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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (2/18/10) Edition

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We are off the schneid!! The men notched victory #20 last night with a nice performance over Providence. Yes, we let them get too close for comfort a couple times in the second half, but we answered with some runs of our own. There is a surprising lack of coverage of last night's game today. Mostly just AP wire recaps all over the place...weird. I got you covered anyway. Both men and women get back in action Saturday. I love getting tips, suggestions and requests. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

West Virginia breaks out of two-game skid with win over Providence - ESPN
Video, stats and recap.

Butler Third In All-Time WVU Scoring - BGN

College Basketball Mailbag - Seth Davis -

News of Note:

WVU notebook: Mountaineers put a stop to losing streak - Charleston Gazette

Photo Gallery: WVU - Providence - BGN

For the Love of Huggs -

Ebanks’ game still growing - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Reaching New Heights - MSNsportsNET.Com

Big Ten, Pac-10 can forget expansion, break from NCAA to realign - Andy Staples -
Interesting posit...

Bulger cleans out locker -


Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters -
Our Coach Beatty is on the list. This is after Coach Galloway was named tops in the BE by ESPN. Yep, we got some good ones.

Around the League (and Beyond):

With Jeremy Hazell banged up, Seton Hall still defeats St. John's, 59-50 - Star Ledger

Louisville basketball edges Notre Dame 91-89 in double overtime win - Courier-Journal

All-access with college basketball referee Tim Higgins - ESPN

Step forward, step back for UC Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bradley Center no home for Dixon - PPG

Notre Dame coach defends record - Chicago Tribune

Orange Scouting Report: Syracuse at Georgetown - Post Standard

USF basketball team finds itself on the bubble, and that's good - Tampa Tribune

Pitt dismisses linebacker Fields - PPG

What's On Tap:

Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Phone Booth on ESPN2. Cuse is getting 2 on the road.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Bradley Center on ESPN2. Pitt is getting 6 on the road.

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

At first, I was like, "Fake!!" Then the end...WOW. I mean it still could be fake, but still...

This ad may be a few days late for the holiday, but the movie looks to be hilarious (NSFW language throughout).

Figure Skater Gallery of the Week:

Double Gallery = picture links to gallery of linked galleries


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a native of Houston and a veteran SI Swimsuit model. Here's Julie Henderson. (Name link takes you to the model page w/ 2010 video and the pic below leads to the thumbnail gallery)


Saint Arnold image via