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3 down, 3 to go. Survive and advance. No points for style and no points for second place, boys. Sorry for the delay, but there's a lot to get through. We've got some great quotes from the always quotable Huggs. It's all inside. Also, there will be a S/T edition tomorrow. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
West Virginia wins ninth straight, headed to Elite Eight - ESPN
69 - 56, recap, video, photos and stats
Final: West Virginia 69, Washington 56 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Not sure, but has there ever been a Final Four coach that wears a gold windbreaker? - Um, Andy...it's black, are you that color blind?
West Virginia 69, Washington 56 - Photos - SI.com
Kevin Jones finished with 18 points to lead three in double figures for the second-seeded Mountaineers. Jones also had a team-high eight rebounds.
The Edge - CBSSports.com
Match-up breakdown for the UK game
New Rule Could Clear Way for Kanter - SI.com
Now this is complete BS!! Deniz served a 20+ game suspension, and now that UK has a guy...they're gonna repeal the rule.
Here are a couple videos from CBS that I can't get to work, maybe you can:
News of Note:
Bob Huggins leads West Virginia to a big victory in the Sweet 16 - Washington Post
"We don't want to be the last Big East team standing," Huggins said. "We want to be the last team standing--period."
Huggins retains his signature intensity - Register-Herald
taken from the Seattle Times
Huggins' wrath, Mountaineers' physicality tough to overcome - CBSSports.com
A short time later after, forward was beaten by a shorter player Huggins screamed at him: "A [expletive] midget is whipping your ass."
West Virginia proves it is Elite - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Senior forward Da'Sean Butler called Huggins' halftime speech "magical."
Another 'W' Down, West Virginia One Win From Final Four -- NCAABB FanHouse
"Still playing," West Virginia assistant Larry Harrison said. "That's what Coach Huggins said afterward, 'We're still playing.' When people ask who's playing tomorrow, they're not saying Washington, they're saying West Virginia. That's all that matters. There are no style points."
Around the League (and Beyond):
Down Goes Syracuse - Great Day in Hoya Land - Casual Hoya
While we here at The Smoking Musket have been known to be glad for a BE brother's loss from time to time, we don't do full posts gloating...especially if our team lost first.
International Bowl canceled after four years - Star Ledger
I guess Rutgers will have to find a new bowl to play in.
What's On Tap:
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on CBS
NCAA College Basketball Scores - ESPN
Video of Interest:
Not the best recap, but the only one I could find and get to work/embed:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
SEC Girls Gallery of the Week:
F the SEC...especially when they look like this:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Ukrainian pop star and drop dead gorgeous. Here's Ani Lorak. Click on the pic for a gallery (for you newbies here).
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