Tonight’s Quick Hits…
* Mid-Major Stars. Detroit’s Ray McCallum, Jr., and Charleston’s Andrew Goudelock had big nights as their teams won key games within their conference races. Charleston’s Goudelock had 31/6/8 assts as the Cougars went to on the road to Furman and won a game that gave themselves a leg up on the SoCon South division race early. It was his second 31-point outing in the last three games. McCallum continued his impressive freshman campaign with a 16/5/6 asst performance at Loyola (IL) to move to 3-1 in the Horizon, an unexpected start to the conference season for a team that has struggled at times this year. These are definitely two names to remember for March.
College Basketball: Several Indiana Teams Face A Huge Double Weekend--SB Nation Indiana
RPI WATCH: 1/7/2011--Bring On The Cats
Presbyterian moved to .500 in the Big South Conference by absolutely whacking poor Gardner-Webb, but on the flip side, a Loyola team we once thought was pretty decent proved otherwise by getting whacked at home by Detroit to fall to 1-4 in Horizon League play.
A three loss Thursday for Chicago--ChicagoNow.com
David S. Glasier on CSU vs. Butler: Nothing in-between about mid-major duel (with video)--News-Herald
Who knew Butler could lose a Horizon League game like that?--Beyond The Arc NBC Sports
Butler, Cleveland State come in angry for early showdown--The Indy Star
Vikings pressuring Butler--Indy Star Butler Insider
Defensive challenge ahead with CSU--Victory Firelight
Bulldogs Host League-Leading Cleveland State--ButlerSports.com
Seniors Pace Bulldogs In 70-58 Victory--ButlerSports.com
Cleveland State Vikings are 15-1; do they deserve a Top 25 ranking? Poll--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball team wants to serve Butler notice — Vikings ready to challenge as midmajor power: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Walk-on Tim Kamczyc is now walking tall for Cleveland State men's basketball team--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings a 6 Point Underdog as They Head to Horizon League Rival Butler--Let's Go Vikes!
A Butler-Cleveland State Photo Gallery--Let's Go Vikes!
"Beat Butler" T-Shirts Now Available at CSU Bookstore--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Cleveland State basketball programs prepare for rivals--Let's Go Vikes!
Gary Waters Receives Hugh Durham Award Mid-Season Coaching Honors--csuvikings.com
Cleveland State women's basketball team routs Milwaukee--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Two With Double-Doubles, As Vikes Pounce On Panthers, 77-60--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host No. 20 Green Bay on Saturday--csuvikings.com
Detroit Mercy 83, Loyola (Illinois) 71--The Detroit Free Press
CHICAGO — Nick Minnerath scored 20 points and Ray McCallum added 16 as Detroit defeated Loyola, 83-71, tonight.
Chris Blake had 15 points for the Titans (9-7, 3-1 Horizon League), and Eli Holman had 10 points and 14 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.
Geoff McCammon had 18 points, Terrance Hill 16 and Walt Gibler 15 for the Ramblers (10-6, 1-4), who played their first home game since Dec. 11 after four straight on the road.
Holman’s layup with 18:34 remaining gave Detroit the lead for good, 40-38. McCallum and Jason Calliste hit three-pointers to spark an 8-0 run that resulted in a 51-41 lead, and Loyola got no closer than six the rest of the way.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Detroit picks up win in first Horizon road game--The Oakland Press
Titans Tally 83-71 Win in League Road Opener--detroittitans.com
Detroit Eying 4-1 start in League Play Saturday--detroittitans.com
Dixon Earns National Jesuit Player Of The Week Honors--detroittitans.com
Women's Basketball Fights Off Crusaders, 68-52--detroittitans.com
Titans Ready To Battle Butler--detroittitans.com
Northwestern vs. Illinois preview--Sippin' on Purple
What are they bad at?: Two distinct things: drawing fouls - 328th in the nation in terms of free throws per shot attempted - and late game finishing. The Illini haven't played many close games this year, and the ones they have played have had mixed results. Overtime against Texas was a complete debacle, both the Texas and Missouri games saw really dumb intentional fouls allow the other team to crack the game wide-open, and against UIC, the Illini blew a decently-sized lead in the game's closing minutes to fall 57-54.
Matchup: Detroit at Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
UIC still looking for 1st conference win--Daily Herald
Raiders seniors get it done--Whoosh!Net
The Howard Moore Podcast: Episode #7--uicflames.com
Men's Hoops Falls Short Against Wright State, 71-63--uicflames.com
Men's Hoops Hosts Detroit on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Saturday--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Set For Crosstown Showdown--uicflames.com
Matchup: Wright State at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Holman, Minnerath burn Loyola--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola falls to Detroit, 83-71--Daily Herald
Strong Shooting Sends Detroit Past Loyola, 83-71--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Faces Wright State To Close Out Weekend Homestand--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Wraps Up Three-Game Homestand Against UIC--LoyolaRamblers.com
Women's basketball: Phoenix powers past the Penguins--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Begins Road League Play With 71-57 Win--uwgbathletics.com
Phoenix Wraps up Road Play at Cleveland State--uwgbathletics.com
Looking ahead to UWGB vs. UWM--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Hosts In-State Foe Milwaukee Saturday Night--uwgbathletics.com
FLYING WITH THE PHOENIX: INSIDE GREEN BAY MEN'S BASKETBALL--uwgbathletics.com
UWM's Haarsma finds it tough to watch while others play--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM coach Jeter taking a more relaxed approach--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Drill: Williams records rare Division I feat--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Head To Green Bay Looking For Third-Straight League Win--uwmpanthers.com
Long drought costs UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog: Milwaukee @ Cleveland State--Panther Blog Zone
Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee @ Cleveland State--Panther Blog Zone
Panther Shooting Goes Cold In Loss At Cleveland State--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Look To Snap Losing Streak At Youngstown State--uwmpanthers.com
KNOW THY ARCHENEMY: Kansas Jayhawks--Bring On The Cats
Anyhow, as they currently stand, KU's quality wins are against Arizona, Cal, Colorado State, Memphis, North Texas (already RPI No. 98 and falling, however), UCLA, USC and Valparaiso.
Pushover games not on Crusader schedule--The Post-Tribune
Buggs has given the VU men's basketball team a lift since returning from injury--The NWI Times
VU women fall behind early, lose at Detroit--The Post-Tribune
Slow start leads to women's basketball loss for Valpariaso University--The NWI Times
Road Not Kind to Valpo Thursday Evening in Detroit--valpoathletics.com
Crusader Women Close Road Trip Saturday at Wright State--valpoathletics.com
Dad’s health brought women's hoops star to WSU--Dayton Daily News
Women Fall to Butler--wsuraiders.com
Once again, Raiders keep a top scorer under wraps--Dayton Daily News
Defense rescues Raiders on road--Dayton Daily News
Duggins’ 22 points paces Wright State in 71-63 road win vs. UIC--Wright State University Sports
In grinding out road win, WSU learns to stay focused on defense--Wright State University Sports
Men Win 71-63 at UIC--wsuraiders.com
Not the same old Penguins--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins fall to ranked Phoenix--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Put Up Strong Fight in Loss to 20th-Ranked Green Bay--ysusports.com
Guins Hope Intensity Remains vs. Milwaukee on Saturday--ysusports.com
League play continues with nine games slated for Thursday and Saturday--Horizon League Network
Detroit's Dixon Earns National Jesuit Player Of The Week Honors--Horizon League Network
Road Teams Go 2-0 On Thursday--Horizon League Network
Howard Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 List--Horizon League Network
Chances for Early Statements Throughout Weekend--Horizon League Network