Sunday, December 13, 2009

News On The Horizon 12/13/2009

Boom Goes the Dynamite: 12.12.09--Rush The Court

12:15 PM: For those who caught that discussion about the relative scoring ability of Matt Howard and Jay Bilas. Here are Jay’s numbers from his time at Duke.
12:25 PM: Great start for Butler. Up 24-14 midway through the 1st half. William Buford answers a bucket but misses the free throw. Wow. That’s a ridiculous class for Ohio State, but like Bilas mentions how long will they stay there. Gordon Hayward almost converts a ridiculous alley-oop from Shelvin Mack.
12:47 PM: Ohio State is on a 16-0 run. Awfully quiet in Hinkle right now (except for the PA guy).

12:48 PM: Gordon Hayward ends the 5:15 drought with a lay-up. Another lay-up and Butler is down by just 2 with less than a minute left in the half. And suddenly it’s very loud in Hinkle.

12:55 PM: Kentucky up by just 1 at the half. Unbelievable shooting by both teams. Kentucky shooting 56.7% FG while Indiana is 63% FG. Ohio State up by 2 at the half. Butler is hanging in there despite shooting a paltry 37.5%. They really struggled after Matt Howard picked up his 2nd foul with 5 minutes to go in the half. Gordon Hayward kept them in the game.
1:30 PM: Butler has opened up a 6 point lead with less than 9 minutes left in the game. The Hoosiers? Not doing quite as well. They’re down by 15 with 11 minutes left.

1:40 PM: Left-handed layup by Hayward gives Butler a 10 point lead with 7:08. This would be huge for Butler to get a win over a non-conference NCAA tournament team, but I am sure “The Committee” will discount it because of Turner’s absence.
1:55 PM: Jon Diebler makes his first shot of the game with 1:35 left to cut the lead to 7. His mom shakes her head in disbelief about how poorly he played today.

2:00 PM: Wow. There goes the 17 point-lead after a 16-2 OSU run. Down to a 3 point lead with 46.2 seconds left after a bad turnover that led to Diebler’s 2nd FG of the day. Haywards calls a timeout.

2:01 PM: Butler got very lucky there. Got away with a carry and an offensive foul ending up at the free throw line. Thad Matta has a reason to be upset right now.

2:05 PM: Two big missed by Dallas Lauderdale. I don’t understand how can you be getting a $30k/yr scholarship and not be better at hitting something so easy.

2:07 PM: A sloppy OSU turnover gives the game to Butler. They got lucky today. Brad Stevens needs to have a talk with Matt Howard about staying out of foul trouble. It kills the Bulldogs.

2:14 PM: Greetings, folks. John Stevens taking over for NVR. Important win by Butler, there, I think. They had a bit of a rough stretch there and I think people were starting to forget about them or write them off a little, but a win over OSU, despite OSU being sans Turner and even though it was at home, is still a nice win for them. Can’t call it an upset, but they needed it.

Saturday's Pregame Beat--Ballin' is a Habit

12:00 pm: Ohio State @ Butler: This situation is less than ideal for the Buckeyes. In their first game playing without Evan Turner, they go up against a Bulldogs squad that desperately needs a win against a major conference opponent. On top of that, Butler matches up well against Ohio State - both teams are fairly small and essentially play four guards. Hinkle Fieldhouse is a tough place to win, and Butler should be able to prove that today.

Bulldogs show they can beat Top 25 team--The Indy Star
Howard plays through struggles--The Indy Star
Beating Buckeyes big for Butler--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Holds Off Ohio State,

Cleveland State Vikings turn back Wilberforce--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Blow Past Wilberforce,

Hoops rivalry will be revived today for Wolverines--The Detroit Free Press
Hoops rivalry will be revived today for Wolverines--The Detroit Free Press
Michigan will be measuring stick for improving UDM--The Detroit News

Sunday's matchup: Illinois-Chicago at DePaul--The Chicago Tribune
UIC AT DEPAUL 5 P.M. TODAY: No losers when locals square off--The Chicago Sun-Times

Loyola beats San Francisco in another
Photos from Loyola vs. San
Loyola holds on to defeat San Francisco 66-63--The Chicago Tribune
Ramblers can thank sixth man for win--The Chicago Sun-Times
McCammon leads Loyola past San Francisco, 66-63--Daily Herald
Loyola Hangs On To Win 66-63 Thriller Over San

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB vs. Oakland preview--Green Bay Press Gazette

Women's basketball: 9-0 Phoenix keeps rolling--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Adds Another Win with a 83-37 Defeat over

Big Lumber enjoys himself some Chipotle--Ballin' is a Habit
Panthers get some revenge--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Franklin, Eayrs Spark Panthers To Win At North Dakota

Irish cruise past Crusaders--The Post-Tribune
Becca, ND hand Valparaiso women worst defeat since 1995--The NWI Times
Live from Joyce Center: Valparaiso at No. 3 Notre Dame--The VU Beat
Wrapping up Notre Dame (WBB)--The VU Beat
#3/4 Notre Dame Too Much for

Early start has Valpo clicking on all fronts--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders enjoy home cookin' against Albrecht, Rockets--The NWI Times
C.P. grad Albrecht has rough day against VU--The NWI Times
Valpo Cruises to Victory Over

Preview: Wright State (6-2) vs. Miami (2-7)--Dayton Daily News
MU’s record deceiving, WSU's Brownell says--Dayton Daily News
RedHawks defeat Raiders--Mark Katz's Blog

ysu women \ Today’s game--Youngstown Vindicator

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Dec. 12--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Dec. 12--The Horizon League
Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Dec. 13--The Horizon League
Fun in the Sun and More…--Horizon League Network

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