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We have a big day today: the women are in the finals tonight and the men's tourney gets underway at noon. Carey's women face a seemingly insurmountable task tonight, but David's been known to cut down Goliath before. We just gotta keep the faith. Huggs and the guys will have/get to wait until Thursday for their first test. Until then, plenty of tournament previews to keep you satisfied. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. It's all inside after the jump. I've always tried to remember this next part for the men's games, but I've never done it for the women, so...
What You May Have Missed:
Miles lifts No. 9 WVU into Big East tourney final - ESPN
56 - 49 over Rutgers
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
#7 AP & #6 Coaches
Bracketology - ESPN
Bracket Watch - SI.com
West Virginia nabs final No. 1 seed [ed. West] over Duke and Ohio State
Bland Named Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
and varsity sports reports
Big East Poll 2010 - MSG.com
We've made it to the Final Four....keep voting
This was on the front page of SI this morning:
BB News of Note:
Player Interviews - WVIllustrated.com
Videos of the three sophomores
Devin Ebanks - MSNsportsNET.Com
FB News of Note:
Football: Lonnie Galloway - MSNsportsNET.Com
Notre Dame to 'host' Maryland at FedEx Field - ESPN
What a crock of S@#$. Sad thing is, even in their own back yard (literally) ND will have more fans there than the Turtles.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Postseason Swag Disappearing in Some College Conferences - Sporting Blog - Sporting News
We all knew it happened at the Bowls, but I never knew it happened at the Conf. Tourneys.
What's On Tap:
#2 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #1 Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7 pm tonight, BE Tournament Finals from the XLC in Hartford on ESPN. Huskies are giving 29.
#16 DePaul Blue Demons vs. #9 South Florida Bulls - ESPN
Noon today from MSG on ESPN2. Bulls are giving 7.5
#13 St. John's Red Storm vs. #12 Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
2 pm today from MSG on ESPN2. Huskies are giving 4.5.
#15 Providence Friars vs. #10 Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
7 pm tonight from MSG on ESPNU. Hall is giving 5.5.
#14 Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. #11 Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
9 pm tonight from MSG on ESPNU. Manbearpigs are giving 7.5.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
There's always content for the guys on here (ahem...see next item...and the one after that) and I know we have a few female readers out there. So, here's a little sorta-something for the ladies. You all will probably laugh at it though (I hope). It's a bit long, but worth it. Thanks to Jimmy T over at Hot Clicks.
Wet T-Shirt Gallery of the Week:
6 pages strong...
Today's Miss Throwdown is a model from the Lone Star State. Here's Brooke Banx.
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