Sunday, December 15, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/15/2019

Detroit Mercy basketball falls to Toledo at home; Hope women top Albion as buzzer--Detroit Free Press
Calipari Nets 20 As Titans Play Tough In Saturday Setback To

Fox's Near Double-Double Not Enough in Home Setback to

Saturday Notes – December 14, 2019--Hoopville
Michigan State 72, Oakland 49: The Spartans have been a bit underwhelming to some, but this was a pretty solid win in terms of handling a team they should take care of.
Balanced effort leads No. 16 Michigan State past Oakland--Associated Press
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Saturday, Dec 14th--Hoops HD
-MICHIGAN STATE AT OAKLAND.  This game is in Detroit, and although it’s a “road” game for Michigan State, it will not be like a typical road game.
Michigan State basketball has no problem with Oakland, rolling to 72-49 win--Detroit Free Press
Michigan State basketball overwhelms Oakland from everywhere but 3-point line--Detroit Free Press
Michigan State vs. Oakland series takes root in Detroit--Detroit News

DePaul rebounds from its lone loss with a decisive 86-65 victory against UIC — improving to 10-1--Chicago Tribune
Flames Drop Chicago Battle with


UWGB men drop fourth straight in loss to Evansville--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Makes Run in Second Half Before Falling 72-62 to

Late Push Not Enough Against Eastern

Panthers Drop Home Contest to

The Morning Dish – Sunday, December 15, 2019--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu
After a busy day, the schedule is a little lighter. Here are the highlights.
  • A couple of good mid-major matchups tip simultaneously as Norfolk State travels to Loyola-Chicago and Northern Kentucky hosts Illinois State (2 p.m.)

@NKUNorseWBB travels to Terre Haute for final nonconference road

Archdeacon: Raiders’ Love hopes to return from fractured elbow this month--Dayton Daily News

Saturday, December 14, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/14/2019

Vikings Finish Three-Game MAC Swing at Bowling Green on

Vikings Close Out Roadswing At Omaha Sunday

Titans To Open Three-Game Homestand With Toledo On

The Morning Dish – Saturday, December 14, 2019--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu
It’s a full day of action as college hoops has center stage for the first time all season on a Saturday, and the slate is really good, with a few rivalry games among them.
  • Not long after the opener is Michigan hosting Oregon, along with an intriguing one as Michigan State travels to Oakland with a need to get going (noon)
Michigan State vs Oakland: 2019-20 college basketball game preview, TV schedule--Busting Brackets
Big Ten Basketball Weekend Previews, Open Thread: Michigan in a Top-10 matchup, Huskers about to have a real bad time--Off Tackle Empire

#16 Michigan State Spartans (6-3, KP 4) at Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-5, KP 164)

11am | ESPN2

Andrew Kampefanski: Have not watched a moment of Oakland this year. On paper, a .500 team in the KenPom 160s is not much cause for concern for MSU, but Greg Kampe’s team reliably plays their best against MSU, much the way a UNI would against Iowa for example.
Big picture, MSU needs to get its 3-point shooting in order, as we’ve seen Tillman is just not a reliable source of post offense and that’s putting too much of the scoring load on Cassius Winston. If Izzo intends to try what I think could be the solution - playing Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown together - the window for experimentation is closing quick.

-No. 16 Michigan State Spartans vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies

  • Time/TV: 12:00 PM EST, ESPN 2
  • KenPom Spread: Michigan State -17
There isn’t much to analyze in this one. Tom Izzo is 17-0 all-time against the Golden Grizzlies and he should easily make it 18-0 by Saturday evening.
Oakland is one of the worst shooting teams in the country. They are 325th in the country in three-point shooting and 248th in foul shooting. Expect Michigan State to swallow them up defensively and muscle them on the boards.
This is an Oakland team that lost by 30 to Maryland and 24 to Northern Illinois. Expect Michigan State to win and cover the spread.
  • Pick against the spread: Michigan State
Michigan State basketball is 17-0 vs. Oakland. Tom Izzo knows one day that will change--Detroit Free Press
Oakland's Greg Kampe on MSU's Tom Izzo keeping series alive: 'He's a man of his word'--Detroit News


@UICWBB Makes Short Trip to


UWGB's Linc Darner on ejection: 'I think I was in shock'--Green Bay Press Gazette
Game Preview: Green Bay Phoenix--Eville Ways

UWGB women lose game and another player--Green Bay Press Gazette
Shorthanded Phoenix Falls on Buzzer Beater at Maine,

Wright State returns to road, faces Iowa State

Penguins Head to Indiana Sunday to Face No. 12/15

Friday, December 13, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/13/2019

Cleveland State MBB Highlights

Three Up / Three Down--Three Man Weave

Three Down


Hoo boy, does Detroit stink right now. The Titans currently stand at 1-8 overall and 2-7 ATS, a sign that despite their relatively tough schedule they’re performing well below expectations. Antoine Davis caught the attention of the nation last year with his insane 38% 3P% on 347 attempts, most of which were definitely NOT high-percentage shots, but even he hasn’t been able to save Detroit from the abyss in the early going. 
There are two key reasons for this drop-off: 1) Last year’s seniors were really important. Guys like Josh McFolley, Derrien King, and Gerald Blackshear didn’t get a whole lot of credit, but they were solid complementary pieces to the star of the show. 2) Shots just aren’t falling. The Titans connected on 35.6% of their three-point attempts last season, 103rd best in the country, but are shooting just 30.7% this year (247th). For a team that attempts threes at the 7th highest rate in the land, poor shooting is a death sentence. To boot, Detroit’s uptempo style of play makes them susceptible to blow-outs, as lots of possessions + poor three-point shooting = large margins of defeat. Indeed only ten teams this year have a worse margin of victory than Detroit’s -18.1. 
Amazingly, Brad Calipari, former Kentucky walk-on and subject of casual fan adoration, has done his part brilliantly, connecting on 47.5% of his three-point tries. But, when your offense is so reliant on one player – as Detroit is on Antoine Davis – you are more likely to be “shot out” of games when said player is ice cold from the field.
Limited Number Of Tickets To See Men's Basketball At Oakland Now On

Women's Basketball Hosts Toledo to Open Saturday

Game 11: Oakland Battles No. 16/15 Michigan State at

City Rival DePaul on Tap for


UWGB star Tank Hemphill to miss rest of the season--Green Bay Press Gazette
Tank Hemphill is out for the season--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Ready for First Resch Game Saturday Night, Bud Light Night and Wiener Dog

Phoenix Soars East for Matchups with Maine and Marist this

VIDEO: Catch The Next Episode Of The "MKE MINUTE"
Milwaukee Welcomes Eastern Illinois For Only December Home

Sunday matinee for @NKUNorseMBB features Illinois

Wright State basketball: Raiders follow game plan, dominate inside in win--Dayton Daily News
Career nights from Manns, Basile pace

Injuries force YSU to lean on freshman--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Thursday, December 12, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/12/2019


The Morning Dish – Thursday, December 12, 2019--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu
A light night of action is ahead as just six Division I games are on the slate.
  • Wright State looks to keep their good start going as they host Southern (7 p.m.)
Wright State basketball: Manns getting chance to shine for short-handed Raiders--Dayton Daily News

Improvement on defense is key for YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Returns to Beeghly Center to Host SEMO Sunday

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/11/2019

Davis Reaches 1,000 Points As Titans Fall At Notre

Undrafted NBA players Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn combine for 70 in Miami win vs. Hawks--Detroit Free Press

State college basketball: Notre Dame, IUPUI roll to wins--Indy Star

Knights drop season-high 79 points in win over Green Bay--Black & Gold Banneret
Amari Davis' 25 points not enough for UWGB in loss--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay's Hot Second Half Comes Up Short at UCF, Hosts First Resch Game on

No. 2 Kansas rides hot start to 95-68 win over UW-Milwaukee--Associated Press
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Preview--Rock Chalk Talk
Strong Second Half Not Enough At No. 2/3

Milwaukee Sets Sights on

NKU basketball notebook: Norse conditioned to win as Walton joins exclusive club in Horizon League--Northern Kentucky Tribune

Southern at Wright State: What you need to know about Thursday’s game--Dayton Daily News
Raiders continue homestand against Southern Thursday

Wright State defeats Marian on Education

#HLMBB Weekly Notebook – December 11--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Weekly Notebook – December 11--The Horizon League

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/10/2019

It’s not time to panic at Detroit Mercy…yet--HoriZone Roundtable
Old School Catholic Battle Has Detroit Mercy At Notre Dame On

Battle-tested MSU hoops looking forward to a lighter schedule; Oakland is up next--Detroit News



Best Bets: Top 25 Matchups on Tuesday--CBB Central
Milwaukee at # 2 Kansas 
7:00 pm central, ESPN+
Line: Kansas -26.0
O/U: 138
The Pick: Kansas -26.0
It’s always fun predicting if a team will win by more than 26 or not, isn’t it? Well, Kansas can. Milwaukee’s offense is real bad and they are about to face the gauntlet of Kansas’ defense. I wouldn’t be shocked if Milwaukee doesn’t eclipse 50. Milwaukee fouls a lot so not only will Kansas be able to score inside the arc nearly at will, but from the free throw line as well. It may be a bit to cover 26 points but Kansas is up for the challenge, especially in Allen Fieldhouse.

Milwaukee Visits No. 2/3 Kansas Tuesday

Wright State set to host Marian on Education

Mr. Rooter Plumbing, The Simple Greek, Edible Arrangements to Underwrite WVU Game Student

Monday, December 9, 2019

News On The Horizon 12/9/2019

Horizon League Power Rankings – Week 6--HoriZone Roundtable

News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Sunday, Dec 8th--Hoops HD
-As for UTR teams, yesterday was a mixed bag. Arkansas State got a decent win at Tulsa, and Bowling Green survived in a back-and-forth game against Oakland at home yesterday. Wright State was upset at home against Indiana State and New Mexico State had a bit of a surprising loss at Washington State yesterday. Even UC-Irvine had a home loss against California Baptist yesterday.
HIGHLIGHTED GAMES-EASTERN KENTUCKY AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY. Not quite a buy game, but a game nonetheless that the Norse should be expected to win at home.

Women’s Basketball Off To Best Start In Program History Following 62-54 Victory At

Titans Edged By Eastern Michigan,

Sunday's college basketball: UM women top Oakland, win fourth straight--Detroit News

Nneji Double-Doubles in Loss to Western

Green Bay Concludes Four-Game Road Trip at UCF on Tuesday in
Amari Davis Picks Up Third Horizon League Freshman of the Week

Women’s Basketball Dusts Milwaukee--Anonymous Eagle
Fourth Quarter Spark Not Enough as MKE Falls to
Register for Milwaukee Basketball’s School Day

Dantez Walton making case for Horizon League Player of the Year--HoriZone Roundtable
Northern Kentucky handles Eastern Kentucky's pressure to notch second-consecutive win--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU blisters nets for 70.8 percent shooting in second half, pulls away for 76-57 win over Eastern Kentucky--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Strong Second Half Propels NKU Over Eastern Kentucky--River City News
Dantez Walton's Hot Streak Stays Alive as Norse Defeat Colonels 76-57.--48 Minutes Network
Week 5 Horizon League Recap--The Norse Report
Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57--The Northerner
Dantez Walton named Horizon League Player of the week 3x in a row--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB bests in-state opponent Eastern Kentucky,
Dantez Walton wins third-straight Nike® Horizon League Player of the

NKU Women Fall Big at Home to #2 Louisville--River City News
Week Five Horizon League Women’s Basketball Recap--The Norse Report
Louisville Cardinals use second half spurt to put the Norse away, 85-57--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB falls to No. 2/2 Louisville following a strong first-half
Garcia garners #HLWBB Freshman of the Week

Angel Baker named Horizon League Player of the

Nike #HLMBB Players of the Week (December 9)--The Horizon League

Nike #HLWBB Players of the Week (December 9)--The Horizon League