Tuesday, November 29, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/28/2011

Around the Horizon League: Weeks 2 and 3--Hoopville

The Way vs. The Hall--The Mid-Majority
Minnesota Loses Game And Trevor Mbakwe--Basketball Predictions

Indiana 75, Butler 59
Indiana fans have watched Butler have so much success the past couple of years, but they now feel like they've got the talent they need to contend in the Big Ten, and it was clear coming into this game that they had this one marked on their calendar. And Indiana put on a shooting display in this game, going 8-for-13 behind the arc (compared to 5-for-18 for Butler) and 80.6% at the free throw line (compared to 54.5% for Butler). Indiana's not going to shoot that well so often, and Butler can feel like the Hoosiers got a little bit of hometown reffing, but I don't think this result really was that much of a fluke.

First of all, Butler struggled in the same ways they've struggled all season. Their ball handling and offensive creation has been awful. Ronald Nored is the only backcourt player who can create his own shot, and even he's not creating a lot of offense for his teammates. As a whole they had seven assists and 19 turnovers, and allowed Indiana to collect 14 steals. In addition, this is just one in a string of disappointing results for Butler. They lost to Evansville, got destroyed at home by Louisville and had a very narrow win over a mediocre Gardner Webb team. Their Pomeroy rating has slipped to 105th and their Sagarin PREDICTOR is 193rd, believe it or not.

I expect things to get better for Butler. They're not playing up to their talent, and Brad Stevens does a terrific job of adapting his game plans to his talent. He's just still figuring this team out. They're not the 193rd best team in the country - that's for sure. I'm very curious to see how they handle their conference opener against Valparaiso on Saturday. It's a game that they should win if they play well. The Hoosiers are now 6-0, though their best wins were over Butler and Evansville, so they've still got to prove themselves. They've got an interesting Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Wednesday night at NC State. It will be a great opportunity to steal a win against a team that they might be fighting with for an at-large spot on Selection Sunday.

NBA: By staying the same, Utah Jazz could start season stronger--Salt Lake Tribune

Beneath the surface: an interesting blend of veterans seeking redemption — Mehmet Okur, Raja Bell — and young guns who form the building blocks of the Jazz’s uncertain future — Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans, Kanter and Burks.
Utah also won’t have to fill its roster with overpriced mercenaries, relying instead on nine athletes who already know the Jazz’s system and some of whom — Millsap, Miles, Jefferson, Favors, Hayward — are expected to show up for camp Dec. 9 in the best shape of their careers.

Ex-Butler stars Gordon Hayward, Shelvin Mack ready for NBA season to start--Washington Post
Indiana-Butler notebook: Hoosiers badger Bulldogs--The Indy Star
Sheehey relishes coming off bench for IU--The Indy Star
Oakland City at Butler men's basketball preview--The Indy Star

Bulldogs Have Home Opener Against Bradley--ButlerSports.com

Men's basketball highlights: Vikings 5-1 through Saturday--The Cauldron
Cleveland State Enters Horizon League Play as Conference Favorites--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Drop 2 Slots in Mid-Major Top 25--Let's Go Vikes!
Viking Voyage Details for 2011-2012 Cleveland State Basketball--Let's Go Vikes!
Celebrate the Holiday and Vikings Hoops on Dec 22nd--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Open League Play on Thursday at Wright State--csuvikings.com

The NC-Double-Eh Stat Leaders - Week 3--Raptors HQ


Junior Cadougan, Marquette – 6.4
Myck Kabongo, Texas – 5.2
Hernst Laroche, New Mexico State – 4.8
Christian Kabongo, New Mexico State – 3.5
Matthew Wright, St. Bonaventure – 3.3
Alex Johnson, NC State – 3.2
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga – 3.0
Jason Calliste, Detroit – 2.9
Free Throw % (minimum two made free throws per game)

Christian Kabongo, New Mexico State - .920
Nik Cochran, Davidson - .900
Ty Nurse, Texas Tech - .871
Jason Calliste, Detroit - .857

Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure – 33.8
Tyler Murray, Wagner – 31.7
Jason Calliste, Detroit – 31.1

Detroit Mercy starter Nick Minnerath lost for season--The Detroit Free Press
UDM hoops loses forward Nick Minnerath for season--The Detroit News

Flames Fall to Sharpshooting Redbirds, 77-56--uicflames.com

Fordham at Loyola (Ill.) 11/26/2011--The Mid-Majority
Rambler women’s basketball team to face off against crosstown rival DePaul--Loyola Phoenix
Women's Basketball Blog Entry #5: Lyndsey Booker--LoyolaRamblers.com

Check it out--Loyola Phoenix

Ramblers Open Horizon League Play At Milwaukee Thursday Night--LoyolaRamblers.com

Women's basketball: UWGB moves up to No. 17 in USA Today/ESPN coaches poll--Green Bay Press Gazette
Video Feature: San Juan Shootout--uwgbathletics.com
Phoenix Cracks AP Top 25 Poll, Moves up in Coaches Poll--uwgbathletics.com
Watch: Inside Phoenix Basketball: Nov. 28--uwgbathletics.com

Green Bay Battle Tested as Horizon League Play Begins Thursday--uwgbathletics.com

Panthers hold on for win--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WBB: Milwaukee at Bradley--Panther Blog Zone
Postgame Report: Milwaukee at Bradley--Panther Blog Zone
Milwaukee Hangs Tough For 71-67 Victory Over Bradley--uwmpanthers.com
Women's Basketball Tip Time At Western Michigan Changed--uwmpanthers.com

Kaylon vs. Ray Jr. – who is the better player?--PantherU

IU Northwest at Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Valpo Women Open Three-Game Homestand Wednesday Hosting Indiana-Northwest--valpoathletics.com

Cleveland State winning despite losing NBA talent--Dayton Daily News
Recovering Wright State sophomore expected to play much more this week--Wright State University Sports

Women's Hoops Returns Home to Play Western Michigan on Wednesday--ysusports.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/28/2011

StatSheet Horizon Players of the Week - November 28th, 2011--Butler Blue Fever
High-Major Men's Basketball Game Breakdowns 11/28-12/1--College Sports Madness

LOYOLA-CHICAGO AT MILWAUKEE (8 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

It’s hard to believe, but this game marks the start of Horizon League play for these two schools. It stands to reason for Loyola-Chicago, as 18 of its next 23 games are against Horizon teams. Loyola is off to a 1-4 start but found the win column Saturday in a 64-50 win over Fordham. Ben Averkamp (11.4 points) and Joe Crisman (11.0) lead a scoring attack that hasn’t been the best so far this year. Milwaukee (5-1) is licking its wounds following a 68-55 loss to Michigan State, and this game begins a stretch of three straight games against Chicago-area opponents (Loyola, Illinois-Chicago and DePaul). James Haarsma leads Milwaukee with 12.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

Tom Crean gets biggest win in tenure over Butler--Eye On College Basketball
Utah Jazz: NBA's shortened, frantic-paced season may help Jazz--Deseret News

Considering they'll be one of the youngest teams in the NBA — with promising up-and-comers like Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter — maybe that will turn out to be a good thing for the Jazz.

Kragthorpe: Lockout’s end means Jazz’s reality resumes--Salt Lake Tribune

In their final appearance, the Jazz beat Denver behind the 34-point effort of rookie Gordon Hayward, inspiring hope for the future.

As long as opponents field teams of rec center regulars, as the Nuggets did that night, the Jazz will be just fine.

Otherwise, they’ll do well to win 30 of these 66 games. They will be healthier and more talented than the team that finished last season, but also younger. Imagine this: If Hayward, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Alec Burks are in the rotation, the Jazz will be relying on four players between the ages of 19 and 21, who played a combined five years of college basketball.

Butler Vs. Indiana: Hoosiers Lead 31-28 At Half--SB Nation Indiana
Indiana 75, Butler 59: Hoosiers Pull Away In Second Half.--SB Nation Indiana
Indiana 75, Butler 59: Hoosiers pull away from Bulldogs.--The Crimson Quarry
Will Sheehey scores 21 points to lead IU past Butler 75-59--The Indy Star
What’s ahead more telling than what’s behind--Indy Star Butler Insider
BU has second-half meltdown (+Audio)--Victory Firelight
Men’s basketball: Hoosiers use second half run to down Bulldogs--Butler Collegian
Second Half Lifts Indiana Past Butler--ButlerSports.com
Butler Starts Homestand With Oakland City--ButlerSports.com

Haley Howard Named To Nugget Classic All-Tournament Team--ButlerSports.com
Beth Couture Show - Episode 4--ButlerSports.com

Cleveland St. 67, Rhode Island 45--YardBarker
Pat Riley seeks to fill Miami Heat’s holes for another title run--Miami Herald

The starting point

Mario Chalmers is a restricted free agent but would like to remain in Miami. He made an impressive leap during last season’s playoffs, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Heat is comfortable with making him a full-time starter. The market is thin on point guard, however, with Dallas’ J.J. Barea seemingly the only other suitable option.

By necessity, draft pick Norris Cole likely will receive minutes this season in a reserve role. It’s a less than ideal situation for the Heat — Cole will have a shortened training camp to prepare for his first season in the NBA with the league’s most high-profile team — but one the team has anticipated. The Heat moved up in the draft to land the point guard from Cleveland State.

Pogue sparks Cleveland State to 67-45 win over Rhode Island--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State vs Rhode Island: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
D`Aundray Brown Receives Honorable Mention for the StatSheet Horizon Player of the Week - November 28th, 2011--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Gets Big Win Over Rhode Island, 67-45--Vikings Ball
Pogue Scores Career-High 20 Points in 67-45 Win At Rhode Island--csuvikings.com

Poor shooting sinks Vikings women against Cornell--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Drop 79-59 Decision To Cornell, Blue Scores Career-High 26 Points--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host Akron On Wednesday--csuvikings.com

Injuries, absences leave Detroit with only eight active players--Searching for Billy Edelin
Video: Detroit Mercy star Ray McCallum scores on bounce shot--The Detroit Free Press
UPDATED: Nick Minnerath is questionable for Thursday's game against Youngstown State--Titans Update
Dick Vitale Court Dedication Approaching--detroittitans.com
Titans Participating in "Toys for Tots"--detroittitans.com

Road woes continue--Whoosh!Net
UIC vs Toledo: Recap Notes--Flame Fanatic
Toledo Too Much for UIC, 82-67--Flame Fanatic

Men's Basketball Blog Entry #6: Jordan Hicks--LoyolaRamblers.com

UW-Green Bay women's basketball team ranked No. 23 in AP poll--Green Bay Press Gazette
Wojta Earns Player of the Week Honors--uwgbathletics.com

Assessing UWGB's start--UWGB Basketball

Haarsma tabbed Horizon player of week--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
#HorizonLeague Power Rankings (11-28-11)--PantherU
UPDATED: Lonnie Boga is questionable for Thursday's game against Loyola-Chicago--UWM Update
Milwaukee Overtakes UALR 59-54, Improves to 5-1--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Haarsma Earns Horizon League Player Of The Week Honors--uwmpanthers.com

Panthers Look For Another Win At Bradley Monday--uwmpanthers.com

On this day 2 years ago - Nov 27, 2009--Valpo Daily
Reevaluating the Predictions--SectionEE

Week 3 Horizon League Power Rankings: Cleveland State continues to be class of league--Wright State University Sports
Interview with Wright State University President David Hopkins--RaiderRoundball.com

Penguins aim to buck Broncos--The Jambar
Freshman builds fundamentals for future--The Jambar

Brown, Allen named Jambar Players of the Week--The Jambar

Green Bay's Julie Wojta Named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--Horizon League Network
Women's Teams Go 1-1 against the MVC on Monday Night--Horizon League Network

Milwaukee's Haarsma Earns Men's Basketball Player of the Week Nod--Horizon League Network

Sunday, November 27, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/27/2011

Lots of questions for O'Connor, Jazz as the end of lockout nears--Deseret News

While tweeting and sweating up a late-night storm after learning about the NBA's labor resolution, C.J. Miles reminded everybody of an important fact.

"No I am not a free agent," Miles wrote on Twitter. "I play for the UTAH JAZZ."

He will again soon, at least.

Nine guys who ended the 2010-11 season in April with the Jazz can also claim that — in uppercase letters if they so choose — because they remain under contract for the condensed campaign of 2011-12.

Coach Tyrone Corbin's incoming group includes point guard Devin Harris, shooting guard Raja Bell, swingmen Gordon Hayward and Miles, small forward Jeremy Evans, power forwards Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors, along with centers Al Jefferson and Mehmet Okur.
Will Hayward take over Kirilenko's role while promising Burks splits time with Bell, or will they bring the latter off the bench after his disappointing return to the NBA last year? Can Miles find the consistency he's lacked? Will the Jazz find a role for the wildly athletic Evans?

Jazz excited for compressed NBA season to start--Salt Lake Tribune

If the CBA is approved, Corbin will rely upon returning starters Harris and Jefferson to lead the team, while everyone from Gordon Hayward and Paul Millsap to Kanter and Burks should receive significant playing time.

Hoosiers face in-state test--The Post-Tribune
Zeller's college call has affected 2 teams--The Indy Star
Restarting the Butler-IU battle--Victory Firelight
Butler (3-2) Goes Up Against Indiana (5-0)--Butler Blue Fever

Iowa State Beats Bulldogs--ButlerSports.com

Hofstra Beats Cleveland State at Its Own Game--The Mid-Majority
UConn Gets Past Florida State In Overtime--Basketball Predictions

Hofstra 63, Cleveland State 53
Cleveland State struggled with the aggressive play of Hofstra all night. Hofstra dominated the boards (a 47.8 OR% compared to a 15.4 OR% for Cleveland State). Hofstra shot 12-for-21 from the field in the second half, which sounds on paper like they got hot shooting the ball, when in fact ten of the 12 made baskets were layups or dunks. Hofstra just wanted this game more than Cleveland State did, and earned a huge win because of that.

Hofstra came into this game without a quality win, and with losses to Florida Atlantic, Oregon State and Rhode Island. Hofstra will next play Boston University, later today. Their toughest game before beginning conference play will be Iona on December 29th.

This is a disappointing loss for Cleveland State, particularly if they want to make a run at an at-large bid. This will likely be an RPI 100+ loss, and they don't have a lot of opportunities for good wins. They do have wins over Vanderbilt and Kent State, but they don't have much left on their schedule. They will play Rhode Island later today. Their next game after that will be a true road game at Wright State on Thursday.

Game on? NBA owners, players shake on deal--Miami Herald

The Heat has work to do. Point guard Mario Chalmers is a restricted free agent, and draft pick Norris Cole, the point guard from Cleveland State, must be signed. The Heat will also likely shop for a point guard or center with its midlevel exception.

“I know right now everything is tentative, but it’s great news to get back to work and play basketball,” Cole said. “I’ve been trying to be patient and work out, and I’ve spent a lot of time at home with my family. I wasn’t used to living with my family because I was at college for four years.”

Cole will make his move to Miami this week and, upon signing his rookie contract, will be united with his new teammates who agree with his sentiments.

Hofstra hands Cleveland State first loss of season, 63-53--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Head Coach Gary Waters Talks About Loss to Hofstra--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State vs Hofstra: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
Hofstra Too Much for Cleveland State, 63-53--Vikings Ball
Vikings Dealt First Loss of Season, 63-53, To Hofstra--csuvikings.com
CSU Concludes Play in Ticket City Legends Classic At Rhode Island--csuvikings.com

A Study of Point Guards--The Mid-Majority
MAC Basketball Review: A Mid-American Tail: Fievel Goes West--Hustle Belt

Akron 81, Detroit 63 — No football coach? No sweat. The Zips continuously pulled away from their Horizon League foes, led by four individuals in double figures. Nikola Cvetinovic had the most for UA with 16 points (on just eight shots). And a 61 eFG% will help every time.

Detroit vs Akron: Recap Notes--Titans Update
Detroit Falls To Akron, 81-63--Titans Update
Stone to Receive AD Distinguished Alumni Award--detroittitans.com
Simon's 27 Not Enough in Defeat at Akron, 81-63--detroittitans.com

Titans Edged By UTSA In Finale Of Thanksgiving Classic--detroittitans.com

Toledo (4-1) Matches Win Total From Last Year (4-28)--Hustle Belt
UIC vs Toledo: Recap Notes--Flame Fanatic
Toledo Too Much for UIC, 82-67--Flame Fanatic
Men's Basketball Comes up Short at Toledo, 82-67--uicflames.com
Thursday's Horizon League Opener Kicks Off Eight-Game TV Slate for Men's Hoops--uicflames.com

Women's Basketball Travels to Illinois State on Monday Night--uicflames.com

Loyola opens Gentile Arena with 64-50 triumph--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola snaps four-game skid--The Chicago Sun-Times
Fordham vs Loyola (Chicago): Recap Notes--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Drops Fordham, 64-50--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Opens Gentile Arena With 64-50 Victory Over Fordham--LoyolaRamblers.com

Hambric Free Throw Pushes Loyola Past San Francisco, 65-63--LoyolaRamblers.com

Women's basketball: Phoenix bests Georgia Tech in OT--Green Bay Press Gazette
Ritchie's Three Lifts No. 18 Green Bay to Thrilling Overtime Win--uwgbathletics.com

Panthers record first victory--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers dispatch UALR; eyes on the Horizon--PantherU
Black and Gold StatBreak--PantherU
Milwaukee vs Arkansas-Little Rock: Recap Notes--UWM Update
Milwaukee Drops Arkansas-Little Rock, 59-54--UWM Update
Postgame Report - Milwaukee at Arkansas-Little Rock--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Use Late Surge To Claim Win In Little Rock--uwmpanthers.com

Panthers uses threes in downing Arkansas-Little Rock--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WBB: Milwaukee at Western Illinois--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Shine In Convincing Victory Over Western Illinois--uwmpanthers.com

VU women's basketball team falls without Richards--The NWI Times
Shorthanded Crusaders Fall to Montana State--valpoathletics.com

WSU rallies, fall short against Charlotte--Dayton Daily News
WSU unable to keep up with Charlotte's depth--Dayton Daily News
Wright State battles after slow start but loses to Charlotte, 70-66--Wright State University Sports
High-scoring Wright State basketball alums face off in Austria--Wright State University Sports
Wright State-Charlotte draws smallest crowd for D-I opponent in 53 games--Wright State University Sports
Charlotte 49ers Outlast the Raiders 70-66--RaiderRoundball.com
Charlotte vs Wright State: Recap Notes--Rowdy Review
Wright State Struggles in 70-66 Loss To Charlotte--Rowdy Review
Men Drop 70-66 Decision to Charlotte--wsuraiders.com

Women Fall at Missouri--wsuraiders.com

Hot-shooting No. Iowa knocks off YSU women--Youngstown Vindicator
UNI Hits 11 3-Pointers as YSU Falls in Title Game--Youngstown Vindicator

Brooks blocks shot to help YSU to win--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State vs St. Francis (PA): Recap Notes--Guin Report
Youngstown State Steals Close One from St. Francis (PA), 60-59--Guin Report
DuShawn Brooks Block at the Buzzer Seals 60-59 Win at Saint Francis (Pa.)--ysusports.com

Youngstown State, Loyola, Milwaukee Capture Saturday Wins--Horizon League Network

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 71-69--ButlerSports.com

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 Undefeated--csuvikings.com

Vikings Earn Thrilling 72-66 Overtime Victory At Western Michigan--csuvikings.com
Vikings Return Home To Host Cornell Sunday--csuvikings.com

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 Trip--detroittitans.com

Women's Basketball Opens UTSA Thanksgiving Classic With Setback To Utah--detroittitans.com

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

Flames Improve to 4-1 With a 67-46 Win Over Central Methodist--uicflames.com

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, 97-86--LoyolaRamblers.com
Women's Basketball Blog Entry #4: Gabby Micek--LoyolaRamblers.com

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 Virginia--uwgbathletics.com

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 Saturday--uwmpanthers.com

2nd half costs Valpo in 80-47 loss to No. 3 OSU--MICentralSports.com
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 State--valpoathletics.com

Colorado Downs Valpo to Open Omni Hotels Classic--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Battles Montana State Saturday Night in Colorado--valpoathletics.com

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 Afternoon--ysusports.com

Brown Goes Over 1,000, Leads Penguins to Victory at LMU--ysusports.com
Guins Go for Tournament Crown Saturday vs. UNI--ysusports.com

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

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

News On The Horizon 11/25/2011

Indiana Hoosiers v. Butler Bulldogs: IU faces toughest test to date (preview)--The Crimson Quarry
Butler Wraps Up Hoosier Invitational At Indiana--ButlerSports.com

Cleveland State Just Misses AP Top 25--Cleveland State Hoops

Titans’ bench gets even shorter--Fox Sports Detroit

Titans Gear Up For UTSA Thanksgiving Classic--detroittitans.com

Women's Basketball Game Breakdowns 11/25-11/27--College Sports Madness

GREEN BAY VS. GEORGIA TECH (7 p.m. Saturday at Mario Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)

Part of the prestigious San Juan Shootout, this tournament is a chance for Georgia Tech to show itself off to the masses a little more. The Ramblin Wreck carries a 4-0 record into the tournament but has a tough test against Rutgers on Friday before it can even think about Wisconsin-Green Bay. Included among Georgia Tech’s victories are wins over Old Dominion and Marquette, so Georgia Tech has done some good work. In a 94-51 win over Kennesaw State Tyaunna Marshall and Danielle Hamilton-Carter each scored 14 points. Green Bay has won its first four games, including a very impressive 82-62 win that could spell trouble for most teams once the Phoenix reaches Horizon League play. Julie Wojta paced Green Bay with 24 points in this victory.

Women's basketball: UW-Green Bay defeats Illinois 82-62--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Another Big Ten team falls to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 18 Green Bay Opens San Juan Shootout with Win, Faces No. 25 Georgia Tech Saturday--uwgbathletics.com
Photo Gallery: San Juan Shootout Provides Experience and Education for Phoenix--uwgbathletics.com

Men's basketball: Tonight's UWGB vs. Virginia preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Bennett way is making progress at Virginia--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay (2-3) Squares Off With Virginia (4-1)--Phoenix Fever

After a Strong First Half for Milwaukee, Sparty Wakes Up and Ends Panther Upset Bid--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Postgame Report - Milwaukee at Michigan State--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Back On The Road For Saturday Contest At Little Rock--uwmpanthers.com

Valparaiso’s Buggs trying to use his speed to his advantage--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders take five-game men's basketball winning streak to Ohio State--The NWI Times
Valparaiso (5-1) Faces 3rd Ranked Ohio State (5-0)--Valpo Daily

Bobby Cremins Serves as a Roadmap For Where Brad Brownell and Clemson Want To Go--Rush The Court
Raiders remain inconsistent with young group--Dayton Daily News
WSU coach balancing criticism, care--Dayton Daily News

A 70-36 scoring run saves Raiders--Dayton Daily News

Youngstown State (3-1) Takes On St. Francis (PA) (0-4)--Guin Report