Friday, January 22, 2010

News On The Horizon 1/22/2010

ATB--Rush The Court

Super Mids Keep Rolling. #10 Gonzaga and #20 Butler got scares in their respective conferences tonight, but as usual, they both came out with another win.

* #20 Butler 48, Loyola (IL) 47. In what could only be described as an extremely ugly game, Butler survived a three-pointer and tip-in attempt at the buzzer to win its eighth game in the Horizon League race. Both teams shot in the mid-30s, and combined to shoot a chilly 6-29 from three. Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack had 12 points each, but the poor play of junior center Matt Howard continues to confound. Howard put up 6/6 tonight, but his averages of 11/5 on 44% shooting are well below last year’s HL POY numbers. It almost makes you think that there’s an injury or problem that we’re not privy to with respect to the talented player. What’s also disconcerting is that these poor shooting games by Butler are not an uncommon occurrence — they’ve already had seven such games this season, which is the same amount that they had for all of 2008-09! Could the incredible amount of pressure and hype that this team had coming into the year have gotten into their heads?

Bulldogs overcome their poor shooting--The Indy Star
Butler's defense delivers seniors' milestone--The Indy Star
Butler turns up 'D' to hit 100 wins--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Escapes With One-Point Win At

Balanced Attack Leads BU Past WSU,

Detroit Wins Overtime Thriller, 72-70, at

Valparaiso edges UIC 64-58--The Chicago Tribune
Flames get beat on boards--The Chicago Sun-Times
Valparaiso edges Illinois-Chicago 64-58--Daily Herald
Men's Basketball Defeated By Valparaiso,

Comeback Effort Falls One Point Short For Women's Basketball Against

Butler dodges Loyola at Gentile
Butler holds off Loyola 48-47--The Chicago Tribune
Ramblers dig in, then rim out--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola's upset bid slips away in 48-47 loss to Butler--Daily Herald
Loyola Drops Heartbreaker To No. 20 Butler,
Post-Game Quotes Loyola vs. No. 20

Loyola Builds Lead Early, Holds On Late To Hand No. 18/14 Green Bay First

Women's basketball: Phoenix lacks focus, suffers first loss--Green Bay Press Gazette
Game #20: UWGB at Cleveland State--UWGB Basketball
Ramblers Snap Green Bay's Winning
Green Bay Looks to Bounce Back at

MBB: Decade Of The 2000's - Best Opponents--Panther Blog Zone

Panthers Hold Off Flames' Charge,
Panthers Return To Chicago To Play

Win slips away--The Post-Tribune
VU loses heartbreaker to Detroit in women's hoops--The NWI Times
Valpo Suffers Overtime Setback to
Women's Hoops Returns to the Hardwood on Saturday Hosting Wright

Crusaders find a new way to win--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso at UIC, Jan. 21, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Crusaders nab third straight conference victory in men's hoops--The NWI Times
Live from the UIC Pavilion: Valparaiso vs. UIC (MBB)--Region Sports Extra
Free Throws, Defense Key Valpo Victory at
Valpo Looks for Chicago Sweep Saturday Afternoon at

Raiders can expect bigger, better Titans--Dayton Daily News
Radiers must get to the line--Mark Katz's Blog

WSU women prove no match for Butler--Dayton Daily News
Thomas Scores 20, But Women's Basketball Drops 77-61 Decision at

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Jan. 21--The Horizon League
Rambler Rowdies – If You Build It, They Will Come--Horizon League Network

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 21--The Horizon League
Defense Wins Championships... and Ice Cream!--Horizon League Network

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