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I didn't get to see the game, but, I was following the game-cast on my phone. Damn. That's all I'm gonna say. I've got all the coverage I could dig up for the game inside, as usual. There's also what looks to be a classic-in-the-making presser by Boeheim. Some football news and NCAA bracket predictions round out the news today.
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What You May Have Missed:
Syracuse Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 63-52 loss at 17th-ranked Syracuse on Monday night. Courtesy ESPN.
Bob Huggins post game MSN interview - WVMetroNews.com
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about the team's performance in the second half, making open shots and losing three out of their last four games.
Kevin Jones Feature - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammin' feature on junior forward Kevin Jones.
Mazzulla closing on career games record - Charleston Daily Mail
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
Receiving votes in both polls
Bracketology - ESPN
Still #6 SW
Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#4 SW here
Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
Women's Bracketology - ESPN
#6 in Spokane and dropping
Future of the Coal Bowl is uncertain - Charleston Daily Mail
Dawson high on QB Millard - Daily Athenaeum
Big East PreSpring Preview: What Needs Work? - Scout.com
West Virginia 2011 PreSpring Preview & Review - Scout.com
Syracuse rallies late to avoid fourth straight home loss - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos and video
Orange Squeeze WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU Outplayed in the Second Half at Syracuse - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery
WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: Syracuse 63 WVU 52 - WVillustrated.com
Mountaineers lose to 'Cuse - Charleston Gazette
WVU falls short against Syracuse - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU notes: Plenty of blame to go around - Charleston Gazette
Second-half struggles give Mountaineers third loss in last four [ed.] games - Daily Athenaeum
Tale of Two Halves is Killing WVU Basketball Team - WVillustrated.com
PoG: West Virginia vs Syracuse - BGN
Mountaineer Report: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
More turnovers than baskets in the second half for WVU as the Mountaineers fall 63-52 at the Carrier Dome.
John Flowers: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Flowers talks about the Mountaineers' second half and what WVU needs to do to play all 40 minutes.
Kevin Jones: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones explains what problems the Mountaineers had in the second half.
Joe Mazzulla: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about playing 40 minutes of basketball and sticking to what makes you successful.
Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bryant talks about preparing for Notre Dame and the importance of that game.
Casey Mitchell: Syracuse Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mitchell talks about the 23 points he scored, getting the team back on track and the rest of the team's schedule.
WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs. Syracuse - WVillustrated.com
Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Syracuse - BGN
From the Enemy:
Syracuse 63 - West Virginia 52: Happy Valentine's! - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Jim Boeheim's post-game press conference presented to you without comment. Enjoy. - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
I haven't watched it, but I trust Keeley that it's worth the time to watch
Jim Boeheim gets 850 as Syracuse buries West Virgina - Daily Press
Syracuse shuts down West Virginia for much-needed win - Post Standard
SU notes: Freshmen Keita and Fair boost Syracuse; Waiters waits and Orange halts home losing streak - Post Standard
C.J. Fair logs lots of minutes; SU rebounds against Mountaineers - Post Standard
Brandon Triche, on a two-game scoring spree, nets 20 in SU's win over West Virginia - Post Standard
Syracuse Basketball vs West Virginia The Sunny Side: Brandon Triche Comes Up Big Again - Post Standard
Syracuse Basketball vs West Virginia The Dark Side: More Three's Rain Down on Syracuse - Post Standard
Recruits fill needs of WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East may have double-figure representation in men's NCAA Tournament - Denver Post
Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 14 - The UConn Blog
2011 Big East Tournament bracket update - Card Chronicle
No change in Gates’ status - Cincinnati Enquirer
Men's Basketball: Welcome to The Abyss - Voodoo Five
Bulls Recon: Cardiac Hill Talks Pitt Basketball - Voodoo Five
Defense is cure for ailing Panthers - PPG
Calhoun Saw UConn Turn It Around Against Providence - Hartford Courant
Seton Hall dismisses seniors Keon Lawrence and Jamel Jackson from team - ESPN New York
Seton Hall Basketball: JP's Scouting Report- Villanova Wildcats - South Orange Juice
preGame: Villanova vs. Seton Hall - The Nova Blog
The Morning After: On to the Next One; The Georgetown Streak Continues - Casual Hoya
Get to know the Marquette Golden Eagles: 5 questions with Cracked Sidewalks - Rumble In The Garden
Segmented outlook works for Louisville basketball - Courier-Journal
Notre Dame men's basketball: Hansbrough in top 30 - South Bend Tribune
Fiesta Bowl CEO Under Investigation, Placed on Administrative Leave - NCAAFB FanHouse
Can BCS Reform Come from England -- Bloody Well Right - NCAAFB FanHouse
What's On Tap:
(14) Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates - Preview - ESPN
8:00 tonight from the Prudential Center on MASN, SNY and ESPN3
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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