Sunday, November 18, 2007

News On The Horizon 11/18/2007

Butler ratchets up its defense--The Indy Star
Graves propels Butler over UE--Evansville Courier & Press
#25 Butler Tops Aces
No. 25 Butler Victorious in 60-47 Win Over

Butler can't keep up with Purdue's scoring runs--The Indy Star
Rally Falls Short As No. 23 Purdue Tops Bulldogs,

Vikings surprise Seminoles--Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports
Cleveland State stuns FSU--Tallahassee Democrat
Viking Women Dominate Akron--The Fan Home of the Cleveland State Vikings
Women's Basketball Downed by Cleveland
Vikings Top Akron, 59-47, For First Win of

Cleveland State Edges Florida State,
Vikings Stun Florida State In Overtime,

Annual Titan Roundball Series To Begin On Dec.
Titans Begin Home-For-The-Holidays Stretch Monday Against Western

How major Illinois teams fared in weekend

Charlotte 64, Ill.-Chicago 63

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Leemire Goldwire scored 14 points, including a 3-pointer that put Charlotte ahead for good, in a 64-63 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday night at the Paradise Jam.

Goldwire's 3-pointer gave the 49ers a 62-60 lead with 12 seconds to play.

Illinois-Chicago had one last chance, but Spencer Stewart missed a jumper and Charles Dewhurst hit two free throws with less than a second left to seal the victory for Charlotte (3-1).

Lamont Mack added 14 points and Ian Anderson had 10 for Charlotte.

With the game tied at 16, Goldwire scored five straight points, including a three-point play, and dished an assist to Anderson for a layup that gave the 49ers a 23-16 lead with 7:40 to play in the first half.

Illinois-Chicago took its first lead on a 3-pointer by Josh Mayo, which capped a 13-2 run and put the Flames (2-2) ahead 40-38 with 12:45 to play.

They briefly regained the lead on a layup by Stewart with 1:05 left before Goldwire hit his 3-pointer.

Mayo led all scorers with 15 points.


Winthrop 72, Illlinois-Chicago 58

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Taj McCullough scored 21 points and Winthrop held off a second-half rally by Illinois-Chicago for a 72-58 victory Friday at the Paradise Jam.

McCullough also had seven rebounds for the Eagles (2-0).

Winthrop, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament last year, got 13 points from Michael Jenkins and 10 from Mantoris Robinson.

In the final seconds of the first half, Justin Burton stole a pass at half court and sprinted to hit a layup at the buzzer, capping a 17-5 Eagles run. Winthrop led 40-24 at the break.

The Flames (2-1) responded with a 6-2 run to open the second half, including two layups in heavy traffic over the span of a minute by 7-foot center Scott VanderMeer.

Illinois pulled to 68-58 when Jermaine Dailey rebounded a shot by Karl White and scored, they never got any closer.

Josh Mayo led the Flames with 16 points but also had seven turnovers. VanderMeer scored 14 and White added 10.

Flames fall again at Paradise Jam--The Chicago Tribune
Flames halted by late 3-pointer in Virgin Islands
Flames tumble by one--The Chicago Sun-Times

Charlotte 64, UIC 63

Leemire Goldwire finished with 14 points -- including a three-pointer that put his team ahead for good -- as the 49ers (3-1) edged the Flames (2-2) at the Paradise Jam in Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands.

Goldwire's three gave the 49ers a 62-60 lead with 12 seconds to play. UIC had one last chance, but Spencer Stewart missed a jumper, and Charles Dewhurst hit two free throws with less than a second left to seal the victory.

The Flames' Josh Mayo (15 points) closed the scoring with a half-court three-pointer as time expired. Spencer added 11 for UIC.

49ers win it at the (Gold)wire--The Charlotte Observer
Flames can’t quite rebound--Whoosh!Net
Goldwire's Three Knocks Out
Men's Basketball Falls In Heartbreaker To Charlotte,

Women’s Basketball Tops UIC
Second-Half Rally Falls Short Against

How major Illinois teams fared in weekend

W. Michigan 63, Loyola of Chicago 61

CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Reitz had 17 points and nine rebounds, including the winning basket with 17 seconds left, as Western Michigan held off Loyola of Chicago for a 63-61 win Friday.

The Broncos (2-2) led 47-34 with 12 minutes left, but J.R. Blount and Tracy Robinson led a Loyola rally that brought the Ramblers (2-1) to within 59-57 with 1:30 remaining.

Derek Drews hit a 3-pointer to pad Western's lead but Blount hit a field goal with 1:20 left to bring Loyola back within three. Reitz then sank a short jumper with 17 seconds on the clock.

Blount scored again with 10.4 seconds remaining, and the Ramblers had a chance to tie or win when Shawntes Gary missed a pair of free throws with three seconds left.

David Kool had 11 points and Andre Ricks added 10 points for the Broncos. Blount had a game-high 21 points and Robinson chipped in 11 for the Ramblers.

Loyola was 3-for-11 on 3-point tries. The Ramblers also missed 8-of-24 free throw attempts, including three by Blount at the end of the game.

Cold Shooting Costs Loyola In Loss To Dayton,

Men's basketball: UMass' 'best game' too much for UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Hot-Shooting Minutemen Blaze By Green Bay,
Green Bay Downed 93-78 by

Women's basketball: First-half run sparks UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
MSU looking for answers after loss--Springfield News-Leader
Green Bay outlasts Lady Bears in home opener,
Women's Basketball Tops Missouri State

Panthers Host Dayton In Home Opener

Women's Basketball Cap: Valparaiso University at Xavier--The NWI Times

07/08 begins Monday night for the WSU

Women’s Basketball Remains Perfect Versus Wright

Men's Basketball Roundup - November 17--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Roundup - November 17--The Horizon League

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