Friday, January 23, 2009

News On The Horizon 1/23/2009

Game! Of! The! Night! 1/22/2009: Wisconsin-Green Bay at Butler--The Mid-Majority
The State of the Other 22, Week 8--The Mid-Majority
Good Morning Hoops Nation: January 23--The Mid-Majority

Conference Calls

Horizon League: Butler made it dramatic for about a half in last night's G!O!T!N!, but clamped down defensively and on the boards to come away with a clean nine-point win against Green Bay (6-2). The Bulldogs are now 17-1 overall for the first time ever, have nine straight wins and remain undefeated in the league at 8-0. Milwaukee is up next, which was stunned by 3-6 Valparaiso last night in the ARC. The Panthers dropped their second league contest 63-51 thanks to 29 percent "shooting," a team performance that yielded only 15 field goals. Hard to fully credit Valparaiso with that, as they've been the Horizon's third-from-worst team in defensive FG percentage so far.

Howard leads No. 16 Butler past Phoenix
Bulldogs still slow starters--The Indy Star
Butler is building to a dream season--The Indy Star
Butler Bulldogs remain top dogs--The Indy Star
At 17-1, Dawgs retain room for improvement--Indy Star Butler Insider
No. 16 Bulldogs Win Ninth

Horizon League Insider: Bulldogs sink teeth into first--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings' practice doused by water main leak--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU loses two on trip but coach loves effort--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball plays third on road--Cleveland Plain Dealer
By helping the Vikings, CSU assistant Kimbrough boosting his career aspirations--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Renew Rivalry With Youngstown State In Front Of National TV Audience--The Fan Home of the Cleveland State Vikings

Vikings Run Win Streak to Three With 70-55 Win At

Detroit falls at home--The Detroit Free Press


Robo Kreps scored 21 points Thursday and made a critical defensive play to help Illinois-Chicago hold off Detroit 65-61.

The Titans trailed 63-61 and had the ball in the final seconds, but Kreps forced a steal near halfcourt and got the ball to Josh Mayo, who scored the insurance basket as time expired. The Flames (10-8, 3-5 Horizon) led 62-54 with 1:18 but Detroit embarked on a 7-1 run to give itself a chance.

Mayo finished with 15 points and Tori Boyd added 10 for Illinois-Chicago, which has won two of its last three.

Woody Payne (five steals) and Thomas Kennedy each scored 13 for the Titans (4-13, 0-8), who lost their sixth straight and remained winless in 2009.

Titans Lose 65-61 Thriller To

Over 120 Detroit Student-Athletes Earn AD Honor Roll

Cleveland State Too Much for

Illinois-Chicago beats Detroit 65-61--The Chicago Tribune
UIC 65, DETROIT 61: Kreps seals deal with key steal--The Chicago Sun-Times
UIC beats Detroit 65-61--Daily Herald
Kreps lifts Flames on both ends--Whoosh!Net
Kreps' Clutch Second Half Helps Men's Basketball Hold Off Detroit,

Women's Basketball Drops Milwaukee,

Wright State beats Loyola of Chicago 68-47--The Chicago Tribune
WRIGHT STATE 68 LOYOLA 47: Ramblers go nowhere in 2nd half--The Chicago Sun-Times
Wright State beats Loyola 68-47--Daily Herald
Cold Shooting Leads To Loss At Wright
Ramblers Continue Four-Game Road Trip, Pay Visit To Detroit

Loyola Drops 74-54 Decision To Green

Women's basketball: Phoenix wins 7th straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Rolls Over Loyola,

Men's basketball: No. 16 Butler turns back Phoenix's upset bid--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Falls at No. 16 Butler,

Flames light it up--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog - MBB at Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
Long Dry Spell Sends Panthers To Defeat At
Panthers Look To Bounce Back At Nationally-Ranked

Caught in the cold--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog: WBB @ UIC--Panther Blog Zone
Flames Prove Too Much For Panthers In 71-57

Valpo shows competitive side in upset--The Post-Tribune
Milwaukee at Valparaiso, Jan. 22, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Milwaukee--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Milwaukee--Inside VU Sports
26-0 Run Keys Crusader Win Over

Gardner injury tarnishes an otherwise shiny night--Dayton Daily News
Will injury idle Gardner?--Dayton Daily News
Raiders win third straight, but guard limps off--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders hoping for best--Mark Katz's Blog
Wright State men pull away from Loyola--Fairborn Daily Herald
Rare whupping put on
Men Pull Away from

Women Have a Good WIN and Saturday will try for
Women Roll Over Youngstown

More than 1,000 tickets remaining for tonight's CSU-YSU game--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins battle Vikings on ESPNU--The Jambar

YSU women continue losing streak with loss against Cleveland State--The Jambar
Solid Inside Play Lifts Raiders to 72-41

Butler's Howard, Loyola's Staton Honored as U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 22--The Horizon League
Questions Answered--Horizon League Network
ATB: Visiting Menaces--Rush The Court

Butler 68, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 59. This win put Butler squarely in the driver’s seat as they now have a two game lead (+ tiebreaker) over the second place team in the Horizon League standings.

Set Your Tivos: 01.24.09 & 01.25.09--Rush The Court

Keep an eye on
UW-Milwaukee at #17 Butler at Noon on Time Warner Sports 32, ESPN Full Court, and Butler is clearly the class of the Horizon League, but UW-Milwaukee may be the second best team in the conference so if anybody is going to knock Butler off in their conference tournament and create total chaos on Selection Sunday it may well be the Panthers.

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 22--The Horizon League

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