MAC basketball notes and scores:
Cleveland State 57, Kent State 53 — High energy, sold out crowds, and a Chris Evans dunk. All absent from the perfect MAC equation was a Kent State win. This is no embarrassing loss; CSU is ranked 26th in the polls that count. And it can't help any further that CSU is now coached by ex-Kent State basketball coach Gary Waters.
Defense ruled the day, naturally, but Kent State had a difficult time buying a 3-point bucket. They literally could not bribe any of their 3-point shots to go down. Mostly because they don't accept money. They went 1-for-17 from said line. Meanwhile, both teams combined for 42 turnovers and just 39 field goals. Eek.
Evans led the team with 14 points and eight rebounds. Justin Greene tallied a mere 13 points and seven boards.
BGSU 67, Detroit 61 — Hosting tournaments is fun! The Titans matched BG minute-for-minute on most of this game, and then the Falcons just took off in the final seconds. Your trademark "team effort" won MVP, but A'uston Calhoun did top the team with 14 points and six rebounds. Nothing pops out on the box score; they wuz just a little better.
BGSU 57, Detroit 49 — It's a coed sweep, and they did this one on the road. Much like the men's game, they kept it close then pulled away at the end, despite getting out-rebounded 52-28. Chrissy Steffen is emerging as a scoring threat for the Falcons, totaling 23 points. But here was the key: only five turnovers to UDM's 17.
Bulldogs get by on their defense--The Indy Star
Bulldogs get by on their defense--The Indy Star
NCAA men's basketball preview: Gardner-Webb at Butler--The Indy Star
Makeover of a cathedral--The Indy Star
Two steps forward, one step back--Indy Star Butler Insider
Nored’s message helps get win--Victory Firelight
VF Podcast: ESPN.com’s Eamonn Brennan--Victory Firelight
Savannah State vs Butler: Recap Notes--Butler Blue Fever
Butler Gets Win Over Savannah State, 57-42--Butler Blue Fever
On this day 4 years ago - Nov 23, 2007--Butler Blue Fever
Butler (2-2) Takes On Gardner-Webb (2-3)--Butler Blue Fever
BUTLER 57, SAVANNAH STATE 42--THE unOFFICIAL BUTLER BULLDOGS MEN'S BASKETBALL PAGE
Second Half Lifts Bulldogs Over Savannah State--ButlerSports.com
Blue Friday This Week At Hinkle Fieldhouse--ButlerSports.com
Airing Tonight: Brad Stevens On HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel--ButlerSports.com
Bulldogs Close Homestand Against Gardner-Webb--ButlerSports.com
Bulldogs Head To Nevada For Nugget Classic--ButlerSports.com
Cleveland State at Kent State 11/22/2011--The Mid-Majority
Picking out some early season turkeys – and sweet performances--Hoopville
And now let’s enjoy some good stuff.
It’s certainly far more common for the Horizon League to get some extra love in the NCAA Tournament than the Big South, and the conference is certainly on the basketball nation’s radar after Butler made two consecutive trips to the title game. But with Norris Cole gone this season, the Vikings didn’t appear to be the team to beat in the conference. They certainly are playing the part after taking out Vanderbilt and Kent State on the road and a strong St. Bonaventure team at home by Lake Erie.
Tuesday's Pregame Beat: Second round in Maui, CBE finals--Ballin' is a Habit
The rest of the top 25:
7:30 pm: Cleveland State @ Kent State: Two of the best mid-major programs in the country. Both CSU and KSU have knocked off a high-major program this season, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, respectively. If you like physical basketball, this will be the game for you to watch.
Wednesday's Shootaround: Buzzer-beater, double OT in Maui, Missouri impresses--Ballin' is a Habit
Cleveland State 57, Kent State 53: The Vikings got 13 points out of Jeremy Montgomery and 11 points from D'Aundray Brown as they won the battle of the most impressive mid-major program early in the season. CSU was up double figures early and never allowed the Golden Flashes to get within a single possession.
Big wins keep coming for Cleveland State--YardBarker
Showdown a letdown as Vikings outlast Flashes in a sloppy game (video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Early 12-point lead key to CSU win over Kent State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State and Kent State in Big Mid-Major Battle Tonight--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State Superfans Talk Bonaventure Win, Kent State Game--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State Knocks Off Kent State in Regional Rivalary Game--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State and Kent State set to Battle on Tuesday--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State (3-0) Takes On Kent State (2-0)--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State vs Kent State: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Beats Kent State, 57-53--Vikings Ball
Vikings Win at Kent State, 57-53--csuvikings.com
Vikings Resume Play in Ticket City Legends Classic Against Boston University--csuvikings.com
Kate Peterson Abiad Talks About Incoming Recruiting Class--Let's Go Vikes!
CSU Travels To Western Michigan For Friday Contest--csuvikings.com
Falcons Beat Depleted Titans--The Mid-Majority
The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Nov. 23--Raptors HQ
And here are the rest of the men’s games today …
5:00pm Austin Peay vs. Detroit – Jason Calliste had a near double-double last night in the close loss against Bowling Green going for 16 points and 9 rebounds. Let’s see what he has left in his third game in as many days.
Oakland upends Houston; Detroit Mercy falls to Bowling Green--The Detroit Free Press
Bowling Green 67, Detroit 61
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A’uston Calhoun scored 14 points, Scott Thomas added 10 and Bowling Green went 7-for-7 at the foul line in the game’s final 39 seconds as the Falcons beat Detroit 67-61 Tuesday night.
The Falcons (3-1) remain undefeated in the Progressive CBE Classic subregional on their home court with the second win in as many games.
With the game tied at 52-all with less than five minutes left, Cameron Black’s jumper started a 15-7 Bowling Green run over a 4 1/2 minute span to put the game out of reach.
The last seven of those points came on foul shots as Calhoun (2-for-2), Jordan Crawford (2-for-2), Luke Kraus (2-for-2) and Thomas (1-for-1) were all perfect at the stripe.
The Falcons scored 25 points off 21 Detroit turnovers while committing just 15 themselves.
Evan Bruinsma led the Titans (2-3) with 17 points, Jason Calliste added 16 and Ray McCallum had 11.
Poor shooting dooms Detroit Mercy in loss to George Washington--The Detroit News
Detroit vs George Washington: Recap Notes--Titans Update
Detroit Struggles in 86-73 Loss To George Washington--Titans Update
Updated: Detroit (2-2) Goes Up Against Bowling Green (2-1)--Titans Update
Detroit vs Bowling Green: Recap Notes--The Detroit News
Detroit Sinking After 67-61 Loss To Bowling Green--The Detroit News
GW Outlasts Detroit in CBE Classic Opener--detroittitans.com
Falcons Defend Home Court in 67-61 Win Over Detroit in CBE Classic--detroittitans.com
Brown’s Monster Performance Not Enough As BGSU Edges Detroit--detroittitans.com
UIC (1-2) Battles Evansville (2-1)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Set to Host Evansville in Pre-Thanksgiving Tilt Wednesday--uicflames.com
Miller Inks Four Players in Early Signing Period--uicflames.com
Women's Hoops Set to Host Central Methodist on Friday--uicflames.com
The Wait Is Over, Ramblers Open Gentile Arena Versus Fordham Saturday--LoyolaRamblers.com
Ramblers Head West For Seattle Thanksgiving Tournament--LoyolaRamblers.com
Green Bay vs Indiana State: Recap Notes--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Falls To Indiana State Late, 57-56--Phoenix Fever
Late Three Hands Green Bay Tough Loss at Indiana State--uwgbathletics.com
Bench Providing Depth, Sparking Phoenix--uwgbathletics.com
Green Bay-Marquette Tip Time Moved on Dec. 10--uwgbathletics.com
No. 18 Green Bay Faces Illinois and No. 25 Georgia Tech in San Juan Shootout--uwgbathletics.com
Quizzes passed; exam is next--PantherU
Three reasons we’ll be thankful--PantherU
Milwaukee (4-0) Takes On Michigan State (2-2)--UWM Update
Injury Report: Milwaukee's Christian Wolf Probable for the Next Game--UWM Update
Decisive First-Half Run Holds Up As Spartans Fend Off Panthers--uwmpanthers.com
Laur Helps Carolina Giants Claim Back-To-Back Titles--uwmpanthers.com
Women’s basketball: Western Illinois (1-2) at Valparaiso (0-2)--The Post-Tribune
VU lets early lead slip away--The Post-Tribune
VU women hope to get on track at Colorado--The Post-Tribune
Tale of two halves for Valparaiso women--The NWI Times
Valpo Suffers Setback to Western Illinois--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Set to Battle Colorado at Omni Hotels Classic--valpoathletics.com
Drews cope with simultaneous cancer diagnoses together--The Post-Tribune
Stegelmann, Carpenter officially join VU roster--Off The Mark
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Western Illinois (WBB)--Region Sports Extra
Game Preview: The Ohio State University--SectionEE
Who Doesn't Love Winning?!--SectionEE
Valpo Heads Into Test at #3/3 Ohio State--valpoathletics.com
Tuesday's Shootaround: The Maui, CBE and Legends all on the same time--Ballin' is a Habit
The rest of the top 25
No. 9 Florida 78, Wright State 65: Brad Beal and Kenny Boynton went for 22 points each and Mike Rosario added 11 off the bench as the Gators knocked off a feisty Raiders team. Wright State was able to cut a big lead all the way down to nine with five minutes to go in the game.
Wright State falls to No. 10 Florida--Dayton Daily News
WSU guard busts out of scoring slump--Dayton Daily News
WSU basketball speeding up the offense--Dayton Daily News
ESPN2 to air WSU-UC basketball game--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. North Florida--Dayton Daily News
Wright State shows improved offense but loses to No. 10 Florida, 78-65--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Focus: Raiders appreciate shots at powerful opponents in event--Wright State University Sports
Game 5 Preview: Wright State (2-2) at North Florida (1-4)--Wright State University Sports
Wright State vs Florida: Recap Notes--Rowdy Review
#7 Ranked Florida Drops Wright State, 78-65--Rowdy Review
Wright State (2-2) and North Florida (1-4) Face Off--Rowdy Review
Men Drop 78-65 Decision to #10 Florida--wsuraiders.com
Wright State To Host First Annual Heroes' Night--wsuraiders.com
Cincinnati Game Moved to ESPN2--wsuraiders.com
Wright State women trail by 14, then win by 20 to move to 3-0--Wright State University Sports
WSU women Beat Western Kentucky--Fairborn Daily Herald
Women Beat Western Kentucky, 57 in Second Half--Fairborn Daily Herald
YSU women drop home opener to American--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Women’s Basketball Falls To American, 48-41--ysusports.com
Women's Basketball Heads to L.A.; Nortey and Brown Set for Homecoming--ysusports.com
Youngstown State (3-0) vs. Penn State (4-1)--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Seeks Fourth Straight Win at Penn State--ysusports.com
Green Bay Women's Basketball Moves Up to 18th in ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll--Horizon League Network
Wright State Uses Big Second Half to Stay Undefeated--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State, Detroit Split Results on Tuesday Night--Horizon League Network