Tuesday, January 3, 2012

News On The Horizon 1/3/2012

The Green Bay Way--The Mid-Majority
#BIAHroadtrip: Introduction Primer--Ballin' is a Habit

- Thursday 1/12 - Indiana vs. Minnesota - Bloomington, IN

After a night in Bloomington, we drive 50 miles north to Indianapolis. After airing our grievances at the NCAA Headquarters, we will take in a Friday night Horizon League showdown between Xavier and Cleveland State. Assembly Hall on Thursday, Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday? That's not too shabby at all.

- Friday 1/13 - Butler vs. Cleveland State - Indianapolis, IN

But here's where things start to get interesting. Directly after the Butler game, we will hit the road and drive 270 miles northwest to Milwaukee, WI for a noon tip-off between Marquette and Pittsburgh. That gives us roughly 14 hours in between games. There will be very little sleep, if any at all.

Kameron Woods Wins the StatSheet Horizon Freshman of the Week - January 2nd, 2012--Butler Blue Fever

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Hornets: Report card--Deseret News

FORWARDS: The Jazz got little from starters Paul Millsap (six points, six rebounds) and Gordon Hayward (three points). Millsap's big contribution was a dunk that made it 91-86 with 55.6 seconds remaining. Hayward played 16 seconds in the fourth quarter. Grade: C-

Utah Jazz notebook: Team proving the notion of 'Home Sweet Home'--Deseret News

TRADING PLACES: The last few seasons, whenever the Jazz faced the Hornets, all the buzz was about the point guard matchup between Utah's Deron Williams and New Orleans' Chris Paul, two of the league's best at their position.

That buzz might still be heard in New Jersey or Los Angeles these days, but it will no longer be heard in Salt Lake City. Williams was traded away last February to the Nets, and Paul was dealt to the Clippers in December.

"I think it just shows how the NBA works — it's a business," said Jazz second-year forward Gordon Hayward. "Everything can change in a matter of seconds."
THE NAME OF THE GAME: Jazz players agree that the key ingredient for success this season will be their ability to come up with a consistent defensive performance every time they take the court.

"We have to defend, first and foremost," said Hayward. "I think that's got to be our calling card. If we can defend, then we can stay in games and have a shot at the end, so that's what we've got to do."

Starting center Al Jefferson agreed, and the Jazz held the Hornets to just 16 fourth-quarter points in Monday's win.

"It always starts on the defensive end," he said. "I think our offense is gonna come along and get better and better, but the defense is really going to play a big part in it. ... The shots are going to go in and they're going to come out, so I'm really not concerned about the offense, but the defense is something that we can control."

Devin Harris' 3-point barrage takes Jazz to win--Salt Lake Tribune

With Jazz starters Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Raja Bell combining for just nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, the reserves again lifted the team. In the Jazz’s two home victories, bench players such as Josh Howard, Earl Watson and Enes Kanter have created much-needed spark. They burned again against the Hornets.

Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole in synch--Miami Herald

The NC-Double-Eh Stat Leaders - Week 8--Raptors HQ

Free Throw % (minimum two made free throws per game)

Nik Cochran, Davidson - .943
Chris Johnson, St. Bonaventure - .920
Ty Nurse, Texas Tech - .902
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga - .833
Devoe Joseph, Oregon - .826
Christian Kabongo, New Mexico State - .818
Kris Joseph, Syracuse - .814
Robert Sacre, Gonzaga - .786
Jason Calliste, Detroit - .762
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure - .737

Women's basketball: UWGB's Wojta named Horizon League player of week--Green Bay Press Gazette

Men's basketball: UWGB loses Turner for season--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB loses Turner for the season--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Captain Daniel Turner to Miss Rest of Season--uwgbathletics.com

Milwaukee (10-5) Takes On Western Michigan (5-8)--UWM Update
Panthers Step Outside Of League Play For Tuesday Contest At Western Michigan--uwmpanthers.com

Izzo's coaching has vaulted Spartans into top 10--Eye On College Basketball

Green has developed into one of the best players in the country, while Valparaiso transfer Brandon Wood has transitioned well from the Horizon to the Big Ten. Branden Dawson is playing very well as a freshman, and Trice has provided a spark at key times. Even walk-on Austin Thornton has been a rotation regular.

Red-Hot Washington Star Alec Peters Visits Valparaiso, Talks About Season And Recruiting--Hoops Illinois

Wright State basketball products producing for overseas teams--Wright State University Sports
Four Straight Wins as Raiders Come Home--wsuraiders.com

Eargle honored--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

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