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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Marquette Hangover (3/10/11) Edition

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Dammit. Just dammit. On one hand I'm glad Marquette solidified their NCAA chances to give the Big East 11 teams (et tu Villanova?) in the dance. But why, why, WHY did it have to come at our expense? Maybe this will knock the guys back to reality and motivate them. We can only hope. Of course, what EVERYONE else is talking about is the Rutgers/St. John's game. It's all covered inside.

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What You May Have Missed:

Galloway to leave WVU for Wake Forest - Charleston Daily Mail

Offensive Coordinator Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
Offensive coordinator Dan Holgorsen met recently with media at the Touchdown Terrace inside Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Big East's best: No. 9 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Chris Neild

Behind the Scenes - Mountaineer TV
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the West Virginia University men’s basketball team at the 2011 Big East Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Brought to you by Northeast Natural Energy.

Despite loss, West Virginia doesn’t lose confidence - Daily Athenaeum

Bracketology - ESPN
Now #6 in the East

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN
11 locks now

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner -
#5 West here

Former NFL player Pat White retires from baseball - ESPN

Marquette Hangover:

Darius Johnson-Odom's clutch shots lead Marquette past West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos and video

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: Marquette 67 WVU 61 -

Marquette ends WVU's hopes for Big East repeat - Charleston Daily Mail

One and done - Charleston Gazette
Finishing kick lifts Marquette over WVU

Mountaineers Out Early In New York - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, gallery and a couple videos

West Virginia falls in second round of tournament to Marquette, 67-61 - Daily Athenaeum

Huggins' coaching style doesn't change at tournament time - Charleston Gazette

This Big East tourney too tough for WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

No Garden Party - BGN

Marquette knocks off Mountaineers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PoG: WVU vs Marquette - BGN

'Eer to Ear 3/10 -

VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Loss to Marquette -
Huggs, KJ, JFlow and Deniz

WVU Postgame Interview: Marquette - BGN
Transcript of the postgame interview of WVU head coach Bob Huggins and junior forward Kevin Jones following the Mountaineers' loss to Marquette in the Big East Tournament

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs. Marquette -

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs. Marquette II -

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs. Marquette III -

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Marquette - BGN

Around the League (and Beyond):

St. John's, Jim Burr and Tim Higgins Knock Off Rutgers 65-63 - On the Banks

Winning controversially: St. John's advances in Big East Tournament with 65-63 win over Rutgers - Rumble In The Garden

NCAA official head: Finish 'unacceptable' in St. John's win - ESPN

Big East officials blow a game: Part 9,000 - Card Chronicle

The Higgins & Burr Effect: St. John's Defeats Rutgers, Will Play Syracuse - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse and St. John's battle to see who's really New York's college team - Post Standard

Season On The Brink: Georgetown Dismantled By Connecticut, Loses 79-62 In Big East Tournament - Casual Hoya

One Postgame Thought: Cincinnati 87, USF 61 - Voodoo Five

Yancy Gates dominates, Bearcats win in a walk - Down The Drive

UConn Men's Notebook: Pitt Will Be A Challenge - Hartford Courant

Bracketologists No Longer Required: Marquette 67, No. 20 West Virginia 61 - Anonymous Eagle

Notre Dame to Face Cincinnati in Big East Quarterfinals - Rakes Of Mallow

What's On Tap:

The Big East Men's Basketball Championship from Madison Square Garden

(19) Connecticut Huskies vs. (3) Pittsburgh Panthers - Preview - ESPN
Noon on ESPN

(18) St. John's Red Storm vs. (11) Syracuse Orange - Preview - ESPN
2:00 on ESPN

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (4) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Preview - ESPN
7:00 on ESPN

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (14) Louisville Cardinals - Preview - ESPN
9:00 tonight on ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Here's an attempt to cheer you up after last night's loss:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is California model Cynthia Harmon. Click on her pic for today's gallery (the gallery is at the bottom of linked page, after interview).

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