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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Big East Finals (3/13/10) Edition

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 New Amsterdam Black and Tan, in honor of today's Big East Finals.

"Big lights will inspire you, hear it for New York." I keep telling myself that we need to enjoy this while we can, but damn, this team is going to give me an ulcer...or worse. Big East Finals baby!!!! And perhaps a #1 seed at stake. If that doesn't inspire you...check your pulse. Enjoy the game and have a great weekend!!!! Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. (Updated 11:45 am, added video) New York: It's a state of mind...

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

What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineers edge Notre Dame, eye first Big East tournament title - ESPN
Recap, photos, highlights, stats, etc.

CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL: West Virginia Slips Past Notre Dame to Advance to Men's Basketball Championship Title Game - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

WVU Presser: WVU vs Notre Dame -
3 Post-game videos

Big East tournament: West Virginia gets by Notre Dame, 53-51 - PPG

West Virginia Keeps Making its Case -
"There’s only one thing left that matters at the Big East tournament: Whether West Virginia can distinguish itself enough to win a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday."

Quote Lines II - BGN
"Here's what the coaches and players were saying after West Virginia's 53-51 win over Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament."

West Virginia Vs Georgetown For Big East -- Ncaabasketball FanHouse

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN

Broadcaster Bill Raftery prepares for his 28th NCAA tournament -

News of Note:

West Virginia moving forward - ESPN
"There isn't a whole lot of pretense to Bob Huggins. He is honest, sometimes cuttingly so. He can be gruff. He can be rough."

WVU survives itself, Notre Dame - Charleston Daily Mail

Bring on the Hoyas - Charleston Gazette

(Title) Game Effort - BGN

Mountaineers Advance to Big East Finals! - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio link

No Luck for the Irish, WVU Advances -

Another Heart-Stopper - MSNsportsNET.Com

Irish Fall Off Mountaineers: West Virginia, Georgetown in Big East Title Game -- NCAABB FanHouse

Winning ugly working for Mountaineers - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Consistent Jones makes big contributions for WVU - Charleston Gazette

Newark native Da'Sean Butler leads No. 7 West Virginia to 53-51 victory over Notre Dame in Big East Tournament semifinals - Star Ledger

Five biggest Big East spring questions - ESPN

Stewart sees a future with no Big East - Charleston Daily Mail

Around the League (and Beyond):

Revenge Tour 2010 Rolls On: Georgetown Stomps Marquette 80-57 - Casual Hoya

Georgetown advances to Big East Tournament final with 80-57 victory over Marquette - Star Ledger

AO Is A-OK - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Seeding Critical for the Cats - The Nova Blog

Wildcats are running out of chances - Philadelphia Inquirer

NIT likely next for Cincinnati Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer

What's On Tap:

Big East Tournament Finals from Madison Square Garden in New York City on ESPN

#8 Georgetown Hoyas vs. #3 West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
9 pm tonight. Mountaineers are giving 2.

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

I don't want to jinx it, so...

This Sunday marks the start of the HBO mini-series covering WWII in the Pacific. From what I've read, think Band of Brothers, but MORE realistic.

SXSW Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is British actress making her first real waves in the US in the new movie She's Out of Your League. Here's Alice Eve.

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