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West Virginia's NCAA Tournament Draw Brings Huggins Storylines And NYC Homecomings

West Virginia’s route to a Final Four is lined with plenty of Bob Huggins related storylines, and offers a homecoming for a few Mountaineers.


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News Of Note


Galloway leaves WVU football job for Louisville | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Lonnie Galloway, who on Feb. 20 signed a contract extension to cover him through 2017, is leaving the West Virginia football coaching staff to be named offensive coordinator and receive a multi-year contract with a pay raise at the university of Louisville.


NCAA brings Huggins storylines, NYC homecomings | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s route to a Final Four potentially is lined with a Bob Huggins protégé (Brad Underwood), a Huggins predecessor (John Beilein) a longtime Huggins rival (Pitt or Xavier) and a Huggins BFF (John Calipari).

Campus Connection: A Deep NCAA Run is Possible | WVU Athletics
WVU's Big Dance could be an extended one.

Mountaineers to face Stephen F. Austin Friday | Exponent Telegram
Devin Williams, having washed away the pain and disappointment of defeat in the Big 12 Tournament final to Kansas on Saturday night before leaving Kansas City, accepted a No. 3 seed and a date with Stephen F. Austin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the brackets were announced Sunday.

SFA primer: The Lumberjacks are better than just OK | WV MetroNews
Devin Williams kept inadvertently referring to West Virginia’s NCAA first-round opponent as "Stephen A." instead Stephen F. Austin.

WVU, Stephen F. Austin Ticket Information | WVU Athletics
No. 3-seed West Virginia takes on No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin on Friday, March 18 in Brooklyn, New York, at Barclays Center. The game time will be 7:10 p.m. on CBS.

WVU DRAWS 3 SEED | Beckley Register-Herald
Unless you found a way to avoid television, radio, any form of social media and any conversation with your neighbors Sunday evening, you’re probably already aware of West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament draw.

WVU, UK in same region again | Exponent Telegram
Before West Virginia and Kansas met on Saturday night for the Big 12 championship, they gathered Bob Huggins for a quick ESPN pre-game interview and they asked the Mountaineer coach about the seeding he might expect for the NCAA Tournament, the field of which would be selected on Sunday.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers capture 18th national title | The Daily Athenaeum
Five members shot for the Mountaineers, with senior Michael Bamsey shooting a 587 to lead the field. Freshman Ginny Thrasher was the lone lowerclassman to shoot for West Virginia, shooting a 586 to tie for second with Murray State’s Ivan Roe.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Kansas draws tourney top seed | Beckley Register-Herald
A topsy turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday.

NCAA Tournament Bracket: Kansas Jayhawks get #1 Overall Seed | Rock Chalk Talk
Jayhawks get Austin Peay in the First Round.

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Earns #2 Seed In The West Will Play Cal State Bakersfield In OKC | Crimson And Cream Machine
The Oklahoma Sooners will in fact be in Oklahoma City for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. As the #2 seed in the West, OU will host Cal State Bakersfield on Friday.

Iowa State Draws Iona in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament | Wide Right & Natty Lite
It'll be the 4-seed Cyclones against the 13-seed Gaels on Thursday in Denver for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament 2016: Baylor #5 in West Region, Will Face Yale on Thursday | Our Daily Bears
The Bears will play Yale on Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. Duke (probably) awaits them as the #3 seed if the Bears can avoid the 12-5 upset.

Texas Longhorns Earn No. 6 Seed in NCAA Tournament, will face Northern Iowa Panthers | Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns are back in the Big Dance.

Texas Tech Is Headed To March Madness, Will Play The Butler Bulldogs | Viva The Matadors
The powers that be have seen fit to invite Texas Tech to the Big Dance.

Around The NCAA:

NCAA bracket 2016: Kansas leads March Madness field | SBNation
Kansas, UNC, Virginia and Oregon all earned No. 1 seeds.

The A-10 commissioner is irate about St. Bonaventure getting snubbed | SBNation
St. Bonaventure had been one of the year's best stories, but the A-10's best team was left out in the cold on Selection Sunday. The league's commissioner is not happy.

YOUR SEC FANDOM AS A MARRIAGE | Every Day Should Be Saturday

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