Wednesday, January 18, 2012

News On The Horizon 1/18/2012

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Report card--Deseret News

FORWARDS: Millsap deserved the standing ovation he received when he left the game in the third quarter. He finished with 20 points and six rebounds and got the Jazz off to a great start by scoring 10 points in the first quarter. Gordon Hayward struggled again, scoring just three points on 0-for-4 shooting in 17 minutes. Hayward brings the grade down. Caron Butler had a team-high 14 points, and if he's going to be the team leader the Jazz are in great shape. Blake Griffin had 10 points and only brought a couple of Showtime plays from L.A. Grade: B

Utah Jazz like hooking up on alley-oops in 'Salt Lob City'--Deseret News

Camaro leaping.

After watching Griffin vault himself over the Kia in last year's Slam Dunk Contest, Evans decided to go outside and see if he could spring himself over his sweet 2011 ride.

He didn't dunk over his car, but he did cleanly clear the front end — and he had extra incentive to do it.

"It's wide," Evans said, laughing. "If I didn't make it, I was going to put a dent in my car."

(Evans can jump anywhere he wants in a single bound, of course, but his Chevy Camaro has a heater.)

"It's not that wide," teammate and buddy Gordon Hayward joked from the next locker over. "I could jump over it."

Hayward quickly pumped up Evans' jumping abilities.

"I bet you could windmill over it," Hayward said, laughing.

Scoring down, chemistry up for starters--Salt Lake Tribune

Yet the Jazz’s main first unit — Devin Harris, Raja Bell, Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson — hold a 7-2 record after Utah blew out Los Angeles 108-79. And the majority of Utah’s first five has seen increased offensive production during recent games.

“They understand where to get the ball to different guys at different times in the games … and they’re really trusting each other on the defensive end, and the communication’s been great,” Corbin said.

Windy City sweep? Not that easy--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Begins Road Stretch At

Bulldogs Open Chicago Trip At

Free Pizza for Students and a Chance to Showcase CSU on National TV Friday--Let's Go Vikes!
On this day 14 years ago - Jan 17, 1998--Vikings Ball

Vikings Travel To Milwaukee For Thursday
Women's Basketball Participates In Reach Out And Read

Pistons' Blaha says Titans can lift city--Varsity Press
Basketball announcer still loves his job--Varsity Press
Making sense of a strange hoops season--Varsity Press

In good position--Varsity Press

Flames Battle Bulldogs on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Battle Royale: Loyola to face off against Horizon League rival Butler--Loyola Phoenix
What you missed: Ramblers winless in conference--Loyola Phoenix
Loyola Hosts Valparaiso In First Home Game of

Women's basketball: Phoenix moves up to No. 11 in coaches poll--Green Bay Press Gazette

Watch: Inside Phoenix Basketball: Jan.

Wardle vs. Cerroni in H-O-R-S-E: Round

Panthers hit #23 in Mid-Major Top 25--PantherU
Horizon League Power Rankings (1.17.12)--PantherU
Panthers Make it Look Easy in 84-74 Victory Over Titans--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Men's Basketball Honors And Rankings--Panther Blog Zone

ATB: Michigan Shuts Down MSU, Florida State Scores, and Anthony Davis’ Block Record…--Rush The Court

The key to the game, however, was the consistent defensive pressure Michigan put on the Spartans’ primary three scorers: Draymond Green, Keith Appling, and Brandon Wood. The trio came in averaging 38 points per game, but were held to only 21 points on 9-26 shooting tonight. None of the three were ever able to find any sort of offensive rhythm, and when on the final possession Green ended up with the ball in his hands for a leaning jumper from the foul line, the shot was badly long with virtually no chance to drop in (watch the sequence below).

Michigan knocks off No. 9 Spartans--Associated Press

On Michigan State's last possession, Appling drove to the basket and had his shot blocked by Jordan Morgan. Brandon Wood of the Spartans came up with the ball, but didn't appear as if he wanted to shoot, leaving Green to create a shot that he missed.

''I got it up on the rim,'' Green said. ''I just couldn't get the bounce.''

Michigan edges Michigan State in thriller--The Detroit News

"Our young guys looked young. The inexperience hurt us and Brandon Wood struggled," MSU coach Tom Izzo said. "I had to play Keith Appling so many minutes that by the end he was just walking on his knees. He's been one of my best players and he struggled tonight and it was more my fault than his."

Valpo Women Head to the Windy City to Battle

Week 10 Horizon League Power Rankings: Milwaukee uses impressive home wins to reach No. 1--Wright State University Sports
On this day 10 years ago - Jan 17, 2002--Rowdy Review

Women's Basketball Travels to No. 11/12 Green

Kam Cerroni vs. Brian Wardle: Horse, Part II--Horizon League Network

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

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