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Happy VD everybody. That's Valentine's Day to Mountaineer fans (for fans of that green school a little farther South, well...it stands for something else). The men got off the schneid Saturday against DePaul, but no rest for the weary as they head to Syracuse tonight for a tilt in the Carrier Dome. On the other side of the coin, the women's slide has now reached three straight with yesterday's loss to Louisville. Coverage of the weekend's games and previews of tonight are inside. Also, Owen Schmitt celebrated his birthday in Morgantown over the weekend, Mountaineer style.
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What You May Have Missed:
For WVU, Dome just another court - Times West Virginian
The effect of Big East play great - Times West Virginian
Bracketology - ESPN
Owen Schmitt Celebrates His Birthday with Morgantown Concert - WVillustrated.com
Includes a video feature
Louisville hands W.Virginia its third straight loss - ESPN
Recap, stats, etc
Repella climbing WVU stat ladder - Martinsburg Journal
West Virginia ends 2-game skid by beating lowly DePaul - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
DePaul Derailed - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery
Offense finally clicks - Charleston Gazette
True, it was just DePaul, but WVU will take it
Balanced WVU continues DePaul’s Big East nightmare - Daily Athenaeum
Five Mountaineers score at least 10
WVU men find shot for now - Times West Virginian
DePaul Highlights - Mountaineers TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 82-71 victory over DePaul Saturday at the Coliseum in Morgantown.
Sights And Sounds: Beating The Demons - WVMetroNews.com
West Virginia cruises to an 82-71 Big East win over DePaul on Saturday in Morgantown.
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineers TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Saturday's 82-71 victory over DePaul at the Coliseum.
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over DePaul - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Joe, JFlow, Deniz, Casey, Pepps and Truck
Bob Huggins: DePaul Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
The Mountaineer head coach talks about his team's improved offense against DePaul on Saturday and looks ahead to Syracuse on Monday.
Casey Mitchell: DePaul Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mitchell scored 11 points on Saturday against DePaul.
Joe Mazzulla: DePaul Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about West Virginia's offense against DePaul and how they'll have to play differently against Syracuse.
John Flowers: DePaul Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Flowers scored a team high 15 points against DePaul on Saturday.
Naz's Ali overcoming injuries, commits to West Virginia - NY Post
Women's Basketball commit
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (13) Syracuse Orange - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dome on ESPN
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This one has advice from some of my favorite people for both sexes:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Romanian singer and model who's done work for Victoria's Secret...after all, nothing says Valentine's Day Hottie like a Vicky's model. Click on the picture for today's gallery of Alina Puscau.
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