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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (3/10/10) Edition

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

Great run by the women. This UConn team is just too good. I think they'll make a nice NCAA run as well. Have we ever seen both BB teams ranked this high at the same time? Enjoy it people. Don't take it for granted. The BET in NY is well under way now. Almost there. Yes, we still have to wait until tomorrow. There's plenty of coverage inside to keep you sated until tomorrow. Note: All Bracketology and Bubble Watch links will be updated as of the previous days games. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

The Big East tournament primer - ESPN

Interactive Bracket - BIG EAST Conference Athletics
Updated Bracket

Huskies rout No. 8 Mountaineers for 16th Big East championship - ESPN
60 - 32

2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings (Mar. 8) - ESPN
#9 AP & #8 Coaches

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN

Bracketology - ESPN

Bubble Watch -

Bracket Watch -
Still a #1 here

Butler Collecting Awards - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU's Carrier Earns Regional Honor - MSNsportsNET.Com

Forde Minutes: Minute Men Awards - ESPN

New York Bowl Gets Date, Title Sponsor - BGN

News of Note:

Connecticut routs West Virginia - PPG

West Virginia Falls in Finals - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 1 UConn tops WVU women, 60-32 - Times West Virginian

David Can't Slay Goliath -

The Magic of Title IX - BGN

WVU's double bye: rest or rust? - Charleston Gazette

Big East's top player eyed spot with WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Syracuse takes Big East Awards - Times West Virginian

WVU playing waiting game - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Pulling the cord on WVU's AD search engine - Charleston Gazette

On the Receiving End -


Scout TV: Miles Shuler -

Around the League (and Beyond):

UConn quits, gets run off the court by St. John's - The UConn Blog
73 - 51

UConn Lets Season End Without a Fight -- NCAABB FanHouse

USF tops DePaul, advances in Big East tourney - Tampa Tribune
58 - 49

Bearcats are born again - Cincinnati Enquirer

Rutgers' season ends with 69-68 loss to Cincinnati in Big East tournament - Star Ledger

Seton Hall holds on for 109-106 win over Providence to advance to second round of Big East tournament - Star Ledger

Keeping sharp is key for Pitt - PPG

Jerry Smith's thumb the only bummer for Louisville heading into Big East Tournament - Courier-Journal

Syracuse's Wes Johnson is Big East player of the year, Jim Boeheim is coach of the year - Post Standard

Big East’s Big Spenders? Just Check the Standings. - NY Times

Best in the Nation? Big 12 Thinks NCAA Field Will Prove Case -- NCAABB FanHouse

96 Reasons Not To Expand NCAAs (Part I) –

NCAA: No decision made on tourney expansion - ESPN

Salaries spike for college football assistants, successful coaches - USA TODAY

What's On Tap:

#9 South Florida Bulls vs. #8 Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
Noon today on ESPN. Hoyas are giving 7.

#13 St. John's Red Storm vs. #5 Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
2 pm today on ESPN. Johnnie's are getting 4.

#10 Seton Hall Pirates vs. #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7 pm tonight on ESPN. Line is off.

#11 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. #6 Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
9 pm tonight on ESPN. Line is off here too.

Video of Interest:

The case for a #1

Video of (Dis)Interest:

For you Lost fans out there. You'll probably have this song in your head the rest of the day. You can thank me later.

Public Servant Gallery of the Week:

And we thank them for all they do.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Polish model who made a name for herself via the British tabloids. Here's Eva Wyrwal.

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