Thursday, November 15, 2007

News On The Horizon 11/15/2007

Bulldogs work quickly--The Indy Star
No. 25 Butler 76, Indiana St. 48--The Oakland Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler coach Brad Stevens likes the way his team is winning.
A.J. Graves scored 26 points and No. 25 Butler beat Indiana State 76-48 on Wednesday night.
Butler (2-0) shot 53 percent from the field, including 12 of 23 3-pointers, and the Bulldogs outscored the Sycamores 49-34 in the second half.
Graves, a senior guard, shot 8-for-12 from the field and made six 3-pointers. Five different Butler players made 3-pointers, and seven different players took at least one shot from beyond the arc. All are capable shooters, making the Bulldogs tough to defend.
Jay Tunnell and Gabriel Moore both scored 10 points to lead Indiana State.

ISU men's basketball can’t find way to beat Butler--Terre Haute Tribune Star
Sycamores Fall To No. 25 Butler On The Road,
Butler Defeats Indiana State,

CSU To Play Three Games In Three Days At Glenn Wilkes

Titans lose in Rick Majerus' home debut--The Detroit Free Press
Saint Louis tops Detroit Mercy--The Detroit News
Recruiting day--The Detroit News

Detroit Mercy

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Detroit can't spoil Majerus' home opener--The Detroit News
Saint Louis 66, Detroit-Mercy 58--The Oakland Press

ST. LOUIS — Bryce Husak had 13 points and a career-best seven rebounds off the bench, helping Saint Louis beat Detroit 66-58 and deliver a home-opening victory for new coach Rick Majerus on Wednesday night.
Kevin Lisch was 7-for-8 from the line in the last 1:21 and added 12 points and six rebounds for Saint Louis (3-1). The Billikens were 23-for-28 from the line, Detroit 5-for-8.

Bills piece together a winning puzzle--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Billikens Down Detroit 66-58 in Home Debut for
Titans Fall To Saint

Women’s Basketball Wins at
Titans Drop Home Opener To

SIGNING ROUNDUP--The Chicago Tribune

UIC: Illinois-Chicago coach Jimmy Collins didn't announce any signings before Wednesday's departure for the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

Players commit to area schools--Daily Herald College Sports


Zavion Neely PG 6-1 170 Hope College Prep

The Flames tap the South Side for this explosive combo guard who fits the mold of previous Chicago talents in the UIC backcourt.

Jelani Poston PF 6-6 215 Harmony Christian (Ohio)

This powerful Chicago native is another sign new assistant Tracy Dildy still has the local touch. Poston has been at Lincoln Park and Simeon and Boys to Men Academy before landing in Cincinnati this year.

NU can't find offensive rhythm in loss--Daily Northwestern
Wildcats Fall To Flames,
Women's Basketball Downs Northwestern,

SIGNING ROUNDUP--The Chicago Tribune

Loyola: John Benkoske, a 6-9 center who led Oskhosh West to its second straight Wisconsin state championship last season, will join his former coach, Lance Randall, who is a first-year assistant at Loyola. Also returning signed letters of intent to Loyola coach Jim Whitesell were Walt Gibler, a 6-7 forward from St. Xavier in Cincinnati, and Jordan Hicks, a 6-6 guard from Rochester Mayo (Minn.). Point guard Courtney Stanley of Kennedy Kenrick Catholic in Norristown, Pa., has yet to submit his letter.

Players commit to area schools--Daily Herald College Sports


John Benkoske C/PF 6-9 225 Oshkosh West HS

From the same school that sent Tom Levin and Andy Polka to Ramblerland, along comes this all-Wisconsin preseason pick who already has two state titles on his resume. Averaged 5.7 points and 5.8 rebounds last year.

Walt Gibler PF 6-7 218 St. Xavier HS

Averaged 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds last year for Ohio's Division I state runner-up. Cincinnati native known for prowess around hoop and ability to get to the line.

Jordan Hicks SF 6-6 200 Mayo HS

Loyola tapped Rochester, Minn., for this swingman who averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds per game last year.

Courtney Stanley PG 6-1 170 Roman Catholic HS

The Ramblers went to Philadelphia to find this guard who's equally adept at shooting and setting up others. Averaged 10 points last year.

Loyola Set To Face Western Michigan In Rare Friday Night

Women's basketball: UWGB at Illinois State preview--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Women's Basketball Concludes Season-Opening Road Swing at Illinois State, Missouri

Ball State falters in 2nd half of loss--The Indy Star
Panthers bare escape claws--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports-Colleges
Ball State basketball still winless after 'heart-breaking loss'--Muncie Star Press
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cardinals' colossal collapse--Ball State Daily News
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Newell leads team in final minutes but can't get help--Ball State Daily News
Milwaukee mashes Muncie--UWM Post Sports Blog
Newell Scores A Career-High 29 Points In BSU
Comeback Thriller Sends Panthers To

Crusaders plan to lean on depth in early going--The Post-Tribune
VU looking to push tempo at times this season--The NWI Times
Two guards headed to VU--The NWI Times
Buggs and Jones commit to Crusaders--VU with David Robb

Lady Penguins begin season with tough losses at Buffalo and Niagra--The Jambar
Women's Basketball Benefits From Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Men's basketball earns?tournament split in Pauley Pavilon--The Jambar
Men's Basketball: Penguins Return Home to Face Lock

Men's Basketball Roundup - November 14--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Roundup - November 14--The Horizon League

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