Side Dishes:Oakland pulls away late, beats UIC 78-68--CBS Sports
Wright State is 6-0 in the Horizon after coming back for a 77-67 win over Youngstown State. The Raiders again played without Justin Mitchell, still on hiatus from the team, but increasingly this is a team with more than enough weapons-five players scored in double figures here.
Hankerson scores 24, Green Bay tops Milwaukee 99-92 in OT--CBS Sports
Northern Kentucky powers past Cleveland State 70-55--CBS Sports
Brennan helps IUPUI jump out early, beat Detroit Mercy 81-66--CBS Sports
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Western Kentucky is a serious contender in Conference USA--Mid-Major Madness
Also receiving votes: Duquesne 13, Fresno State 11, Wright State 11, UT Arlington 9, Murray State 8, Charleston 4, Northern Kentucky 4, CS Fullerton 1, Utah Valley 1.Northern Kentucky hands Cleveland State another road loss--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Drop 4th Straight To Northern Kentucky To Close Out Road Trip--NEO Sports Insiders
Appleby named Horizon League Freshman of the Week ... again--Cleveland State Hoops
Furious Titan Rally Falls Short At IUPUI--detroittitans.com
After an ACL tear, Chris Gilbert is ready for the court--Oakland Post
OU defeats Youngstown State--Oakland Post
Kendrick Nunn understands his reputation may be damaged after accusations of domestic violence: 'I've grown a lot'--Chicago Tribune
OAKLAND OUTLASTS UIC ON THE ROAD BEHIND NUNN'S 32--goldengrizzlies.com
OAKLAND ALL-ACCESS SHOW AIRS SECOND EPISODE WEDNESDAY ON FOX SPORTS DETROIT--goldengrizzlies.com
The Blitz Jan. 14, 2018--Oakland Post
Oakland Snaps @UICFlamesMBB Winning Streak at Three--uicflames.com
JAGS RIDE HOT SHOOTING TO 81-66 WIN OVER DETROIT MERCY--iupuijags.com
JAGUARS OFFENSE SPUTTERS IN LOSS TO No. 23/24 GREEN BAY--iupuijags.com
UWGB men score overtime win against rival UW-Milwaukee--Green Bay Press Gazette
Cohen, Hankerson and Small Each Score Over 20 Points in OT Win Over Milwaukee--greenbayphoenix.com
UWGB women move into first-place tie with win over IUPUI--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 23/24 Green Bay Hands IUPUI its First Loss in Conference Action, Moves into Tie for First--greenbayphoenix.com
UW-Green Bay 99, UWM 92 (OT): Panthers fall on the road again--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Come Up Short In Overtime, 99-92--mkepanthers.com
NKU takeaways from win over Cleveland State--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU parlays strong defense, solid bench production for 70-55 win over Cleveland State on Monday--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Norse Bounce Back, Beat Cleveland State 70-55--River City News
Game Recap: Norse slay Vikings 70-55--The Norse Report
Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB rolls past Cleveland State, 70-55--nkunorse.com
Cleveland State women hold off late NKU rally, pull out 70-65 victory at BB&T Arena--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Pretender or Contender: A Look at Conference Play’s Early Overachievers--CBB Central
Horizon League: Wright StateSports Today: Does Jags postseason success mean Bengals have a fighting chance?--Dayton Daily News
Perhaps no team has been a bigger surprise to start conference play than Wright State, who knocked off Youngstown State this afternoon to move to 6-0 in Horizon League play. Freshman big man Loudon Love has been a revelation, averaging close to a double-double while giving Scott Nagy a reliable frontcourt presence. Meanwhile, the midseason addition of Cole Gentry, a South Dakota State transfer, has been huge. Gentry has added another steady ballhandler and shooter to WSU’s rotation, and the Raiders are 8-0 in games he’s played at least 20 minutes in. With Oakland not living up to the preseason hype, the door has been opened for Wright State to make a run for the Horizon League title.
Wright State stayed on a roll Monday, downing Youngstown State 77-67 at the Nutter Center.
Mark Hughes was the man this time, scoring 13 points and helping to lock down Penguins star Cameron Morse.
›› Hughes celebrates birthday with win against hometown Youngstown State
The first-place Raiders are headed to Wisconsin this weekend to face Green Bay and Milwaukee, who both stink.
Of course, coach Scott Nagy is on high alert for a letdown:
“We’re just not used to this as this point, that at 6-0 we’re going to get everybody’s best shot,” Nagy said. “We’re not good enough, we don’t have enough talent and we’re not deep enough where we’re just going to roll in and play poorly and beat people. It takes maturity to show up every night and play well.”
Better to be the hunted than the hunter, though, right?…
While the men are alone in first place in the Horizon League, the women’s team is tied with Green Bay and IUPUI.
All have 5-1 marks in conference play.
Wright State won for the fifth time in a row Monday (also against Youngstown State) with Fairmont grad Chelsea Welch scoring her 1,000th career point as a Raider.
Even more impressive: She’s done that in less than two seasons…
Player Spotlight: Chelsea Welch--Guardian Online
YSU men drop third straight game--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins drop 3rd straight--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins stumble early against Wright St.--Youngstown Vindicator
#HLMBB Roundup: Jan. 16--The Horizon League