Sunday, January 3, 2010

News On The Horizon 1/3/2010

TMM A.M. - December 31, 2009--The Mid-Majority
TMM's Weekend Warriors: Week 8--The Mid-Majority
Mid-Majority Chat Block, Episode 607--The Mid-Majority

[Comment From Bob (Valparaiso IN)Bob (Valparaiso IN): ]
All four home teams won in Horizon League action last night, meaning the HL enters 2010 with just one unbeaten and two winless teams in league play? Is it parity or just difficulty winning on the road?

I still think that when it all shakes out, that there will be a real split between the good teams and the bad ones. I'll credit what happened last night to the toughness of playing on the road in conference during the holiday season. Decent teams like Wright and Milwaukee just didn't look themselves on NYE.
[Comment From Butler BulldogButler Bulldog: ]
6'11" Freshman Andrew Smith from Butler looked solid last night in his first real opportunity for playing time behind Matt Howard with 6 points and 8 rebounds in 11 minutes. Do you think he will be a force in the Horizon League as a big man once Howard graduates?

Wow...right in my wheel-house. Smith did look good last night. I think it was a matter of two things: 1) Horizon League opponents don't have a lot of the intimidating size which would have crushed Smith's confidence had he played more earlier in the year. 2) Matt Howard continues to make silly, silly fouls.

I think Coach Stevens has reached a breaking point with Howard, and isn't going to mess around when Howard gets in foul trouble. If that continues, expect to see more Andrew Smith, especially if he performs like he did last night.

As for the future... being 6'11" with good footwork in the Horizon League always pays dividends.

The State of the Other 24: Week 3--The State of the Other 24: Week 3--The Mid-Majority
New Year's Shootaround--Ballin' is a Habit

Other notable games:

* Butler 72, Green Bay 49: Shelvin Mack had 14 to lead the Bulldogs, but Matt Howard (7 points, 5 boards, 16 minutes) once again struggled.

Wins keep Howard content--The Indy Star
Tough tests yet to come for Bulldogs--The Indy Star
Mack a model of consistency--Indy Star Butler Insider
Bulldogs Roll Past

Thornton Powers BU Past Loyola,
Bulldogs Host UIC Monday

Report Card: Cleveland State basketball = D-plus--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Revamped lineup pays off for Cleveland State in romp over Youngstown State, 70-48--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Resume League Play At Youngstown
Vikings Race Past YSU,

Vikings Drop League Opener to No. 20/22 Green Bay,
Vikings Host Milwaukee on Monday

Detroit Mercy 59, Loyola (Ill.) 42--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy sends Loyola to first home loss--The Detroit News
Titans’ Big Second Half Leads Detroit Over

Titans Trounce Raiders, 68-47, in Horizon League

Wright State defeats UIC 64-47--Daily Herald
Men's Basketball Beaten By Wright State,

Jessie Miller Scores 23 To Lead Women's Basketball Over Valpo,

Another wacky day in the Horizon
Detroit rips Loyola in 2nd half for 59-42 victory--The Chicago Tribune
Titans' big second half sinks Ramblers--The Chicago Sun-Times
Detroit runs past Loyola-Chicago 59-42--Daily Herald
Cold-Shooting Loyola Has Seven-Game Winning Streak Snapped By
Post-Game Quotes Loyola vs.

Big First Half Run Costly As Loyola Drops Horizon League Opener At Butler,

Women's basketball: 12-0 Phoenix gets off to 'good start' in Horizon--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Opens Conference Play with a Win over Cleveland
Green Bay Heads To Youngstown to Take on the

Men's basketball: Phoenix gets key road win--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Stumps Valparaiso Offense in 64-58

Learning along the way--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Weekly Panthers report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Free Throws, Rebounds Key As Panthers Fall At

Panthers Pull Away To Win League Opener At
Panthers Continue Trip At Cleveland

Crusaders erase two deficits only to suffer loss--The Post-Tribune
Green Bay at Valparaiso, Jan. 2, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Valpo men lose close game to UWGB--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Green Bay (MBB)--Region Sports Extra
Crusaders Fall to Green Bay Saturday

Wrapping up Saturday’s action at the ARC--Region Sports Extra

New lineup doesn't solve VU's problems--The Post-Tribune
Valpo women drop record ninth straight game--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. UIC (WBB)--Region Sports Extra
Adams’ 16 Not Enough as Valpo Drops Horizon League
Valpo Women Wrap Up Brief Homestand Monday Hosting Loyola (Chicago)

Wright State shoulders UIC aside in road victory--Dayton Daily News
Raiders shut down UIC’s scoring threat--Dayton Daily News
Commentary: It’s time for WSU fans 
to support their team--Dayton Daily News
Road victory for Raiders--Mark Katz's Blog
Road teams show some muscle--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders (10-5, 3-1 HL) defeat Flames to split Chicago
Raiders Pull Away in Second Half for 64-47 Win at

Cleveland State routs YSU men--Youngstown Vindicator
Unhappy new year for YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
Slow Start Dooms Guins in 70-48 Loss to Cleveland

YSU comeback bid falters, 68-59--Youngstown Vindicator
UWM Catches Fire in Second Half to Win 68-59 in HL
Guins Host No. 20/22 Green Bay Monday in Quick

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Jan. 2--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 3--The Horizon League

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