Tuesday, December 7, 2010

News On The Horizon 12/7/2010

Checking in on… the Horizon League--Rush The Court
NCAA Basketball Week 5: Indiana Week Night Previews--SB Nation Indiana

Dec 6, 2010 - The non-conference schedule is now in full swing, and several teams have games against rivals from other conferences:

* Purdue at Valparaiso - Tuesday, 9 p.m. (ESPNU): After winning in Blacksburg in Overtime, and crushing Alabama, the Boilermakers travel up I-65 to take on Homer Drew's Valparaiso Crusaders. Purdue won last year's matchup by 26 in West Lafayette. E'twan Moore and JuJuan Johnson lead the Boilermakers in Points, Rebounds, and Assists per game, and have been a two-man wrecking crew so far this season. SB Nation Indiana Pick: Purdue
* Butler at Xavier - Thursday, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN2): Butler looks to rebound off their third loss of the season on Saturday, an 82-70 loss to Duke, a rematch from the National Championship game from April. The loss put the Bulldogs at 4-3 on the season, very uncharacteristic for them. They travel to Cincinnati to take on the Xavier Musketeers, who are having their own struggles this season. XU is 5-2 on the season, but that includes a home OT win against Wofford and a loss at Miami, OH. While this game doesn't have the same sizzle as in years past, they are arguably the two best "mid-major" programs in the country. SBNation Indiana Pick: Butler.

Butler suffers injuries, inconsistencies--College Basketball Nation Blog
Mid-Major Currency Exchange: Turnovers for Rebounds in the Age of Butler--College Basketball Prospectus
Duke blog 4: Ascending to new level--Indy Star Butler Insider
Take Two: Butler vs. Loyola, Duke--Victory Firelight

Bulldogs Play At Evansville Tuesday--ButlerSports.com

Norris Cole rising to the top in Horizon--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cole Collects Second Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Accolade of Season--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State receives votes in both major polls--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Tops Mid-Major Top 25--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Host West Virginia Tech on Tuesday--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State's Cole Collects Second Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Accolade of Season--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host West Virginia Tech--csuvikings.com

CSU Basketball Improves to Combined 16-1--The Cauldron

Limited Number Of Tickets Remain For Loyola Game Versus Kansas State--LoyolaRamblers.com
Ramblers Continue Four-Game Homestand By Facing SIU Edwardsville Wednesday Night--LoyolaRamblers.com

Monica Albano Named Horizon League Women's Basketball Player of the Week--LoyolaRamblers.com

Women's basketball: UW-Green Bay in AP Top 25, debuting at No. 23--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix take double-digit lead at halftime, beat Eastern Michigan 68-44--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women crack AP Top 25--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Cracks Associated Press Top 25 Poll--uwgbathletics.com

Horizon League Power Rankings (Nov. 29 – Dec. 5)--PantherU

Purdue wants this one for Hummel--Journal & Courier
Risk-taking Boilermakers head to Valparaiso--Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Big opponent a big deal for VU--The Post-Tribune
VU game was set up for Hummel, Martin--The Post-Tribune
A brief history of VU at home vs. major conference schools--The Post-Tribune
Purdue-Valparaiso tidbits--Off The Mark
Purdue making first visit to the ARC since 2001--The NWI Times
Additional Parking Lot Available For Tuesday’s Game Against Purdue--valpoathletics.com

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