Saturday, January 22, 2011

News On The Horizon 1/22/2011

800 Game Project: Practice Run #2--The Mid-Majority
Mid-Majority Chat Block, Episode 711--The Mid-Majority


[Comment From Mike Mike : ]
Too Big Yo vs. Gaels Gone Wild - who wins?
Friday January 21, 2011 4:11 Mike

I don't think there's any question: the latter. There wasn't mid-major #smac rap when TMM started, but every season it seems like there's serious evolution. The "Gaels Gone Wild" video is color-corrected! Eat that, Hype Williams! And I'm still getting my head around the line, "Real deal like Patty Mills."
[Comment From Top Top : ]
If anyone besides Butler wins the Horizon regular season and Butler wins the tourney, do you see a second bid coming out of Horizon? (for example Valpo)
Friday January 21, 2011 4:34 Top

As an old MAC coach once said to me, at-large bids are lost in December. I think Valpo took care of theirs when they lost at Toledo. None of those teams has a profile right now. But! Any league in this position can look back to the 2007 CAA, when one team (Old Dominion) put on an epic six-week-or-so win streak to finish out the season, and there was no way the Selection Committee could ignore them when they lost at the tourney. So if any Horizon team would like to do that, this would be a good time to start.

The Other 26: Week 10--Rush The Court
Friday's Pregame Beat: Previewing your college hoops weekend--Ballin' is a Habit


* 7:00 pm: Green Bay @ Butler: I mean, its Butler.
* 2:00 pm: Wright State @ Cleveland State: Huge game in the Horizon.

College Basketball On TV For January 22, 2011--Blogging the Bracket

Mid-Afternoon (ET) Window
Laptop: Wright St. Raiders at Cleveland St. Vikings, Horizon League Network/STO/WWRD/ESPN3/Full Court (2 p.m. ET)
On Friday night, Horizon leader Valparaiso and Butler, tied with the Raiders and Vikings in the loss column, both play. The winner of this clash stays in the lead pack with them...provided both the Crusaders and Bulldogs both prevail. prediction: Vikings 64-57, 63 poss.

Matchup: Illinois-Chicago at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola favored to extend UIC’s 7-game slump--The Chicago Sun-Times
College Basketball On TV For January 21, 2011--Blogging the Bracket

Milwaukee Panthers at Valparaiso Crusaders, Horizon League Network/ESPN3 (7 p.m. ET)
The Crusaders look to keep their game lead over the second-place trio (which could drop to a duo if Butler falls tonight). However, they'll have to shut down the Panthers' Anthony Hill to grab the win. prediction: Crusaders 74-63, 66 poss.

Green Bay Phoenix at Butler Bulldogs, ESPNU (7 p.m. ET)
The Phoenix have won four straight, but will have a difficult time stretching it to five against a Bulldog team that's likely to be angry after a loss at Wright State on Friday. Making matters worse, Green Bay struggles in defending the three and giving up foul shots, two aspects of the game at which Butler is particularly adept. prediction: Bulldogs 79-63, 65 poss.

Utah Jazz: Eastern road woes continue with Celtics debacle--Deseret News

Here's how bad it was for Williams. Sixteen different players outscored him — and he only made 1 of 4 field-goal attempts in 23 minutes.

That group, by the way, included Gordon Hayward (11 points), Kyrylo Fesenko (seven points), Von Wafer (seven points) and even unknown Boston backup big Semih Erden (14 points).

I was excited. I was ready to get out there and play today," said Williams, who had six assists but was bummed about the early foul issue. "If I could've just got a chance, maybe I could've done something. But I didn't have a rhythm early, two quick fouls — two quick calls I should say — took me out of my game and I really couldn't recover."

Watson's dozen points were a team-high, but only three other players — Millsap, Hayward and Andrei Kirilenko — hit double figures in scoring with 11 points apiece for the Jazz.

We've been lucky to watch Howard these past 4 years--The Indy Star
Riding the waveHoward, Butler end on top despite wildly uneven performance--The Indy Star
Even wins leave a bad taste--Indy Star Butler Insider
Big lead escapes, Butler holds on--Victory Firelight
Game Preview: Butler vs. Milwaukee--Victory Firelight
Bulldogs Hold Off Green Bay,
Butler Faces Rematch With

Women’s basketball remains undefeated--Butler Collegian
League-Leading Bulldogs Take On

Cleveland State's Aaron Pogue and Norris Cole: Reunited, they stand -- together--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Host Wright State In Battle For Second

Vikings Host Wright State in Key League

Detroit Continues Ohio Road Trip With Saturday Match-Up At Youngstown

Titans Head to Youngstown Looking to Shake Brief

Windy City Rivalry: UIC visits Loyola

Women's Basketball Looks For Sixth Win Straight At UIC Pavilion

Loyola Clashes With Valparaiso In Saturday

Meet the king of the half-court shot--College Basketball Blog
Women's basketball: Phoenix has dominated the Panthers--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 21/15 Green Bay Wraps up Homestand Hosting In-State Rival

Men's basketball: UWGB rally comes up short, falls to Butler--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB prepares for "Throwback Night." Check out the new/old uniforms--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Men's Basketball to Host Throwback Night on Jan.
Green Bay's Furious Comeback Falls Short at

Cold shooting, turnovers doom Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog - Milwaukee @ Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
Postgame Extra – Milwaukee at Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Picking Sides For Packers/Bears
Panthers Can't Overcome Slow Start In Falling At First-Place
Panthers Get Ready For Sunday Rematch At Defending League Champ

Women's basketball: Valpo (3-15, 0-6) at Loyola (8-9, 2-4)--The Post-Tribune
Scouting Valparaiso University women's basketball--The NWI Times
Valpo Women Return to Chicago to Battle

VU has plenty in reserve--The Post-Tribune
Milwaukee at Valparaiso, Jan. 21, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Without Wood, Valpo still wins fifth in a row--The NWI Times
Defense Keys Crusader Win Over

Preview: Wright State vs. Cleveland State--Dayton Daily News
WSU point guards Evans and Cole showing benefit of patience--Dayton Daily News
After non-start, Mpondo responds with season’s best two-game stretch for WSU--Wright State University Sports
WSU starter to miss second straight game with knee injury--Wright State University Sports
Follow the Raiders today at Cleveland St.--Fairborn Daily Herald
Follow the Raiders Saturday in

Women's Basketball Starts Saturday's Action vs. Detroit at 4:35

ysu Basketball preview | Today’s games--Youngstown Vindicator

Men’s Basketball Closes Out Homestand Against Detroit Saturday

Valpo, Butler Keep Pace with Friday Wins--Horizon League Network
Wright State, Cleveland State Square Off in Horizon League Game of the Week Showdown--Horizon League Network

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