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OK, whoever had both, and only, UConn and Marquette from the Big East advancing out of the first weekend...raise your hand. A few were knocked out by these same UConn and Marquette teams, but still. Yes, WVU was unfortunately part of the group of Big East teams whose seasons are now over, but at least it was against a team that the seedings held true on (and Vegas for that matter). The Big East women fared much better over their first weekend so far (they still play tonight and tomorrow) going 9-0. That, of course, means WVU's women have advanced. Tournament coverage is after the jump. The big question on most people's minds is if Kevin Jones is staying for his 4th season. And....spring football starts in a week. I've got a small look ahead to that, too.
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What You May Have Missed:
2011 Tournament - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
Mountaineers Advance to Second Round - MSNsportsNET.Com
79-73 over Houston
West Virginia answers bell in tourney opener behind early 16-1 run - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
Lift from Liz - Times West Virginian
Repella’s 26 help WVU beat Houston
Repella lifts WVU past Houston, 79-73 - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
At least for one important afternoon, West Virginia looked like the team that was once ranked No. 6 in the nation - not the unranked club that limped into the NCAA tournament.
Mountaineers Behind the Scenes - Mountaineer TV
Behind the scenes with the West Virginia University women's basketball team in Waco, Texas for the NCAA tournament. Presented by Northeast Natural Energy.
Houston Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 79-73 victory over Houston in an NCAA tournament first round game in Waco, Texas. Courtesy Big East Conference.
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Coach Mike Carey and selected players' post-game press conference after the West Virginia-Houston game on Sunday evening.
Brandon Knight's 30 carry Kentucky past West Virginia, into Sweet 16 - ESPN
Recap, stats, video and photos
Kentucky Nips Mountaineers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, gallery, post-game audio with Huggs and presser videos
WVU Loss to Kentucky Ends College Career for Six Seniors - WVillustrated.com
A heartfelt thanks to each and every one of the seniors, maybe the most successful class WVU has ever had....so far
West Virginia Mountaineers (5) 63, Kentucky Wildcats (4) 71: Postmortem - A Sea Of Blue
Kind words from our UK counterparts
Kentucky Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from today's 71-63 loss to Kentucky in Tampa, Fla. Courtesy Big East Conference.
Kentucky Postgame Comments - Mountaineer TV
Coach Bob Huggins and select players react to today's loss to Kentucky in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Loss to Kentucky - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Players presser, Cam, Joe, Casey and Truck
Mountaineer Photo Player - MSNsportsNET.com
Gallery of Saturday's loss to Kentucky
Around the League (and Beyond):
Butler edges Panthers, 71-70, ending Pitt's NCAA tournament run - PPG
I don't know about you, but this made my weekend bearable
Seton Hall Basketball: Spring Recruiting Outlook - South Orange Juice
They're after one of the forwards that Huggs wants too
Louisville notes: Pitino says he's coached 'maybe too long' - Lexington Herald Leader
Whoah.....hold the phone
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Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely Costa Rican model. Here's today's gallery of Jessica Perez.
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