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It's the Regional Finals with a berth to the Final Four in Indianapolis on the line. Big test on tap today for the men. Kentucky is easily the most talented team we've faced all year, but we're also the most physical team they've faced. Story lines beaten to death today include:
- Huggs and the softer side
- Huggs and Cal, old friends
- Da's hand and it's ok
- Patterson vs. his home state's flagship university, WVU
What You May Have Missed:
Elite 8 Photo Gallery - BGN
Images from Friday's media sessions for the West Virginia - Kentucky Elite 8 match-up
News of Note:
Mazzulla Responds - BGN
Around the League (and Beyond):
Baylor reaches round of eight less than seven years after tragedy - ESPN
72 - 49 over Saint Mary's
What's On Tap:
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on CBS
East Region Final
#2 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #1 Kentucky Wildcats - ESPN
7:05 pm EDT from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Kentucky is giving 3.5.
West Region Final
#5 Butler Bulldogs vs. #2 Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
4:30 pm EDT from EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. KState is giving 2.5.
Video of Interest:
Being that this is the Regional Finals, I thought this one was appropriate
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Jessica Burciaga Gallery of the Week:
Here's one from one of our own Hump Day Bracket Sweetest Sixteen members.
Today's Miss Throwdown is an Israeli model and actress who has been gracing the pages of SI's Swimsuit Issue the last couple years. Here's Esti Ginzburg (pic leads to thumbnail gallery).
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