Thursday, December 7, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/7/2017

When will Michigan State lose again?--BT Powerhouse
Dec. 16 vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit)

Oakland always seems to play Michigan State tough — remember that overtime battle two years ago when the Spartans were ranked No. 1? The Golden Grizzlies are again solid but a 43-point loss at Kansas earlier this year suggests this one should be a convincing win for the Spartans.
Dec. 29 vs. Cleveland State Vikings

Rutgers held the Vikings to only 38 points earlier this year. Can this stout Michigan State defense hold them to even fewer points? Another blowout win for Sparty.
Predicting the champion for every one of college basketball's 32 conferences--CBS Sports
Horizon League

Gary Parrish    Matt Norlander  Reid Forgrave   Kyle Boone      Chip Patterson  Jerry Palm
Oakland         Oakland         N. Kentucky     Oakland         Oakland         Oakland

Oakland has finished on the wrong side of some lopsided games this season, but the Grizzlies have the roster to win the Horizon by a mile. Kendrick Nunn, Martez Walker and Jalen Hayes are three of the league's top talents and all three are capable of pouring in 25 points on any given night.
Appleby Scores Career-High 24 Points, but Vikings Fall at Western

Cleveland State women’s basketball team holds off Ohio, 71-64--News Herald
Voskuhl Double-Double Leads Vikings To 71-64 Victory Over
Detroit Mercy coach Bacari Alexander set to return after mystery 7-game absence--Detroit Free Press
College Court Report Player of the Week: Martez Walker, Oakland Golden Grizzlies--College Court Report
Flames Fly Past RedHawks,
Non-Conference Opponents’ Update: December 6--Hammer and Rails
IUPUI Jaguars (2-4, 0-0 Horizon League) RPI: 338, KenPom: 249 – IUPUI played at Ball State over the weekend and lost 83-64, but they host SIU-Edwardsville tonight. This game should be Purdue’s first true break after a rough stretch.
Lindstrom's career day leads No. 23 UWGB past Dayton--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Hangs Tough at Dayton to Move to 7-1 on
Women’s Basketball Looks To Extend Winning Streak At
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Wednesday, Dec 6th--Hoops HD
-NORTHERN KENTUCKY AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE. NKU has a very small margin for error, but I don’t think it’s entirely outside the realm of possibility for them to land inside the bubble. It’s near the realm of possibility, but not entirely outside of it.
Strong first half helps ETSU get past

TMC women rally for road win at Pikeville; Norse women fall to Austin Peay in thriller--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Wright State finds scoring easier against Division II foe--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Insider: Gentry says Raiders can win Horizon title--Dayton Daily News
Men’s basketball bounces back strong--The Guardian Online
The Penguins Aim to Make Due without Point Guard Situation--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Visits Big East Member, Former Horizon League Foe Butler Saturday

YSU Women Looking to Break Losing Streak--The Jambar
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 6--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 6--The Horizon League

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/6/2017

Cleveland State at Western Michigan Game Preview--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State's rally falls just short at Kent State--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Play at Western Michigan on Wednesday

Women's Basketball Set To Host Ohio In Annual Kids Day
UCLA Basketball News Roundup: A Complete Game Victory over Detroit Mercy--Bruins Nation
Where's Bacari?--The Varsity News
The Jackson 2--The Varsity News
Kam's Corner--The Varsity News
Titan Homestand Starts With Toledo On

Monday's college basketball: Michigan women crush Detroit Mercy--Detroit News
Spanish guard picks Detroit over exotic home--The Varsity News
Titans Fall to #24/20 Michigan at Calihan
Titans Honor Sue (Kruszewski) Hardy, First Women's Basketball
#WEARtheBEAR Podcast--Oakland Post
Inaugural board of advisors for the Golden Grizzlies Athletic Fund--Oakland Post
Game day from the perspective of the Grizz Gang--Oakland Post
UIC Hosts Wisconsin-Parkside Wednesday

Flames Open Homestand Against Indiana
Cougars look to right ship at IUPUI--The Telegraph

Men's Basketball Returns Home to Face Eastern Illinois for Wednesday Night

Green Bay Moves into USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 25, Readies for
Bell, Nze spark Milwaukee to 62-52 comeback at Jacksonville--CBS Sports
Milwaukee Heats Up To Get Past
Preview, scouting Northern Kentucky vs. East Tennessee State--Cincinnai Enquirer
Ex-Norse hits 3 to stun Notre Dame--Cincinnai Enquirer
Quick ball movement, extra passes ignite Norse offense; NKU faces tough game at ETSU--Northern Kentucky Tribune
@NKUNorseMBB goes for nonconference sweep at

Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB falls in heartbreaker to Austin Peay,
Hall scores 17 points, Wright State beats Ohio Valley 98-68--CBS Sports
College Basketball: Wright State routs Ohio Valley--Dayton Daily News
Men's Basketball Defeats Ohio
Point guard Santiago struggles with injury--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Fitch’s Sefcik leads Akron over YSU women--Youngstown Vindicator
Big Second Quarter Lifts Akron to 75-58 Win Over Women’s
Horizon League Announces VizCom Sport Graphics as Corporate Partner--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 5--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 5--The Horizon League

Monday, December 4, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/4/2017

Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Boise State continues its climb--Mid-Major Madness
Here are our rankings for this week:
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Week 3
21      Northern Kentucky 6-2   21      45
Also receiving votes: South Dakota State 29, Wyoming 26, Towson 14, Fresno State 12, Bucknell 12, Oakland 10, Louisiana 9, Mercer 8, Albany 5.
Cleveland State Vikings Weekly Look Ahead--NEO Sports Insiders
Tyree Appleby Selected As The Horizon League Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Week--NEO Sports Insiders
Tyree Appleby Named Horizon League Freshman of the
Hands leads UCLA transition game with big dunks in big win--CBS Sports
UCLA deals Detroit Mercy heavy defeat, 106-73--Detroit News
Titans Fall At #25
D-I basketball coach says he'd take LiAngelo Ball 'in a minute'--Sporting News
12/4 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Martez Walker G Oakland
Golden Grizzlies fend off the Texas Southern Tigers--Oakland Post
Flames ready for 3 games at home--UIC Today
Crosstown classic beatdown--Whoosh! Net

Flames to host Indiana Northwest--UIC Today
12/4 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Danielle Lawrence G IUPUI
Green Bay Breaks into AP Top 25 for First Time this
Karly Murphy Named Horizon League Freshman of the
Road Trip Opens In Sunshine State For
#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense--The Northerner

@NKUNorseWBB looks to snap Austin Peay’s hot streak on Tuesday
College Basketball: Wright State set to host Ohio Valley--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Raiders return home after disappointing road loss--Dayton Daily News
Penguins Make Short Trip to Akron for Tuesday Night
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 3--The Horizon League
Horizon League Men's Basketball Players of the Week (December 4)--The Horizon League

Horizon League Women's Basketball Players of the Week (December 4)--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 4--The Horizon League

Sunday, December 3, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/3/2017

Carpenter scores 17, Cleveland State takes 75-72 win--CBS Sports
De La Rosa, Kent State hold off Cleveland State 72-62--CBS Sports
Cleveland State men’s basketball holds off Arkansas State--News-Leader
Kent State uses late push to beat Cleveland State in men’s basketball--News-Leader
Cleveland State Grinds Out 75-72 Victory Over Arkansas State--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Vikings Head to Kent State for Saturday Evening Showdown (Preview)--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Falls To Kent State 72-62--NEO Sports Insiders
Hard Lessons in Learning How to Win for Cleveland State--Campus Pressbox
Cleveland State hangs on to lead late, defeats Arkansas State in close game--The Reserve News
Matt’s Musings: Five takeaways from CSU’s loss to Kent State--The Reserve News
Cleveland State finally wins a close game--Cleveland State Hoops
Wright Notches First Career Double-Double in Setback at Kent

Early Lead Holds Up as Vikings Win Third
Detroit Mercy's Jermaine Jackson hopes for sweet repeat against UCLA--Detroit Free Press
Titans Travel To Nationally-Ranked UCLA On
Remember 1999: Titans Reign Over Bruins,

Titans Drop Close Contest at Kent State,
Titans Host Wolverines at Calihan Hall on Monday
Neely's career night leads Oakland past Texas Southern 97-87--CBS Sports
Walker scores 32, helps Oakland hold off W. Michigan 78-73--CBS Sports
Thursday’s state hoops: Four score 20-plus for Oakland--Detroit News
Saturday's state men's basketball: Walker scores 32, Oakland holds off Western--Detroit News
Brailen Neely dishes career-high 13 assists in Oakland’s 97-87 win over Texas Southern--The Pit Media

Person with 27 points leads Troy past UIC 87-66--CBS Sports
Illinois-Chicago vs Loyola Chicago: Mid-major game of the week--Busting Brackets
Jackson almost perfect as Loyola-Chicago thumps UIC 85-61--CBS Sports
Loyola Romps UIC in All-Chicago Rivalry Game--CBB Central
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Saturday, Dec 2--Hoops HD
-UIC AT LOYOLA CHICAGO. A little cross town/former conference rivalry action going on here. A win for Loyola gets them to 8-1 on the year.
Lost trip continues--Whoosh! Net
In Memoriam: Ed
Turnovers Trouble @UICFlamesMBB at

Flames Chop Down Sycamores,
Bradley Takes Down
Teague lead's balanced Ball State past IUPUI 83-64--CBS Sports

Egekeze, Windler lead Belmont past Green Bay 86-75--CBS Sports
UWGB men blow halftime lead, fall to Belmont
Belmont Comes Back in Second Half to Beat Green Bay 86-75 in

#23 Marquette Women’s Basketball Preview: at Green Bay Phoenix-- Anonymous Eagle
#23 Marquette Women’s Basketball Falls To Green Bay Phoenix-- Anonymous Eagle
UWGB women prepare for No. 23 Marquette, Hiedeman--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB beats No. 23 Marquette, inches closer to national rankingUWGB beats No. 23 Marquette, inches closer to national ranking--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Soars Past No. 23/23 Marquette at Home,
Prahl's double-double helps Milwaukee down Northern Illinois--CBS Sports
Tyler Hall's late 3s help Montana State beat Milwaukee 68-64--CBS Sports
UW-Milwaukee 75, N. Illinois 62: Panthers shoot well away from home--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Falter Late--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Finish Strong In Win Over Northern
Bobcats Edge Panthers In Closing

Milwaukee Athletics Announces New Ticket
Huge Second-Quarter Run Propels Panthers To Big
Milwaukee Takes Down Northwestern,
Northern Kentucky routs Division III Berea 112-33--CBS Sports
McDonald, Northern Kentucky beat Morehead State 86-49--CBS Sports
Drew McDonald scores his 1,000th career point in NKU's 86-49 win over Morehead State--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU: What we learned from an 86-49 win over Morehead State--Cincinnati Enquirer
McDonald joins 1,000-point club, NKU sprints past in-state rival Morehead State, 86-49, at BB&T Arena--Northern Kentucky Tribune
McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State--The Northerner
McDonald scores 1,000th point in @NKUNorseMBB’s 86-49 win over Morehead
Western Kentucky cruises past Wright State 78-60--CBS Sports
College Basketball: Wright State Raiders seek fifth straight victory--Dayton Daily News
College Basketball: ‘Efficient’ Hughes helping Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Wright State falls at Western Kentucky--Dayton Daily News
Men's Basketball Falls at Western

Women's Basketball Defeats Tennessee
Simmons Skies High for
Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago
Burke, McConnell help Robert Morris beat Youngstown State--CBS Sports
DePaul cruises to 89-73 win over Youngstown State--CBS Sports
Youngstown State vs. DePaul Game Preview--Big East Coast Bias
Balanced scoring attack leads DePaul to 89-73 win over Youngstown State--Big East Coast Bias
DePaul goes wire-to-wire to beat YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
DePaul sends YSU men to fifth straight loss--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Hot-Shooting DePaul Downs Men's Basketball

Penguins force OT then fall--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins women can’t overcome American in overtime--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Force Overtime at American Before Falling
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 30--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 2--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Nov. 30--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 1--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 2--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 3--The Horizon League

Thursday, November 30, 2017

News On The Horizonn 11/30/2017

Akron, CSU live on perimeter, Kent State works inside: College Basketball 2017 (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland State women’s basketball defeats Eastern Illinois for second straight win--The Reserve News
Five Score in Double Figures as CSU Tops Eastern Illinois,
Scott leads Fort Wayne past Detroit Mercy 91-82--CBS Sports
College basketball: Western Michigan wins, Detroit Mercy falls on road--Detroit Free Press
Tuesday’s college basketball: Titans fall as coach still out--Detroit News
State hoops: UDM upset of UCLA still fresh for Jackson--Detroit News
Titans vs. the MAC, Get Your Special $20 MACtion Tickets
Hogan Reaches 1,000 Points, Chatman Nets Career-High 31 In Setback At Fort

Titans Prepare for Road Game with Kent State on

The Blitz--Oakland Post
WBB @ MSU: Oakland women’s basketball traveled to East Lansing on Monday, Nov. 13 to take on Michigan State University. The Golden Grizzlies ultimately fell to the Spartans 95-63 after second quarter scoring troubles.

Leah Somerfield led the team with 17 points and also added six rebounds and two assists. Taylor Jones and Sha’Keya Graves each put up 12 points, and Taylor Gleason had the most assists with three.

WBB @ Northwestern: The Golden Grizzlies fell to Northwestern University 88-70 as women’s basketball visited Evanston, Ill. on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Offensively, Graves led the Golden Grizzlies with 20 points, and Taylor Jones added 17 of her own. Nikita Telesford put up two blocks and two assists while also scoring a meson-high 10 points. On defense, Mercy Agwaniru grabbed four rebounds and two assists.
MBB @ Toledo: Men’s basketball fell to the University of Toledo 87-74 on Saturday, Nov. 18 in Toledo, Ohio.

Walker recorded a career high eight rebounds while leading the team with 29 points. Nunn also added 24 points, and James Beck recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.

This loss breaks Oakland’s six game win streak over a Mid American Conference team.

WBB vs Niagara: On Sunday, Nov. 19, women’s basketball came out with a victory against Niagara on the Blacktop. The final score came to 67-59.

With her double-double, Somerfield put up a game high 16 points while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits, Jones and Cierra Bond added 15 and 14 points, respectively. Agwaniru recorded a career-high 11 rebounds while also adding four points, two assists, a steal and a block.

MBB @ Syracuse: Men’s basketball traveled to New York to go up against Syracuse on Monday, Nov. 20. Oakland was topped 74-50.

Walker led the Golden Grizzlies with 14 points while recording three rebounds, one block and one assist. Nunn put up 12 points and three rounds with Beck scoring eight and adding five rebounds.

WBB @ Michigan: Women’s basketball fell 78-69 to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Ann Arbor.

Graves scored 19 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies, while Bond and Gleason both had double digits with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Somerfield also recorded seven rebounds with nine points.

MBB @ Kansas: On Friday, Nov. 24, men’s basketball fell 102-59 to No. 3 Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan.

Leading the Golden Grizzlies, Nunn put up 23 points while recording five rebounds. Jalen Hayes added 14 points and five rebounds in his first game back. Walker also added seven points of his own.

Brush with greatness--Whoosh! Net
Miscues Sink @UICFlamesMBB at

Flames Host Indiana State Thursday
Webster, Ancrum lead Western Illinois over IUPUI 90-77--CBS Sports
Non-Conference Opponents’ Update: November 29--Hammer and Rails
IUPUI Jaguars (2-3, 0-0 Horizon League) RPI: 289, KenPom: 242 – The Wichita State move even affected IUPUI, as they took Valparaiso’s place in the Horizon League, moving a team from Indianapolis back near the league headquarters. The only Division I win they have is 67-61 over Morehead State though. Ron Patterson is STILL somehow playing college basketball as the last member of the fame Movement. Also, Grant Weatherford is no longer on the roster for unknown reasons.

Memphis Tigers Women Fall To IUPUI 80-57--Local Memphis
Coach Baldwin Joins Bill Michaels Show At 105.7 Toy

“Panther Sports Report” Debuts Monday December
NKU men play host to Berea at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by showdown with Morehead State Sat.--Northern Kentucky Tribune
College roundup: NKU men use balanced scoring to crush Berea, 112-33; TMC women defeat Thiel--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Norse crush Berea 112-33--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB routs Berea,

@NKUNorseWBB falls to Stetson on the road,
Wright State Insider: Women’s hoops coach awash in game-ready players--Dayton Daily News
Penguin starters flat in fourth straight loss--Youngstown Vindicator
Ferguson, Morse getting back to form for YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins run out of gas--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Comes Up Empty in Sanford Pentagon Showcase--The Jambar
Penguins Drop Hard-Fought 81-74 Decision to Robert

Barnes finding positives in YSU women’s efforts--Youngstown Vindicator
RMU women dominate Penguins--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguin women look to cut out mental mistakes--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Struggling to Find Consistency: YSU Women’s Basketball--The Jambar
Colonials Shoot 58 Percent to Beat Women's
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 28--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 29--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Nov. 28--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Nov. 29--The Horizon League