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Mountaineer Morning Links: Maryland Roundup (3/23/15) Edition

Coverage of the WVU win over Maryland from all over, Moisey's improbable run at NCAAs, recruiting updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Sweetwater's So Fine 16 Red Wheat Wine Ale, in honor of the WVU heading to the Sweet Sixteen.

What You May Have Missed:

Moisey Caps Season as NCAA Runner-Up - WVU Athletics
The true freshman droped a 9-5 bout to Nathan Tomasello in the NCAA finals.

NCAA runner-up Moisey believes future is bright for WVU wrestling - Charleston Daily Mail
Moisey believes WVU will be a top-five program before he graduates, based largely on his faith in first-year coach Sammie Henson.

Baseball Defeats Baylor in Series Finale - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team avoided a sweep with a Sunday win.

Donato Baffles Baylor As WVU Wins 8-2 - BGN
Chad Donato limited Baylor to just five hits and a pair of runs over eight innings for the longest start of his career as West Virginia won 8-2 Sunday to salvage the series finale.

Gymnastics Places Second at Big 12 Championship - WVU Athletics
The finish is the Mountaineers’ best in their three-year Big 12 history. Tonight’s score is the team’s third-highest road score of the season.

News of Note:

NFL Draft 2015: Kevin White compared to Terrell Owens - Fansided
West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White may be the first player at the position taken in the 2015 NFL Draft and he’s being compared to a future Hall of Famer.

Why West Virginia embraces its surly, inelegant coach - New York Post
"Why follow the same tradition as everyone else?" Staten asked. "Create your own."

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins puzzled by NCAA tournament scheduling - Washington Post
West Virginia coach mocks NCAA after Dayton-Providence ran into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Maryland Hangover:

Williams has 16, WVU pounds boards to beat Maryland, 69-59 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

NCAA college basketball tournament Sweet 16 field is packed with contenders, successful programs - ESPN

How they got to the Sweet 16: West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN

West Virginia beats Maryland, heads to Sweet 16 -

How Sweet it Is! WVU Advances to Sweet 16 - WVU Athletics

NCAA Tournament bracket update: West Virginia and Louisville advance to Sweet 16 -

WVU trips Terps, sets up Sweet 16 showdown with UK - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU calls its shot, muscles into Sweet 16 - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU smashes Maryland with defense, wins 69-59 - Charleston Gazette

WVU, Sweet Sixteen and Browne - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers secure berth in Sweet 16; unbeaten Kentucky next - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Virginia advances to Sweet 16 with 69-59 victory over Maryland - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
w/ photos

Maryland falls to West Virginia - Washington Post

How sweet it is - Exponent Telegram

HERTZEL COLUMN: Mountaineers still finding success in state of Ohio - Times West Virginian

Terps, Trimble out as West Virginia presses on to Sweet 16 - Sporting News

Pressure defense, offensive rebounding propel No. 5 West Virginia into Sweet 16 - CollegeBasketballTalk

West Virginia can be perfect spoiler - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

West Virginia unconcerned with Big 12's tourney woes - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Sweet surrender: Terps ‘crack’ under waves of Mountaineers’ pressure - WV MetroNews
w/ photos

Miles laughs off Wells’ whoofing, enjoys beating home-state Terps - WV MetroNews

West Virginia keeps hearing it plays ugly, yet Huggins contends ‘it’s beautiful’ - WV MetroNews

Huggins on WVU's "Ugly" Play - "I Think It's Beautiful" - EerSports

Deciding point: Trimble vs. Staten holds the key in Columbus - WV MetroNews
w/ photos

Turgeon unsure Trimble would have made difference in final minutes - WV MetroNews

Strong Second Half "Sweet" for Mountaineers - EerSports

WVU presses Terps 69-59, heading to Sweet 16 -

WVU rides defense to second NCAA win - BGN

West Virginia's advancement to Sweet 16 throws a curveball at undefeated Kentucky - Sporting News

Omens pointed towards Ky. rematch - Exponent Telegram

Kentucky, West Virginia to meet again - EerSports

Williams’ ninth double-double propels Mountaineers to a big win in Columbus - WVUPros

WVU Edges Maryland, Advances to Sweet 16 - WVillustrated

Maryland-West Virginia final score: 3 things we learned from the Terps' 69-59 loss - Testudo Times

Gritty Mountaineers Topple Terps - ESPN Video - ESPN

Huggins, players talk Sunday's win over Terps - BGN

Staten, Williams react to Sweet 16 berth - BGN TV: Basketball Player Interviews -
Browne, Williams, Phillip, Carter, Paige & Adrian

VIDEO: Staten, Miles and Phillip Discuss Win - EerSports

WATCH: Bob Huggins, Mountaineers Post Game Press Conference - WVillustrated

WATCH: WVU Players Talk 3rd Round Win Over Maryland - WVillustrated
Browne, Carter, Phillip, Staten & Miles

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Maryland - BGN

WVU-Maryland Photo Gallery - EerSports


Seasons End for WVU Commits - EerSports
The end of the year finally came for the remaining two West Virginia commits battling in the postseason, although neither went out the way they hoped.

West Virginia offers Culpepper - EerSports
Quarterback Rex Culpepper (Tampa, Fla./Plant) said West Virginia offered.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Football Shines in 'Friday Night Lights' Showcase -

Top 10 Greatest Moments of the Hoiberg Era - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Wichita State Breaks Down Kansas 78-65 - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas State Wildcats boast Big 12's best quarterback production - ESPN

Oklahoma Sooners Secure A Spot In The Sweet Sixteen With 72-66 Win Over The Dayton Flyers - Crimson And Cream Machine

It's Time To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Cowboys Ride For Free

A Farewell And Look Back At Jonathan Holmes Career At Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

In TCU linebacker search, Patterson must start from scratch - Star Telegram

Texas Tech's Foster granted release from program - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Sweet 16 Tickets - WVU Athletics
A limited number of tickets will be available.

Tickets for WNIT Second Round on Sale - WVU Athletics
Tipoff for Tuesday’s contest is set for 7 p.m. inside the WVU Coliseum.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a hot Danish model turned politician. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Nikita Klaestrup (trust me, the gallery is much better than the video).