Monday, December 14, 2009

News On The Horizon 12/14/2009

ATB: In other action…--Rush The Court

#20 Butler 74, #15 Ohio State 66: Two very similar scores yet two very different games. If not for the Xavier-Cincinnati game this could have been the game of weekend. And no we are not just saying that because we were at this game too. The obvious buzz coming into this game was about the question as to how the Buckeyes would respond to Evan Turner’s absence. It should be clear now to everybody that they will miss him a lot. Gordon Hayward was huge for the Bulldogs with his 24 points and 8 rebounds as he is rapidly becoming the star for Butler as Matt Howard continues struggling to stay out of foul trouble. Howard is averaging an astonishing 4.1 fouls per game this year in 24.5 minutes per game. That’s more than 1 foul every 6 minutes. Even though Butler pulled this one out, Brad Stevens has to figure out a way to keep Howard in the game because Ohio State went on a huge run every time he was out of the game. Some of the Butler message boards have even suggested bringing Howard off the bench so the game is a bit more settled before he gets out there. I’m not sure that I would go that far, but Stevens needs to do something about Howard’s penchant for picking up careless fouls.

Bulldogs Win At Cincinnati,

Garland's First Career Double-Double Helps Vikings Past Niagara,

Harris, Sims star for U-M--The Detroit Free Press
Desperate Michigan defeats Detroit--The Oakland Press
Titans Unable To Pull Off Upset At

Five Titans Score in Double Figures at Morehead

DePaul defeats UIC in cross-city
UIC Photos from DePaul vs.
DePaul tops UIC 77-56--The Chicago Tribune
Demons overpower Flames--The Chicago Sun-Times
DePaul has no trouble with UIC in 77-56 win--Daily Herald
DePaul 77, UIC
Men's Basketball Downed At DePaul,

Balanced Offensive Attack and Consistent Defensive Pressure Lead Women's Basketball To 69-47 Win at Western

Home is good to Oakland--The Detroit News
Grizzlies cool off red-hot Phoenix--The Oakland Press
Men's basketball: Phoenix falls flat without Fletcher--Green Bay Press Gazette
Oakland Halts Green Bay's Winning Streak,

Weekly Panthers Report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Panthers Pull Away From Chicago State In 73-56

Albrecht wishes return home was a better effort--The Post-Tribune

Raiders paralyzed in final seconds, fall to RedHawks--Dayton Daily News
Miami’s Ballard clamps down on WSU’s Brown--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Drop 56-55 Heartbreaker at

Penguins get bulled over in Buffalo, 92-38--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Falls 92-38 at Buffalo on

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Dec. 13--The Horizon League
Butler Victory Cuts the Tension...For Now--Horizon League Network

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