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It's the final weekend of pool play in the Big East. There is an absolute full slate of BE games starting tonight and running through Saturday night. The men have a big one against 'Nova tomorrow. If we can win that we'll have the exact same record (both conference and overall). We'd be assured of a #3 seed and I'm not sure how the tie breakers work, but maybe we can squeeze a #2 finish out of this. The women get back in action this weekend as they begin their BE Tournament on Sunday evening at 6 on ESPNU. Tips, suggestions and requests make the best day brighter. Have a great weekend everybody!!!! Come inside and see what the fuss is all about...
What You May Have Missed:
Manchin, Clements disagree on AD move - Charleston Daily Mail
"West Virginia University President Jim Clements and Gov. Joe Manchin don't appear to see eye-to-eye on the impending exit of the university's long-time athletic director." - Thank God!!! I think this means he won't let us be strong armed into another Marshall series, either.
Mountaineers Garner All-BIG EAST Accolades - MSNsportsNET.Com
"Four members of the nationally ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team garnered all-BIG EAST honors, the league announced today [ed. yesterday]."
NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
Power Rankings - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Bracketology - ESPN
College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN
UConn, Florida, Mississippi St. in trouble as NCAA bubble tightens - SI.com
Charlie Creme's women's Bracketology video update - ESPN
"Florida State has moved past West Virginia and Xavier as the final No. 2 seed in Charlie Creme's women's Bracketology video update."
Big East Women's Tournament: Does any team other than Connecticut have a chance? - Star Ledger
News of Note:
WVU women hope to rebound in tournament - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU’s Miles Big East Defensive Player of Year - Times West Virginian
Mountaineers’ Carey deserves coach of the year awards - Register-Herald
Big East Tournament: Double Bye or Not? -- NCAABB FanHouse
Point guards drive ways of Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Analysts don’t impress Huggins with knowledge - Times West Virginian
WVU Team Report 3/4/10 - WVIllustrated.com
A Must See Event - MSNsportsNET.Com
Caridi has a list of why he
likes loves the BE Tourney more than the Big Dance.
Smith questionable, Heastie missing for WVU - ESPN
Eu won’t do much in spring practice - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Coley is the Man... For Now - WVIllustrated.com
Bowden becomes honorary West Virginian - Charleston Gazette
WVU's second female mascot says she had to overcome gender bias - WVPubcast.org
Not that I thought she should have faced it, but who, in their right mind, thought she wouldn't?
Tremayne McNair Has WVU Offer - WVIllustrated.com
Scout TV: Desmon Peoples - Scout.com
Scout TV: Caleb Taylor - Scout.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East could place eight teams in NCAA Tournament - Fan Nation
The Big East's post-season awards: And the winners are ... - Post Standard
Intense play, heated postgame exchanges mark Seton Hall's 85-74 victory over Rutgers - Star Ledger
Gibbs leads Pitt to win against Providence - PPG
73 -71, with a 3 at the buzzer
Pitt Panthers guard Jermaine Dixon counts his blessings despite what he lost - ESPN
Freedom Hall Memories - Card Chronicle
The Mourning After: Will Austin Freeman Play? - Casual Hoya
Tough year? It's relatively easy - Courier-Journal
Mick Cronin: Criticism hasn't been easy - Cincinnati Enquirer
Syracuse basketball notes as the Orange prepares for Louisville - Post Standard
In or out?: The quest to save face, Part V - The UConn Blog
No legal action against ex-coach Jim Leavitt, Bulls player says - Tampa Tribune
Greg Paulus' Passion Is Passionate - SB Nation
Not everyone in Big Ten on board with expansion - SI.com
Porn Star Samantha Ryan Given Floor Seats by Kansas Assistant Coach -- NCAABB FanHouse
Team-oriented Butler will be a tough out in NCAA tournament - SI.com
What's On Tap:
St. John's Red Storm vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
Tonight at 8:30 from Allstate Arena on ESPN360, SNY and MASN.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Wachovia Center on CBS.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Phone Booth on ESPN360. Never thought I'd see the day when a ranked Hoya team wasn't covered this late in the season by local TV at least.
Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
It's the last game at Freedom Hall (assuming no NIT). Saturday at 2 pm on ESPN.
Connecticut Huskies vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
2 pm Saturday from the Sun Dome on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
2 pm Saturday from the Bradley Center on ESPN360.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
4:30 pm Saturday from the Pete on ESPN360, MASN, and Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Providence Friars - ESPN
7 pm Saturday from the Dunkin' Donuts Center on ESPN360.
#2 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. # 7 DePaul - Big East
6 pm Sunday from the XLC in Connecticut in Big East Quarterfinal action on ESPNU.
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Today's Miss Throwdown is, yes, another Brazilian (I can here the groans from here). One day, I'll make it down there. She's a SI Swimsuit veteran. Please make welcome...Daniella Sarahyba.
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