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The Mountaineers got two much needed basketball victories over the weekend. The women got theirs to get back on the winning side of things after a loss earlier in the week and the men got a very big NCAA Tournament resume boost with theirs. Being a hangover edition, there's lots and lots of post-game fallout to sort through. I also have the results from all of the weekend BE (men's) action as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
Mountaineer Report: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
The players give their thoughts on the victory and Kevin Jones talks about the energy he brought to the team.
Mike Carey carries West Virginia Mountaineers to 16-1 start - ESPN
Actually, it's 17-1 now
Casteel building another monster - Times West Virginian
Video: Rivalry Watch - ESPN
From the BE FB Blog
Salaries out of control - Martinsburg Journal
News of Note:
West Virginia knocks off Syracuse for 29th straight home win - ESPN
Recap, stats and photos
WVPBS Syracuse Recap - Mountaineer TV
Hoppy Kerchval and Warren Baker review West Virginia's 70-61 victory over 25th-ranked Syracuse Saturday at the Coliseum.
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Mike Carey reviews his team's 70-61 victory over 25th-ranked Syracuse.
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU Women's Win Over Syracuse - WVillustrated.com
Madina Ali, Coach C and Liz Repella
Coach Carey: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Coach Carey talks about Ali's career day, the atmosphere and the team's next game against Marshall.
Madina Ali: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Ali talks about her career high 32 points, putting the loss behind and her big three-point shot.
Liz Repella: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Repella talks about the play of Madina Ali, the physicality of Syracuse and rebounding from a loss.
West Virginia hangs on to stun No. 8 Purdue - ESPN
Recap, stats and photos
No. 8 Purdue Goes Down - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery
WVU finds Final Four focus - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia didn't need Da'Sean Butler this time.
Have yourself a boilermaker - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Worth the click for the picture of the students painted up
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reviews his team's 68-64 victory over eighth-ranked Purdue Sunday at the Coliseum.
Boiling Over - BGN
Oh, you clever punster you
Purdue Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 68-64 victory over eighth-ranked Purdue Sunday at the WVU Coliseum.
VIDEO: WVU Postgame Reaction from the Mountaineers win over Purdue - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Mazz, Truck, KJ and JFlow
Coach Huggins: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about the Mountaineers 68-64 win over no. 8 Purdue on Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Jones: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about the energy he brought to the team and how important this win is.
John Flowers: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Flowers talks about when the momentum changed in the game and how nice it is to finally beat Purdue.
Forward John Flowers - Mountaineer TV
Forward John Flowers talks about Sunday's 68-64 victory over Purdue at the Coliseum.
Joe Mazzulla: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about the season to this point, what it's like to beat Purdue and the flow of the offense.
Deniz Kilicli: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about what this win means and how important defense was in this game.
Sights and Sounds: Boilermakers Bounced - WVMetroNews.com
Sights and sounds from the Mountaineers 68-64 win over no. 8 Purdue.
Matt Painter: Purdue Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Coach Painter talks about the Mountaineers defense, the Coliseum atmosphere and his team's loss.
I Look Like A Jackass Now - Hammer and Rails
Purdue's SBNation blog recap
All-Greater Houston football - Houston Chronicle
First team offense - Dustin Garrison, RB, senior, Pearland Garrison, the Chronicle's Offensive Player of the Year, was the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Offensive Player of the Year. He finished the year with 2,827 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns en route to leading Pearland to the Class 5A Division I state title. - Thanks to PM, once again.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Cincinnati Bearcats fall to unbeaten and No. 4-ranked Syracuse Orange 67-52 - Cincinnati Enquirer
UC makes just seven 2-point field goals entire game
Austin Freeman Is Back! Georgetown Snaps Big East Skid, Beats Rutgers 74-65 - Casual Hoya
You know they're struggling if they're that excited about beating Rutgers
What's On Tap:
(7) Villanova Wildcats vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
3:30 this afternoon from Gampel Pavilion on ESPN (game preview here)
(4) Syracuse Orange vs. (5) Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7:30 tonight from the Pete on ESPN
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Norwegian model Rebecca Tysnes. Click on her pic for today's gallery.