Saturday, February 21, 2009

News On The Horizon 2/21/2009

The State of the Other 22, Week 12--The Mid-Majority
BracketBusters Saturday 2009--The Mid-Majority

Butler, Davidson both feel pressure--The Indy Star

Vikings Host Detroit To Conclude

Titans Earn Season Sweep Over Youngstown State; Brown Scores Game-High
Titans to End Regular Season Road Slate at Cleveland State on

Titans On Their Way To The Music

Healthy UIC to host SIU tonight--The Chicago Sun-Times
Scouting UIC--Daily Herald

Southern Illinois (11-16) at UIC (13-14)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday at UIC Pavilion


Skinny: Not knowing the Bracketbuster boys would send his Salukis to the city for today's game, SIU coach Chris Lowery scheduled a game in December at NIU so senior point guard Bryan Mullins could play close to his Downers Grove home. Alas, Mullins can't take advantage of this second opportunity since he's essentially out for the year with a stress fracture in his right foot. Since he went out, SIU has gone 1-4 with a freshmen- and sophomore-heavy lineup. Kevin Dillard, the 2008 Illinois Mr. Basketball, leads SIU with 12.0 ppg. The Flames, meanwhile, celebrate the final home game for Josh Mayo and Scott VanderMeer. Mayo (1,642 points) needs just 10 points to pass Chuck Lambert for fourth place on UIC's all-time scoring chart, while VanderMeer long ago set the Horizon League's blocks record (268).

Team effort pulls out win over Raiders--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Hosts Southern Illinois This

Turnovers Plague Women's Basketball In 73-52 Loss At Green
Women's Basketball Concludes Wisconsin Road Swing With Saturday Matinee At

Scouting Loyola--Daily Herald

Bradley (15-12) at Loyola (14-15)

When: 3 p.m. Saturday at Gentile Center

TV: Channel 56

Radio: WLUW 88.7-FM

Skinny: The Bracketbuster concept allows the Ramblers and the Braves to meet for the seventh straight season. Bradley won last year's game 64-47 at Loyola, but the visitors lost several key players from that team. The Braves and Ramblers are similar in that they just snapped long losing streaks and are working on two-game winning streaks - and neither team shoots it well either. Theron Wilson (13.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, .469 FG%) is the Braves' top shooter and rebounder and second-best-shooting regular. Freshman Jordan Hicks continues to shine for Loyola. He produced 12 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in Wednesday's win over Detroit. By the way, the Titans' 41 points represented the fewest by a Loyola foe since the mighty Western Ontario conquest on Dec. 4, 1964.

Backcourt Lifts Loyola Past Milwaukee,
Loyola Looks For Dairyland Sweep At Green

Women's basketball: Phoenix 'D' smothers Flames--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Harrasses UIC, Wins

Men's basketball: Victory in BracketBuster would help postseason chances--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Heads West for ESPNU BracketBusters Game Saturday

Panthers Wrap Up Regular Season Home Slate With

Panthers Stumble In 70-66 Loss To
Panthers Host UIC Saturday On Senior

VU braces for Zips' defense--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Fumey back in uniform for Akron game--Off The Mark
VU men struggling heading into BracketBuster game with Akron--The NWI Times
Akron at Valparaiso Men's Basketball Game

First-round home game at stake--The Post-Tribune
Scouting Valparaiso women's basketball--The NWI Times
Valpo Women to Host Butler Saturday in "WBCA Pink Zone"

Preview: Northeastern (16-10) at WSU (16-11)--Dayton Daily News
Early game alters routines for Wright State--Dayton Daily News

Women Fall at Cleveland

Penguins suffer 14th loss in row--Youngstown Vindicator
Gurganus, Westley Highlight Strong Offensive Effort in 70-62
Guins Host Wright State in Season’s Final

YSU honors two outgoing seniors today--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Host Saint Peter’s in BracketBuster, Celebrate Senior

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Feb. 19--The Horizon League

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