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"If I can make it there, I'll make it...anywhere." Well, this team made it there. I guess we can make it anywhere. We won this one, but we ain't done yet. "I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps and find I'm a number one, top of the list, king of the hill, A Number One." OK, so we got "A Number 2" for the Big Dance. Lot's of BET Championship coverage to clean out and a look ahead to the big one. No time to rest on our laurels of this championship. There are bigger fish to fry. Beware the Ides of March, people. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you inside...
SC Highlight Of The Night - ESPN Video - ESPN
Here’s every buzzer-beater Da’Sean Butler has made this season - College Hoops Journal
I have to give the guys over at Casual Hoya props for this find.
The Butler Did It! - MSNsportsNET.Com
It's been a redemptive road for the West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
I saw where Columbus linked to this, just after my brother mentioned it to me. Great, great article.
Final: West Virginia 60, Georgetown 58 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
"Da'Sean Butler will never buy a drink or a meal again in West Virginia."
Butler's latest game-winner gives West Virginia first Big East tournament crown - ESPN
Recap, video and stats
WVU wins first Big East Tournament title - Charleston Daily Mail
Big East tourney run caps bizarre week for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Da'Sean does it again - Charleston Gazette
Butler's layup gains WVU 1st Big East title - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
WVU captures 1st Big East title with 60-58 win - PPG
WVU's title awfully sweet - PPG
Jarrod West relives shot through Butler - Times West Virginian
Quote Lines III - BGN
Here's what the coaches and players were saying after West Virginia's 60-58 win over Georgetown for the Big East championship
If They Can Make It Here... - BGN
I swear I started this theme before seeing this article.
Photo Galleries - WVIllustrated.com
Photo Gallery II: West Virginia - Georgetown - BGN
Photo Gallery III: WVU - Georgetown - BGN
PoG: WVU - Georgetown - BGN
Da definitely deserves it, but you could make a strong case for Wells, too.
Post-Game Celebration and Awards Ceremony - BIGEAST.tv
Video...Country Roads has never sounded sweeter!
West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins earn proud moment with first Big East title - NY Daily News
Late Drive Gives West Virginia Its First Big East Title - NY Times
Mountaineers Rule in the Garden - WVIllustrated.com
West Virginia Wins Big East With Another Dramatic Finish -- NCAABB FanHouse
WVU Press Conference - WVIllustrated.com
Shouldering the Burden - MSNsportsNET.Com
Post-Game Celebration - MSNsportsNET.Com
Big East Championship Celebration - BGN
Cutting Them Down - BGN
Another Video link
Team Arrival at Coliseum - MSNsportsNET.Com
Morgantown's Warm Welcome - WVMETRONEWS.COM
The Mountaineers Arrive - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Fans welcome Mountaineers home - Charleston Daily Mail
Winning Big East was longtime goal for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Tourney provides lifetime of memories - Times West Virginian
Looking Forward to the Big Dance:
WVU Learns Path to NCAA Title - WVIllustrated.com
East: Kentucky's Best, but Watch Out for the Rest -- NCAABB FanHouse
WVU placing NCAA tickets on sale today - Charleston Gazette
Good luck getting them through the University.
Bracket Musings: Selection Sunday Edition – SI.com
West Virginia draws Morgan State in NCAA opener - Register-Herald (AP)
Bob Huggins has led West Virginia to its highest-ever seeding in the NCAA tournament.
Mountaineers land No. 2 seed - Charleston Daily Mail
Mountaineers voices frustration over 2 seed - PPG
No. 2 seed disappoints WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Matchups could have been better - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Bob Huggins: "We Were A One Seed" - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Forde Minutes: Big Dance edition - ESPN
WVU none too happy with No. 2 - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineer Report: A Number Two Seed? - WVMetroNews
West Virginia to Battle Morgan State - MSNsportsNET.Com
Men's Basketball: Devin Ebanks - MSNsportsNET.Com
Kevin Jones: Playing The Draw - WVMetroNews
Wellington Smith: Morgan Who? - WVMetroNews
Ebanks' decision on hold - Martinsburg Journal
WVU women hopeful for today's NCAA bracket - Charleston Daily Mail
Women are hoping for a 2 as well
Pitt, WVU and Penn State using practices to groom new starting quarterbacks - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East may consider tourney changes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Big East may be waving goodbye to the double bye for its conference tournament.
NCAA caves to TV pressure by going easy on Duke - Kansas City Star
I normally takes Whitlock's comments with a grain of salt, but he may have something here.
NCAA does no favors for tourney favorite Kansas - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
A knee-jerk take on the NCAA Tournament: Mid-major schools emerge as Big Dance regulars bow out - Star Ledger
Syracuse Just Kidding, AO Totally Not A-OK - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Done in an effort to keep the #1 seed, no doubt, ala the Kenyon Martin scenario
Louisville Cardinals face California; No. 1 Duke could loom in 2nd round - Courier-Journal
Pitt Basketball: Seed, site, foe pleasing to Dixon - PPG
Cincinnati gets Weber State in NIT - Cincinnati Enquirer
USF's breakthrough season capped with NIT trip - Tampa Tribune
Some are actually happy with the NIT bid.
Seton Hall forward Robert Mitchell removed from team hours before Selection Sunday - Star Ledger
Videos of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Thank you New York, we love you!!! See ya next year!!
Pi Day (3.14 yesterday, get it?) Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a model and actress who had stints as the St. Pauli Girl and Playboy Playmate of the Month in 1999. She could also be seen in the Baywatch spoof, Son of the Beach. Here's Jaime Bergman.
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