Sunday Post-Game Hangover: Syracuse (1/29/12) Edition


(higher quality replay linked inside that wasn't embeddable)

We got screwed and the world knows it, but it's no conspiracy with the league. I'm not going to try and wax poetic about it. They blew a call and we lost. Full coverage, as usual, of the loss is inside...including more on the controversy. There's also coverage of the women's win too.

Women's Win Over Marquette:

Mountaineers Down Marquette - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team handed Marquette its fifth BIG EAST loss of the season on Saturday night, defeating the Golden Eagles, 53-32, at the Coliseum.

WVU women beat Marquette, 53-32 - Times West Virginian
"West Virginia played incredible defense," said the Golden Eagles’ coach Terri Mitchell.

Marquette Recap - Mountaineer TV
Hoppy Kercheval and Warren Baker break down Saturday's victory over Marquette.

WVU Women's Basketball Interviews Following Win Over Marquette - WVillustrated
Coach Carey, Christal Caldwell and Asya Bussie


Recaps and Features:

Brandon Triche scores 18 as Syracuse hangs on - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, and videos of the controversial ending

Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61 - MSNsportsNET.Com
But, unfortunately, Mountaineer fans will remember this game more for what didn’t happen than what did happen

Missed Call Helps Syracuse Avoid Overtime - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, gallery and videos

WVU basketball: Missed call keeps WVU from reaching goal - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia did what it needed to do to tie Saturday's game against No. 3 Syracuse and a point-blank shot with 8 seconds to go had everyone on the sideline jumping and screaming -- but for all the wrong reasons.

HERTZEL COLUMN: ‘Six eyes and none of them saw it’ - Times West Virginian
"That was goaltending! That was goaltending. That was goaltending. None of the three officials saw it. Absolutely unbelievable. Six eyes and none of them saw it. Unbelievable. Unbelievable," Caridi shouted.

Painful loss for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Questionable call contributes to WVU's 63-61 setback vs. Orange

WVU Falls to No. 4 Syracuse Following Controversial Finish - WVillustrated
WVU loses at No. 4 Syracuse 63-61 following a controversial ending to the game. The loss drops WVU to 15-7 overall and 5-4 in the Big East.

Blocked Again - BGN
One of Bob Huggins’ first games as a coach in the Big East Conference was stolen when Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing Jr. got away with goaltending. No. 3 Syracuse’s Baye Moussa Keita made sure one of Huggins’ last games in the league ended the same way.

Syracuse 63 - West Virginia 61: The Sun Rises, The Sky Is Blue, Referees Suck - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Even looking through orange colored glasses, Nunes knows it

Syracuse Holds On Vs. WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Controversial call goes in favor of the Orange

WVU notebook: Goaltending non-call had lingering effect - Charleston Gazette
"Did I think it was [goaltending]? No. I know it was. I just saw the replay.''

Could replay have saved Mountaineers? - Sporting News
After such a controversial finish, there was some discussion about the idea that expanded use of replay could have led to a more just result.

Big East Mum on Controversy at Syracuse - WVillustrated
The Big East does not intend to issue any statements regarding the controversial finish in the West Virginia at Syracuse game on Saturday.

What we learned from the afternoon games - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
They discuss our game here

The Big East Can Be Rough - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Despite the controversial finish to the Syracuse game on Saturday afternoon, this young Mountaineer squad is beginning to realize on one thing.


Video:

Syracuse Holds Off West Virginia Thanks To A Blown Goaltending Call - Deadspin
Best quality video clip of "the call" or rather "the non-call"

Video: Controversial ending to Cuse-WVU - ESPN
Beth Mowins and Tim Welsh discuss how Syracuse held on after a controversial no goaltending call at the end to win by 2, 63-61.

VIDEO: Syracuse Post Game - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Huggs, KJ, Truck & Browne

Watch The Bob Huggins Show! - WVillustrated

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