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Today marks the 2nd game for the men as they take on the #10 seed Missouri Tigers for a birth into the Sweet Sixteen. One of the 2 big questions is how we handle their pressure. The other is the Big 12 vs. Big East story. That one kind of became moot last night, thanks to the Jayhawks. Also, the women begin their NCAA Tournament journey this evening against Lamar. Everybody seems to be under the impression that it's a given that UConn will walk away with this one. We'll just have to see. Plenty inside to prepare you for all of today's action. Your tips, suggestions and requests are a big help. Don't forget to vote in OUR bracket . The Sweetest Sixteen will be up sometime late Monday night. Here it comes...
What You May Have Missed:
NCAA College Basketball Scores (3/20) - ESPN
News of Note:
No Sophomore Slump - WVIllustrated.com
...well, except for Truck
Ebanks loves defense? - Times West Virginian
Big East tourney too much - Martinsburg Journal
Another WTF article from our WTF writer
Around the League (and Beyond):
Mother of former Seton Hall player Kelly Whitney says son not involved in alleged kidnapping, robbery - Star Ledger
Breaking news: Moms love their sons
Oregon's Mike Bellotti resigns as AD; will join ESPN - ESPN
Getting out while the getting is still kinda good.
What's On Tap:
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on CBS
Missouri Tigers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
2:40 pm EDT from HSBC Arena in Buffalo. WVU is giving 5.
Programming note for those of you in the Eastern Panhandle/Washington DC viewing area: WUSA Ch. 9 will be showing the Maryland game, but the WVU game will air on their secondary/weather channel (over the air digital on 9.2 or Comcast on 203, Cox on 805 or Verizon Fios on 461).
NCAA College Basketball Scores (3/21) - ESPN
Today's full slate
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Lamar Cardinals vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
9:30 pm tonight from the Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin on ESPN2.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I thought this one was appropriate (some NSFW language):
Hooters Girls Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Swedish born, Canadian film actress best known for her roles in Watchmen, The Heartbreak Kid and Couples Retreat as well as a memorable guest appearance on Entourage (the threesome). This woman is so hot, it hurts. Here's Malin Akerman.
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