KW: I've been spending some time in the America East these past couple of days, and a name that keeps coming up is Bryan Dougher at Stony Brook. Sophomore guard who averaged double-digits in scoring last year but has really upped his numbers in every category. Then he dropped 30 against Boston U. on Saturday. Definitely a name to remember if the 9-5 Seawolves keep winning. But I'm a little surprised you haven't mentioned the Horizon League yet, where you were holding court over the weekend. What's going on in the Raise Your Sights conference?
DL: There were some oddities, that's for sure. After all the home teams won on Thursday, all the road teams (except Butler) won on Saturday. The most impressive was Detroit going into the Gentile Center at Loyola and slowing the Ramblers' roll. I was one-half of the broadcast team in the HL's first attempt at self-produced regional television, and it was a smash! The game wasn't great, as Butler ran over Milwaukee, but it was somewhat expected. What was unexpected, was the play of Milwaukee's Anthony Hill. 18 points and 5 boards in 20 minutes off the bench. He, and others, will need to step up because after the game the Panthers announced that All-League performer, Tone Boyle, is going to take a medical redshirt. Tough loss.
Monday's Shootaround: Weekend Recap--Ballin' is a Habit
Other notable scores:
* Butler 80, Milwaukee 67: Shelvin Mack had 25, and Gordon Hayward added 16 and 10, but the Bulldogs only got 8 points, 5 boards, and 4 fouls from Matt Howard.
Butler might not return to AP's Top 25--Indy Star Butler Insider
Shelvin Mack Named Horizon League Player of the Week--ButlerSports.com
Titans Trounce Raiders, 68-47, in Horizon League Opener--detroittitans.com
Mid-Season All-Chicago College Basketball Team--ChicagoNow.com
Flames look listless, lost--Whoosh!Net
Women's Basketball Looks To Start Streak Tonight At Butler--uicflames.com
Could there be problems ahead for Loyola in the Horizon League--ChicagoNow.com
Women's basketball: Tonight's UWGB vs. Youngstown State preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Tetschlag earns player of the week honor--UWGB Basketball
UWGB women move up to No. 18--UWGB Basketball
Tetschlag Named Horizon League P.O.W. for Second Time this Season--uwgbathletics.com
MBB: Decade of the 2000's - Heartbreakers--Panther Blog Zone
Milwaukee Returns To Non-League Play At SIUE--uwmpanthers.com
Here's for a Happy New Year--The Post-Tribune
This would be a happy 2010 for me if ...
* If Valparaiso University's basketball team upset Butler on Feb. 26 at the ARC, I'd say the Crusaders have finally proved they belong in the Horizon League. Until they can whip the 'Dawgs, VU shouldn't be scheduling grownups like North Carolina, Purdue and Michigan State.
Horizon no pushover--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders out to halt losing streak at 9--The Post-Tribune
Scouting Valparaiso women's basketball: Loyola vs. VU--The NWI Times
Gardner’s finger may be fractured--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Women's Basketball Drops 68-47 Decision at Detroit to Open League Play--wsuraiders.com
Penguins Push No. 18 Green Bay Before Falling, 76-60--ysusports.com
Butler's Shelvin Mack named Men's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Weekly Release #8--The Horizon League
Dawg Pound Shows Dedication--Horizon League Network
Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 4--The Horizon League
Tetschlag named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
'Tis the REAL Season--Horizon League Network