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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (3/22/10) Edition

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

It was another great weekend for the Mountaineers. The men advanced to the Sweet Sixteen and the women won their first round game last night. Next up for the men: the 11th seeded Washington Huskies. The women got a reprieve when Texas lost yesterday on their home floor. Next up for them is 11th seeded (funny how that works out, huh?) San Diego St. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. Don't forget, 2nd Round voting ends at 8, with the Sweetest Sixteen revealed late tonight. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

2010 NCAA Tournament Bracket - ESPN

West Virginia holds off poor-shooting Missouri - ESPN
68 - 59, recap, stats, photos and video

Repella racks up double-double as WVU dominates boards in win - ESPN
58 - 43

Men's Basketball: Sweet 16 Ticket Info - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia 68, Missouri 59 - Photos -

Mountaineers Tie Mark of West’s Team - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Friday is for prep games - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Shame on you, West Virginia University. Shame on you, Marshall University. And -as always -shame on you, ESPN.

Men's News of Note:

Mountaineers march on to Sweet 16 - Charleston Gazette

On to the Sweet 16 - MSNsportsNET.Com

Includes post-game audio from Huggs

WVU survives scare from Missouri, moves to Sweet Sixteen - Charleston Daily Mail

Victory is sweet for WVU - PPG

WVU advances to sweet 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sweet Vindication - BGN

How Sweet It Is: WVU 68, Missouri 59 -

Post-game Player Interviews -

Quote Lines: WVU - Missouri - BGN
What the players and coaches were saying following West Virginia's 68-59 win over Missouri in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Redemption for WVU's Mazzulla and Bryant - ESPN

WVU's Mazzulla helps vanquish Mizzou - Charleston Gazette

Men's Basketball: Joe Mazzulla - MSNsportsNET.Com

Key to this victory was handling the press - Charleston Daily Mail

Proving a point - Times West Virginian

Mountaineers patient against the pressure - Charleston Daily Mail

High Pressure? No Problem -

WVU's Cam thorough against Missouri - Charleston Daily Mail

Thoroughman’s role crucial to WVU success - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Jones a consistent performer - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Men's Basketball: Kevin Jones - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU’s Newest Postseason Star - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Butler’s play reminds of Alexander’s run

Butler does it all again for Mountaineers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Butler Serves Up Another Sweet Performance for West Virginia -- NCAABB FanHouse

Missouri coach pleased with effort - Charleston Gazette

WVU players become Web stars - Charleston Daily Mail

Hahn family has hoops holiday with WVU, Vermont - Charleston Daily Mail

Women's News of Note:

West Virginia Beats Lamar - MSNsportsNET.Com

Defense keys WVU's opening-round win - Charleston Gazette

No. 3 seed West Virginia women beats No. 14 Lamar - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Cottrill looking ahead to college - Charleston Daily Mail
My Dad watched him in the first round of the state tournament and compares him to Eric Devendorf...and many tend to agree.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Incredible games had something for everybody -

Luke Winn at the NCAA Tourney – Day 4 -

NCAA Opening Weekend: Reports of the BIG EAST's Overrated-ness Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - Voodoo Five
Our USF/SB Nation brother puts it nicely.

Sweet victory: Syracuse overcomes foul problems to blow out Gonzaga - Post Standard
87 - 65

Xavier eliminates Panthers - PPG
71 - 68

Put it in the Books - The Nova Blog
Nova goes down 75 -68 to St. Mary's

Seton Hall needed a leader, and Patrick Hobbs was the man for the job - Star Ledger

Wilks soars for Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Beach Party Gallery of the Week:

Some might say it's "Icey."

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is actually Dual Miss Throwdowns. I present the sexy twins from the twin cities...Anne and Kate.


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