Tuesday, January 17, 2012

News On The Horizon 1/17/2012

Savvy scheduling may push some into NCAAs, more Hoop Thoughts--Sports Illustrated

Ten Teams That Helped Themselves
Butler (12). Brad Stevens has held his ground about asking big-name schools to play home-and-home games. Both Louisville and Xavier came to Hinkle this year, and Butler returned a game at Stanford. The question is whether the Bulldogs have lost too many games to this point to be considered for an at-large bid.

Utah Jazz: Paul Millsap 'a monster' in 4th vs. Denver Nuggets--Deseret News

GETTING A PASS: Starter Gordon Hayward's efforts Sunday were overshadowed by Paul Millsap's huge fourth quarter.

But the second-year forward's contributions — even ones that don't show up on his point totals — aren't going unnoticed by his coach.

Hayward was at this best in the Jazz's 106-96 win, driving and hitting jumpers en route to 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting.

"When he's aggressive on both ends of the floor, like he is, he's such a versatile guy," Corbin said. "He can get to the basket. He can handle the ball. He can bring it up the floor. He can get us in our offense."

Hayward also is effective in pick-and-rolls and in isolation.

One problem?

The 21-year-old, who recorded a career-high eight assists last week, can be too generous.

"He's a great passer on the interior, probably to a fault sometimes," Corbin said. "He (is) going in and looking for a pass when he can take the shot. But he did a great job of just being aggressive on both ends of the floor (Sunday)."

Coach Tyrone Corbin's young Jazz team progressing at a faster rate than anticipated--Deseret News

"We have extreme depth," Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward said. "Coach is confident with anybody that we put in there, that they're going to step up and do their job on any given night."

It might be a game-winning free throw and team-best 18 points like Hayward had in Golden State.
To a man, they all say it begins on the other end of the court.

Hayward calls defense the Jazz's "calling card," and they've been handing it out lately.

Ballin’ road trip hits Hinkle--Victory Firelight

Women's basketball: No. 12 AP ranking best ever for UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette

New year, but same place: Can YSU erase bad taste?--Youngstown Vindicator

Backup hiccup: Penguin reserves struggling--Youngstown Vindicator

Green Bay Women's Basketball Receives Highest AP Ranking in Program History--Horizon League Network

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