Monday, October 31, 2011

News On The Horizon 10/31/2011

2011-2012 Season Preview: Breakout Players--Ballin' is a Habit

Khyle Marshall, So., Butler: Marshall had a promising freshman campaign with the Bulldogs, putting together a pair of impressive performances during the Bulldog's run to the national title game. Marshall is not your typical Butler player. He's a terrific athlete, the kind of guy that normally gets scooped up to ride the bench of a high-major program. Marshall is an excellent rebounder (especially on the offensive end of the floor) and defender, and playing alongside Andrew Smith, that's about all he is going to be asked to do. Expect a significant bump from the 5.8 ppg and 3.8 rpg he averaged last season.

Butler looking to make another deep NCAA tourney run--The Indy Star
With Hopkins out, frosh get chance--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Faces Northern State In Exhibition

Bulldogs Win Exhibition

Vikings Set To Open 2011-12 Exhibition Schedule Against John

Metro + state: Titans blow out Madonna in hoops exhibition--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit domination--Varsity Press
Offense in High Gear; Titans Blow Out Madonna,

Crusaders crushed--Varsity Press
Detroit Too Strong For Madonna As Titans Rout

Women's basketball: Phoenix rusty but victorious--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay's Game at Virginia to be Televised on

UWGB's game at Virginia picked up by ESPNU--UWGB Basketball
Ritchies Reunite as Green Bay Wins Exhibition

Talent show--UWM Post

Michigan State Knocks off Ferris State 85-58 in Exhibition Play--YardBarker

I thought Brandon Wood stayed within himself and played an efficient game. He is not going to put up 17 points-per-game like he did at Valpo, but can knock down an open trey and score off the dribble. He did not force anything and played decent defense.
Coach Izzo was happy with the intangibles. He enjoyed the way the young guys responded when he criticized them, and praised Draymond and Austin’s leadership. Brandon Wood was a good cheerleader when he was on the bench. This squad appears to have much more togetherness than last year’s team.

Around the Big Ten 2011-12: Michigan State--YardBarker

Fifth-year transfer Brandon Wood opted to attend Michigan State after leaving Valparaiso, what sort of role do you expect him to play during the upcoming season?

I think he’ll start and play a lot. He should bring experience and some scoring punch that was missing last year. I see him getting most of his minutes at the two-guard and being a primary option on offense – if he has to be drafted into running the offense then something has probably gone wrong with the anticipated Keith Appling/Travis Trice point guard rotation. The main question with Wood is how well he will fit into Izzo’s system. Initial reports have been positive.

Bryce Era opens with thrilling win--The Post-Tribune
Dawn of a new Drew era--The NWI Times
Crusaders knock off top Division II team with game-ending heroics--The NWI Times
Game Wrap Up: A coachable victory--SectionEE
Game Preview: Preseason Finale vs. Augustana--SectionEE
Valpo Downs Hillsdale, 73-71, In Exhibition

WSU freshman guard Arceneaux adjusts to college game--Dayton Daily News
Cancer event special 
for Donlon--Dayton Daily News
Previewing WSU players: Reggie Arceneaux, freshman guard--Wright State University Sports
Wright State By the Numbers: Raiders are 1-10 against ranked non-league opponents--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU players: Vance Hall, sophomore guard--Wright State University Sports
Wright State’s Week: Two basketball exhibition games, and women’s soccer in HL tourney--Wright State University Sports
Raider Ruckus Set for

Raiders win exhibition opener--Dayton Daily News
Women Win Exhibition Over Georgetown (KY)

YSU Athletics Announces Basketball Broadcast Coverage for

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