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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Golden Eagles Hangover (12/20/11) Edition

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Today, we have all of the usual fallout from last night's victory over Tennessee Tech, including recaps, features, galleries and videos. We also have some Orange Bowl bits and news on Holgorsen's contract, which still isn't completely finalized yet. There's also lawsuit news developments, but with everybody suing everybody...I can't really keep straight who the developments are benefiting, if either one. Maybe our law team can help sort it out in the comments.

Tennessee Tech Hangover:

Bob Huggins Postgame Press Conference: Tennessee Tech - WVillustrated
See what the WVU head coach had to say about his 699th win and what it means to him in the grand scheme of things.

West Virginia 72, Tennessee Tech 53 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

West Virginia 72, Tennessee Tech 53 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Kevin Jones scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead West Virginia to a 72-53 victory over Tennessee Tech Monday night at the WVU Coliseum in the second game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Mountaineers Win Fourth Straight - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, gallery and videos

Men's Basketball: WVU vs. Tennessee Tech Game Recap - WVillustrated
Kevin Jones scored 25 points and Bob Huggins recorded his 699th career win, as the West Virginia Mountaineers defeated Tennessee Tech 72-53 on Monday night in the second game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at the Coliseum.

WVU Too Much For Tech - BGN
Despite ugly and uninspired play, the Mountaineers rolled to another easy win, beating Tennessee Tech 72-53 at the Coliseum on Monday night.

West Virginia cruises past Tennessee Tech - Register-Herald
Jones notched his sixth double-double of the season, grabbing 14 rebounds.

Mountaineers top Tennessee Tech - Charleston Gazette
Kevin Jones has now played five of West Virginia's last six games without making a 3-point shot.

Big Three Continue to Carry Load for WVU - WVillustrated
A lineup so full of inexperience is the perfect opportunity for those with the years under their belt to rack up the stats.

Providing a spark - Times West Virginian
Williamson gives WVU lift in win over Tenn. Tech

Walk-On Gives WVU a Spark - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Williamson’s play aids 21-point win

Tennessee Tech Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 72-53 victory over Tennessee Tech Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Point Guard Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV
Senior Truck Bryant's postgame remarks after West Virginia's 72-53 win over Tennessee Tech on Monday night at the Coliseum.

Video: Tennessee Tech Postgame - BGN
Huggs, KJ and Truck

VIDEO: Tenn Tech Game Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
KJ, Truck, Turk and PAWWWWWWL

WVU Men's Basketball Players Discuss Win over Tennessee Tech - WVillustrated
KJ, Truck, Pawwwwl and Turk

Men's Basketball: WVU vs. Tennessee Tech Photo Gallery - WVillustrated

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Tennessee Tech - BGN

What You May Have Missed:

Big East Files For Preliminary Injunction To Keep West Virginia In The Big East Through 2013-2014 Season - Big East Coast Bias

Monongalia County Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss WVU, Big East L - WVillustrated
Clawges will take into consideration if West Virginia is the proper venue for the lawsuit and will render a decision after the 1st of the year.

Holgorsen's deal sweet for coach, not WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Have to disagree with Jack here...I think the move to the Big 12 lessens the likelihood that Holgorsen bolts

Basketball Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com
Huggisms from before the game

A Few Notes About Devin Ebanks, John Flowers, and Casey Mitchell - WVU Pros

News of Note:

WVU struggling to sell Orange Bowl tickets - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"We fully realize fans have to make decisions based on the economics of the entire situation," Wells said. "We encourage fans to help support the program and buy through the Mountaineer ticket office, but we know sometimes there are factors that lead them to make a different decision."

Looking back: Preseason predictions - Big East Blog - ESPN

Video: Orange Bowl preview - Big East Blog - ESPN
Ivan Maisel and Gene Wojciechowski preview the matchup featuring Clemson and West Virginia.

Cook-ing, Buckeyes and a Beef - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Around the League (and Beyond):

Conference power rankings: Big East - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Ranked 7th in the Big East, so far

Aftershock; LSU defeats #10 Marquette 67-59 - And The Valley Shook

Pitt Basketball: Frontcourt Depth An Issue With Khem Birch Transfer - Cardiac Hill

Wayns Named a Candidate for Bob Cousy Award - The Nova Blog

Gorgui Rising - Card Chronicle

JAWANZA! Poland Leads USF Past Cleveland State - Voodoo Five

Bucknell's Mike Muscala leads Bison into Carrier Dome to face No. 1 Syracuse - Post Standard

Questions Abound for Returning Batts - Friar Basketball: PC Hoops For All

The Essential-O-Meter act two: the enigmas - The UConn Blog

Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand continues progress, will stay with team for Pinstripe Bowl - Star Ledger

Zach Collaros looks, sounds ready to play - Cincinnati Bearcats

What's On Tap:

WVU Women Host Mount St. Mary's - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Mountaineers (7-3) have a chance to rebound from the loss on Tuesday night when they play host to Mount St. Mary’s in a 7 p.m. tip.

Video of Interest:

the Mountaineer basketball team talks about its victory against Tennessee Tech, the Big East's request to dismiss WVU's lawsuit against the conference has been denied and the seniors on the football talk about what it will be like ending their careers in the Orange Bowl.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Canadian hottie Kim Cloutier. Click on her picture for today's gallery.

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