Friday, December 2, 2011

News On The Horizon 12/2/2011

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

Five more mid-major matchups to watch

Sat. 2:00 pm: Valparaiso @ Butler: So will Butler end up being Butler again this season? They certainly have the talent to do so, but the Bulldogs still have a long way to go before they reach the level that they have been at the past two seasons. Valpo may be without Brandon Wood this year, but the Crusaders are 5-2 and have beaten Akron and Duquesne already this year.

Sat. 2:00 pm: Cleveland State @ Detroit: Detroit was thought to be the team that would be a favorite to win the Horizon in the preseason, but the Titans aren't much more than Ray McCallum this season, and he isn't good enough to carry this program. Cleveland State is a physical defense team that has some offensive pieces that were overshadowed by Norris Cole last year.

Jon Teitel's November All-Conference Teams--College Hoops

G Kendrick Perry Youngstown St.
G Chase Simon Detroit
F Kevin Van Wijk Valparaiso
F Ryan Broekhoff Valparaiso
C Alec Brown Green Bay

Men's Basketball Games of the Week 12/2 - 12/4--College Sports Madness

VALPARAISO AT BUTLER (2 p.m. Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana)

Horizon League play gets underway this weekend with the latest installment of the I-65 series (actually part of I-94 through northwest Indiana is included, but you get the idea), and this should be a good contest to open up. Valparaiso (5-2) rode a five-game winning streak before being hammered 80-47 by Ohio State. Beware of Kevin VanWijk , who has a 14.8 scoring average and a shooting mark of 63.8 percent, and Ryan Broekhoff nearly has a double-double average of 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Butler (4-3) would like nothing more than to win this game with a tough test ahead against Xavier four days afterward. Chrishawn Hopkins leads the way at 12.9 points per game.

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Dec. 1--Raptors HQ

7:00pm Youngstown State @ Detroit – I have a feeling this could be a big game for Detroit’s Jason Calliste. He’s been solid all year and with the continued absence of Eli Holman, he’s going to be needed to contribute.
And here is where the ladies are playing today …
7:00pm Detroit @ Ball State – Yar Shayok (wo)man’s the middle for Detroit and with the emergence of two freshmen players, she’ll be needed to anchor the middle on defense more so now. She’s currently sitting 6th all time on the school’s rebounding list so expect the glass to be clean tonight.

UIC, Loyola drop Horizon League openers--The Chicago Tribune

College basketball's November: in photos--Eye On College Basketball

Student-athlete, student teacher: Mr. Nored coaches them up in the classroom--The Indy Star
Butler (4-3) vs. Valparaiso (5-2)--Butler Blue Fever
Bulldogs Host Valparaiso In

Butler vs. Bradley - Nov. 30,

The Morning After Recap: Friday, December 2--Searching for Billy Edelin

By The Numbers

50 - Total possessions in Cleveland State's 45-43 win over Horizon League foe Wright State. The Vikings entered the day averaging 67.1 possessions per game, and are luck to avoid a disastrous loss.

Cleveland State men's basketball team tops Wright State with tip-in at buzzer--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State vs Wright State: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Slips By Wright State, 45-43--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State (7-1) Battles Detroit (3-5)--Vikings Ball
Brown's Tip-In Lifts CSU Past Wright State,
Vikings Continue Road Swing At Detroit on

College hoops roundup--The Detroit Free Press

Youngstown State 64, Detroit Mercy 61

DuShawn Brooks scored 24 points and made two key three-pointers in the final 1:55 to lead Youngstown State to a 64-61 victory against Detroit tonight at Calihan Hall.

Brooks’ first shot behind the arc put the Penguins (5-1, 1-0 Horizon League) down by one point. With 1:05 to play, he hit another three-pointer to give them a 61-59 lead, and Kendrick Perry protected the cushion with three free throws in the last 17 seconds.

Brooks had six three-pointers on the night. Perry scored 13 points for Youngstown State, which broke a five-game losing streak against the Titans and is off to its best start since the 2000-01 season.

Chase Simon and Ray McCollum scored 21 points apiece for Detroit (3-5, 0-1). McCallum had 10 rebounds.

Detroit Mercy foiled by late Youngstown State run--The Detroit News
Youngstown State vs Detroit: Recap Notes--Titans Update
Youngstown State Gets Close Win Over Detroit, 64-61--Titans Update
Detroit (3-5) vs. Cleveland State (7-1)--Titans Update
Late Threes Cost Titans in 64-61
Detroit Welcomes Cleveland State

Titans Fly By Cardinals,

Green Bay 71, UIC 68: Final flourish finishes Flames--The Chicago Sun-Times
Wisconsin-Green Bay tips Illinois-Chicago 71-68--Daily Herald
On this day 15 years ago - Dec 01, 1996--Flame Fanatic
UIC vs Green Bay: Recap Notes--Flame Fanatic
UIC Flops In Close 71-68 Loss to Green Bay--Flame Fanatic
UIC (2-4) Squares Off With Milwaukee (6-1)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Wrap up Road Trip at Milwaukee Saturday

Men's Hoops Drops Heartbreaker at Green Bay,

Milwaukee 59, Loyola 41: Tough night for Ramblers--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola (Chicago) vs Milwaukee: Recap Notes--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Beaten By Milwaukee, 59-41--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) (1-5) vs. Green Bay (3-4)--LU Wolf Ball
Milwaukee Stops Loyola, 59-41 In Horizon League
Loyola Visits Green Bay Saturday

Simone Law Earns All-Tournament Honors At Seattle U Thanksgiving

Men's basketball: UW-Green Bay defeats Illinois-Chicago 71-68--Green Bay Press Gazette
Game #7: UWGB vs. UIC (live updates)--UWGB Basketball
Did Cerroni foul or not?--UWGB Basketball
UIC vs Green Bay: Recap Notes--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Gets Close Win Over UIC, 71-68--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (3-4) Squares Off With Loyola (Chicago) (1-5)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Slips Past UIC for League Opening
Green Bay Hosts Loyola for Festival Foods Family Game

The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Dec. 2--Raptors HQ

And here is where the ladies are playing …
8:00pm Marquette @ Green Bay – Here is another big game on the women’s side – a battle of Wisconsin. Katherine Plouffe had been playing very well for Marquette and had a 16 point, 14 rebound, 4 assist, 3 steal game against New Orleans three nights ago. She’s the team’s leading scorer and rebounder right now also. For Green Bay, freshman Megan Lukan is averaging 2.6 points and 3 boards in an efficient 13 minutes a game so she should see some action here.

Women's basketball: Phoenix looks to avenge loss to Marquette--Green Bay Press Gazette

Twice as nice for Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Black and Gold gets it right in second stanza--PantherU
Defense quickly becoming Milwaukee’s identity--PantherU
Loyola (Chicago) vs Milwaukee: Recap Notes--UWM Update
UPDATED: Lonnie Boga missed Thursday's game against Loyola-Chicago--UWM Update
Milwaukee Wins 59-41 Over Loyola (Chicago)--UWM Update
Milwaukee (6-1) Takes On UIC (2-4)--UWM Update
Postgame Report: Loyola at Milwaukee--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Pull Away In Second Half For Decisive Win Over
Panthers Wrap Up League Weekend With UIC Saturday

Panthers Head To Michigan In Search Of Three In A
Women's Basketball Set To Help Out At Milwaukee VA

Valparaiso (5-2) and Butler (4-3) Face Off--Valpo Daily
Horizon League Opener!--SectionEE

Women's Hoops Homestand Continues Saturday as Valpo Hosts

WSU loses in final seconds against Cleveland State--Dayton Daily News
Raiders keep CSU's Pogue on his toes--Dayton Daily News
WSU shows promise in loss to CSU--Dayton Daily News
WSU coach talks league optimism after loss--Dayton Daily News
WSU opens conference play with strong ‘D’--Dayton Daily News
Preview: WSU vs. Youngstown State--Dayton Daily News
Late tip-in gives Cleveland State 45-43 victory against Wright State--Wright State University Sports
Sophomore guard Vest will continue to help Wright State in return--Wright State University Sports
Cleveland State vs Wright State: Recap Notes--Rowdy Review
Wright State Sinking After Close Loss To Cleveland State, 45-43--Rowdy Review
Wright State (2-5) Takes On Youngstown State (5-1)--Rowdy Review
Men lose conference opener to Cleveland State--The Guardian
Men Drop 45-43 Decision to Cleveland

YSU tops Detroit in Horizon opener--Youngstown Vindicator
Brooks’ 22 leads YSU over Detroit--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State vs Detroit: Recap Notes--Guin Report
Youngstown State Takes Close One With Detroit, 64-61--Guin Report
Youngstown State (5-1) vs. Wright State (2-5)--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Seeks First 6-1 Start Since 94-95 Against Wright

Strong Second-Half Boosts Penguins Past Broncos,

Last Second Thrillers Open Conference Play--Horizon League Network

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