The Shotgun/Throwdown: Alcorn St. Hangover (11/18/11) Edition

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It was a record setting night for KJ as the men rolled on Alcorn State last night. He passed Chris Brooks for the WVU all-time offensive rebounding mark early in the first half. There's plenty of coverage of that game to check out inside.

WVU's men's soccer team advanced in their NCAA tournament with a golden goal in OT to down Xavier last night. Football's off week continues with features on Stedman and Lindamood. And the WVU women take to the court twice this weekend. One tonight and one on Sunday.

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Alcorn St. Hangover:

West Virginia 97, Alcorn St. 62 - ESPN
Recap, stats, etc

West Virginia 97, Alcorn State 62 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Kevin Jones scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead West Virginia to a 97-62 victory over Alcorn State Thursday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Jones Leads WVU Over Alcorn State - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery

Back On Track - BGN
The West Virginia men’s basketball team didn’t have much time to dwell on its first loss of the season. It helped, though, that its next opponent, Alcorn State, had won just 12 games since 2008.

Mountaineers roll - Charleston Gazette
Jones scores 29, sets rebound mark in 97-62 romp over Alcorn State

WVU basketball: Jones, Mountaineers cruise to win over Alcorn State - Charleston Daily Mail
"Can we be honest?" WVU Coach Bob Huggins said. "Who looked at the schedule and didn't think we'd win this one?"

Jones sets rebound record in WVU win - Times West Virginian
"I have to thank my teammates," he said in acknowledging the record, sounding as if this was another of those "ho-hum, I set a record" quotes before he added "for missing all those shots."

Senior Jones’ career night leads West Virginia to 97-62 over Alcorn State - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia men's basketball team used a career-best performance from senior Kevin Jones to carry it to a 97-62 victory over Alcorn State Thursday night.

WVU dominates Alcorn State - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"I think half of the offensive rebounds I got have been my own misses," joked Jones

Men's Basketball: WVU vs. Alcorn State Game Recap - WVillustrated
"When it's all said and done, he's (Kevin Jones) had a hall of fame career," said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. "He's worked so hard, and he's such a wonderful guy."

Kevin Jones' Record-Setting Performance Leads Mountaineers - WVillustrated
In 31 minutes, the fewest he's played this season, the senior forward finished with 29 points and 13 rebounds. He had a double-double before he even stepped onto the court for the second half.

Reasons for WVU basketball optimism - Charleston Gazette
Whether the subject is the weather of late or West Virginia basketball, many in the Mountain State are searching for the proverbial silver lining.

Representing The Mountain State - WVMETRONEWS.COM
On Thursday night WVU freshman Paul Herbert Williamson made many people in West Virginia proud.

Walk-On Williamson Makes Noise in WVU Debut - WVillustrated
It wasn't the largest contingency of Mountaineer fans the Coliseum has ever seen, but Paul Williamson's reception in his WVU debut was just what he dreamed of growing up in West Virginia.

Alcorn State Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 97-62 victory over Alcorn State Thursday night.

WVU vs. Alcorn State Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Williamson, KJ, Browne, Truck and Turk

Video: Alcorn State Postgame - BGN
Huggs, KJ and Turk

VIDEO: Alcorn State Post Game Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Huggs, Turk, KJ, Noreen, Truck and Williamson

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Alcorn State - BGN


What You May Have Missed:

Gold And Blue Now: Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
the Mountaineers rebound with a victory against Alcorn State, Kyle Wiggs stops by for the Big East report and we breakdown the numbers with the Pitt Panthers

West Virginia AD Luck issues reprimand to QB Geno Smith - PPG
Quarterback Geno Smith was reprimanded for his comments Saturday about bad officiating in the Cincinnati game.

WVU football: BCS automatic bid may not be available to Mountaineers, others - Charleston Daily Mail
That could occur if BCS leadership decides to eliminate all AQ berths when rules and guidelines are set for a new contract with bowls and networks beginning with the 2014 season.

Men's Basketball: ROOT Sports Coverage - MSNsportsNET.Com
PITTSBURGH - ROOT SPORTS™ has expanded its coverage of the West Virginia University Mountaineers to include eight (8) LIVE Men’s Basketball Games for the 2011-2012 season

Mountaineers Advance - MSNsportsNET.Com
A golden goal from defender Eric Schoenle in the 99th minute gave the West Virginia men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over No. 25 Xavier on Thursday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in the NCAA Tournament first round.

Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Coach Mike Carey and WVU Forward Ayana Dunning discuss the upcoming game against St. Bonaventure.

NFL Week 11 Preview: Ellis Lankster Gets It Started on Thursday Night - WVU Pros

News of Note:

Not so fast, says Holgorsen to West Virginia offense - PPG
Up-tempo attack hitting some snags

HERTZEL COLUMN: Line must improve for WVU to be successful - Times West Virginian
A football team without an offensive line is like a canoe without a paddle, having no way to move forward when the flow is going against you.

Flip-Floppers and Scoreboard Watchers - MSNsportsNET.Com
"Those guys are good friends of ours and we coached together for seven-eight years and I know it’s going to be different for them to come down and coach on the other sideline – especially it being the Pitt-West Virginia game."

One-on-One With Stedman Bailey - WVillustrated
Feature article and video

WVU football: Through pain, Lindamood carries on - Charleston Daily Mail
Lindamood has what he calls a "messed up neck."

Final Backyard Brawl? - Daily Athenaeum
The two schools, separated by just 75 miles, have been competing over the span of three centuries. The teams hate each other, the fans despise the other, and it has been that way since 1895.

WVU and Pitt never should quit meeting - Register-Herald
Will next Friday’s rendition of The Backyard Brawl between West Virginia and Pitt in football be the last in the foreseeable future, if not forever?

Recruiting:

Johnson shakes up list - BGN
Osseo, Minn., tight end Will Johnson had Iowa, Ole Miss, and Minnesota at the top of his list since this past spring but things have been shaken up as of late.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East Football Power Rankings Week 12 - The UConn Blog
Back on top

Louisville football needs to shore up rushing defense before taking on Huskies - Courier-Journal

Rutgers-Cincinnati preview - On the Banks

Bearcats Paul Brown Stadium Experiment Officially A Fiasco; A 1.04 Million Dollar Fiasco - Down The Drive

USF notes: Difficult test awaits with Miami's speed - Tampa Tribune

UConn Still Waiting On Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson - Hartford Courant

Syracuse Football: Phillip Thomas Suspended From Team - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Donald makes huge impact on Pitt football defense - PPG

Week 12 F/+ Picks - Football Study Hall

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 12 preview - ESPN

Revised Mandel Plan bids adieu to AQ status in BCS plus-one model - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College hoops power rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com

What's On Tap:

Mountaineers to face St. Bonaventure - Times West Virginian
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will face St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. today at the WVU Coliseum as the first of two games this weekend. The Mountaineers (1-0) will close the weekend with North Carolina Central on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
Noon Saturday from HPSS on ESPNU. Rutgers is getting 3.

Louisville Cardinals vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Rent on SNY, MASN, ESPN Gameplan and ESPN3. Cards are getting 1.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
3:30 Saturday from Ray J on ESPNU. Bulls are giving 1.

Video of Interest:

MSN's Tony Caridi sat down with WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Casteel to discuss the victory over Cincinnati and what the team plans to accomplish during their bye week.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Brazilian Camila Morais. Check out her video below and click on her picture for today's gallery .

Inidian River Light image via www.heartlandbrewery.com

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