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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 - WVillustrated.com
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
WVU odds and ends - Martinsburg Journal
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
News of Note:
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
Defense comes easy for Flowers - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
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
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?
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:
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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