Sunday, November 13, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/13/2011

Friday's Pregame Beat: Previewing you college hoops weekend--Ballin' is a Habit


- 9:00 pm: Wright State @ No. 3 Ohio State: Just how good is the slimmed-down Jared Sullinger going to be? Tonight is our first glimpse.
- 9:00 pm: Loyola (IL) @ Illinois: I'm not necessarily in the minority when I say I think that Illinois could be better this year without the headaches that came along with Jereme Richmond and Demetri McCamey.
- 3:00 pm: Butler @ Evansville: Evansville knocked off Butler in Hinkle last year. Can a new-look Butler team return the favor this year? Also: just how good are Butler's youngsters?
- 2:00 pm: Cleveland State @ No. 7 Vanderbilt: No more Norris Cole for Cleveland State.

Podcast: Prospectus for a New Season--Eye On College Basketball

10:52: John says the Horizon is ready for its Saint Mary's, for the team that will go tête à tête with Butler, the way the Gaels have with Gonzaga. So who's it gonna be?

College hoops roundup: Eastern Michigan, Detroit Mercy win openers--The Detroit Free Press

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Nov. 11--Raptors HQ

And the Women ...
8:00pm Green Bay at North Dakota State – Redshirt freshman Megan Lukan should see some good floor time after missing last season and looking very good in the Phoenix’s pre season.
8:00pm Tennessee State at Cleveland State

8:05pm Detroit at Indiana State – Is this the year that Yar Shayok steps in to be the (wo) man for the Lady Titans? This game could be a good indicator.

Butler at Evansville 11/12/2011--The Mid-Majority
Evansville beats Butler again, but not without a bit of controversy--Ballin' is a Habit
Butler involved in another controversial finish--Eye On College Basketball
High-Major Men’s Basketball Game Breakdowns Nov. 11-13--College Sports Madness

BUTLER AT EVANSVILLE (3:05 p.m. Saturday at Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana)

Separated by over two hours of driving time but not far away in terms of basketball and spirit, Butler and Evansville square off in what should be a good contest between members of the Horizon League and Missouri Valley Conference. It is a good high-major crossover game and a nice rivalry game between two Indiana universities. The two-time consecutive NCAA runners-up have title-game losses to Duke and Connecticut under their belts and won’t fly under the radar much longer. This is the first game at the new Ford facility, which replaces venerable Roberts Stadium as Evansville’s new home. Butler went 28-10 last year but lost most of its experience; only two seniors, Ronald Nored and Garrett Butcher, are on the roster. Butler has picked up victories in its last three trips to Evansville, which comes off a 16-16 season and should improve from there.

Butler's Brad Stevens might be a statistics pioneer--Searching for Billy Edelin
At a Glance: Butler at Evansville--The Indy Star
Butler out to avenge last year's loss to Evansville--The Indy Star
Notebook: Late turnovers take away from Hopkins' impressive starting debut--The Indy Star
Butler loses in overtime to Evansville--The Indy Star
Miracle win annulled, but progress made--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Opens the Season With Evansville--Butler Blue Fever
Butler vs Evansville: Recap Notes--Butler Blue Fever
Butler Slips With Overtime Loss To Evansville, 80-77--Butler Blue Fever
Men’s Basketball kicks off regular season in Evansville--Butler Collegian
Butler Opens 2011-12 Campaign At
Butler Falls In Overtime At

Bulldogs Open 2011-12 At Iowa's Hawkeye
Bulldogs Lose Season Opener vs.

Behind the Numbers: Considering Point Guard “Purity--Rush The Court

With the exception of C. J. Reed of Bethune-Cookman, this is a list of some of the biggest talents in college basketball last season. It’s no surprise that Walker, a veritable scoring machine, shot more than he passed. What is exceptional, however, is how thoroughly this group out-classes the first group. While none of these players quite match the raw assists per game of Marshall, as a whole, the number of assists per game is very similar on both lists. The shoot-first point guards are doing just as much assisting per game, they just happen to be scoring a lot as well. Not to compare crocodiles to tigers here, but wouldn’t you prefer a randomly selected player from the shoot-first list on your team than a randomly selected player from the pass-first team?

Akron men's basketball team gets victory at Mississippi State--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland State 88, John Carroll 58 (exhibition): The Vikings crushed the Blue Streaks at the Wolstein Center.

Aaron Pogue and Anton Grady had double doubles for Cleveland State, with Pogue scoring 18 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, while Grady had 10 points and 11 boards.

The Vikings used a 16-3 run before halftime to build a 50-32 lead in what had been a tight contest early on.

Cleveland State, Kent State men's basketball teams announce recruiting classes--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Vikings basketball team looks good going forward - Elton Alexander blog--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings vs John Carroll Wrap-up--Let's Go Vikes!
Junior Lomomba Picks Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Adds Three During Early Signing Period--Cleveland State Hoops
2011-12 Cleveland State Preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State (0-0) and 7th Ranked Vanderbilt (1-0) Face Off--Vikings Ball
Vikings Open Regular Season at Vanderbilt on

Destinee Blue, Shalonda Winton lead Cleveland State to victory: Women's College Basketball Roundup--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Open 2011-12 Season Against Tennessee

Where the Ladies At ...--Raptors HQ

Yar Shayok, Detroit

Shayok has been a force in the paint for the Titans. She is a two time Horizon League All Defensive Team pick and will look to add a post season appearance. Shayok averaged a league best 10.2 rebounds per game to go with 9.3 points, 1.4 assists, 1.5 steals and a block per game.

Titans Begin 2011-12 Season On Friday At Indiana State In Preseason
Brown’s Double-Double Not Enough As Titans Drop Heartbreaker At Indiana
Titans Heading To Akron For Preseason WNIT Consolation

Detroit Mercy thumps Lake Erie 95-57 in season opener--The Detroit News
Lake Erie vs Detroit: Recap Notes--Titans Update
Detroit Gets 95-57 Monster Win Over Lake Erie--Titans Update
Quiet Storm--Titans Update
Single-game Tickets on Sale for Titan
Titans Roll in Season
"FAN-demonium": Notre Dame Buses SOLD OUT, Vitale Tickets Going FAST!
Titans Announce Pair of Commitments for

MAC Basketball Review: Go Stroh Go--Hustle Belt

EMU 68, Illinois-Chicago 57 — I wondered how long it'd have taken Rob Murphy to notch his first career win with the Eagles. No need to wonder, they got it out of the way rather soon. Based on what I read, they played a sound fundamental game. The box backs that up; very few threes taken, they went to the line a ton (19-of-28) and UIC was throwing up all sorts of trash from the 3-point line. Derek Thompson led the way with 17 points. And center Matt Balkema fouled out in just 12 minutes of play. Efficient!

A new day for Flames--The Chicago Tribune
On this day 4 years ago - Nov 10, 2007--Flame Fanatic
UIC Kicks Off Their 2011-2012 Season With Eastern Michigan--Flame Fanatic
UIC vs Eastern Michigan: Recap Notes--Flame Fanatic
UIC Drops One To Eastern Michigan, 68-57--Flame Fanatic
Men's Hoops Lifts Lid on 2011-12 Campaign at Eastern Michigan
Men's Hoops Comes up Short at Eastern Michigan in Opener,

Flames Set to Host Drake in Season
Bailey Joins 1,000-Point Club; Flames Defeat Drake in Opener,

Averkamp, Ramblers look to get physical--The Chicago Tribune
Illinois shows balance in ripping Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Meyers Leonard atones for tardiness as Illinois dumps Loyola in opener--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola (Chicago) Kicks Off Their 2011-2012 Campaign With Illinois--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) vs Illinois: Recap Notes--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Tripped Up By Illinois, 67-49--LU Wolf Ball
UPDATED: Jordan Hicks is questionable for Monday's game against Kansas State.--LU Wolf Ball--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) (0-1) Takes On Kansas State (1-0)--LU Wolf Ball
Porter Moser Era Begins Friday As Loyola Opens Season At
Loyola Hangs Tough, Falls At
Ramblers Travel To Kansas State For Monday Night

Women's Basketball Makes Short Trip To Chicago State for 2011-12
Ramblers Open Season With 77-34 Rout Of Chicago
Postgame Notes: Loyola at Chicago
Loyola Aims For 2-0 Start With Sunday Matinee Against Northern

UWGB women's basketball: Another Lukan among 5 Phoenix newcomers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Tonight's UWGB women's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Wojta hits milestone in Phoenix's victory--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Opens Regular Season Play at NDSU
Wojta Joins 1,000-Point Club in 82-59 Season Opening

RTC Live: Green Bay @ Duquesne--Rush The Court
UWGB men's basketball: Wardle adds state talent to his roster--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men's basketball preview: Brown takes center stage on offense--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Phoenix, Brown start strong--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball preview: UWGB vs. Duquesne--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB's third scholarship could go to Prep school guard--UWGB Basketball
Game #1: UWGB vs. University of Mary--UWGB Basketball
Game #2: UWGB at Duquesne--UWGB Basketball
Mary vs Green Bay: Recap Notes--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Waxes Mary, 94-55--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (1-0) Takes On Duquesne (0-1)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Opens 2011-12 Friday
Brown, Johnson Lead Phoenix to Rout in
Green Bay Continues Busy Opening Stretch at
Green Bay Falls in Road Opener at

Badgers too tall of an order for Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog: Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin--Panther Blog Zone
Badgers Pull Away From Shorthanded Panthers In

Banged-up Panthers win opener--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Arians inks the dotted line--PantherU
Panthers finish off Mustangs to open with a W--PantherU
Panoske to redshirt; updates on Williams, Meier, Lonnie Boga--PantherU
Southwest Minnesota State vs Milwaukee: Recap Notes--UWM Update
Milwaukee Wins 71-65 Over Southwest Minnesota State--UWM Update
Milwaukee (1-0) Faces Northern Illinois (0-1)--UWM Update
Panthers Open Regular Season With Southwest Minnesota State
Panthers Open Season With Home Win Over Southwest Minnesota

Preview: Spartan surprise?--College Hoops Journal

That’s just the young talent. The Michigan State frontcourt will still have a senior anchor in Green, who played a key role in the Spartans’ 2009 and 2010 Final Four runs. Junior forward Derrick Nix could help the Spartans match up with Big Ten favorite Ohio State and the Buckeyes’ wide-bodied star center, Jared Sullinger. And Michigan State will mitigate the relative inexperience of its backcourt with the addition of Brandon Wood, a senior transfer from Valparaiso who was a first-team All-Horizon League selection last season. Wood completed his degree at Valparaiso last season and is enrolled in graduate-level classes at MSU, which enables him to compete for the Spartans right away instead of sitting out a year under NCAA transfer rules. Wood should be fired up for the Carrier Classic: While playing for Valparaiso, he once scored 24 points in a game against the Spartans, and 30 points in a game against North Carolina.

Valparaiso visits Georgia Southern--The Post-Tribune
VU’s offense picks up in win--The Post-Tribune
Akron at Valparaiso: Game of the year?--Off The Mark
Another road test for the Valparaiso University men's basketball team--The NWI Times
Drew earns first win as VU coach--The NWI Times
Wrapping up Arizona (MBB)--Inside VU Sports
Michigan State's rebounding kept them in Carrier Classic--The Detroit Free Press

North Carolina opened with six straight points. Branden Dawson then snatched an offensive rebound and scored on the put-back. Derrick Nix followed with another rebound lay-up the next time down the court. Brandon Wood hit a three. Nix scored again on a rebound. Then Draymond Green scored on a rebound to give the Spartans an 11-8 lead.
MSU has work to do on the perimeter. Its guards -- Keith Appling, Wood, Travis Trice and Russell Byrd -- will have to make shots. (Byrd played 2 minutes against the Tar Heels. Izzo remains cautious with his sharpshooter because Byrd is still not far removed from two foot surgeries. His plan is eventually to play Byrd about 10 minutes a game to try to get him ready for the Big Ten season.)

Valparaiso (0-1) Takes On Georgia Southern (0-0)--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso vs Georgia Southern: Recap Notes--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Gets Win Over Georgia Southern, 90-81--Valpo Daily
P.P.S. for the Arizona game--SectionEE
Valpo vs. Georgia Southern Preview--SectionEE
Valpo vs. Georgia Southern Wrap Up: A game of runs--SectionEE
VU doing their part--SectionEE
Game Preview: Home Opener vs. Holy Cross College--SectionEE
Valpo Continues Season-Opening Road Trip at Georgia
Drew, Powell to Participate in Shots From the
Valpo to Raise Money for Cancer Research Next
Crusaders Pick Up Road Win at Georgia

VU women's hoops team drops season opener in overtime--The NWI Times
Crusaders Tip Off Season Saturday at
Valpo Falls in Overtime at SIUE in Season

Preview: Wright State vs. Ohio State--Dayton Daily News
WSU basketball to face OSU's Matta again--Dayton Daily News
WSU plans to play more physical this season--Dayton Daily News
Underdog WSU suffers big defeat by OSU--Dayton Daily News
Ex-Flyer Staten advises recruit to pick WSU--Dayton Daily News
Raiders try to rebound against D-III Kenyon--Dayton Daily News
Preview: WSU vs. Kenyon College--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Focus: WSU, Horizon League schools search for $56,000 more--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU players: Julius Mays, junior guard--Wright State University Sports
Raider Connection Q&A: 9 Horizon League men’s basketball coaches--Wright State University Sports
Game 1 Preview: Wright State at No. 3 Ohio State--Wright State University Sports
Wright State drops season opener to No. 3 Ohio State, 73-42--Wright State University Sports
Game 2 Preview: Kenyon College at Wright State--Wright State University Sports

Wright State women’s basketball tops Ball State in season opener--Wright State University Sports
Buckeyes Eat the Raiders
Wright State Opens Their 2011-2012 Season Against Ohio State--Rowdy Review
Wright State vs Ohio State: Recap Notes--Rowdy Review
Ohio State Gets Huge 73-42 Win Over Wright State--Rowdy Review
Kenyon vs Wright State: Recap Notes--Rowdy Review
Wright State Dismantles Kenyon, 80-56--Rowdy Review
Men’s basketball struggles versus Central State in exhibition but remains optimistic--The Guardian
Raiders Open at Ohio State
Raiders Add One More to Signing
Men Drop Season Opener at #3 Ohio

Nortey hoping for big change in final year--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women fall to WVU in opener--Youngstown Vindicator
Women prepare to climb the mountains--The Jambar
Women's Basketball Begins 37th Season Friday at West
Women's Basketball Falls at West Virginia in Season
Best Offensive Day Since 2008 Gives Penguins 91-81 Win at

Ashen Ward looks to be team leader--Youngstown Vindicator
Perry’s career night propels YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU’s Perry hopes to continue summer success--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU wins opener at Samford--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Kicks Off the Season With Samford--Guin Report
Youngstown State vs Samford: Recap Notes--Guin Report
Youngstown State Beats Samford, 76-69--Guin Report
Penguins open with familiar, unique enemy--The Jambar
Men’s Basketball Lands Bobby Hain, Ryan Weber During Early Signing
Men's Basketball Opens 82nd Season at Samford
Kendrick Perry Scores Career-High 28 in 76-69 Win Over

Detroit, Green Bay, Valparaiso Notch Opening Night Wins--Horizon League Network
33rd Season of Men's Basketball In Full Swing Over Weekend--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State, Milwaukee Tally Season-Opening Victories--Horizon League Network

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