Saturday, November 13, 2010

News On The Horizon 11/13/2010

November Viewing Guide--Ballin' is a Habit

#12 - Tuesday 11/23 - 7:00PM - #18 Butler @ Siena
If the mid-majors had their own NCAA Tournament and Final Four, these two teams would be favorites to win in it all. Siena isn't the favorite to win the MAAC for the first time in five years, but they still feature conference player of the year Ryan Rossiter. He will go up against Butler's star big-man Matt Howard. This will be the mid-major must-watch game of the month, and possibly the year.
- Tuesday 11/16 - 8:00PM - #18 Butler @ Louisville
- Monday 11/22 - 8:00PM - Detroit @ Mississippi State
- Friday 11/26 - 6:00PM - Richmond @ Wright State
- Monday 11/29 - 6:00PM - Robert Morris @ Cleveland State

Morning Five: 11.12.10 Edition--Rush The Court

Hoosier Nation rejoiced as Tom Crean beat out North Carolina and local-sensation Brad Stevens and Butler for the services of 6’9 power forward recruit Cody Zeller yesterday. Zeller was one of only two of the top 25 players left on the big board, so under normal circumstances this probably wouldn’t be so newsworthy. But the takeaway here is that Zeller, while likely not a program-changing recruit, is the first major homegrown talent to sign with Indiana since Crean took over in Bloomington nearly three years ago. There was a time not too long ago when every kid who grew up in the Hoosier State wanted to play for the Hoosiers, but the last decade-plus hasn’t been all that kind to the program as player after player left for other environs. Re-building that pipeline of in-state talent is essential to IU becoming once again a player commensurate with its historical presence as a top-six program along with Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UNC and UCLA. This is the first step toward that end.

Non-BCS preview: What's next for Butler?--Sporting News
NCAA Basketball Power Rankings--Sporting News

Butler Bulldogs
The Bulldogs found their best freshman, 6-6 forward Khyle Marshall, in a thunderstorm. Last month I asked Bulldogs assistant Micah Shrewsberry how he started recruiting Marshall, and got an unexpected answer. "It was the oddest thing," Shrewsberry said. He and coach Brad Stevens were at the AAU nationals in Orlando two summers ago, watching a game in a gym away from the main Disney World complex. When the game ended, it was storming so hard outside that they were essentially stuck in the gym. "So I sat and watched another game, of Team Breakdown's younger team" -- the older squad, which had Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight, got all the attention -- "and here's this kid," Shrewsberry said. "They're pressing and he's getting steals, he's dunking it, and we're like, 'Whoa, wait a second. Who is this guy?' " The guy was Marshall, who was then an unknown prospect, and it turned out he fit Butler's mold, caring about academics as much as basketball. Two years later, he's a key part of the Bulldogs rotation as they try to reach back-to-back Final Fours.

Next Three: 11/13 vs. Marian, 11/16 at Louisville, 11/20 vs. Ball State

The 10-man rotation, starring Gordon Hayward rockin' the mic--Ball Don't Lie
Cody Zeller commits to Indiana!--Crimson Quarry
Coveted basketball recruit Cody Zeller to play for IU--The Indy Star
Butler ready for new season--The Indy Star
Rating recruits: Wait and see--Indy Star Butler Insider
Zeller underscores recruiting challenge--Indy Star Butler Insider
More Zeller, and Butler soccer drama--Indy Star Butler Insider
Bulldogs Open 2010-11 Season Against
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs.

Bulldogs Tip 2010-11 Season At

Harding guard Brown signs with CSU Vikings--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Davis signs with UK, reflects on wild ride--ESPN
Cleveland State men's basketball team hopes for big season from center Aaron Pogue--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU lands 5 recruits for 2011: College Newswatch--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball team wins opener over Bryant--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Host Bryant To Open World Vision Classic Play--Let's Go Vikes!
2010-2011 Cleveland State Vikings Basketball Preview--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State notebook: CSU men sign five during early signing period--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Starts Season With 14 Point Victory Over Bryant--Let's Go Vikes!
Men's Basketball Adds Five During Early Signing
Vikings Host Bryant To Open World Vision Classic
VIDEO: 11-11 Countdown to Tipoff: Norris
Vikings Beat Bryant, 71-57, In World Vision

CSU women sign three during early signing period--Let's Go Vikes!
Kate Peterson Abiad Media Gathering On Upcoming Season--Let's Go Vikes!

Don't sleep on these 10 rising programs--ESPN
Detroit Mercy frosh aim to mesh, take team to new heights--The Detroit Free Press
Horizon, Summit, MAC basketball polls--The Detroit Free Press
More college basketball signings--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Heads to New Mexico for Season
Titans Claw Past Golden Grizzlies, 58-53, In Season

Detroit Mercy has all the right answers in victory over Oakland University, 58-53--The Oakland Press
Women's Basketball Inks Two Forwards For
It's Game Time As Titans Open Season At Home Against

Thursday's Shootaround--Ballin' is a Habit

Pitt 97, Illinois-Chicago 54: The Panthers jumped out to a big lead, and while the Flames -- who were playing under the newly-hired Howard Moore for the first time -- were able to keep it respectable in the first half (they went into the break down 43-29), Pitt was too much in the second half. The Panthers shot 70% from the floor in the final twenty minutes. Minnesota transfer Paul Carter's homecoming was less than heroic; he finished with just 6 points on 1-10 shooting. But his younger sister is now cancer-free, so I think we'll chalk this one up as a win for him.

What's hot (and not) for 2010-11--ESPN

Chicago: Forget the Cubs and their goat. The college basketball curse in this city is every bit as alive. It's been six years since a Windy City team has been relevant, dating back to 2004 when DePaul and Illinois-Chicago both made the NCAA tourney. Can Oliver Purnell, Tracy Dildy and Howard Moore give the city a new hoops vibe?

Pitt Vs. Illinois-Chicago: Panthers Steamroll UIC--Cardiac Hill
What can you learn from a blowout?
Gibbs scores 24, No. 5 Pitt routs UIC 97-54--The Chicago Tribune
PITTSBURGH 97, UIC 54: Blowout loss to No. 5 Pitt 'wake-up call' for Flames--The Chicago Sun-Times
Opening act not so good--Whoosh!Net
Live Blog from the Petersen Events Center: UIC at No. 4/5 Pittsburgh!
Flames Fall at Pittsburgh in Season
Moore Inks Five Players in Early Signing

Women's Basketball Set For Lid-Lifter At
Women's Basketball Wins Season Opener At Niagara,

Chicago Recruiting
Nick Kladis Classic an opportunity for
What we learned - Friday, Nov.
Loyola rolls past Eastern Kentucky 73-57--The Chicago Tribune
LOYOLA 73, EASTERN KENTUCKY 57: Ramblers open with a win--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola Opens 2010-11 Season Versus Eastern Kentucky Friday
Balanced Attack Leads Loyola Past Eastern Kentucky,
Loyola Continues Weekend Play, Faces Indiana State At Nick Kladis Classic On Saturday

Loyola Travels To Eastern Michigan For Friday Night Season
Loyola Women's Basketball Signs Ohio Pair To Wrap Up Recruiting
Second Half Push Sends Eastern Michigan Past Loyola,

Mid-Majority Chat Block, Episode 701--The Mid-Majority


[Comment From EAS EAS : ]
What can Toledo expect from its new coach, Tod Kowalczyk? Will there at least be entertaining losses this year?
Friday November 12, 2010 4:57 EAS

I got the impression that he was great at finding raw talent at Green Bay, but they didn't find their full potential. I kept picking the Phoenix high, and it would fall apart at the end. That's not a knock, that's just how it seemed to pan out. It really is square one there right now, and the performance the other night showed that. Reference to Bryant 2009-10 above probably nabs it... it's a bunch of players, not really a team yet.

Men's basketball: Chicago-area products have drive Wardle likes--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men's basketball preview: Phoenix begins Brian Wardle era with two returning starters--Green Bay Press Gazette
UW-Green Bay men's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Rough debut at Toledo for former UWGB coach Kowalczyk--UWGB Basketball
Phoenix Fan Fest this weekend--UWGB Basketball
Wardle, Richert, Barone Sr. hold coaching clinic for high school coaches--UWGB Fourth Estate
Fletcher and Perine Ready for Last Season at Green
Green Bay to Open Wardle Era, 2010-11 Season

Mid-major top 10 (and then some)--ESPN
Women's basketball: Great expectations greet UW-Green Bay--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: NCAA suspends UWGB's Quilling, Golden for today's game--Green Bay Press Gazette
Second half seals victory for Phoenix women--UWGB Fourth Estate
Phoenix Second in Mid-Major Top 10
Phoenix Tips off Season with Best Buy Classic

Pilots' quick take-off creates turbulence for UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Liftoff: Milwaukee at Portland--PantherU
Let’s try this again--PantherU
A Lengthy Road Trip--Panther Blog Zone
Live Men's Basketball Blog - Milwaukee @ Portland--Panther Blog Zone
Postgame Extra - Milwaukee @ Portland--Panther Blog Zone
Slow Start Dooms Panthers In Season Opener At

Live Blog: Milwaukee vs. Oklahoma--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Open 2010-11 Season With No. 9

Transition game for VU women--The Post-Tribune
5 keys to the season--The Post-Tribune
VU women fall to DePaul in opener--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's women's basketball team falls to DePaul at WNIT--The NWI Times
Freeman Signs Three to National Letters of
DePaul Downs Valpo in WNIT Season

Crusaders tune up for Kansas trip with rout--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders set to open season tonight against IUN--The NWI Times
Crusaders open season with blowout over IU Northwest--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. IU-Northwest (MBB)--Region Sports Extra
Valpo MBB: Wrapping up IU-Northwest--Region Sports Extra
Valpo Opens Regular Season at Home
Crusaders Roll to Win In Season
Edwards Signs National Letter of Intent With

WSU men's basketball ticket information--Dayton Daily News
Q&A with WSU guard Vaughn Duggins--Dayton Daily News
Tough schedule meant to make new WSU coach, players a team--Dayton Daily News
Previewing WSU players: Kegan Clark--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU players: Cole Darling--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU players: Vance Hall--Wright State University Sports
Wright State vs. IU: A chance to make a different history--Through the Arch
Raider Rebound Shows Start Sunday; Coaches Shows on

Five Questions: Mike
Women's Basketball Wins Season Opener at IUPUI

A new season brings new hope for YSU women--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women falter in second half of the season opener--Youngstown Vindicator
Women’s Hoops Goes Toe-to-Toe for 24 Minutes Before Falling 78-58 at

A FRESH START: Penguins ready to go with a young squad--Youngstown Vindicator
New-look Penguins hang on against Samford--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State holds on to beat Samford 64-61--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU wins opener against Samford--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Seven Second-Half Treys Lift Men's Hoops to 64-61 Win Over

Horizon League Women's Basketball Teams Tip Off Regular Season on Friday--Horizon League Network
Profile: Kaylon Williams--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Season Starts With 15-game Feast Over Weekend--Horizon League Network

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing new, but still pleased.