Friday, February 5, 2010

News On The Horizon 2/5/2010

No. 23 Butler holds off Detroit

The State of the Other 24: Week 8--The Mid-Majority

2. Butler (Horizon League), 142.343, 18-4 (11-0)

While Northern Iowa still has to fight through a tough Valley, it appears that Butler is on cruise control in the Horizon. The Bulldogs survived their four-game road trip with a quartet of wins in Chicago and Wisconsin, and now get to go up against Detroit, Wright State and Loyola with the benefit of their home fans behind them... a luxury not afforded them since all the way back on Jan. 16. With all the talent that Brad Stevens has assembled -- players like Matt "Monsterizer" Howard and Gordon "Spankmaster" Hayward -- he's still had trouble getting everybody to have a good game at once against a quality opponent. That's the missing element right now, and it'd be nice to see all cylinders firing (at least once) before March.

Morning Five: 02.04.10 Edition--Rush The Court

5. Mike DeCourcy thinks that the three most likely teams to run the conference table will be the MEAC’s Morgan State, the Horizon’s Butler, and the MAAC’s Siena. Cornell in the Ivy is another obvious choice, but they do have to visit Harvard, and of course #1 Kansas has a tough road game coming up at Texas on Monday night.

ATB--Rush The Couort

Other Games of National Interest.
* #15 Butler 63, Detroit 58. Butler moved to 12-0 in the Horizon League behind a dub-dub from Gordon Hayward (18/10), and Matt Howard added 11/6 before (surprise, surprise) fouling out of the game for the ninth time this season (and second game in a row). With only three road games remaining, and only one of those against a team with a winning conference record (Cleveland State), it’s looking more and more like Butler will run the regular season table in the HL.

Friday's Shootaround--Ballin' is a Habit

Butler 63, Detroit 58: The Bulldogs got 18 points and 10 boards from Gordon Hayward as they held on to beat a scrappy Detroit team that wouldn't go away. Butler has now won 11 straight games.

Around the Top 25--College Hoops Journal

No. 23 Butler 63, Detroit 58. It’s scores like this that just make me hesitant with Butler this season. Detroit’s not garbage, but only a five-point win at home? Gah, I’m overthinking it. I’m going to be wrong about Butler, I just know it.

Nored makes up for fumbles with points--The Indy Star
Hayward's 18 points, 10 rebounds help Bulldogs win 11th straight--The Indy Star
Bulldogs show poise to win 11th straight, remain perfect in league--The Indy Star
Dawgs not dependent on 3 any more--Indy Star Butler Insider
Matt, Howard, Gordon Hayward Named Academic
Poised Group Finds Way to Win Against

Bulldogs Travel To Valparaiso Saturday

Cleveland State men's basketball team runs over lowly Illinois-Chicago--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU Pushes Win Streak To Four With 74-63 Win At

Klein's Double Double Leads Vikings Past UIC,

Detroit falls to No. 23 Butler--The Detroit Free Press
Butler holds off Detroit Mercy--The Detroit News
Titans Drop Tough Battle At No. 23/15

Detroit Mercy women stun No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay, 71-55--The Detroit News
Registration is Closed for Girls & Women in Sports
Titans Are All Alone in First Place After Crushing #23/22 Green Bay,

Loyola and UIC prepared to right the
COLLEGE BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Flames tumble--The Chicago Sun-Times
Cleveland State overtakes Illinois-Chicago 74-63--Daily Herald
Shakeup can’t end Flames’ slide--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Downed By Cleveland State,

Women's Basketball Sees Streak Snapped At Cleveland State,

Ramblers work extra hard to take out
Photos from Loyola vs. Youngstown
Extra, extra: Skid halted--The Chicago Sun-Times
McCammon, Loyola edge Youngstown State 92-85--Daily Herald
Loyola Wins Overtime Shootout Over Youngstown State,
Post-game Quotes Loyola vs. Youngstown

Loyola Opens Second Half Of Horizon League Season At Youngstown
VanBogaert, Loyola Grind Out 63-59 Win At Youngstown

Women's basketball: Detroit knocks Phoenix from 1st--Green Bay Press Gazette
FINAL: Detroit 71, UWGB 55--UWGB Basketball
Tetschlag Named to Academic All-District
Green Bay Suffers Third Consecutive Road

UWGB blog: Big week for the Horizon League contenders--UWGB Basketball

Panthers Fade In 64-46 Loss At Wright

Ailing VU goes cold--The Post-Tribune
Wright State at Valparaiso, Feb. 4, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Another drought costs Crusaders in men's hoops loss to Wright State--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Wright State (MBB)--The VU Beat
Crusaders Drop Close Game at Home to Wright

Valpo's SAAC Helps Haiti Relief

VU Hall of Fame selection not a fluke for Lynda Pinnow--The NWI Times

Win puts Raiders alone in second--Dayton Daily News
Having Evans on floor helps Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Raiders alone in second after victory--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders hold off scoring run to top Valparaiso--Mark Katz's Blog
Wright State defeats Valpo for series sweep--Fairborn Daily Herald
Raiders Hold On for 75-71 Win at

Women's Basketball Defeats Milwaukee, 64-46, To Sweep Season Series For First Time Since

Penguins get so close--Youngstown Vindicator
Top of the class, bottom of the conference--The Jambar
Valiant Penguin Effort Falls Just Short Against Loyola,

Loyola of Chicago edges Youngstown State 92-85--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Six Score in Double Figures in 92-85 Overtime Loss at

Men's Basketball Scoreboard - Feb. 4--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Feb. 4--The Horizono League

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