Sunday, January 9, 2011

News On The Horizon 1/9/2011

Game 7-033: Cleveland State at Butler--The Mid-Majority
Game 7-034: Detroit at Illinois-Chicago--The Mid-Majority

Piston rookie Monroe had pre-draft thoughts of Utah--Salt Lake Tribune

In the 2010 draft, Utah had a handful of players on its radar, including Georgetown power forward Greg Monroe and Butler’s Gordon Hayward.

If both had been available, I don’t know whom the Jazz would have picked.

But Detroit, selecting two spots earlier, helped make the decision for them.

The Pistons grabbed Monroe at No. 7.

The Jazz took Hayward at No. 9.

Today, midway through their rookie seasons, both players appear to have bright futures.
Like Hayward, Monroe played two years of college basketball before jumping to the NBA.

Both are still months from celebrating their 21st birthday.
Like the Jazz with Hayward, Monroe is happy about landing in Detroit.

Sloan gets creative--Salt Lake Tribune

Sloan’s most unique rotation came during the second quarter, with a lackluster Utah squad staring at a 49-33 deficit. Employing a blend of first-tier starters and rookie bench players, Sloan turned to Watson, Deron Williams, Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans and Al Jefferson at once. At the same time, primary rotation players Paul Millsap, Andrei Kirilenko and Raja Bell were stuck on the sideline.

Sloan then pushed the agenda further during the early third quarter, turning again to Hayward, and teaming the rookie with Williams, Kirilenko, Millsap and Jefferson.

“Probably in [Hayward’s] behalf, I shouldn’t have put him out there as a young player, maybe,” Sloan said. “But he’s going to get experience anyway.”

Hayward acknowledged that random insertions are never easy. But he survived the fire, and said he is always prepared to enter a contest at any time.

“You can’t control who he decides to put in the game. You just try to be ready on the bench and focus the whole time,” Hayward said. “And when he puts you in, just go out and compete.”

Butler's Mack not shooting like NBA prospect--The Indy Star
Game Preview: Butler vs. Youngstown St.--Victory Firelight
Bulldogs Face Youngstown State In Sunday

Bulldogs Score 72-66 Win At

Butler 79, Cleveland State 56--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Travel To Valparaiso For Sunday

CSU women fall short in upset bid against No. 20 Green Bay--Let's Go Vikes!
Garland Scores 17, But Vikes Drop

Ray McCallum's tip-in clinches Detroit Mercy's victory--The Detroit News
Late Putback Gives Titans Tough Road Win,

Detroit Mercy falls to Butler, snaps five-game win streak--The Detroit News
Valiant Titans Effort Against Butler Comes Up

UIC getting closer to first Horizon League
Tempo-free stats from UIC vs.
UIC fails to close again in 72-69 loss--The Chicago Tribune
Flames remain winless in Horizon League play--The Chicago Sun-Times
Men's Basketball Falls Short, Drops 72-69 Decision versus

Comeback Falls Short For Women's Basketball At Loyola

Ramblers’ offense downright offensive--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola Drops 58-41 Decision To Wright

Hot Start Pushes Loyola Past UIC,

Phoenix overcomes Ritchie's knee injury--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 20 Green Bay Finishes Ohio Roadtrip Improving to 4-0 in League

Men's basketball: Phoenix fends off Panthers' late attack to beat archrival--Green Bay Press Gazette
Team Effort Helps Green Bay Hold Off Milwaukee,

Panthers find right balance, beat Youngstown State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UWM has tough shooting game, falls to Phoenix--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rivalry Remastered – Game 17 at Green Bay--PantherU
Road Trip--PantherU
Postgame Extra – Milwaukee at Green Bay--Panther Blog Zone
Second-Half Surge Sends Phoenix Past Cold-Shooting

Milwaukee Cruises Past Youngstown State In Road

Braced for their best--The Post-Tribune
Horizon League teams have tendency to come back strong after blowout losses--The NWI Times
Valpo Prepares For Sunday Visit From Cleveland

VU ends road trip with loss--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins 0-3 in Horizon League--The NWI Times
Valpo Women End Road Trip with Loss at Wright

Raiders' Chicago trip much friendlier than the last--Dayton Daily News
Raiders’ guard studies, excels in win over Loyola--Dayton Daily News
All-around Evans game leads WSU to 58-41 road win vs. Loyola--Wright State University Sports
Men Complete Chicago Sweep With 58-41 Win at

Women Blow Out Valpo
Women Set Three-Point Records in Win Over

Huge Crowds Needed at Beeghly Over Next Two Weekends--Let's Go Guins!
Men’s Basketball Visits 2010 National Runners-Up Butler

Brandi Brown Nets 22 in Penguins' Loss to

Detroit, Wright State, Green Bay Tally Wins on Saturday--Horizon League Network

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