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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Irish/Panther Hangover (2/21/11) Edition

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I don't know about you, but an Irish Panther hangover sounds like it was a totally kick-ass time. In this case, with Saturday's results...why, yes, yes it was. Truck!! Where have you been? I guess the pre-game advice from the BB alums really helped. Yes, Truck is the object of much affection inside today, along with features on Cam, JFlow, Casey to go with all of the post-game fallout. The Mountaineer women also picked up a much needed win when they dropped 90 on Pitt Saturday. And the good weekend was even rounded out by the WVU baseball team as they went 2-1 against Big Ten competition over the weekend down in Florida. Today's a big edition, so hold on tight.

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What You May Have Missed:

Q&A with WVU's Dana Holgorsen, Part II - Big East Blog - ESPN
Here's the Part II to the one posted on Friday

Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference -
Huggins talks about Darryl "Truck" Bryant's performance, the importance of the win, the way the offense flowed and winning in front of all of the former basketball players.

Sights and Sounds: Sweet Redemption -
Sights and sounds from the Mountaineers 90-79 win over Pitt on Saturday.

Huggins, Harrison build strong bond - Times West Virginian

Tallying Saturday's winners and losers - ESPN
Yes, WVU was a big winner on Saturday

In middle of pack in Big East, WVU looks for a strong finish - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU basketball: Win restores some confidence for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Win offers WVU hope for stretch run - Times West Virginian

Leading by Example - MSNsportsNET.Com
Cam Thoroughman feature

In Search of a Face - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take - Deniz?

Flowers’ blocks get foes thinking - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Casey Mitchell Moves Past Suspension for His Team, Fans -

A Reunion In Morgantown (video) -
Former Mountaineer basketball players from six different decades are in the University City for a reunion weekend.

A Notre Dame Flashback - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes a video reaction from former players in attendance Saturday.

Musings of a Mountain Man: 2/20 -
Article also Includes video of Jerry West's stature unveiling in LA

WVU opens season with two victories over Big Ten teams - Daily Athenaeum
WVU Baseball

The last tri-sport athletes - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Panther Hangover

Madina Ali helps No. 20 WVU end slide, drop Pittsburgh - ESPN
Recap, stats, etc

Mountaineers Collect Crucial Win - MSNsportsNET.Com
Led by senior co-captain Madina Ali’s 21 points, No. 21 West Virginia won round two of the Backyard Brawl, defeating Pitt 90-79 on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.

Women’s basketball uses offense to revenge Pitt - Daily Athenaeum

Mike Carey: Pitt Postgame -
Coach Carey talks about the Mountaineers 90-79 win over Pitt on Saturday afternoon.

Madina Ali: Pitt Postgame -
Ali talks about her leg injury, ending the losing streak and beating Pitt.

Agnus Berenato: Pitt Postgame -
Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato talks about the Panther's 90-79 loss on Saturday.

Irish Hangover:

West Virginia rocks No. 7 Notre Dame to halt winning streak at 7 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc.

Bryant's 24 Leads WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers win it their way - Charleston Daily Mail

Recap and gallery

Three Players Lead West Virginia to Victory Over Notre Dame -

Three's Company - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU hums against Fighting Irish - Charleston Gazette

Back On Top - BGN

WVU stuns No. 8 Irish, 72-58 - Times West Virginian

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: WVU 72 Notre Dame 58 -

West Virginia Topples No. 8 Notre Dame - NCAABB FanHouse

Huggins' Technical Boosts Mountaineer Effort -

For one day, WVU finds missing piece - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU, behind Bryant’s 24 points, finds its shot in 72-58 upset of No. 8 Irish - Daily Athenaeum

Point guards dominate Irish - Daily Athenaeum
Bryant, Mazzulla outshine Irish guard Hansbrough in win

The Truck and Joe Show - Charleston Gazette
Guards take over as Mountaineers down No. 8 Notre Dame 72-58

Truck Bryant Heats Up in Best Half of the Season -

Truck Gets Out of Neutral - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Truck looked just like new against Irish - Daily Athenaeum

Bryant Smiling Again - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bryant now has reason to smile - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

PoG: WVU vs Notre Dame - BGN

Hansbrough, Mazzulla share respect - Charleston Gazette

VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over Notre Dame -
Huggs, KJ, JFlow, Joe and Truck

Mountaineer Report: Notre Dame Postgame -
Bob Huggins talks about what it meant to beat the Irish in front of all of the former basketball players and Darryl "Truck" Bryant talks about what former players gave him advice before the game.

John Flowers: Notre Dame Postgame -
Flowers talks about the strength of the Big East and how much this win boosted the team's confidence.

Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Notre Dame Postgame -
Bryant talks about his 24 point performance and what former Mountaineers gave him advice before the game.

Kevin Jones: Notre Dame Postgame -
Jones talks about Bryant's performance and getting back on track in the Big East.

Joe Mazzulla: Notre Dame Postgame -
Mazzulla talks about Bryant's 24 point performance and the outstanding play of the offense.

Senior Joe Mazzulla - Mountaineer TV
Senior guard Joe Mazzulla talks about Saturday's win over eighth-ranked Notre Dame.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Notre Dame -

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Notre Dame - BGN

Photo Gallery IV: WVU vs Notre Dame - BGN

Around the League (and Beyond):

Heroic Hardy: St. John's knocks off #4 Pittsburgh 60-59 - Rumble In The Garden

Pitt falls at St. John's on late shot - PPG

Pitt Basketball: Looking Back At St. John's, Dwight Hardy, and Refs - Cardiac Hill

Refs: Do Your Job? - Cardiac Hill

Louisville Dominates Sloppy UConn - Hartford Courant

Cards handcuff UConn, Dieng posts first double-double - Card Chronicle

Bulls fall short again vs. Hoyas - Tampa Tribune

Hoyas Bend But Do Not Break: Chris Wright's Season High 26 Carries Georgetown over South Florida - Casual Hoya

Syracuse 84 - Rutgers 80 (OT) - Take The Big East Win And Run - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Rutgers falls to Syracuse in overtime heartbreaker - On the Banks

Seton Hall Basketball: Final - Marquette 73, Seton Hall 64 - Hate This Feeling - South Orange Juice

Survive and Advance: Marquette 73, Seton Hall 64 - Anonymous Eagle

postGame: Villanova 77, DePaul 75 - The Nova Blog

Cincinnati Bearcats escape with OT victory over Providence - Cincinnati Enquirer

Jim Burr Throws USF Fan Out Of Sun Dome (Again) - Voodoo Five

2011 Big East foul disparities - On the Banks

Thousands mourn Toomer's Corner trees at Auburn rally - ESPN

Toomer's Corner poisoning sends Alabama-Auburn rivalry to bad place - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

(20) Syracuse Orange vs. (14) Villanova Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Pavilion on ESPN. (Editor's note: Seriously, how many venues does 'Nova call home?)

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Who knew they had moves like these?:

They really are like belligerent drunks most times:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a British model with French/Italian heritage who'll celebrate her birthday on Hump Day this week. Here's a 5 page mega-gallery of Elle Liberachi.

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