TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 1: Kicker Tyler Bitancurt #40 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after kicking a 28-yard, game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the South Florida Bulls December 1, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Last night on the football field, West Virginia was able to make a field goal when it mattered against USF. With the win, the Mountaineers claimed a share of the Big East title. On the hardwood, the Big East and SEC split the first four games of the Big East/SEC Challenge. Here's all the links you need to get caught up on last night's action.
No. 23 West Virginia 30, South Florida 27: See how Mountaineers fans reacted to the last second victory in the gamethread at The Smoking Musket. What about Bulls fans? They'd like to "clean house in Athletics." See more at Voodoo Five.
No. 1 Kentucky 81, St. John's 59: It wasn't pretty for the young St. John's squad at Rupp Arena last night. Rumble In The Garden breaks down the game. God`sgift Achiuwa and Maurice Harkless both had double doubles for the Red Storm.
Providence 76, South Carolina 67: For some odd reason, South Carolina was favored by Vegas before this game. Providence got the win rather easily. The Friar Blog gave their reaction to what was then a 1-0 Big East lead in the Challenge after the Friars beat the Gamecocks.
Ole Miss 70, DePaul 68: We had hopes for the Blue Demons, but they came up a little short in their comeback attempt against the Rebels last night. SB Nation Chicago has a recap here.