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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (2/23/10) UConn Hangover Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and daily distractions; Now nationally recognized! We're being brought to you today by the beers of Vancouver Island Brewery, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

That completely sucked. All is not lost, but that still sucked big time. I won't say anymore about that. The women are back in action tonight and I have plenty inside to keep you busy. When is Hump Day? At least we have that to look forward to tomorrow. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

UConn helps tournament hopes with win over West Virginia - ESPN
73 - 62, recap, stats, video

NCAA Basketball Polls - ESPN
#8 AP & #7 Coaches

Bracketology - ESPN
#2 West here

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner -
#2 Mid-West

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner -

NCAA Women's Basketball Polls - ESPN
#8 AP

Women's Basketball Bracketology - ESPN
#3 Memphis Region

WVU Varsity Sports Report - BGN

WVU shortstop among early Golden Spikes candidates - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

News of Note:

Scouting reports on teams in ACC, Big East, Big Ten, SEC - Seth Davis -

Cincinnati Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Conned by UConn - Charleston Gazette

Huggins gets early dismissal from loss - Charleston Gazette

Huskies, foul shots sink WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Team Report 2/22/2010 -

Technical Difficulties -

Basketball Photos -

Around the League (and Beyond):

UConn 73 - WVU 62: Grab your dancing shoes - The UConn Blog

Every day is a Game 7 for Connecticut - ESPN

Rutgers men know matchup with Seton Hall promises fun, intense game - Star Ledger

Gird Your Loins: Seton Hall vs. Rutgers Is Finally Here - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Rick Pitino wants Louisville basketball to focus on 11 wins as No. 11 Georgetown comes calling - Courier-Journal

Free throw woes hurting Cincinnati Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer
Join the club....

Syracuse, the Big East's road warriors, visits Providence - Post Standard

Pitt among the elite programs - PPG
Do they even have a Final Four? Ummm....

ACC Teams Historically Absent From Top 25 Poll -- NCAABB FanHouse
"The last time only one team from the Atlantic Coast Conference was listed in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll was March 4, 1977."

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Cincinnati.

Syracuse Orange vs. Providence Friars - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Dunkin' Donuts Center on ESPNU. Cuse is giving 8.5.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Freedom Hall on ESPN2. Hoyas are getting 3.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Prudential Center in Newark on ESPN 360, MASN and SNY. Pirates are giving 11.5.

Video of Interest:

New Coke Zero ad featuring your favorite fans. Thanks to Matt Hirsch for the heads up.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I think this qualifies as an over-reaction.

Celebrity Print Ad Gallery of the Week:

Manofest has put together a 75 pic strong gallery of sexy celebrity print ads....

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Canadian model/actress from Vancouver, known for her work in poker ads and Smallville. Here's Serinda Swan.


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