4. Missouri State at Valparaiso: The Crusaders and Bears are the surprise teams in the Horizon and Missouri Valley, respectively. Each team has a chance to unseat the prohibitive favorite in its conference in Butler and Wichita State. This would be a grinding matchup between two teams few would want to play in March.
5. Cleveland State at Indiana State: The Sycamores handed Missouri State its first conference loss, and Greg Lansing is conducting a revival in Terre Haute. Indiana State lost in three overtimes at Wichita State. Had they pulled out the victory, the Sycamores would be the favorites in the Valley. Meanwhile, Cleveland State, which won its first 12 games, is tied with Valparaiso atop the Horizon (7-2) heading into its two-game road trip to Illinois, in which it plays Illinois-Chicago and Loyola.
Predicting the 2011 NCAA tournament field--The Mid-Majority
Utah Jazz lose in La-La Land--Deseret News
Williams topped Utah with 17 points and eight assists, while C.J. Miles had 14 points in his first start of the season after replacing Gordon Hayward at the small forward spot.
But that lineup change — the third in as many games after Andrei Kirilenko was replaced by Hayward on Saturday — failed to do the trick on this night.
Utah Jazz notebook: Team tries new lineup for 3rd straight game--Deseret News
Small forward C.J. Miles replaced Gordon Hayward in the opening lineup after the rookie replaced usual starter Andrei Kirilenko at the 3 spot for one game (a 96-85 loss at Philadelphia).
Jazz down and out in L.A., lose 120-91--Salt Lake Tribune
Sloan tweaked his starting lineup again Tuesday, inserting forward C.J. Miles into the first rotation and moving rookie Gordon Hayward back to the bench. Miles responded by pouring in Utah’s first seven points and finishing with 14.
Sloan makes Miles a starter--Salt Lake Tribune
He replaced rookie forward Gordon Hayward, who replaced Andrei Kirilenko last Saturday during a road loss to Philadelphia.
Take Two: Butler vs. Milwaukee (with pictures!)--Victory Firelight
Fan Speak: Hayward a misunderstood Mo Rivera--Victory Firelight
Butler swept away by Milwaukee--Butler Collegian
Women’s basketball hosts Green Bay Thursday to decide conference control--Butler Collegian
Clash Of Unbeatens: Bulldogs Host #22/16 Green Bay--ButlerSports.com
From Long Distance with Jevohn Sheperd--Raptors HQ
Nothing to exciting has happened out here since I've been back. We’ve had two away games out of the three so I haven't been out much. I'm sure I’ll have a story of a night out shortly, PG of course. That’s the rating not ball talk. I want to say congratulations to my sister for giving birth to a healthy baby boy Jaidan, that leaves me with two nephews (Jaylan, Jaidan) and two nieces( Aliyah, Yanniah) I guess I’m next (to babysit). Also want to send a shout out to my Big Bro Patrick Tatham who celebrated his 94th Birthday this month, some of you may be familiar with him; he played at Cleveland State before playing professionally overseas and is now coaching at Stoneridge Prep (sorry folks, couldn't find a link to the ball team) in California.
College hoops gives Northeast Ohio a reason to smile--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: A team meeting helps CSU get back on track--Let's Go Vikes!
Titans Renew Rivalry With Jesuit Foe Loyola--detroittitans.com
Cleveland State at Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
The Howard Moore Podcast: Episode #10--uicflames.com
Men's Hoops Hosts Cleveland State on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Thursday--uicflames.com
The Carter's Featured by NCAA On-Campus--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Hits Road Once Again--uicflames.com
Youngstown State at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola wins in Moore’s return--Loyola Phoenix
Lurz Blurbz--Loyola Phoenix
And the search continues--Loyola Phoenix
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down--Loyola Phoenix
Down to women's basketball
Two weeks ago, the ladies were above .500 with a 8-6 record. Things took an unfortunate turn for the Ramblers, though, as they have dropped their last four games. Now stuck at 8-10, the Ramblers are in a sticky situation that they may not be able to get out of, considering their next three games are on the road — where they have only won two games all season.
Losing streak extends to four--Loyola Phoenix
Loyola Hits Road For Thursday Night Battle At Detroit--LoyolaRamblers.com
Phoenix women soaring through 2010 season--UWGB Fourth Estate
Battle of the Unbeaten at Butler--uwgbathletics.com
Watch Inside Phoenix Basketball: Jan. 25--uwgbathletics.com
Phoenix men start off 2011 5-2--UWGB Fourth Estate
Land likely out; redemption weekend?--PantherU
Panthers Start Three-Game Homestand With Friday ESPNU Date Vs. Detroit--uwmpanthers.com
Live Blog: Milwaukee @ Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Look To Restart Winning Ways At Valpo--uwmpanthers.com
Wood remains questionable for Butler game--The Post-Tribune
Frustrated by close losses, Penguins hope for more wins--Youngstown Vindicator
Basketball teams use bye week to reflect--The Jambar
Howard Chosen as Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award--Horizon League Network