Wednesday, December 22, 2010

News On The Horizon 12/22/2010

Checking in on… the Horizon League--Rush The Court

Five teams hope to get their questions answered in the Diamond Head Classic--Ballin' is a Habit

Butler: The Bulldogs, much like last season, have plenty of doubters in regards to their ability to play against high-major competition. That's what happens when Gordon Hayward graduates and your team struggles against the only three tournament teams on your schedule. We know about how good Shelvin Mack and Matt Howard are, and some of Brad Steven's younger guys have played better in recent weeks. But this is still a team that needs to prove it can hang with the big boys. They should have an opportunity to do just that should they get by Utah in the first round.

Sprained ankle puts Okur back on bench--Salt Lake Tribune

Reduced roles

Utah’s Kyrylo Fesenko, Ronnie Price and Gordon Hayward saw their minutes decline during the two games that Okur was on the court and played with the Jazz’s second unit. Hayward saw the largest reduction, dropping to two minutes, while Okur was active after recording 16 during a start versus New Orleans.

Butler leaning on offense--The Indy Star
A Christmas book list--Indy Star Butler Insider
Take Two: Butler vs. Stanford--Victory Firelight
Your guide to the 2010 Diamond Head Classic--Victory Firelight

South Carolina Pulls Away From BU In 2nd

Kent State women's basketball team gives coach 400th career victory--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio 57, Cleveland State 45 The Vikings (6-4) shot just 31.5 percent from the field in the loss to the Bobcats (4-8) in Athens, Ohio. Archbishop Hoban's Tenishia Benson scored 14 for OU. Janelle Adams had 10 for CSU.

CSU Women drops to No. 23 in Women’s Mid-Major Top 25--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Women drops third straight--Let's Go Vikes!
Cold Shooting Dooms CSU in 57-45 Loss at

Cleveland State men's basketball team has chance to make an impression: Vikings Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Close Pre-Holiday Slate By Hosting

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Dec. 22--Raptors HQ

8:05pm Detroit @ Bradley – Jason Calliste has had some big games this season for Detroit, even in the midst of the arrival of much heralded recruit Ray McCallum Jr. After scoring a total of 7 points against Western and Eastern Michigan, Calliste dropped 16 on Central Michigan Saturday. His kid gets major minutes for the Titans and can fill up the boxscore in a hurry. Checking him out would definitely be worth your time.

Four-game Road Swing Wraps Up Wednesday at

Illinois-Chicago at Oregon State--The Chicago Tribune
Flames stand United, upset Illini--Whoosh!Net

Women's Basketball Snaps Skid By Besting Bradley,

Scouting: Loyola @ Texas-Pan American--Daily Herald

Loyola Opens Busy Holiday Stretch With Wednesday Matinee Against Western

UWGB men's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette

Wednesday's Shootaround--Ballin' is a Habit

Valpo 103, Oakland 102: Ridiculous box score of the night. Valpo had two guys go for 30, one of whom made 12-13 from the field. Oakland scored 102 points, and only got 5 points and 1 boards from Keith Benson.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Defense fails Grizzlies in shootout loss to Valpo--The Oakland Press
Wood, Johnson lead Crusaders to wild victory--The Post-Tribune
Crusader men's basketball team wins a wild one at Oakland--The NWI Times
Valpo Wins Triple-Digit Shootout at Oakland To Win Tournament

Through injuries, Raiders’ Darling still producing--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State at Charlotte--Dayton Daily News
WSU recruit honored at Colts-Jaguars game--Wright State University Sports
Raiders defending their house this season--The Guardian

Previous Evening MAC Review: Fun Belt!--Hustle Belt

Kent State 71, Youngstown State 58 — Seems like they didn't miss a beat with Carlton Guyton suspended for vehicular shenanigans, or Justin Manns suspended for reasons unknown. Another Justin, Justin Greene, and Rodriquez Sherman combined for 41 points and converted 14-of-14 free throws, which is a fundamentally spectatular line. Kent State is now 9-3 and remains perfect at home, if undermanned. Kent State's next game: Tuesday, 12/28 at Morehead State

Kent State defeats Youngstown State 71-58--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Flashes pull away from YSU, 71-58--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Comes Up Short in 71-58 Loss at Kent
Men's Basketball's Next Two Home Tilts Set for Dec. 30 and Jan.

Horizon League Ventures To Red Line Opponents Four Times Wednesday Evening--Horizon League Network

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