" for the Big Dance. Lot's of BET Championship coverage to clean out and a look ahead to the big one. No time to rest on our laurels of this championship. There are bigger fish to fry. Beware the Ides of March, people. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you inside...
Here’s every buzzer-beater Da’Sean Butler has made this season - College Hoops Journal
I have to give the guys over at Casual Hoya props for this find.
It's been a redemptive road for the West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
I saw where Columbus linked to this, just after my brother mentioned it to me. Great, great article.
Final: West Virginia 60, Georgetown 58 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
"Da'Sean Butler will never buy a drink or a meal again in West Virginia."
Butler's latest game-winner gives West Virginia first Big East tournament crown - ESPN
Recap, video and stats
Quote Lines III - BGN
Here's what the coaches and players were saying after West Virginia's 60-58 win over Georgetown for the Big East championship
If They Can Make It Here... - BGN
I swear I started this theme before seeing this article.
PoG: WVU - Georgetown - BGN
Da definitely deserves it, but you could make a strong case for Wells, too.
Post-Game Celebration and Awards Ceremony - BIGEAST.tv
Video...Country Roads has never sounded sweeter!
Big East Championship Celebration - BGN
Cutting Them Down - BGN
Another Video link
Looking Forward to the Big Dance:
WVU placing NCAA tickets on sale today - Charleston Gazette
Good luck getting them through the University.
West Virginia draws Morgan State in NCAA opener - Register-Herald (AP)
Bob Huggins has led West Virginia to its highest-ever seeding in the NCAA tournament.
Ebanks' decision on hold - Martinsburg Journal
WVU women hopeful for today's NCAA bracket - Charleston Daily Mail
Women are hoping for a 2 as well
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East may consider tourney changes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Big East may be waving goodbye to the double bye for its conference tournament.
NCAA caves to TV pressure by going easy on Duke - Kansas City Star
I normally takes Whitlock's comments with a grain of salt, but he may have something here.
Syracuse Just Kidding, AO Totally Not A-OK - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Done in an effort to keep the #1 seed, no doubt, ala the Kenyon Martin scenario
USF's breakthrough season capped with NIT trip - Tampa Tribune
Some are actually happy with the NIT bid.
Videos of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Thank you New York, we love you!!! See ya next year!!
Pi Day (3.14 yesterday, get it?) Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a model and actress who had stints as the St. Pauli Girl and Playboy Playmate of the Month in 1999. She could also be seen in the Baywatch spoof, Son of the Beach. Here's Jaime Bergman.
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