Thursday, November 12, 2009

News On The Horizon 11/12/2009

Butler's 2010 class--The Indy Star
Bulldogs hit weight room, and it shows--The Indy Star
Overshadowed Butler seniors set tone for success--The Indy Star
Butler Bulldogs no longer mistaken for underdogs--The Indy Star

No. 13 California tops Detroit 95-61, moves to
After the Buzzer: Blowout Wednesday in the CvC--Rush The Court

Cal Shakes off Detroit in Second Half. California 95, Detroit 61. Cal’s big three of Jerome Randle, Patrick Christopher and Theo Robertson outscored Detroit by themselves (62 pts on 17-32 FG, 7-14 3FG and 21-22 FT), using a strong second-half surge to put away the pesky Titans from Detroit tonight. It was clear after Monday night’s game that Randle was not pleased with his play, and tonight he started off quickly with 16 first half points to lead Cal until his teammates (most notably Christopher and Robertson) heated up. Cal’s defensive energy was significantly better than Monday night, holding Detroit to 35.7% shooting for the game, although often the Titans forced up bad shots making it easy for the Bear defense. And despite actually being smaller that the Titans inside the paint for much of the game, Cal dominated the boards (41-25). Our observation is that Detroit had some talent on the floor, especially the raw but capable Eli Holman (the IU transfer who threw a potted plant at or near Tom Crean 2 years ago), but it’s clear that the players haven’t quite figured out how to play together yet. As for Cal, it’ll be very interesting to see how they handle the trip to New York and the long Syracuse zone defense. You’d initially think that a great three-point shooting team would have an advantage against a zone, but it’s doubtful the Bears have seen such an athletic zone before.

Detroit Mercy falls at No. 13 California--Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy stays close before California takes over--The Detroit News

Women's hoops: Detroit Mercy, Oakland, EMU, CMU, WMU overviews--The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Mercy

2008-09 record: 12-19, 7-11 Horizon League.

Overview: Guard Brigid Mulroy (9.9 points per game) is the lone senior. Lauren Allen is a quick point guard and a capable scorer. The Titans are hoping for significant contributions from guard Tayler Langham from Schoolcraft College and freshman guard Demeisha Fambro. The Titans could have difficulty matching up against bigger teams.

Simon Nets 17 In Titan Debut As Detroit Falls To #12

UIC's Jeremy Buttell: Picked next-to-last, that's our motivation--The Chicago Tribune

Loyola adds forward Davis--The Chicago Sun-Times
Unproven Ramblers remain optimistic--Daily Herald

Boyle hopes for full recovery--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A family tradition--The Post-Tribune
VU can't be a one-man show--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso University basketball breakdown--The Post-Tribune
Horizon League outlook--The Post-Tribune

Valpo's Lang, three others, sign with Crusaders--The NWI Times
Scouting the Horizon League women's basketball teams--The NWI Times
Watts finds a home--The NWI Times

Entering 4th year at WSU, Brown and Duggins grow up side-by-side--Dayton Daily News
A look back at Raiders' last season--Dayton Daily News
Scouting the 2009-10 WSU Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Cooperwood defines hustle for WSU hoops--Dayton Daily News
Wright State recruits will ease seniors’ exit--Dayton Daily News
All letters in at WSU--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders get 4 commitments for next season--Mark Katz's Blog
Five new additions join Raiders during early signing period--Fairborn Daily Herald

Men’s team has talent, depth--Youngstown Vindicator

Women hope 8 is enough--Youngstown Vindicator

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Nov. 11--The Horizon League

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