Saturday, March 25, 2017

News On The Horizon 3/25/2017

College basketball coaching changes: Archie Miller leaves Dayton for Indiana; who will Flyers hire?--CBS Sports
Cleveland State Vikings

Out: Gary Waters

The Vikings had Waters run the program for 11 seasons, making the NCAAs in 2009. The past two years, CSU had nine-win campaigns. From this program to Miami University to Youngstown State, and perhaps more to come, the state of Ohio will have a influx of new coaches this spring.

In: Dennis Felton

Felton is a veteran in the coaching world, having spent more than 30 years on the bench and previously was at Georgia (2003-09) and Western Kentucky (1998-2003). Most recently, he was an assistant for Frank Haith at Tulsa.
Youngstown State Penguins

Out: Jerry Slocum

The Penguins haven’t made the NCAA Tournament in their history. Slocum spent 12 years with the program but never won more than 18 games. This season, Youngstown State went 13-21. The program should seek to hire an elite assistant who knows the Midwest well and can recruit.
See how Corey Allen, other college basketball players from Ann Arbor area fared this
Detroit Mercy freshman Corey Allen. (Photo used with permission from Detroit Mercy Athletic Communications)

Corey Allen, Detroit Mercy

Allen was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year after leading all conference first-year players with 14.3 points per game. The 6-foot-3 guard started 26 of 30 games and played the most minutes on the team this year. Allen, a 2016 graduate of Ypsilanti, was the 2016 Ann Arbor News Player of the Year.
Ryan Zuke |
Michigan State guard Eron Harris (14) tries to guard Youngstown State guard Latin Davis (11) in the second half of their NCAA basketball game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Michigan State won the game, 77-57. (Mike Mulholland |
Latin Davis, Youngstown State

The 2015 Milan graduate played in 31 games for Youngstown State this season, starting in two. The 5-foot-11 guard was 8-of-22 shooting from beyond the arc, and averaged 2.9 points per game. At Milan, Davis was named the 2015 Ann Arbor News Player of the Year.
Mike Mulholland |
Michigan State forward Matt Van Dyk (30) looks to go up for a layup against Youngstown State forward Devin Haygood (2) in the second half of their NCAA basketball game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Michigan State won the game, 77-57. (Mike Mulholland |
Devin Haygood, Youngstown State

Haygood shot 59 percent from the field and averaged 6.1 points per game this season. He played in all 34 games, starting three. The 6-foot-7 forward graduated from Ypsilanti Lincoln in 2015.
Mike Mulholland |
The Morning Dish Saturday, March 25, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes
Cleveland State has hired Tulsa assistant Dennis Felton to take over for Gary Waters. Felton had a successful run at Western Kentucky before spending six years at Georgia, then he spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Tulsa. Hoopville is keeping track of all the coaching changes right here.
Florida coach Mike White knows the other side of a buzzer-beater--USA Today
Penguins practice as they await new coach--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Friday, March 24, 2017

News On The Horizon 3/24/2017

Cleveland State hires Dennis Felton as head coach--College Basketball Talk
Cleveland State makes an underwhelming hoops hire in Dennis Felton--Crains Cleveland
Cleveland State hires former Georgia coach Dennis Felton--Associated Press
Dennis Felton to be next Cleveland State basketball coach--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Men’s Basketball Hires Dennis Felton as New Head Coach--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Hires Dennis Felton. That’s About It--Campus Pressbox
Dennis Felton Named Head Coach of Cleveland State
CBI run concludes at Coastal Carolina--UIC News
UIC’s CBI Run Concludes at Coastal
UWGB's Kanter to declare for NBA draft--Green Bay Press Gazette
Kerem Kanter declares for NBA Draft--Phear The Phoenix
UNC-Greensboro 59, UWM women 49: Cold shooting leads to loss--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Comes Up Just Short In WBI
Lottich’s first season a success despite postseason losses--The Torch
Peters Named an NABC Third Team

Rising seniors can lead the way for women’s basketball--The Torch
Per NCAA 'value' bracket, the price is right at NKU--Cincinnati Enquirer
The NCAA Tournament: A Sports Writer’s Dream--The Northerner
NKU men’s basketball attendance rises with improved record--The Northerner
UCLA assistant Ed Schilling coached at Wright State, played at Miami--Dayton Daily News
Morse earns yet another hoops honor--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Peters Named NABC All-American--The Horizon League
Dennis Felton Named Head Coach of Cleveland State Basketball--The Horizon League

Thursday, March 23, 2017

News On The Horizon 3/23/2017

Men's Basketball Announces Team & Elite Camp

Season Rewind: Women's Basketball Excels Again in Historic
Greg Kampe lauds Oakland's ‘great year,’ despite missing NCAAs--Detroit Free Press
The Morning Dish – Thursday, March 23, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes:

Another WAC team saw its bid for a postseason tournament title ended in the CBI semifinals as Utah Valley fell at Wyoming 74-68. The Cowboys now will face Coastal Carolina in the tourney’s best-of-3 finals after the Chanticleers handled Illinois-Chicago 89-78.
Coastal Carolina tops Illinois Chicago 89-78 in CBI semis--CBS Sports
Bittersweet ending--Whoosh! Net
Local roundup: Redshirt junior Lexus Williams plans to leave Valparaiso--Post-Tribune
NWIU Notes: Williams leaving Valpo; Hartford named IUN cross country coach--NWI Times
Valpo falls in Motor City Madness, preps for NIT--The Torch
Jeff Ruby adds NKU Norse steak, offers free dinners to grads--The Northerner
Penguins taking steps to hire new coach--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

News On The Horizon 3/22/2017

Jerrod Calhoun Boosts Resume for Cleveland State Coaching Job, One Win at a Time--Campus Pressbox
The Morning Dish – Wednesday, March 22, 2017--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu:

The CBI semifinals are held. Illinois-Chicago goes to Coastal Carolina, which also was a semifinalist in the CIT a year ago. Later, Utah Valley is at Wyoming, a good Rockies matchup in Laramie as the Wolverines try to keep up their run from the WAC while the Cowboys look to stay on track to make it two straight Mountain West champions in this tourney after Nevada won it last year.
UIC’s CBI Run Concludes at Coastal
Vance Johnson receives Green Bay scholarship offer--Phear The Phoenix

Mehryn Kraker Named Scholar-Athlete of the
Conference has real opportunity with openings--PantherU

Panthers Look For WBI Championship Berth
Peters Earns All-District Accolade; Named League Scholar-Athlete of
2017-18 Season Tickets Now Available for Men’s
Alstork Honored by
Cameron Morse Named NABC All-District 12
Peters Named Academic All-American--The Horizon League
Five #HLMBB Players Named NABC All-District--The Horizon League

Peters and Kraker Earn Scholar-Athlete of the Season Honors--The Horizon League

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

News On The Horizon 3/21/2017

Cleveland State coaching job has some intriguiging possibile candidates--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Isaiah Brock’s family and Army friends show support at Richmond game--Oakland Post
The Morning Dish – Tuesday, March 21, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes
In addition to Utah Valley’s win, the CBI semifinals are now set, and it’s not going out on a limb to say Wyoming has emerged as a heavy favorite. The Cowboys defeated UMKC 72-61, and at 20-14 are easily the most successful team left this season. The other three semifinalists have a combined record of one game over .500, though 17-18 Illinois-Chicago picked up a solid home win over George Washington 80-71, while Coastal Carolina knocked out Loyola (Md.) 72-63.
UIC postseason run part of college basketball resurgence in Illinois--Chicago Tribune
Flames head to CBI semifinals--UIC News
A big helping hand--Whoosh! Net
UIC Set for CBI Semifinal at Coastal

SPARK Donates Over 1,000 Items of
Seniors end careers with most wins in GB history--

UWGB women still the top team in Horizon--Green Bay Press Gazette
“Concerned Panther Fan” responds to Amanda Braun controvery--UWM Post
Alec Peters--Draft Express
Sports Vault: In 2000, the NKU women weren't considered contenders -- until they won it all--WCPO
Men’s Basketball to Host Summer

News On The Horizon 3/20/2017

Detroit group already preparing to host NCAA tournament games in 2018--Detroit Free Press
The Morning Dish – Sunday, March 19, 2017--Hoopville
Today’s Menu
The NIT stays busy on Sunday with three more games, including two matching 7-vs.-6 seeds. Belmont is at Georgia Tech (Noon, ESPN) and will see how its spread-out offense works against the Yellow Jackets’ size. In the evening, Oakland looks for its second straight on the Atlantic Coast when it plays at Richmond (7:30 p.m., ESPNU). The other game for the day includes TCU at Iowa.
Cline leads Richmond past Oakland 87-83 in NIT--CBS Sports
NIT Bracket 2017: Richmond moves one step closer to MSG--Mid-Major Madness
(6) Richmond 87, (7) Oakland 83

The Spiders have relied on T.J. Cline and ShawnDre’ Jones all season, and it was no different coming down the stretch in a tight game with the Golden Grizzlies.

Oakland turned a five-point half time deficit into a seven-point lead with just under eight minutes left in the game. From there, Cline and Jones dominated in their final game in the Robins Center. Jones (17 points, 3 assists) hit a slew of jumpers in the final few minutes while Cline (25 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) sealed it at the free throw line.

Martez Walker (25 points) converted a four-point play with under 30 seconds left to bring Oakland within one point. But Cline, the A-10 Player of the Year, hit three free throws from that point ice the game.

The Spiders advance to the quarterfinals to play TCU in Forth Worth. The only Big 12 team Richmond played this season was Texas Tech on Dec. 17, where the Spiders took a seven-point loss at home. TCU beat Iowa on Sunday to reach this point.

Richmond advanced as far as the quarterfinals in the 2014-15 NIT before falling to Miami, and missing a chance to play in Madison Square Garden.

Oakland ends the season at 25-9, its most wins since 2010-2011 and first time its had single-digit losses since 2009-10. Greg Kampe will returns Walker and forward Jalen Hayes (18 points, 9 rebounds) next season, who should make the Golden Grizzlies a contender yet again in the Horizon League.
Oakland takes Richmond to the wire, falls in NIT--Detroit News
Men’s basketball season comes to an end with loss to the Spiders--Oakland Post
The Morning Dish – Monday, March 20, 2017--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu

We wait until Thursday for more NCAA Tournament action, but the other tournaments go on.
Quarterfinal action is on tap in the CBI, starting with Loyola (Md.) at Coastal Carolina (7 p.m.), then Utah Valley visits Rice and George Washington visits UIC at 8 p.m. The last game of the night there is Wyoming hosting UMKC at 9 p.m.
UIC advances to CBI semifinals with 80-71 win over George Washington--The Catch and Shoot
Flames top George Washington to Advance to CBI
UWM women 67, St. Francis 57: Panthers advance to WBI semifinals--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Stymie Red Flash To Advance To WBI Semis--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Osipoff: Valparaiso looks ahead with optimism after taxing season--Post-Tribune
Ruby: 'NKU Norse' to be steak on menu at The Precinct--Cincinnati Enquirer
Jeff Ruby to Give NKU Students & Others Steak Dinners After All--The River City News
Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest--Dayton Daily News
Davis Selected to Slam Dunk
Interest growing in YSU’s opening--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
UIC Advances to CBI Semifinals--The Horizon League