Thursday, December 2, 2010

News On The Horizon 12/02/2010

Stardate 25-20101202: Have You Seen Me?--The Mid-Majority

That Just Happened

There were also some very interesting games in the mid-on-mid world, the kind of thing we'll be monitoring more as we careen towards conference play. For some, that's already started. In a slowdown scrap, Butler tripped Loyola, holding off a late charge by the previously undefeated Ramblers to win 65-63. Same script as last year's Horizon League tilt at the Gentile Center, so that means that the Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) are pretty much on course for the Final Four again. Analysis!

RTC Live: Butler @ Loyola (Chicago)--Rush The Court
Set Your Tivo: 12.01.10--Rush The Court

Butler @ Loyola Chicago – 8 pm on (**)

The Bulldogs open a crucial three game stretch in Chicago with their first Horizon League game of the season. They’ll play Duke and Xavier after this but they shouldn’t look past the Ramblers. Five players average double figures for coach Jim Whitesell.

Utah Jazz notebook: Gordon Hayward nails 3-pointer against hometown Pacers--Deseret News
Jazz notes: Pacers now the enemy to rookie Hayward--Salt Lake Tribune
Jefferson gets better and better for streaking Jazz--Salt Lake Tribune

One shining moment

Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward played only two minutes in Wednesday’s 110-88 win over Indiana, but his 3-pointer in the final seconds caused one of the biggest crowd reactions of the night.

Hayward grew up in Brownsburg, Ind., where he pulled for the Pacers. He also starred at Butler, so he had a large number of family members, friends and fans watching the game on TV.

“I was definitely anxious,” Hayward said. “… It was nice to get in there.”

The Jazz’s first-round pick has played 24 minutes in the last nine games, in part because veterans Ronnie Price and Earl Watson have taken over the backcourt duties for Utah’s second unit. But Hayward doesn’t sound discouraged.

“… It’s going to be a learning process,” he said. “I’m trying to get better every single day. I feel I’ve gotten better. So I’ll keep putting in the work and, as long as I stay ready, it will be good.”

After the game over Indiana, Hayward smiled upon hearing Butler had defeated Loyola-Chicago, 65-63.

“That’s a big-time win,” he said. “Loyola was undefeated.”

Butler basketball: Bulldogs shocked many by reaching the NCAA championship--The Indy Star
Gordon Hayward isn't playing much, but he's learning--The Indy Star
Long-range touch wins for Bulldogs--The Indy Star
Marshalling a new force--Indy Star Butler Insider
Game Preview: Butler vs. Loyola--Victory Firelight
Howard and Hahn combine for 30, Butler squeaks past Loyola 65-63--Victory Firelight
Men’s basketball clinches narrow win against Loyola--Butler Collegian
Bulldogs Begin League Play At Unbeaten
Bulldogs Hold Off Loyola,

Cleveland State opens Horizon League play at Green Bay--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State Vikings Looking to Break Wisconsin Curse--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Basketball Notebook: Dec. 2--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Start Wisconsin Trek At Green
VIDEO: 12-1 Gary Waters Media

CSU women debut at No. 23 in Women’s Mid-Major Top 25--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU women host WMU on Friday--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Ranked 23rd in Mid-Major Top
VIDEO: 12-1 Kate Peterson Abiad Media
Vikings Host Western Michigan on

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Dec. 1--Raptors HQ

7:00pm Akron @ Detroit – If you’re not on the Jason Calliste train now, get on it. He may be my surprise player of the first few weeks with the way he’s played for Detroit in the shadow of Indiana transfer Eli Holman and the wake of stud freshman Ray McCallum Jr. If you want a dark horse player to root for, Calliste is the guy.

Previous Evening MAC Review: X-Raided--Hustle Belt

Akron 77, Detroit 69 — And then there are the Zips, who keep going back and forth by alternating wins and losses. Following their defeat to Cleveland State, they turned around and took down the Titans in Detroit. (You may not have even known Detroit had a titan infestation. Shows how much you know.) The key slayer was Nikola Cvetinovic with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals. UA was decidedly outrebounded but 13 steals helped balance the tide. Akron's next game, which according to the sequence will be a loss: Saturday, 12/4 at Illinois-Chicago

Detroit Mercy, Central Michigan, Western Michigan all lose--The Detroit Free Press
Akron beats tired Detroit Mercy--The Detroit News
Jackson Playing in Mexican All-Star
1984-85 Team to be Honored
Holman Adds Another
Detroit Hosts Akron

"Toys for Tots" Drive a

Detroit Suffers First Home

Thursday's Illinois-Chicago, DePaul matchups--The Chicago Tribune
The Howard Moore Podcast: Episode
Flames Take on Valparaiso in Horizon League Opener

Women's Basketball Holds Off Northern Illinois,

5 Questions with Victory
Live: Butler vs.
The real work begins now for
BUTLER AT LOYOLA | 7 TONIGHT, LAKESHORE PUBLIC TV: Injured Gibler might miss game--The Chicago Sun-Times
Ramblers red-hot at 7-0--Loyola Phoenix
Basketball: Ramblin’ through the ‘90s--Loyola Phoenix
Junior Hicks makes presence felt--Loyola Phoenix
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down--Loyola Phoenix
Loyola To Host Annual Misericordia Day On December
Late Rally Falls Short As Butler Holds Off Loyola,
Loyola Offers Holiday Basketball Ticket

Runners-up in the Rockies--Loyola Phoenix

UWGB women's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UW-Green Bay routs North Dakota--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB vs. North Dakota Women's Basketball Live Blog--UWGB Basketball
Phoenix sophomore Ranger opts to redshirt--UWGB Basketball
Women's Basketball Hosts North Dakota Wednesday at 7
#21 Green Bay's Defense Handles North Dakota in 83-40

Men's basketball: UW-Green Bay adds muscle--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB's Williams remains out--UWGB Basketball
Perine’s last second heroics give Phoenix men win--UWGB Fourth Estate
Flying with the Phoenix: Baker Bringing
Flying with the Phoenix: Meet Jimmie
Green Bay Kicks Off Horizon League Play Thursday at
Flying with the Phoenix: Inside Phoenix

Jeter likes how UWM has worked together--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A great first step--PantherU
And here…we…go: Game 8 vs. Youngstown State--PantherU
Panthers Take On Bradley In Mid-Week Home
Panthers Fall To Bradley In Overtime,

Panthers let one slip away late vs. Bradley--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tough lesson to learn--UWM Post
Live Blog: Women's Basketball vs. Bradley--Panther Blog Zone
Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee vs. Bradley--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Start League Play Thursday Vs. Youngstown
New Year's Four-Packs For Men And Women On Sale

Now the games count for injury-ravaged VU--The Post-Tribune
Valpo looking for quick start--The NWI Times

Scouting Valparaiso University women's basketball--The NWI Times
Valpo Women Head to Aces Classic on

WSU needed senior’s quick return to court--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Cincinnati--Dayton Daily News
UC pressure hurts Wright State guards--Dayton Daily News
Surge comes too late for WSU--Dayton Daily News
Wright State gives UC game that UD didn't--Dayton Daily News
Top three leading WSU, but too much?--Dayton Daily News
Tabler returns home vs. UC, but WSU doesn’t expect warm welcome--Wright State University Sports
WSU battles from 20-point deficit, loses to Cincinnati 77-69--Wright State University Sports
For Wright State, matchup with UC meant a little bit more--Wright State University Sports
WSU putting too much scoring pressure on its starters--Wright State University Sports
The Gem City Jam by proxy - comparing UD and Wright State--Through the Arch
Raider Preview: WSU (3-3) at Cincinnati (5-0)--The Guardian
Duggins’ and Tablers’ 18 not enough to topple Bearcats--The Guardian
Wright State Falls To Cincinnati,
Men Fall at

Women's Defense fails as they Lose to
Raiders fall apart in second half to Flyers--The Guardian
Women’s Basketball Preview: Miami OH (2-3) at Wright State (2-2)--The Guardian
Bennett and Raiders shut down by Redhawks--The Guardian
Women Drop 62-57 Decision to
Five Questions: Valerie

League play on Horizon for men’s team--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU men confident as road trip begins--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Surging YSU faces road tests--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins score season-low at unbeaten Kent State--Youngstown Vindicator
Flashes shoot down YSU women, 77-39--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Long Scoring Drought Does In Guins in 77-39 Loss at Kent

Butler and Loyola Draw Curtain on Horizon League Season Wednesday Night--Horizon League Network
Butler-Loyola Thriller Highlights Wednesday Night League Action--Horizon League Network

Green Bay and Cleveland State women's basketball ranked in Mid-Major poll--Horizon League Network

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