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It only took an extra couple days, but WVU now knows that it's first round opponent is Clemson, who dispatched UAB with a fair amount of ease last night. The Mountaineers have already arrived in Tampa and have begun preparation for tomorrow's game. Tonight is the second set of First Four games which will whittle the tournament field down to the standard 64 we all know and love.
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What You May Have Missed:
Dunning’s improvement seen as West Virginia’s season progresses - Daily Athenaeum
For West Virginia women's basketball redshirt sophomore Ayana Dunning, this season couldn't get here quick enough.
O'Hara enjoyed career - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column - this one actually IS right on time...I was just asking Dad about Woody the other day
News of Note:
Bob Huggins' Quotes - WVillustrated.com
Not ism's (unfortunately), but quotes from yesterday
WVU's 'focus on us' - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers' preparation altered by play-in game
Questionable Calls: March 16, 2011 - Daily Athenaeum
How far will WVU advance in the NCAA Tournament?
UConn dispels multi-game 'tired legs' theory - Charleston Gazette
WVU's Huggins among first to feel effects of bloated NCAA tourney field
Mountaineers Head To Tampa - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio of Huggs' teleconference
The Mountaineers Arrive in Tampa - Mountaineer TV
Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs discuss the team's preparation as the Mountaineers arrive in Tampa for the 2011 NCAA tournament.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Among Tourney Teams, UConn Finishes Near Bottom In Academic Performance - Hartford Courant
So, Jim Calhoun has this going for him too...which is nice
Talking Georgetown Basketball with Former President Bill Clinton - Casual Hoya
I must admit, I'm impressed
Catch the Buzz on who OU's next coach should be - Tulsa World
Buzz Williams, currently of Marquette, that is
Presidential Bracket Sneak Preview - ESPN Video
Spoiler: He picks the bad guys up I79
Marshall bounced by Ohio - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
How's that NCAA AND NIT "snub" looking now?
What's On Tap:
(16) Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs. (16) Alabama State Hornets - Preview - ESPN
6:30 tonight from Dayton on truTV
(11) Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs. (11) USC Trojans - Preview - ESPN
9:00 tonight from Dayton on truTV
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Here's the follow-up to Jimmy's Hottie Body Humpilates promotion:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a native of Puyallup, Washington. Today's gallery (click on the picture) is Miss Cassie Cutler.
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