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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Capital Classic Hangover (1/20/11) 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 Griesedieck beer, because that's what last night sucked.

Wow, was that awful!!! Just a terrible game all around. Yes, the refs spent the whole night quality testing their whistles, but that was admittedly awful both ways. Some blame karma, as Nunes Magician does here, for the court storming Sunday. Others might point to the fun we had yesterday. 5YS has another theory. Hopefully this gets the last ugly loss out of their system for the season and this team finally gets some full-time focus going on. The women, on the other hand, had no trouble focusing last night, holding MU to a record low 21 points. All of the post-game fallout is inside, as well as a few other bits to cover.

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What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineer Report: Capital Classic Postgame -
Chip Fontanazza recaps both the men's and the women's games that took place at the Charleston Civic Center.

NCAA Basketball Bracketology - SB Nation New York

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner -
He gets on the "storming the court" criticism bandwagon

FanHouse Terrific 12: Looking West - NCAABB FanHouse
#10 and one of the games of the week

Smith Keeping in Shape - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Unveils New Basketball Uniform -
They have pics of the blue version and shorts too



West Virginia stifles Marshall in lopsided win - ESPN
Recap and statistics

WVU Women Dominate Marshall - MSNsportsNET.Com

No contest - Charleston Gazette
No. 9 Mountaineer women dominate throughout in 71-28 romp over Marshall

No. 9 WVU rolls to record-breaking win - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU women rout Marshall, 78-21 - Times West Virginian

Dunning’s breakout game leads WVU - Daily Athenaeum

WVU/MU should end women’s series - Daily Athenaeum

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews Following Blowout Win Against Marshall -
Coach C and Liz Repella

Mike Carey: Capital Classic Postgame -
Carey talks about his team's dominating win against Marshall and the keys to the victory.

Ayana Dunning: Capital Classic Postgame -
Dunning talks about how coach Carey challenged her during this game and the large margin of victory.

Liz Repella: Capital Classic Postgame -
Repella talks about WVU's dominating win and how things flowed for them on offense.

Mountaineer Women Roll Marshall - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Marshall - BGN


Marshall earns bragging rights over rival West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, statistics and photos

Men's Basketball: Cold Shooting WVU Falls - MSNsportsNET.Com

Classic shocker - Charleston Gazette

Capital Nightmare for the Mountaineers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery

Herrion wakes up the ghost of Jirsa past - Charleston Gazette

Marshall upsets Mountaineers - Register-Herald

Herd upsets WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Capital Classic notes: Herd survived and thrived despite foul trouble - Charleston Gazette

No Pitts stops for WVU; Herd survives foul night - Charleston Daily Mail

Huggins tells media to blow whistles on refs - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Tweety Bird new mascot? - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: Marshall 75 WVU 71 -

Marshall builds 24-point lead, holds off WVU for 75-71 win - Times West Virginian

Comeback falls short as Marshall upsets No. 21 WVU, 75-71 - Daily Athenaeum

WVU says win streak is all for naught - Daily Athenaeum

A Hole Too Deep - BGN
Bob Huggins made his WVU men's basketball team, defeated, sit and watch the celebration.

PoG: WVU vs Marshall - BGN

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews Following the Loss to Marshall -
Huggs, JFlow, Mazz and KJ

Bob Huggins: Capital Classic Postgame -
Huggins gives his thoughts on his team's performance against Marshall.

John Flowers: Capital Classic Postgame -
Flowers talks about what the Mountaineers didn't do against Marshall and the Herd's performance.

Joe Mazzulla: Capital Classic Postgame -
Mazzulla talks about what this loss means to the team and what is ahead for the Mountaineers.

Kevin Jones: Capital Classic Postgame -
Jones says he still felt this was the same team on the court that beat Purdue on Sunday and talks about rebounding from a loss to the Thundering Herd.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Marshall -

Photo Gallery IV: WVU vs Marshall - BGN


Coral High (Fla.) Teammates Trying for WVU Visits -

Here Comes Number 20 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
OL Russell Haughton-James from American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida

Around the League (and Beyond):

Grading the 2010 Big East coaching jobs - Big East Blog - ESPN

Indiana, Stanford, Michigan ace grades for college coaching hires - Stewart Mandel -

Louisville blasts St. John's, 88-63 - Card Chronicle

Louisville blows through the Red Storm, 88-63 - Rumble In The Garden

UC loses to Irish - Cincinnati Enquirer

Irish get lift from Scott in win over Bearcats - South Bend Tribune

Syracuse Basketball: Lessons, Grades & Forward Looks - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse sells more than 33,000 tickets for Nova game - ESPN

Kemba Walker Makes Rest Of The Huskies Better - Hartford Courant

Schedule gives Bulls chance to finish strong - Tampa Tribune

Rutgers Men Game Day: Scarlet Knights need to come out strong after halftime - Star Ledger

Seton Hall Basketball: JP's 5 Thoughts- Robinson, Pope, Crowds, Finishing, and Coaching - South Orange Juice

University of Texas, ESPN join forces on Longhorn network - ESPN
And you thought the Big Ten Network was overblown?

College Basketball Mailbag - Seth Davis -

What's On Tap:

South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the LBAC on ESPN2. (Normally I only list the ranked BE teams here but this is the only league game tonight)

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Well done...extremely well done.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another reason for my fascination with Eastern European women. Hailing from Poland, please join me in saying dzień dobry to Monika Pietrasinska. Here's a three page gallery (picture link) to help you recover from last night's loss (fair/slight warning: page 1 is completely SFW, pages 2 & 3 are SFW too...but barely). Na zdrowie!!!

Griesedieck Brothers image via