Monday, January 3, 2011

News On The Horizon 1/3/2011

Tempo-free Horizon
Loyola, DePaul, UIC still finding their way as new year begins--The Chicago Tribune

High highs, low lows: Loyola's play has been like Chicago weather. Mild one day, frigid the next.

The Ramblers would like to even out these swings as they move deeper into the Horizon League.

After hitting only 37.5 percent (18 of 48) of their shots in a loss to Cleveland State on Thursday, the Ramblers shot a season-high 60.9 percent from the field (28 of 46) on Saturday against Youngstown State.

The victory against Youngstown State broke a six-game losing streak in regular-season league play.
Turnover trouble: Illinois-Chicago ranks last among Horizon League teams in turnovers. It somehow got worse when the Flames lost 83-59 at Cleveland State on Saturday and turned the ball over 24 times.

The Flames, who have lost three straight since beating Illinois, average 16.1 turnovers per game.

"We ran into a buzzsaw," coach Howard Moore told reporters after the Cleveland State loss. "It's a lot of CSU. But it's us too. We have to do a better job of handling the basketball. We've been working on that throughout the year. We're trying to make sure that's something that's important to us."

Bigger, better, truthier Tuesday Truths in 2011!--Basketball Prospectus

All about the non-Big Six: Bulldogs’ bite--Yahoo Sports
Utah Jazz extra: The Starting 5--Deseret News

2 — The Offseason of Change

It looked ominous. The inevitable departure of Carlos Boozer finally, mercifully almost, came in July. On top of that, the Jazz lost Kyle Korver and Wesley Matthews and their firepower. Then general manager Kevin O'Connor pulled off a titantic trade, acquiring Al Jefferson from Minnesota for Kosta Koufos and his mad dancing skills, a couple of picks and Boozer's farewell gift of a trade exception. Other offseason pick-ups — Raja Bell, Earl Watson, Francisco Elson and Gordon Hayward, particularly — have given the Jazz lifts at times as well. As a bonus, none have tripped over bags, either.

Gordon Hayward

Rookie has racked up three straight double-digit scoring games.

NBA: Jazz lay claim to the fourth quarter--Salt Lake Tribune

Since the Jazz do not have an official second option, they alternately turn to players as diverse as Millsap, Jefferson, Miles, Kirilenko and Gordon Hayward to take key final shots.

Jazz notes: More-confident Hayward impresses Sloan, Williams--Salt Lake Tribune
Indiana College Basketball: Butler, Notre Dame Look To Improve NCAA Profiles--SB Nation Indiana
Florida guard picks Butler--The Indy Star
Butler's Stevens tries for 100th win--The Indy Star
Butler lands another from Florida--Indy Star Butler Insider
Q & A with 2012 commit Devontae Morgan--Victory Firelight
Game Preview: Butler vs. UW-Milwaukee--Victory Firelight
Bulldogs Face League Road Challenge At

Bowen's Double-Double Keys Butler

Keane Scores Career-High 20 Points as Vikes Defeat the Ramblers, 76-58--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Breeze by Loyola, 76-58, as Keane Scores Career-High 20

Titans Cage Panthers For First Win In

Hot Shooting Continues For Women's Basketball Against Youngstown

RPI WATCH: 1/2/2011--Bring On The Cats

Cold Shooting Loyola Falls To Cleveland State,

Men's basketball: Phoenix burned by slow starts--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Breaks from League Play, Hosts HBU

Women's basketball: UW-Green Bay defeats Wright State 75-57--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women vs. Wright State--UWGB Basketball
Wojta Leads Phoenix to 75-57 Win Over Wright

Weekly Panthers report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Bests Detroit in Overtime Thriller, Improves to 7-8 (2-2)--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Live Blog: Milwaukee vs. Detroit--Panther Blog Zone
Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee vs. Detroit--Panther Blog Zone

Meier, Laur Earn First U.S. Army ROTC Athlete Of The Month

UW-Milwaukee loses eighth straight--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Tumble To Eighth-Straight

VU women's basketball loses Horizon League opener to Butler--The NWI Times
Valpo Falls at Butler in Horizon League

Duggins again shows special place for WSU with career performance--Wright State University Sports

Women Drop 75-57 Decision at #21 Green
Woods Transfers to Wright State from

Ramblers embarrass Penguins--Youngstown Vindicator

Middlebrooks Ties School Record With Seven Treys in 74-61 Loss at

Cleveland State's Harmon Captures Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award--Horizon League Network

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