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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (3/7/11) Edition

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After Saturday's game, the annual descent into The Madness has officially begun.  Being a football fan, first and foremost, it takes me virtually all season to really settle in and focus on basketball.  That said, no time like the present and presently it's Big East Tournament time!!  The defending Big East Champs are on a roll and are looking to sustain that momentum in the "World's Most Famous Arena" later this week.  Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the weekend excitement regarding the men's victory, the WVU women lost in their second round game against St. John's to eliminate them from their BET.  They must now sit and wait until next Monday night, to see if they get to go dancing as well, or if it's the WNIT for them.

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What You May Have Missed:

VIDEO: WVU Senior Day Highlights -
I would have embedded this, but somebody turned that feature off on this one

Pairings Announced for 2011 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship - BIG EAST Conference
WVU get's the Marquette/Providence winner and would get Louisville again if they advance

The Late Show - BGN

Campus Connection - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU odds and ends - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Toughest Schedules - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers Fall to St. John's - MSNsportsNET.Com

Big East Tournament Recap - Mountaineer TV
Travis Jones recaps West Virginia's 59-51 loss to St. John's in the second round of the Big East tournament.

Wide Receivers Coach Lonnie Galloway - Mountaineer TV
Wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway visits with reporters recently inside Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Top 50 Non-Conference Games of 2011 - College Football News
WVU/LSU checks in at #8

Lakers Forward Devin Ebanks Diagnosed With Stress Fracture of the Left Tibia -


News of Note:

Louisville has trouble defending Kevin Jones in the high post - Mikan Drill

Kevin Jones Named Big East Honorable Mention -

Jones finally 'worry-free' - Charleston Gazette
No longer burdened by pressure, Mountaineer junior playing his best ball

Carefree Jones keys WVU revival - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Defense comes easy for Flowers - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Joe, Cam look back on WVU journey - Times West Virginian

Rec Center a Second Home for the Mountaineers -

WVU basketball: With win, Mountaineers off to N.Y. on hot streak - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia's time is now - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WVU hopes to ride late-season victories into postseason play - Daily Athenaeum

Huggins has done an impressive job - Daily Athenaeum



JUCO Commitment: Dominique Rutledge - WVMETRONEWS.COM

6-foot-8 Forward Dominique Rutledge Commits to WVU -


Around the League (and Beyond):

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner -
Big East checks in with 10 locks and Marquette in the mix

Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology update - ESPN
Based on this, he has Marquette in, even after Saturday's loss

A look at Saturday's winners and losers - ESPN

2011 Big East Tournament Preview - Rumble In The Garden

SB Nation New York 2011 Big East Basketball Awards: Dwight Hardy Our MVP Choice - SB Nation New York

Preston Knowles only Cardinal to get All-Big East team honors - Courier-Journal

Notre Dame 70, UConn 67: A very short March in the offing - The UConn Blog

Irish claw way to win - South Bend Tribune

St. John's storms past USF in Big East finale - Tampa Tribune

St. John's 72, South Florida 56: a senior night victory - Rumble In The Garden

Pitt Vs. Villanova Basketball: Panthers Win Big East After 60-50 Victory - Cardiac Hill
There's got to be some bad karma laying around for them raising a regular season championship banner right after this game....right?

Villanova fights hard but can't overcome Pittsburgh - Philadelphia Inquirer

Everything Hits At Once: Seton Hall 85, Marquette 72 - Anonymous Eagle

Seton Hall Basketball: Senior Night Success! - South Orange Juice

Rutgers falls short to Providence, 75-74, as Mike Coburn misses foul shot - Star Ledger

Brooks leads PC in Final Game in Providence - Friar Basketball: PC Hoops For All

Backing Into A Bye: Georgetown Hits Rock Bottom, Loses 69-47 At Cincinnati - Casual Hoya

Bearcats Route Georgetown by 22 on Senior Day - Down The Drive

DeStroyed: Syracuse sets Big East record with 107-59 victory over DePaul - Post Standard


Video of Interest:

Here's Part 1 of the Big East Special (parts 2-8 are on the front page of WVi)


Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Is this where JFlow learned it?

Jay Bilas: "You can't say 'Chicken Shit' on live TV"
Bob Knight: "You can once."

It's the Chinese Boob Clamp:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the actress who plays Minka's friend in The Roommate.  Here's a lovely gallery of Danneel Harris (click on the pic).



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