Thursday, December 8, 2011

News On The Horizon 12/9/2011

Thursday's Shootaround: The SEC struggles, Xavier rolls--Ballin' is a Habit
Utah Jazz thrilled to be back in business--Deseret News


Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans each won over Jazz fans last year.

Hayward first because of his college career at Butler, his frugal car purchase (Honda) and culinary choice (Olive Garden), and then because he played so well down the stretch and dropped 22 on Kobe Bryant in a shocking Jazz win at Los Angeles.

And Evans because of his endless energy and incredible hops.

It will be interesting to see how the pals do now that they're not rookies and don't have to pack around pink princess backpacks (consider yourselves forewarned, Kanter and Alec Burks).

So, will Hayward continue where he left off? (And, yes, we're talking where he left off as a basketball pro, not a video game pro.)
Could another guy step forward?

Maybe Hayward, Harris, Favors, perhaps even the growing-in-confidence Miles?

"I have a couple of guys I think will be that guy," Corbin admitted. "But I'm going to hold that back and see if they step up."

Game Recap: Xavier 73-61 Butler--Banners On The Parkway

Bulldogs Host Ball State Friday

Picking up Shane Battier a bigger deal for the Heat than it might seem--Miami Herald
Cleveland State coach Gary Waters left 'frustrated' by turnovers, missed 3s: Vikings Men's Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State hangs on for 62-58 victory over Robert Morris--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Concludes Road Trip Tonight at Robert Morris--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State vs Robert Morris: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Gets Win Over Robert Morris, 62-58--Vikings Ball
Vikings Win at Robert Morris, 62-58, Improve to

Vikings Travel To Toledo For Saturday

Friday's Shootaround: West Virginia wins a 2OT thriller--Ballin' is a Habit

Detroit 91, Western Michigan 82: Eli Holman made his return to the Detroit lineup, and instantly made everyone realize why they had put the Titans at the top of the Horizon League back in the preseason. Holman had 21 points, seven boards and four blocks as Detroit jumped out to a 61-39 lead at the break. WMU had a run in them, but it was too little too late.

College Basketball Vegas Odds and Picks: December 8th--Searching for Billy Edelin

7:30pm: West Michigan @ Detroit (-5)

I think it'll be fun, every once in a while, to pick a game in which the two teams have a combined 29.4 winning percentage. Western Michigan's only win came over a D-III team called the Hope Flying Dutchmen. Ummmm… Detroit.

College basketball roundup: Eli Holman, Chase Simon lead Detroit Mercy over Western--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy jumps, holds off Western--The Detroit News
On this day 12 years ago - Dec 08, 1999--Titans Update
On this day 12 years ago - Dec 08, 1999--Titans Update
Detroit Wins 92-81 Over Western Michigan--Titans Update
Titans Use Solid First Half to Defeat WMU,

Shearer Nails Career-High Five 3-Pointers As Titans’ Late Rally Falls Short To Michigan,

Listen to Coach Moore on ESPN Chicago TONIGHT!
NIU Pre-Game Coverage: Listen to the XFinity Howard Moore Podcast!

Big East Basketball Wrap-Up: Louisville And DePaul Win, Rutgers Falls To Princeton--Big East Coast Bias

DePaul 69, Loyola (IL) 58: Loyola had a monster second half behind Walt Gibler's game-high 29 points but the Ramblers couldn't make up the deficit against DePaul after only scoring 17 points in the first half. Moses Morgan scored 13 points in 13 minutes to lead DePaul. Jamee Crockett, Krys Faber and Jeremiah Kelly also reached double figures in scoring for the Blue Demons. For more on DePaul, visit our team page or SB Nation Chicago.

Loyola (Chicago) (1-7) Squares Off With Toledo (6-2)--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Announces 2000s All-Decade Team For Men's
Ramblers Take To The Road Again, Visit Toledo

La Salle Grinds Past Loyola,

No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay women beat Toledo
The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Dec. 8--Raptors HQ

And here is where the women’s are playing tonight …
7:00pm Green Bay @ Toledo – It looks like rookie Megan Lukan is coming off back-to-back double digit scoring games and is currently on a three game stretch where she’s playing over 30 minutes off the bench. She’s been playing well of late and she will be given her first starting nod of her collegiate career.

Women's basketball: UWGB ends Toledo's home streak, improves to 8-0--Green Bay Press Gazette
Eichler and Bauer Combine for Nine Three Pointers in 72-65 Win over

Griner has 20, No. 1 Baylor women beat
Panthers no match for top-ranked Baylor--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Live Blog: Women's Basketball at No. 1 Baylor--Panther Blog Zone
No. 1 Baylor Pulls Away From Milwaukee Women To Claim

Ja’Rob McCallum update--PantherU
Milwaukee (8-1) Battles Northern Iowa (8-1)--UWM Update
Panthers On The Road For Stiff Test At Northern

Valparaiso-IPFW post-mortem--Off The Mark
IPFW: The Morning After--Inside VU Sports
Michigan State rotation still a work in progress for Tom Izzo--The Detroit Free Press

It's a balancing act. Kearney saw minutes early because Wood struggled to defend Central Connecticut's three-point shooters.

In fairness to Wood, many teammates have shown difficulty defending this season, too. Payne and Dawson struggle with screens, for example.

Bowling Green Preview--SectionEE
Valpo Men Return Home to Face

Valpo Heads to Pitt Saturday to Face Big East

WSU's offensive struggles continue to mount--Dayton Daily News
WSU basketball getting more TV exposure--Dayton Daily News
Road struggles likely to continue with young group--Dayton Daily News

Women's Basketball Continues MAC Tour at Ohio on

Green Bay Wins on Thursday Night to Move to 8-0--Horizon League Network

Cleveland State, Detroit Collect Quality Wins on Thursday--Horizon League Network
Road Awaits for Horizon League Teams This Weekend--Horizon League Network

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