Tuesday, December 20, 2011

News On The Horizon 12/20/2011

Improving the Already Amazing Crossroads Classic--The Crimson Quarry

Everybody loves the Crossroads Classic--College Basketball Nation Blog
Night Court: Pair of Top 25's fall--Eye On College Basketball

On tap:

There are a handful of games that lead the way:

1) Butler at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. - Two of the elite non-Power 6 teams in the country. Butler is coming off a big win against Purdue and the 'Zags have started to get it going lately.

First preseason game for Jazz is an ugly one--Deseret News

GUARDS — Collectively, the Jazz shot a paltry 8 percent from the 3-point line, with shooting guard Raja Bell converting the only long-distance attempt among the 12 the team attempted. Starting point guard Devin Harris led the struggle with an 0-for-3 effort. Harris also had five turnovers, while second-year swingman Gordon Hayward had three and Bell and C.J. Miles each collected two. The guards shot just 12-of-34 from the field collectively, while rookie Alec Burks went just 3-of-10. Grade: D+

Flat Utah Jazz fall to Blazers 110-90 as Tyrone Corbin goes young--Salt Lake Tribune

With high-paid, proven veterans relegated to cushioned seats on the bench, Utah’s second-year coach turned to four players 21 or younger — Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks and Enes Kanter — to lift up his uninspired, rhythm-less team.

Favors leapt into the light, scoring a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds.

But all that mattered to Corbin after his team’s disappointing performance was the clear lack of effort he saw on the court.

A Battle Of The Mid-Major Elite: Zags Host Butler--The Slipper Still Fits
Men's college basketball preview: Butler at Gonzaga--The Indy Star
Butler men's basketball: 'Mid' label won't stick--The Indy Star

JAWANZA! Poland Leads USF Past Cleveland State--Voodoo Five
Cleveland State's D'Aundray Brown a defensive force: CSU Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State falls to South Florida, 70-55--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State vs South Florida: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
South Florida Gets 70-55 Win Over Cleveland State--Vikings Ball
Kamczyc Scores 14, But CSU Falls at South Florida, 70-55--csuvikings.com

Loyola rolls past Rockhurst 69-46--The Chicago Tribune
Western Illinois vs UIC: Recap Notes--Flame Fanatic
UIC Wins Close One, 57-56 Over Western Illinois--Flame Fanatic
Talton's Game-Winning Shot Lifts UIC over Western Illinois, 57-56--uicflames.com

Flames Down Lakers, 78-58; Dahnke Posts Career Highs--uicflames.com

Rockhurst vs Loyola (Chicago): Recap Notes--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Takes Down Rockhurst, 69-46--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Wins Third Straight, Shoots Way Past Rockhurst, 69-46--LoyolaRamblers.com

Women's basketball preview: UWGB vs. Ball State--Green Bay Press Gazette

Women's basketball: E. Illinois (7-2) at Valparaiso (3-7)--The Post-Tribune

Men's basketball: Valparaiso (7-4) at N. Illinois (0-10)--The Post-Tribune

Women Pull Away to Defeat Southeast Missouri--wsuraiders.com

They Play Basketball at These Schools Too--The Mid-Majority
MAC Basketball Review: Still Trying To Figure Out Akron--Hustle Belt
Penguins zipped by Zips, 88-62--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State vs Akron: Recap Notes--Guin Report
Youngstown State Crushed By Akron, 88-62--Guin Report
Turnovers Costly in 88-62 Loss to Akron--ysusports.com

Chicagoland Schools Notch Wins on Monday--Horizon League Network
McCallum, Williams Named Cousy Award Candidates--Horizon League Network
Butler's Smith Earns Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honor--Horizon League Network

UIC and Wright State Win to Run Women's Basketball Win Streak to 11--Horizon League Network
YSU's Kenya Middlebrooks Named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--Horizon League Network

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