Saturday, November 26, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/26/2011

High-Major Men's Basketball Game Breakdowns 11/25-11/27--College Sports Madness

BUTLER AT INDIANA (7 p.m. Sunday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana)

In any other year recently, this would have been no contest. Not this time. Butler takes its 3-2 overall record to Bloomington and faces an Indiana squad that appears to have turned the corner under coach Tom Crean. Indiana is off to a 5-0 start, which may or may not hold up under the rigors of Big Ten Conference play, but the Hoosiers are at least trying. After losing two of the first three games against Evansville and Louisville, Butler has recovered for victories over Savannah State and Gardner-Webb (the latter was only a 68-66 victory, behind 22 points by Chrishawn Hopkins). Andrew Smith leads Butler with 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Thanks to a sharp .554 field-goal percentage and 87 points per game, which rank a respective second and eighth in the nation for NCAA Division I schools, Indiana is off to a 5-0 start. Its last two victories are against – and no, this is not a repeat mistake – Savannah State and Gardner-Webb. Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo are Indiana’s leading scorers and rebounders, combining for 22 points and 18 rebounds per contest.

10 years ago: Butler upset IU, then was left out of NCAAs--The Indy Star
IU another chance to measure growth--Indy Star Butler Insider

Nevada Edges Butler

The Rhode Island Less Traveled--The Mid-Majority
BT Powerhouse Top 25: 2nd Edition--BT Powerhouse
Cleveland State rallies to defeat Boston University, stays unbeaten--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Coach Waters and Jermey Montgomery Talk About Win Over BU--The Cauldron
Cleveland State 63, Boston U 62--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Rally To Defeat Boston, 63-62, And Stay

Vikings Earn Thrilling 72-66 Overtime Victory At Western
Vikings Return Home To Host Cornell

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Nov. 25--Raptors HQ

7:00pm Utah vs. Detroit – This could be a great match up. Utah’s Taryn Wicijowski is on a tear since coming back from a knee injury last season. She’s averaging 17 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 29.3 minutes a game and is making up for lost time. Detroit’s Canadian in the middle, Yar Shayok is a reigning member of the Horizon League all defensive team. Watching these two go at it in the paint will be titanic. I didn’t even mention Michelle Plouffe who’s averaging a double-double, 11.7 points and 10 rebounds, for Utah.

Detroit (3-3) Faces Akron (2-2)--Titans Update
Saturday Tilt at Akron Completes Ohio

Women's Basketball Opens UTSA Thanksgiving Classic With Setback To

UIC (2-2) Battles Toledo (3-1)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Hit the Road to Face Toledo Saturday

Flames Improve to 4-1 With a 67-46 Win Over Central

Loyola to open new Gentile Arena on Saturday--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola (Chicago) (0-4) Takes On Fordham (1-1)--LU Wolf Ball
Late Run Sends Akron Past Loyola,
Women's Basketball Blog Entry #4: Gabby

Men's basketball: Bennett's team trounces UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay vs Virginia: Recap Notes--Phoenix Fever
Virginia Crushes Green Bay, 68-42--Phoenix Fever
Slow Starts Doom Phoenix in Loss at

Women's basketball preview: UWGB vs. Georgia Tech--Green Bay Press Gazette

How they respond--PantherU
Milwaukee (4-1) Goes Up Against Arkansas-Little Rock (2-3)--UWM Update

Extended Road Trip Starts At Western Illinois

2nd half costs Valpo in 80-47 loss to No. 3
Harris keeps VU in the game during first half--The Post-Tribune
Ohio State busts Valparaiso’s upset bid--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso at Ohio State, Nov. 25, Live Blog--Off The Mark
Diebler's father has court-side seat--The NWI Times
Buckeyes bounce the Crusaders--The NWI Times
Valparaiso vs Ohio State: Recap Notes--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Beaten By #3 Ranked Ohio State, 80-47--Valpo Daily
Ohio St. game wrap up...--SectionEE
Crusaders Fall at #3/3 Ohio

Colorado Downs Valpo to Open Omni Hotels
Valpo Battles Montana State Saturday Night in

Preview: Wright State vs. Charlotte--Dayton Daily News
WSU's Pacher rebounding from injury--Dayton Daily News
Wright State stopped attacking in loss to North Florida--Wright State University Sports
Game 6 Preview: Charlotte (2-2) at Wright State (2-3)--Wright State University Sports
Wright State (2-3) and Charlotte (2-2) Square Off--Rowdy Review

Youngstown State at Penn State 11/23/2011--The Mid-Majority
YSU MEN’S PREVIEW | Today’s game--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Visits Saint Francis (Pa.) Saturday

Brown Goes Over 1,000, Leads Penguins to Victory at
Guins Go for Tournament Crown Saturday vs.

Busy Friday Night in Women's Hoops--Horizon League Network

Cleveland State Collects Last-Second Win on Friday--Horizon League Network

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