Tuesday, February 2, 2010

News On The Horizon 2/2/2010

Complete list of the Bracket Buster matchups--Ballin' is a Habit

Games with Bubble implications
* 2/20 - 11:00 am: Siena @ Butler (ESPNU): I feel like I could just retype the previous preview, exchange Butler with Northern Iowa and Siena with Old Dominion, and nothing would change. Butler should be in. They are 18-4, they have a top 20 RPI, and if the regular season has shown us anything, they shouldn't have a problem cruising to a win in their conference tournament. Siena, on the other hand, whiffed on all of their chances for a signature win. But they have no bad losses (at Temple, at Georgia Tech, at Northern Iowa, only vs. St. John's is questionable), an RPI in the 40's, and a 13 game winning streak. There is a shot that they could still get in even with a loss, and will definitely be the favorites to win the MAAC Tournament, but I'm sure every Saints fan will like to see them pad that resume a little bit.

Big BracketBuster: Butler to host Siena--The Indy Star
BracketBuster big for Siena, too--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler To Host Siena In Feature BracketBusters Game--ButlerSports.com

Ugh, Cleveland State Draws Toledo--Cleveland Plain Dealer

But it's not real pretty for Cleveland State.

Last season Cleveland State played up getting Wichita State as its BracketBuster opponent. This season it appears the Horizon League Vikings will be playing down. Way down.

Cleveland State (10-12) drew woeful Toledo (3-18) from the Mid-American Conference, one of the worst teams in the nation. UT, MAC Champions as recently as 2007 under successful former head coach Stan Joplin, is currently on an 11-game losing streak and scoring less than 50 points per game.

Basketball Update--The Cauldron
UIC Up Next For Streaking Vikings--csuvikings.com

UDM's Simon Named HL Player Of The Week--detroittitans.com
BracketBusters Will Bring Eastern Michigan To Calihan Hall--detroittitans.com

Tuesday Truths - Horizon League edition--ChicagoNow.com
Horizon League, ESPN announce multi-year deal through 2013--UIC Chicago Flame
Men's Basketball's drought continues at Wright State--UIC Chicago Flame
Men's Basketball Draws Evansville In BracketBusters--uicflames.com
Match The Stache--uicflames.com

Jessie Miller Named Horizon League Player Of The Week--uicflames.com
Start Time Announced For Women's Basketball Game At Milwaukee On Feb. 20--uicflames.com

Loyola Draws Creighton From Pool Of ESPN BracketBusters Teams--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Encourages Fans And Students To Attend Jesuit Jam--LoyolaRamblers.com

Men's basketball: UWGB's BracketBuster foe is Missouri Valley's Indiana State--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB's BracketBuster opponent: Indiana State--UWGB Basketball
Men's Basketball Draws Indiana State in BracketBusters Home Game--uwgbathletics.com

Panthers get Niagara in BracketBuster--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bracketbuster announced--UWM Post Sports Blog
Valpo Vengence, Butler Bummer....--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
MBB: Decade Of The 2000's - Buzzer-Beaters--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers To Face Niagara In BracketBusters Event--uwmpanthers.com
Tickets Available For UWM Men's, Women's Games At Green Bay--uwmpanthers.com

Crusaders prepare for another border battle--The NWI Times
Valpo to Travel to Bowling Green for BracketBusters Matchup--valpoathletics.com

Valpo’s Hall of Fame to Induct Amber Schober on Saturday--valpoathletics.com

Raiders land Ohio U. in BracketBusters--Dayton Daily News
Ohio U. opponent for Raiders in BracketBusters--Mark Katz's Blog
More than just a game--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders blast Chicago foes--The Guardian
Raiders to Play at Ohio for BracketBusters--wsuraiders.com

Raider women move 2 home games to Sinclair--Dayton Daily News
Women’s hoops help their cause--The Guardian

YSU gets long trip on Feb. 20--Youngstown Vindicator
ESPN makes new home for Horizon League--The Jambar
Youngstown State to Face UC-Riverside in BracketBusters--ysusports.com

BracketBusters match-ups set for 9 of 10 Horizon League teams--The Horizon League
Butler to host Siena in BracketBusters TV game--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Weekly Release #12--The Horizon League

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