Saturday, January 21, 2012

News On The Horizon 1/21/2012

The Other 26: Week Eight--Rush The Court

Four Team Scrambles
Horizon — Wisconsin-Milwaukee sits atop the standings for the moment with a 6-1 record. Their only loss is at Butler (5-3), whom, despite its three league losses, I consider to be a genuine threat for the regular season championship. After the last two years, is anyone prepared to count them out? In between UWM and Butler are Cleveland State (5-2), which entered league play as the favorite, but took a bad loss to Youngstown State at home, and Valparaiso (6-2), which dealt Cleveland State its second loss last weekend. After losing three key starters, the Crusaders were not expected (by this writer anyway) to compete for the league crown, but here they are without a single senior in the rotation.
Looking Forward: Tough Week Ahead

Three conference leaders will be put to the test with back-to-back games against their leading competitors:

Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Cleveland State (1/22) / Butler at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1/26) — UWM relies on the three-point shot, but they don’t afford opponents the same luxury, as they have the best 3-pt defense in the country.

Set Your TiVo: 01.20 – 01.22--Rush The Court

A bunch of other games you should keep your eye on:
Milwaukee @ Cleveland State (2 PM Sunday, local TV) – The Vikings can force a first place tie atop the Horizon with a home win over the Panthers. These are by far the two best teams in the league according to the Pomeroy ratings and this game could go a long way in determining who gets home court for the conference tournament.

Butler Vs. Loyola Chicago: Bulldogs Look To Maintain Momentum On Road--SB Nation Indiana
At a Glance: Butler at Loyola--The Indy Star
Flames put out, Chicago sweep in sights--Victory Firelight
Butler Concludes Chicago Swing At

Butler Finishes Chicago Trip At

Cleveland St. 78, Green Bay 68--Associated Press
Heat witnessing new breed at point--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State men's basketball team tops Green Bay, gains share of first place in Horizon League--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State's Anton Grady, team's 'future,' shines: Vikings Men's Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Fight Off Phoenix for Share of First Place--Let's Go Vikes!
Cleveland State 78, Green Bay 68--Cleveland State Hoops
Green Bay vs Cleveland State: Recap Notes--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Gets Win Over Green Bay, 78-68--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State (16-4) Squares Off With Milwaukee (13-7)--Vikings Ball
Notes from CSU 78, UWGB
Postgame Quotes from 1/20/12 win over Green
Vikings Defeat Green Bay, 78-68 To Move Into First Place
Vikings Host Milwaukee To Conclude Round One of League

Detroit (9-11) Goes Up Against Wright State (9-11)--Titans Update
Homecoming Tilt Set for Noon on

Battle For Second Place Highlights

Saturday's matchup: Valparaiso at UIC--The Chicago Tribune

Saturday's matchup: Butler at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune

Today's Cleveland State vs. UWGB women's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette

Men's basketball: Hill, part of UWGB's last NCAA tournament team, dies at 34--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB's late charge can't overtake Vikings--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay vs Cleveland State: Recap Notes--Phoenix Fever
Cleveland State Too Much for Green Bay, 78-68--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (7-11) vs. Youngstown State (10-8)--Phoenix Fever
Battle of the Boards Dooms Green Bay at Cleveland

Missed free throws prove costly to UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers upset by Penguins--PantherU
Late Hoop, Blocked Shot Send Penguins Past
Panthers Look To Get Back On Track In Showdown At Cleveland

Women’s basketball: Valparaiso visits UIC tonight--The Post-Tribune

Valparaiso’s Boggs hoping to build on big game--The Post-Tribune
VU men using strong defense on recent winning streak--The NWI Times

WSU's Pacher showing improvement inside--Dayton Daily News
Two Raiders guards to miss today’s game--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Detroit--Dayton Daily News

Youngstown St. 68, Milwaukee 66--Associated Press
YSU wins thriller--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Milwaukee vs Youngstown State: Recap Notes--Guin Report
Youngstown State Pulls Out Win Over Milwaukee, 68-66--Guin Report
Youngstown State (10-8) Battles Green Bay (7-11)--Guin Report
Penguins Pull Out Thrilling 68-66 Victory over League-Leader

Guins Look to Get Back on Winning Track at

Logjam at Top of Horizon League After Friday Night--Horizon League Network

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