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The Shotgun/Throwdown: BET Semi-Finals (3/12/10) Edition

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"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do..." Song lyrics have never rung truer for Mountaineers today. I'm still so damned psyched up...WOW!!! Lot's of recaps inside. A WVU win tonight could go a long way into securing a #1 seed. It'll definitley secure another S/T edition tomorrow morning. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming (and don't forget your Hump Day bracket submissions). And here...we...go...

Let's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Henny Ray Abrams/Associated Press via]

What You May Have Missed:

Friday's Gold And Blue Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Butler's buzzer-beater sinks Cincy, moves West Virginia into Big East semis - ESPN
54 - 51, recap, box-score, highlights, photos, etc.

SC Highlight Of The Night - ESPN
Was there any doubt this would be it?

Quote Lines - BGN
"Quotes from WVU head coach Bob Huggins, Da'Sean Butler and Kevin Jones follwoing the Mountaineers' 54-51 win over Cincinnati in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament"

WVU/Cincinnati Photo Gallery - Cincinnati Enquirer

WVU Basketball Photos -

Former President Bill Clinton steals spotlight at Big East Tournament - Star Ledger
...until Butler banked it

CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL: Butler's Buzzer-Beater Beats Cincinnati - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN
"Didn't play on Thursday? Congratulations! You're the day's big winner!"

Talley and Carlen Considered For Hall Of Fame - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Pitt looks to dethrone Cincinnati, more Big East spring stories -

News of Note:

Take it to the Bank - MSNsportsNET.Com

Butler's lifts West Virginia past Cincinnati - PPG (AP)

Cincinnati Bearcats lose to West Virginia at buzzer in Big East tournament - Cincinnati Enquirer

West Virginia was right to 'bank' its hopes on Butler - Stewart Mandel -

Butler beats the buzzer - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia's Butler did it - ESPN

Butler's shot saves WVU again - Charleston Daily Mail

Butler Beats Bearcats at the Buzzer! - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Buzzer-beater lifts WVU at Big East Tourney - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Butler Sends WVU to Semifinals -

Butler's Last Second Heroics Save WVU -- NCAABB FanHouse

Huggins, Wooden take different paths to victory No. 664 - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Huggins: Butler a ‘special’ player - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East titans sent home early - Charleston Daily Mail

The BIG EAST Tournament So Far -

Big East's double bye bye - ESPN

Georgetown exploit's SU's 2-3 zone for 91 points - Post Standard

Chipotle'd: Georgetown 91, Syracuse 84 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Those burritos are delicious. Don't blame the burrito!!!

Orange Crush: Georgetown Defeats Syracuse 91-84 in a Classic - Casual Hoya

Onuaku's injury overshadows SU's loss to Hoyas - WSTM NBC3

Pitt loses to Notre Dame - PPG
I like that headline, simple, yet effective.....50 - 45

Villanova gets out-worked by Marquette? Yes, Marquette. - The Nova Blog
80 - 76....and extend a hearty welcome into the SB Nation family to The Nova Blog

Buzz and the Buddha: Living in the Present -

Cardinals' next move: back to drawing board - Courier-Journal

UConn coach Jim Calhoun signs extension with Connecticut Huskies - ESPN

St. John's Coach Norm Roberts to lose job - Fan Nation

State NIT foe likely for Bulls - Tampa Tribune

Add more games to NCAA tourney, not more teams - FOX Sports

What's On Tap:

Big East Semi-Finals tonight from the "Most Famous Arena in the World" on the "World Wide Leader."

#8 Georgetown Hoyas vs. #5 Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
The 7 pm game tonight. Hoyas are giving 3.5.

#7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #3 West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
The night-cap at 9 pm (probably closer to 9:30, though). No line at the moment.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Staying with the Billy Joel theme I started yesterday, I thought this was appropriate also:

This has been described by many (males) as the best game show ever.

Spring Break Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Canadian native who recently got to carry the Olympic torch. She can carry my torch anytime. Here's country songstress Shania Twain.

The next song is ~eh, not bad, but not great, but the video...WOW!

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