Sunday, March 6, 2011

News On The Horizon 3/6/2011

Tourney Central 3/6/2011 (Day 6)--The Mid-Majority

Bullet Points
* Finals are set in the Horizon League (Butler at Milwaukee, Tuesday) and Missouri Valley (Indiana State vs. Missouri State at Saint Louis, today).
Horizon League

at [2] Butler 76, [3] Cleveland State 68
Star of the Game: Andrew Smith 12 Pts (4-6 FG, 4-6 FT), 8 Reb, 2 Stl
Vanzant Leads Butler To Horizon League Title Game - Senior Shawn Vanzant scored all his team-high 18 points in the final 13 minutes of the game to help lead Butler past Cleveland State, 76-68, in the semifinals of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at U. S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wis. The win sends Butler to a league-record sixth straight tournament championship game. ... via Butler

at [1] Milwaukee 70, [4] Valparaiso 63
Star of the Game: Anthony Hill 24 Pts (7-11 FG, 10-13 FT), 11 Reb, 2 Stl
Hill's Double-Double Sends Panthers Past Valpo And Into Title Game - Anthony Hill scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee claimed a 70-63 win over Valparaiso Saturday night in a Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament semifinal at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The top-seeded Panthers (19-12) now advance to face second-seeded Butler, which beat Cleveland State earlier Saturday, in Tuesday's championship contest. The game tips off at 8 p.m. at The Cell and is televised nationally on ESPN. ... via Milwaukee

Bubbles boiling over on Saturday--Eye On College Basketball

Butler 76, Cleveland State 68: The Bulldogs knocked off Cleveland State for the third time this season, earning a spot in the Horizon League title game on Monday. They have now won seven in a row, moving to 21-9 overall. Outside of those three wins over the Vikings, though, Butler has just one other top-50 win – on a neutral court against Florida State. When you throw in all the bad losses the Bulldogs have, it might be best for them to just win the automatic bid.

Wood and Cole show importance of stars in the Horizon
Some thoughts for tonights Horizon League
Horizon League Semifinals - Live blog!

Jazz rookies Hayward, Evans become brothers--Salt Lake Tribune
Final: Butler Beats Cleveland St. 76-68 In Horizon League Tournament Semifinals--SB Nation Indiana
Wisconsin-Milwaukee stops Valparaiso--The Indy Star
Vanzant's key shots send Bulldogs to Horizon final--The Indy Star
At-large no certainty, but a strong possibility--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler vs. Cleveland State, Part III--Victory Firelight
Butler advances to sixth consecutive Horizon League title game--Victory Firelight
Vanzant Leads Butler To Horizon League Title

Bowen, Hamilton And Pittman Earn All-League
Bulldogs Clinch No. 2 Spot With Win At

Horizon League Tournament Results: Cleveland State Loses To Butler For Third Time This Season--SB Nation Cleveland
Butler's Vanzant does in Vikings: Cleveland State Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Butler beats Cleveland State for third time this season, eliminates Vikings from Horizon tourney--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cole Scores 24, But Vikes Fall In Semis,

Garland Scores 29 on Senior Day as CSU Wins,
Garland Tabbed First Team All-League and Co-Defensive Player of the

Women's college basketball roundup: Green Bay downs Detroit Mercy, 68-48--The Detroit Free Press
Titans Upset Bid Comes Up
Titans To Face Valparaiso In First Round Of Horizon League Championship On
Dixon, Shayok Earn Postseason

UIC rebuilding begins in earnest--The Chicago Tribune

Women's Basketball Falls At Cleveland State in Regular Season
Briana Hinkle Named To Horizon League All-Defensive

Albano's Career-High 34 Points Not Enough As Youngstown State Rides Hot Shooting To 84-65
Loyola Gets Rematch With Youngstown State In Horizon League First

UWGB women's basketball team beat Detroit 68-48, finish perfect in Horizon League play--Green Bay Press Gazette
PERFECT! Green Bay 18-0 in League Play for Second Time in Three
Hoewisch and Tetschlag Share Horizon League Player of the Year

Panthers move on to Horizon final--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bulldogs advance to final--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Postgame Extra – Horizon League Semifinals--Panther Blog Zone
Hill's Double-Double Sends Panthers Past Valpo And Into Title
Horizon League Championship Game Ticket Journal Sentinel
Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee @ Wright State--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Fall To Wright State In Regular Season
Three Panthers Honored With Horizon League Post-Season

O26 Primers: Big Sky, Summit League and Sun Belt Tourneys--Rush The Court

Interesting Fact: Since 1998, the Summit League only has one NCAA Tournament victory and that came in the Play-in game when Oakland defeated Alabama A&M in 2005. We all remember the 1998 Tournament as Valparaiso dramatically upset Ole Miss on Bryce Drew’s famous shot as time expired. Drew’s desperation heave is a highlight that is played during seemingly every NCAA Tournament. Although Valpo is now in the Horizon League, they put the Summit League on the map during their tenure in the conference. Need a refresher of that shot? 1998 Valparaiso vs. Ole Miss 1st Round

Final: Valparaiso Falls 70-63 To Wisconsin-Milwaukee--SB Nation Indiana
Bulldogs, Vanzant reach final--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders come up short--The Post-Tribune
Horizon League Tournament Semifinals, March 5, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Valparaiso at Milwaukee, HL Semifinals, March 5, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Fouls leave sour taste for VU men's basketball team--The NWI Times
Crusaders forced to wait on postseason fate--The NWI Times
Live from Milwaukee: No. 1 Milwaukee vs. No. 4 Valparaiso--Region Sports Extra
Valpo Falls in Horizon League Semifinal at

VU drops last game of regular season--The NWI Times
Butler Spoils Crusaders’ Senior
Valpo Women to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League
Valpo’s Gerardot Named to Horizon League’s All-Newcomer
Crusaders Set to Tip Against Detroit in Horizon League

Duggins finishes 
heralded WSU career--Dayton Daily News
Raiders lose 4 seniors, 70.6 percent of scoring--Dayton Daily News
Shawn Vanzant went bonkers, and Butler is in the Horizon League tourney final--Wright State University Sports
For supporters of multiple Horizon League bids, root for Wisconsin-Milwaukee--Wright State University Sports
Two WSU recruits end prep careers on Saturday night--Wright State University Sports

Raider women finish 4th in Horizon League--Dayton Daily News
WSU women tie record for league wins, clinch tourney quarterfinal home game--Wright State University Sports
Three WSU players earn women’s basketball all-league honors--Wright State University Sports
Women Roll to 86-69 Win Over Milwaukee in Regular-Season
Three Raiders Receive Horizon League

Penguins hit their stride--Youngstown Vindicator
Guins Ride Impressive Offensive Effort to 84-65 Win Over
Guins Clinch Ninth Seed, Enter Tourney With Two League
Brown, League's Leading Scorer, Earns Second-Team

Pairings set for 2011 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship--Horizon League Network
Green Bay seniors Tetschlag and Hoewisch share Player of the Year accolades--Horizon League Network

Butler, Milwaukee to Meet for Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship--Horizon League Network
Gallery: Horizon League Men's Basketball Semifinals--Horizon League Network

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