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Wow, was that awful!!! Just a terrible game all around. Yes, the refs spent the whole night quality testing their whistles, but that was admittedly awful both ways. Some blame karma, as Nunes Magician does here, for the court storming Sunday. Others might point to the fun we had yesterday. 5YS has another theory. Hopefully this gets the last ugly loss out of their system for the season and this team finally gets some full-time focus going on. The women, on the other hand, had no trouble focusing last night, holding MU to a record low 21 points. All of the post-game fallout is inside, as well as a few other bits to cover.
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What You May Have Missed:
Mountaineer Report: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Chip Fontanazza recaps both the men's and the women's games that took place at the Charleston Civic Center.
Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
He gets on the "storming the court" criticism bandwagon
FanHouse Terrific 12: Looking West - NCAABB FanHouse
#10 and one of the games of the week
WVU Unveils New Basketball Uniform - WVillustrated.com
They have pics of the blue version and shorts too
West Virginia stifles Marshall in lopsided win - ESPN
Recap and statistics
No contest - Charleston Gazette
No. 9 Mountaineer women dominate throughout in 71-28 romp over Marshall
Mike Carey: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Carey talks about his team's dominating win against Marshall and the keys to the victory.
Ayana Dunning: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Dunning talks about how coach Carey challenged her during this game and the large margin of victory.
Liz Repella: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Repella talks about WVU's dominating win and how things flowed for them on offense.
Marshall earns bragging rights over rival West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, statistics and photos
Capital Nightmare for the Mountaineers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery
Huggins tells media to blow whistles on refs - Charleston Daily Mail
Tweety Bird new mascot? - Times West Virginian
A Hole Too Deep - BGN
Bob Huggins made his WVU men's basketball team, defeated, sit and watch the celebration.
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews Following the Loss to Marshall - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, JFlow, Mazz and KJ
Bob Huggins: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins gives his thoughts on his team's performance against Marshall.
John Flowers: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Flowers talks about what the Mountaineers didn't do against Marshall and the Herd's performance.
Joe Mazzulla: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about what this loss means to the team and what is ahead for the Mountaineers.
Kevin Jones: Capital Classic Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones says he still felt this was the same team on the court that beat Purdue on Sunday and talks about rebounding from a loss to the Thundering Herd.
Here Comes Number 20 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
OL Russell Haughton-James from American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida
Around the League (and Beyond):
University of Texas, ESPN join forces on Longhorn network - ESPN
And you thought the Big Ten Network was overblown?
What's On Tap:
South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the LBAC on ESPN2. (Normally I only list the ranked BE teams here but this is the only league game tonight)
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Well done...extremely well done.
Today's Miss Throwdown is another reason for my fascination with Eastern European women. Hailing from Poland, please join me in saying dzień dobry to Monika Pietrasinska. Here's a three page gallery (picture link) to help you recover from last night's loss (fair/slight warning: page 1 is completely SFW, pages 2 & 3 are SFW too...but barely). Na zdrowie!!!
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