Tuesday, January 19, 2010

News On The Horizon 1/19/2010

Red Line Lounge, Week 10--The Mid-Majority

KW: How are things in the Horizon League? I know you spent a few moments there this weekend.

DL: And I know you spent a Thursday night in the HL as well, as you got to see Butler and Cleveland State up close. I'd imagine you agree that after all the weekend's results came in, it's now pretty clear that Butler is head-and-shoulders above the rest in the HL. Detroit had an opportunity to make a statement in Green Bay, but came up short. Wright State went 0-2 on their Wisconsin roadie, losing both games by a total of eight points. Of course, Green Bay was the big winner of the weekend, but after seeing them get blown out at Milwaukee the previous week, I have my reservations.

TMM A.M. - January 18, 2010--The Mid-Majority

Relevant Linkage:
Fans in Green Bay got their money's worth over the weekend. The Phoenix scored victories over Wright State and Detroit, each by just two points. In the process, they took over sole possession of 2nd place in the Horizon League.

Which teams benefit the most from nonconference scheduling?--Seth Davis: Hoop Thoughts

So now that we can make some projections, I've assembled a list of eight potential bubble teams who helped themselves during the first few months of the season, and another eight who hurt themselves. I've placed the NC SOS rankings in parentheses. (As always, my data comes from Jerry Palm's CollegeRPI.com.) We'll find out in two short months just how much these rankings matter.

Eight who helped themselves
Butler (8). The Bulldogs are ranked 24th in the RPI, but all it would take is a couple of losses in the Horizon League to drop them onto the bubble. They've got good wins over Ohio State and Xavier (in that weird clock-malfunction game), and their win at Northwestern back on Nov. 18 is looking better by the day.

Let's play ball?: Akron, Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Kent State--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Titans' Simon Named HL Co-Player Of The Week--detroittitans.com

Mulroy Named Horizon League Player of the Week for Second Time This Season--detroittitans.com

Tempo-free oddities--ChicagoNow.com

Pomeroy and three conference races--ChicagoNow.com

Men's basketball: Fletcher shares Horizon League's player of week award--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Tonight's UWGB preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Rob Demovsky college basketball column: Horizon League teams don't want to hear Badgers' gripes--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB's Fletcher honored--UWGB Basketball
Fletcher Secures Second Horizon League Weekly Honor--uwgbathletics.com

UWGB remains No. 17--UWGB Basketball

Milwaukee Bounces Back, Topples Wright State 67-61 in Overtime--Milwaukee Panther Tracks

WSU’s visit to homeless shelter lifts spirits--Dayton Daily News
Wright State wins again--Mark Katz's Blog

Green Bay's Fletcher, Detroit's Simon named Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Weekly Release #10--The Horizon League

Mulroy named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
Technology -- You've Got To Keep Up!--Horizon League Network

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