Sunday, November 19, 2017

News On The Horizon 11/19/2017

College basketball roundup: Michigan MAC teams win, Horizon teams fall--Detroit Free Press
Carpenter's big half carries Cleveland State to 80-56 win--CBS Sports
Matt’s Musings: Five takeaways from Cleveland State’s win over Coppin State--The Reserve News
CSU, Dennis Felton get first wins in front of home crowd--The Reserve News
CSU records largest home opener crowd since 2013--The Reserve News
Carpenter's career performance powers Cleveland State past Coppin State--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Tie School Record With 14 Three's to Give Felton First Win at

Women's Basketball Closes Out Homestand Against Marshall Sunday
Kavas scores 27, Seattle beats Detroit Mercy 102-71--CBS Sports
Men’s Basketball Falls To
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Saturday, Nov 18th--Hoops HD
-OAKLAND AT TOLEDO. Oakland comes in 2-0 and is an UTR team that could turn out to be a fringe bubble team. That means being able to win games like this on the road. Toledo is 2-0, but if Oakland really is a top forty caliber team then this is the kind of game they need to be able to win.
The Morning Dish – Sunday, November 19, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes:
Toledo is now 3-0 after topping Oakland 87-74. Jaelan Sanford is off to a very nice start to the season for the Rockets and had 26 here.
Toledo holds off Oakland for 87-74 win--CBS Sports
Quick Takes: Rocket start for Toledo--Bracketville
How about the start for Toledo? The Rockets opened their season by beating Saint Joseph’s (Atlantic 10), and followed it up Saturday with a victory over Horizon League favorite Oakland. Neither of those wins will shake the rafters, per se, but they are solid nonetheless.
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Sunday, Nov 19th--Hoops HD

Illinois needs to schedule more games in Chicago--The Champaign Room
Traditionally, the United Center game falls on the weekend before Christmas day. This year, Illinois will play New Mexico State on the 16th at 7:00pm. On Wednesday the 13th, Longwood travels to Champaign to play the Illini at State Farm Center. Instead of facing a team that has played division one hoops for thirteen seasons, schedule a game in Chicago at DePaul/Loyola/UIC on Friday night.
Fort Wayne beats UIC 67-51--CBS Sports
Path of destruction--Whoosh! Net
Flames Knocked Off by Fort
Lewis has career night, E Illinois downs IUPUI 80-79--CBS Sports

Hankerson, Small help Green Bay top D-III Lakeland 98-27--CBS Sports
Green Bay Breaks Margin of Victory Record with 98-27 Win Over

Green Bay Takes Down South Dakota State, Moves to 3-0 on
D-II Concordia-St. Paul shocks Milwaukee 69-55--CBS Sports
Nze's 19 points, 9 rebounds help Milwaukee beat FIU 66-51--CBS Sports
UWM has a rough start in the Black & Gold Classic--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM bounces back against Florida International in the Black & Gold Shootout--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Fall 69-55 in First Round of Black and Gold Shootout--UWM Post
Panthers Offense Pulls In Victory On Day 2 Of Black and Gold Shootout--UWM Post
Golden Bears Surprise Panthers,
Panthers Bounce Back With 66-51 Win Over

Cougars Outlast Milwaukee In Preseason WNIT
Panthers Run Past Matadors For Preseason WNIT
The Morning Dish – Saturday, November 18, 2017--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu

It’s a busy day of games, with some tournaments in action and others taking a day off.

Action in the Islands of the Bahamas is highlighted by semifinal matchups between Vermont and Coastal Carolina (5 p.m.) and Northern Kentucky and Iona (8 p.m.)
Northern Kentucky tops JMU in Island of the Bahamas Showcase--CBS Sports
Williams has 20 points, leads N. Kentucky to 85-72 win--CBS Sports
Under the Radar Game of the Day: Vermont vs Northern Kentucky--Hoops HD
Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB tops Iona, 85-72, to move on to championship

Fourth quarter propels Murray State to win over
Murray State knocks off Wright State for first time, 80-61--CBS Sports
College Basketball: Murray State spoils Wright State’s home opener--Dayton Daily News
5 things to know about Wright State’s loss to Murray State--Dayton Daily News
Men's Basketball Falls to Murray
Reese posts Canisius' first triple-double in 104-84 victory--CBS Sports
Canisius cruises past YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguin star Morse off to slow start--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Hartfield's Career High Not Enough in 104-84 Loss to Hot-Shooting

YSU women win, men are beaten--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Hot Start Allows Penguins to Cruise to 73-49 Win at Loyola Chicago--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 17--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 18--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Nov. 18--The Horizon League

Friday, November 17, 2017

News On The Horizon 11/17/2017

Horizon League Opening Week Recap: Milwaukee and Oakland got off to strong starts--Mid-Major Madness
Deante ‘Spider’ Johnson Signs NLI With Cleveland State--NEO Sports
Cleveland State VS Coppin State Friday Night Preview--NEO Sports
Cleveland State Is a Good Team…In the Future--Campus Pressbox
Deante “Spider” Johnson Signs NLI With Men's Basketball
Vikings Host Coppin State on Friday in Home

Abshaw, Livingston lift Vikings over Eastern Michigan for first win of 2017-18 season--The Reserve News
Abshaw & Livingston Record 20-Point Games As Vikings Defeat Eastern
Men’s Basketball Inks Cory Hightower Jr., Adrian
Perseverance Pays Off For Isaiah
2k Sports Classic Brings Men’s Basketball To
Nunn, Walker combine for 51, Oakland beats New Orleans 87-68--CBS Sports
Oakland’s Jalen Hayes speaks out, calls his NCAA-administered suspension ‘ridiculous’--CBS Sports
OU roster bruised heading into meat of schedule--Detroit News

UIC romps past Delaware State 95-55--CBS Sports
Missed opportunity--UIC News
UIC Blasts Delaware State,
@UICFlamesMBB Back in Action Against Fort

Turnovers Plague Flames in Loss to Jackson
Indiana State looks to bounce back against IUPUI--Terre Haute Tribune Star
EIU men host IUPUI Friday--Journal Gazette & Times Courier

Bradley's 28 PTs sends N. Illinois past Green Bay 85-65--CBS Sports
UWGB men drop season-opener at Northern Illinois--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's Basketball Welcomes Lakeland for Home-Opener on Friday

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Phoenix Hall of

Green Bay's Defense Locks Down Wisconsin on the Road, Phoenix Wins
Green Bay Plays Host to South Dakota State Saturday
UWM turns the page on Iowa State, hosts Black & Gold Shootout--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Set To Host Three Teams For Black & Gold

Milwaukee Closes Out WNIT In New
My big weekend preview: Princeton, BYU, and hidden mid-major gems--Mid-Major Madness
3 Storylines to Follow:

Feast Week

It’s the best part of the non-conference season, and the schedule is especially mid-major friendly this year. Check out the Island of the Bahamas Showcase, which features eight mid-majors, including Vermont, Iona, and Northern Kentucky. We’re also guaranteed a mid-major participant in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off title game.
Under the Radar Games of the Day: Bahamas Showcase Quarterfinals--Hoops HD
The third game will showcase Northern Kentucky and James Madison. NKU won the automatic bid out of the Horizon League last season and should be among the top contenders in their conference again this year. The Norse are 2-0 so far this season, with Drew McDonald dominating, averaging 20 points and 10.5 rebounds in his first two games. James Madison, out of the Colonial, suffered a home loss to Old Dominion in their lone D1 game so far. Stuckey Mosley led his team with 14 points, but the Dukes did fall by 16 and will need a lot better effort across the board today if they want to pick up the victory.
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Friday, Nov 17th--Hoops HD
-NORTHERN KENTUCKY VS JAMES MADISON (Island of the Bahamas Showcase). I really like this NKU team, but they have a razor thin margin for error and in order for the selection committee to even consider them they need to basically win virtually everything.
NKU men's basketball plays tourney in Bahamas this weekend--Cincinnati Enquirer
@NKUNorseMBB defeats JMU, 87-78, in The Islands of the Bahamas

Foul trouble dooms Norse against Illinois State--The Northerner
Illinois State defends home court against
@NKUNorseWBB faces in-state foe Murray State on
Wright State Raiders look to keep streak intact vs. Murray State--Dayton Daily News
College Basketball: WSU coach benches struggling point guard Mitchell--Dayton Daily News

Sports Today: Bengals get shot at a Broncos team with even more issues--Dayton Daily News
The Wright State women’s basketball team lost a close one at Missouri despite getting 36 points from Fairmont grad Chelsea Welch.

The Raider men play Murray State at the Nutter Center on Saturday night.

Did you know WSU has never lost to the Racers?…
Athletic events over winter break that are fun, cheap and worth your time--Guardian Online

Womens basketball improves to 2-0 with win over Eastrn Illinois--Guardian Online
Women's Basketball Falls 82-80 at #23
It’s not about 88-point margin--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Make First True Road Trip to Canisius Saturday

Women's Basketball to Face Old Horizon League Foe Loyola on
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 16--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Nov. 16--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Nov 17--The Horizon League

Thursday, November 16, 2017

News On The Horizon 11/15/2017

College hoops: Oakland, Detroit Mercy win; Western Michigan falls--Detroit Free Press
Utomi, Parrish help Akron rally past Cleveland State 67-57--CBS Sports
Baker, Thiam lead Rutgers past Cleveland State, 70-38--CBS Sports
The “Right The Ship Against The Vikings” Game Thread: Cleveland State At Rutgers--On the Banks
Rutgers Puts Together Dominant Second Half For 70-38 Victory Over Cleveland State--On the Banks
Elton Alexander's AP Top 25 College Basketball poll vote, Week 1--Cleveland Plain Dealer
MAC/Horizon last week: The Mid-American Conference had an impressive start to the season, going 11-1. The league was 1.3-seconds from being undefeated before Dayton hit a buzzer-beater to top Ball State.

The MAC earned a sweep in the Coaches vs. Cancer Horizon/MAC doubleheader at Akron, with Akron using a second-half comeback to top Cleveland State, and Kent State having a dominant second half and ultimately scoring 111 points against Youngstown State.

In that game, Kent had a whopping 72 points in the paint, and made just two 3-pointers. Afterward KSU coach Rob Senderoff quipped, "can I sign up for that every night."
Cleveland State takes on Big Ten's Rutgers: Local college basketball--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Rutgers rolls past Cleveland State men's basketball, 70-38--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron Tops Cleveland State 67-57 in ‘Coaches v Cancer’ Men’s Hoops Opener--NEO Sports Insiders
CSU Vikings Weekly--NEO Sports Insiders
CSU vs Rutgers Mens Basketball Preview--NEO Sports Insiders
CSU Falls To Rutgers 70-38 On The Road--NEO Sports Insiders
Matt’s Musings: four takeaways from CSU’s loss to Rutgers--The Reserve News
Cleveland State basketball blow 8-point halftime lead, loses Felton's debut--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Drop Opener in Showcase on the Banks Classic at

Third quarter drought sinks Cleveland State women’s basketball in home opener against Ball State--The Reserve News
Peterson Abiad Announces 2018-19 Signing
Detroit Mercy coasts to 105-82 win over NAIA's UM-Dearborn--CBS Sports
Titans Pummel UM-Dearborn,

Titans Drop 85-81 Battle With BGSU on Field Trip
Nunn, Walker combine for 51, Oakland beats New Orleans 87-68--CBS Sports
11/13 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Kendrick Nunn G Oakland
OU Men’s Hoops: Nunn, Walker combine for 51, Oakland beats New Orleans, 87-68--Oakland Press
Oakland hits 14 3-pointers in 87-68 win over New Orleans--The Pit Media
Grizz Gang welcomes men’s basketball home to the Blacktop--Oakland Post
Golden Grizzlies defeat the Privateers--Oakland Post

Saint Joseph's survives on road for 86-82 OT win over UIC--CBS Sports
Monday night recap: Some brutality, some fouls, and some awful three-point shooting--Mid-Major Madness
Marquee Games
Saint Joseph’s 86 UIC 82 OT

In a highly contested, back-and-forth game, the Saint Joseph’s Hawks came away with the victory in overtime. This game was close and the stats back it up. The Hawks shot 32 percent from long range, while the Flames shot 30 percent. Saint Joe’s won the rebounding battle 45-44, and both teams had 10 steals. The difference was at the charity stripe, where UIC missed nine free throws.
@UICFlamesMBB Falls in Overtime to Saint Joseph'
Isaac Bassey Inks NLI to Attend

Women’s basketball wins opener--UIC News
METRO ROUNDUP: Minnett starts for IUPUI in loss to Bradley--The Indy Star
IUPUI controls D-III Anderson 75-32 behind Brennan's 18--CBS Sports

UNI women's basketball searching for scoring as Iowa State visits--The Gazette
Cold Shooting Hands Green Bay Season-Opening Loss at Northern

Green Bay Set to Tipoff Against In-State Rival
Scanning the Nation: Notes from the opening weekend--Hoopville
Another name-brand team going down: Iowa State, which was handled at Hilton Coliseum by Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Panthers trailed early but won going away 74-56, a great win for a Milwaukee team that has been through plenty of upheaval and is on its third coach in three years, and a sign of just how much work ISU has to do this year.
Milwaukee thumps Iowa State 74-56--CBS Sports
Your Nightly Brutality: Montana knocks off Pitt, Milwaukee tops Iowa State--Your Nightly Brutality: Montana knocks off Pitt, Milwaukee tops Iowa State--Mid-Major Madness
Huge upset win at Iowa State gives Panthers something to smile about--On Milwaukee
UWM basking in glow of upset victory over Iowa State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Make Statement With Big Win Over Iowa

Kostowicz Earns First Player Of The Week Honors Of The
Panthers Announce Women’s Basketball Promotional
McDonald, Garrett lead Northern Kentucky to 93-65 win--CBS Sports
Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB rolls past Wilmington,

@NKUNorseWBB hits the road for midweek game at Illinois
Miami (OH) rallies to take down Wright St. 73-67 in OT--CBS Sports
College Basketball Preview: Wright State at Miami--Dayton Daily News
Buoyed by Benzinger’s return, Wright State sets sights on Miami--Dayton Daily News
College Basketball: ‘Resilient’ RedHawks top Wright State in overtime--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Insider: Recruiting dam breaks for Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Archdeacon: Injured Custer surprises Wright State teammates with visit--The Journal-News
Winchester Named Freshman of the
Wilburn Shows His Will to Play for
Men's Basketball Falls in

11/13 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--11/13 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Chelsea Welch G Wright State
Player Spotlight: Emily Vogelpohl--The Guardian Online
Women's Basketball Defeats Eastern
Walker, De La Rosa lead Kent St. over Youngstown St. 111-78--CBS Sports
Kent State spoils Calhoun’s YSU debut--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU sets records while routing Franciscan--Youngstown Vindicator
New faces in new places--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU assistant serving four-game suspension--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins shoot for first victory tonight at home--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Emphatic first win--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Men’s Team Set to Face Franciscan and Canisius This Week--The Jambar
Record-Setting Night Lifts Penguins to 134-46 Win Over Franciscan, Notches Calhoun's First YSU
Men's Basketball Inks Three During Early Signing

Turnovers sap YSU women’s momentum--Youngstown Vindicator
Women face Kent in first home game--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Kent lines up and beats YSU women--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Women’s Team Wants More--The Jambar
Benjamin Scores 1,000th Point in Loss to Kent
#HLMBB Roundup (Nov. 12)--The Horizon League
Horizon League Men's Basketball Players of the Week (November 13)--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Conference Preview--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup (Nov. 13)--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Nov. 14--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Conference Preview--The Horizon League
Horizon League Women’s Basketball Players of the Week (November 13)--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup (Nov. 13)--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Nov 14--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Nov 15--The Horizon League

Sunday, November 12, 2017

News On The Horizon 11/11/2017

Mid-Major Regional Quick Guide, Part II--Rush The Court

Oakland. Returning talent, you ask? Seniors Jalen Hayes (15.9 PPG, 8 RPG) — perhaps the Horizon League’s best forward — and Martez Walker (17.8 PPG) are both back. Fresh blood? Former Illinois standout Kendrick Nunn (15.0 PPG in 2015-16) joins the fold. Coaching? Greg Kampe, alive and well, is simply one of the best. If the Grizzlies can avoid another conference tournament letdown, they could definitely be a Cinderella in March.
Offseason Realignment. Wichita State’s jump to the American Athletic Conference created a mini-domino effect in O26 land: Valparaiso joined the Missouri Valley, prompting IUPUI to fill the Crusaders’ spot in the Horizon.The Summit League, now down to eight members, wound up the ultimate loser here.
Akron, Kent State start rebuilds in Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader (video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Horizon League basketball: Oakland's Kendrick Nunn will be a star--Detroit Free Press
Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Oakland cruise; Detroit Mercy falls--Detroit Free Press
Friday’s college basketball: Detroit falls, Oakland prevails--Detroit News
2017-18 MAC Basketball Recap: Akron Zips beat Cleveland State, 67-57--Hustle Belt
Rashad Williams Signs NLI To Attend Cleveland State--NEO Sports Insiders
PREVIEW: Cleveland State at Akron Saturday Night As The Season Tips Off!--NEO Sports Insiders
Matt’s Musings: Five takeaways from CSU’s season opener vs. Akron--The Reserve News
Felton showcases up-tempo offense in Cleveland State's 78-68 exhibition win over Cedarville--Cleveland State Hoops
Rashad Williams Signs NLI To Attend Cleveland
Vikings Drop Season Opener at Akron,

Vikings Come Up Short Against Ball State In Season
Virginia Tech beats Detroit Mercy 111-79 in season opener--CBS Sports
Detroit Mercy Hits 90 Percent In Latest NCAA GSR
Chatman Nets 23 As Titans Drop Season Opener At RV/RV Virginia

Titans to Honor Coach Hardy, First Women's Basketball Teams on Dec.
Women's Basketball Signs Four to
Titans Fall on Road in Season Opener at
The Morning Dish – Friday, November 10, 2017--Hoopville
For best pure matchups of the day, take a look at Yale at Creighton or Louisiana-Lafayette traveling to Mississippi. Others that look great on paper: Iona at Albany, Southern Illinois traveling to Winthrop, IPFW at Oakland
Here's 34 preposterous predictions for the 2017-18 college basketball season--CBS Sports
32. Six sexy Cinderella candidates: Oakland, College of Charleston, Vermont, Bucknell, Grand Canyon, Florida Gulf Coast. Yes, Dunk City is back. Oakland and Charleston should be top-50 teams. UVM made the NCAAs last season, and Grand Canyon's finally eligible to make the NCAA Tournament. Dan Majerle's team will be the best in the WAC.
Nunn scores 36, Oakland beats Fort Wayne 85-71--CBS Sports
News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Friday, Nov 10th--Hoops HD
-FORT WAYNE AT OAKLAND. I like this Oakland team and feel they’re good enough to land inside the bubble if they fail to win their conference tournament, but that means blowing through their season. Their margin for error is small, and even though it’s opening night they need to treat this game, and every other game, like it’s meaningful if they want to pull it off.

Boahen, Ferguson lead UIC to 65-55 win over NCCU--CBS Sports
Maturing Flames oozing potential--Whoosh! Net
The defense doesn’t rest--Whoosh! Net
Balanced Attack Leads @UICFlamesMBB Over NCCU,

Flames Take Season Opener,
Kennell has career-best 5 3s, Bradley beats IUPUI 68-53--CBS Sports
IUPUI hopes — in time — to duplicate Butler, Valparaiso's success in Horizon League--The Indy Star


College women's basketball: IUPUI spoils UNI's debut--Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
All is quiet in Green Bay as early signing period opens--Phear The Phoenix
Where will Green Bay finish in top heavy Horizon League?--Phear The Phoenix

Green Bay Defense Stymies Chattanooga in 60-30 Season-Opening
Barnes scores career-high, Milwaukee beats La Crosse 83-73--CBS Sports
UWM 83, UW-La Crosse 73: Baldwin, Panthers win debut--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers ward off Eagles in season opener, 83-73--UWM Post
Baldwin Adds Four To Men’s Basketball
Panthers Knock Off Eagles In Season Opener,

This is 'the year' for the UWM women's basketball team--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Levy Signs With Milwaukee Women’s
Video: Women's Basketball Excited To Start 2017-18

Drake Outlasts Milwaukee, 77-73, In WNIT
Panthers Will Head To New Orleans For WNIT Consolation
McDonald's double-double helps N. Kentucky beat ETSU 81-63--CBS Sports
Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions--The Northerner
Norse win big in season opener--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB opens season with 81-63 win over
@NKUNorseMBB plays host to Wilmington in Sunday

NKU women's basketball embraces youth movement with 8 newcomers--Cincinnati Enquirer
Kent State rally too much for NKU in season opener--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB falls in season opener to Kent State,
Loyola-Chicago holds off Wright State 84-80--CBS Sports
7 things to know about the start of college basketball season--Dayton Daily News
2. Wright State is building on last year but with a different cast, too.

WSU (201 in KenPom) will start the season at Loyola a bit short-handed, but there’s reason for fans to hope Nagy’s team can get hot down the stretch.

READ MORE: Wright State preview

If the Raiders are playing their best basketball in late February, they could be dangerous in the Horizon League tournament.

Oakland is the preseason HL favorite with Wright State picked fifth.

College Basketball: Benzinger boost not enough for Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Sign
Men's Basketball Falls at

Women's Basketball Wins Season
Kent State spoils Calhoun’s YSU debut--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU senior plays final season close to home--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins open up against Flashes--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Ready for Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Falls to Kent State,

Turnovers hurt YSU women in season-opening loss--Youngstown Vindicator
Women get started at Pitt tonight--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU women fall to Pitt--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Turnovers Hurt Penguins in 66-58 Loss at
#HLMBB Preview: Oakland--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup (Nov. 10)--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup (Nov. 11)--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Preview: Green Bay--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup (Nov. 10)--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup (Nov. 11)--The Horizon League

Thursday, November 9, 2017

News On The Horizon 11/9/2017

A game a day for the 2017-18 season: January--Hoopville
Jan. 5: Iona at St. Peter’s. One of the busier Friday nights from now until March. Go here for the rich contrast of styles between the hurry-up Gaels and John Dunne’s lovably deliberate Peacocks. Honorable mention: Northern Kentucky at Oakland
A game a day for the 2017-18 season: February--Hoopville
Feb. 2: Yale at Princeton. Another huge Ivy League game. The Tigers swept the Bulldogs in three meetings last year-including the Ivy tourney final-and are probably being undersold this year. Honorable mention: Illinois-Chicago at Oakland
Feb. 9: Detroit at Oakland. Quickly has become the Horizon League’s best rivalry, even as the Golden Grizzlies are typically the better squad. The Titans were just 8-23 last year, but one of the eight came over Oakland. Honorable mention: Princeton at Harvard
Men's Mid-Major Top 25--College Insider
record  points  previous   
5.   Oakland         0-0     587     -       Horizon
11.  Northern Kentucky 0-0   371     -       Horizon
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Loyola Chicago 92, Lipscomb 91, Georgia Southern 89, Northern Iowa 82, Iona 71, Stephen F. Austin 69, Monmouth 71, UNCW 65, ETSU 51, Illinois State 49, New Mexico State 46, CSU Bakersfield 39, Morgan State 33, South Dakota 31, Valparaiso 31, Idaho 30, UC Irvine 26, Akron 25, UNC Greensboro 25, Buffalo 22, San Francisco 22, North Dakota 21, Ball State 20, Grand Canyon 20, Kent State 18, Weber State 15, Murray State 13, Liberty 12, UC Davis 12, Winthrop 11, Chattanooga 11, Wofford 11, Siena 8, Fairfield 7, Hofstra 7, UIC 5
Mid Major Madness Twitter Mailbag: The season is upon us--Mid-Major Madness

I think that a reasonable expectation for the Norse would be to compete for the Horizon League title. Showing that they can build off of last year’s tournament appearance and maintain positive momentum will go a long way toward building consistency as a program. They bring back some nice pieces from last year’s team, and I think that John Brannen has a chance to be one of the game’s great young coaches.

It’s in Detroit. Detroit is in Detroit. It’s an exhibition and doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Unless they lose, which they did. Maybe find a different local team to play before the season?
Horizon League Preview: Oakland, Northern Kentucky, and their Big 3’s lead the way--The Catch and Shoot
Cleveland State, Youngtown State tip off new eras in Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader (video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State basketball adds second commitment--Cleveland State Hoops
CSU Basketball To Air On WHK, 1420 AM & WHKW, 1220

This Week In CSU Athletics--NEO Sports Insiders
2017 2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project Primer--Blogging The Bracket
Detroit Mercy preview: Allen aims to help Titans climb Horizon ladder--Detroit News
Men's Basketball: Know Your
Detroit Mercy To Host Third Annual Military Appreciation Day On Nov.
A game a day for the 2017-18 season: December--Hoopville
Dec. 20: Houston at Providence. Quality non-conference tilt high in entertainment value. The type of game Tom Penders-never afraid to take one of his Texas, George Washington or Houston teams halfway across the country for a game years ago-would be proud of. Honorable mention: Towson at Oakland
Mid-majors ready to crash the dance--College Basketball Talk
2. Oakland: The Golden Grizzlies have experience and talent. They’ve got four starters back, headlined by Martez Walker and Jalen Hayes. Plus, Greg Kampe’s squad will be adding Kendrick Nunn, who averaged double figures in back-to-back seasons at Illinois before being dismissed from the team after a domestic violence arrest. Oakland should be plenty motivated after getting knocked out of the Horizon League tournament in their first game last season when they were riding a nine-game winning streak. Shooting could be an issue for Oakland, but the Grizzlies have the pieces to be dangerous to any high-major opponents that may come their way this spring.
College basketball preview: Five mid-major teams with Cinderella breakout ability--USA Today
Less than a week away from the start of the college basketball season, USA TODAY Sports examines some of the most intriguing story lines in its Starting Five series.

Today, five mid-major teams that could play Cinderella.

This team should be explosive offensively, with the return of guard Martez Walker (17.8 ppg) and forward Jalen Hayes (15.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg) from last year’s 25-win squad, as well as the arrival of Illinois transfer Kendrick Nunn. Oakland will be a favorite to win the Horizon League, and will have ammunition to bust brackets should it notch an automatic bid in March.
Oakland preview: Golden Grizzlies poised for big season--Detroit News
College notes: OU’s Xavier Hill-Mais a surprising redshirt--Detroit News
PREVIEW: Greg Kampe knows experienced Golden Grizzlies need “huge year”--The Pit
Basketball media day bridges the camera and the court--Oakland Post
THE DERY VIEW: Exhibition
Dikembe Dixson's leap of faith at UIC appears to be paying off--Chicago Tribune
Hop aboard the hype train--Whoosh! Net
Dixson Named to Henson Award Watch

Women’s basketball preps for season after exhibition win--UIC News
Craig Dickman Named Phoenix Hero Award
Green Bay Inks Hailey Oskey to National Letter of
Ten Green Bay Athletic Programs Post Perfect NCAA Graduation Success
Women’s Basketball Wins 80-35 Against Cornell College in Exhibition--UWM Post
Rechlicz Signs Three On First Day Of Early Signing
2017 Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase Primer--Blogging The Bracket
NKU Coach Brannen announces signing of two scoring guards, Trevon Faulkner and Bryant Mocaby--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Men’s basketball season ticket sales soar--The Northerner
Drew McDonald named to Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch
Faulkner, Mocaby sign with

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB adds Bluegrass talent for
PREVIEW: Wright State opens season on road at Loyola--Dayton Daily News
Raiders short-handed to start season, but expectations still high
Graduation Success Rates of Wright State Student-Athletes Maintain Sky-High
Ernsthausen Looking to have an Offensive

Wright State Insider: Women’s basketball full of potential--Dayton Daily News
WSU women’s basketball crushes Indianapolis 92-44--Guardian Online
Women's Basketball Opens
Women's Basketball Opens at
Santiago clear to play in Penguins opener--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU lands top-level recruit for 2018-19--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Cameron Morse Named to Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch
Men's Basketball Begins Calhoun Era Against Kent State

YSU women return key parts for 2017-18--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU, Barnes add grit with three signings--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Women Ready to Get Going--The Jambar
Lupardus, Mallory, Petit Sign to Join YSU's Women's Basketball
Women's Basketball Begins 2017-18 Season Friday at
#HLMBB Preview: Wright State--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Preview: Detroit Mercy--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Preview: UIC--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Preview: Northern Kentucky--The Horizon League

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