The Shotgun/Throwdown: Panther Hangover (2/8/11) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by George Dickel Barrel Select, because I really just want to forget last night's result.

The only worse thing than losing to Pitt, is losing to Pitt in person (with a dweeb Pitt fan sitting amongst you, no less). I had such high hopes in my return to the Coliseum last night. I've never seen a team drive at will like that as I did last night. Anyway, unfortunately, I have all of the post-game fallout inside. On the other side of the basketball gender wall, the women get their shot at redemption tonight when they host the UConn Huskies. Yep, the Big East is equally fun for both genders, especially when you're struggling.

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What You May Have Missed:

Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about how Pitt out manned them, playing with confidence and where they stand in the Big East.

A Backyard Brawl Retrospective Between West Virginia and Pitt - WVillustrated.com

Fleming Promoted the Brawl - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Men's Basketball Team Report: 2/7 - WVillustrated.com

NCAA Basketball Polls - ESPN
Still hanging on to #25 in AP poll and first out in the Coaches

Bracketology - ESPN
#6 SW

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#4 SW

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com

Men's Basketball: Louisville Game Sold Out - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Basketball: WVU Prepares for UConn - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU women take on No. 2 Connecticut tonight - Charleston Gazette

WVU women get date with UConn - Times West Virginian

WVU has lost three of four and face Connecticut tonight - Daily Athenaeum

WVU women need to focus on execution - Daily Athenaeum

Promotions added for tonight’s UConn game to boost attendance - Daily Athenaeum

Top Big East nonconference games for '11 - Big East Blog - ESPN

WVU academic program takes new approach for athletes - Charleston Daily Mail

Hangover:

Nasir Robinson scores 15 to help No. 4 Pitt weather WVU - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos and video

West Virginia Falls to Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com

Brawl Round One Goes To Pitt - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: #4 PITT 71 #25 WVU 66 - WVillustrated.com

WVU basketball: Pittsburgh wears down, beats up WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Pitt's board work sinks Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette

Panthers Out-Man Mountaineers on Glass in Brawl - WVillustrated.com

Mountaineers fall apart late, lose to Pittsburgh - Daily Athenaeum

Kilicli’s career night not enough to top Panthers - Daily Athenaeum

Blue Monday - Times West Virginian
Pitt out-muscles Mountaineers for 71-66 win

Just Too Much - BGN

PoG: WVU vs Pitt - BGN

WVU, Kilicli needs help - Daily Athenaeum

WVU men in deep trouble - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Don't give up on outmanned WVU just yet - Charleston Gazette

Pitt beats West Virginia, 71-66 - PPG

Pitt survives WVU in Morgantown - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Panthers Do Everything Right - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Role Players Pick Up Slack in Panthers' Win Over Mountaineers - NCAABB FanHouse

Panthers Grind Out 71-66 Win Over Mountaineers - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Pitt Basketball: Despite Ashton Gibbs' Absence, Pitt Still Tops West Virginia - Cardiac Hill

VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Loss to Pittsburgh - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Deniz, Pepper, Joe and KJ

Mountaineer Report: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
West Virginia falls to Pitt on Monday night at the Coliseum, 71-66.

Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Monday's 71-66 loss to No. 4 Pitt at the Coliseum.

Kevin Jones: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about how tough the Big East is and losing two games in-a-row.

Joe Mazzulla: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about the frustrations the Mountaineers had in the Pitt game.

Deniz Kilicli: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about the late fouls the team made and how tough the Big East continues to get.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Pitt - WVillustrated.com

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Pitt - BGN

Photo Gallery IV: WVU vs Pitt - BGN

Recruiting:

Five-Step Drop: More Recruiting - NCAAFB FanHouse

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East Basketball Power Rankings - The UConn Blog

College GameDay: Villanova Students, The Villagnome Needs You! - The Nova Blog

Syracuse vs. Georgetown: How To Attract Hoya Fans - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Inside Edition: How Georgetown Will Beat Syracuse - Casual Hoya

Postgame: Media roundup + Josh Smith dunking on St. John's - Rumble In The Garden

Calhoun's Toughness Rubs Off On Huskies - Hartford Courant

Notre Dame men's basketball: Irish remain grounded - South Bend Tribune

Seton Hall Basketball: JP's 5 Thoughts- Collapse, Presser, Defense, Crowd, Pope - South Orange Juice

Mick Cronin, Yancy Gates need each other more than ever - Cincinnati Enquirer

Lineup-challenged Louisville looking for 'silver lining' - Courier-Journal

Bulls Recon: Anonymous Eagle Talks Marquette Basketball - Voodoo Five

Half of big-time NCAA programs had major violations - USA Today

What's On Tap:

(2) Connecticut Huskies vs. (15) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on the CBS College Sports Channel

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Polish model Klaudia El-Dursi. Clicking on her picture will take you to today's gallery.


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