Sunday, February 12, 2012

News On The Horizon 2/12/2012

Butler Bulldogs Hang On To Defeat Cleveland State Vikings, 52-49--Hoopville
Butler Wins At Cleveland St: Are They Making A Run?--Basketball Predictions
The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Feb. 12--The NC-Double-Eh Schedule - Feb. 12

Here is where the men are playing today ...
1:00pm Green Bay @ Detroit - In his last five games, Detroit's Jason Calliste has hit for double figures four out five times and has been steady in the starting lineup. He's had his role lessen somewhat this season with the emergence of backcourt mates Ray McCallum and Chase Simon but he's always capable to putting up some numbers if the latter two are having off games.

Loyola tops UIC for 1st Horizon victory--The Chicago Tribune

Utah Jazz run out of gas against best in the West--Deseret News

To make things even more frustrating for the Jazz, their defensive effort, led by Gordon Hayward, held Durant in check to the tune of 19 points — far under his season average of 27-plus per game.

Three games in three nights? Utah Jazz get their chance--Salt Lake Tribune

The Jazz have four players averaging over 25 minutes — Al Jefferson (33.1), Paul Millsap (31.3), Gordon Hayward (28.2) and Devin Harris (26.2).

“We may tweak some minutes,” Corbin said. “If we get an opportunity to rest some guys, we will. We’ll probably use a few more guys to give ourselves a chance to be ready for the third game. But we have to give ourselves an honest chance to win, too.”

Utah Jazz’s offense fails to move as team faces crossroads--Salt Lake Tribune
Butler Vs. Cleveland State Final Score: Bulldogs Struggle Late, Hold On For 52-49 Win--SB Nation Indiana
Marshall survives return from concussion--The Indy Star
Butler stops Cleveland State--The Indy Star
Road reveals Dawgs’ growth--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Beats Cleveland State Late, 52-49--Butler Blue Fever
NCAA Tournament Preview: Butler Could Bust Brackets Again--Bleacher Report
Bulldogs Shut Down Cleveland

Butler Falls To

Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers matures into key asset--Miami Herald

Chalmers was 17 of 30 from three-point range in the five games before Wednesday’s loss to the Orlando Magic. It was in that game, which Chalmers sat out because of a sprained left wrist, that Chalmers’ importance to the team was made obvious.

The disruption to the Heat’s lineup threw off the team’s rhythm.

In hindsight, Spoelstra said Friday that he probably should not have started rookie point guard Norris Cole, which further affected the offense’s flow in and out of rotations.

Chalmers was rushed back from injury Friday against the Wizards, and though he only played limited minutes, the Heat’s offense found its form, with Cole coming off the bench and James playing point guard through several key stretches. Chalmers is probable for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.

Vikings looking for winning alternatives with Brown out: Cleveland State Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State's woeful week complete with 52-49 home loss to Butler--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Butler Holds Off Cleveland State, 52-49--Vikings Ball
StatSheet Projects Cleveland State as NIT Seven Seed: 02/12/2012--Vikings Ball
Grady Notches Double-Double But CSU Falls to Butler,

Vikings Fall At UIC,

Detroit (14-12) vs. Green Bay (10-13)--Titans Update

On this day 4 years ago - Feb 11, 2008--Flame Fanatic
Loyola (Chicago) Too Much for UIC, 78-69--Flame Fanatic
Flames Come Up Short at Loyola,

Bailey and Green Become Highest Scoring Duo in 72-50 Rout Over

Loyola (Chicago) Beats UIC, 78-69--LU Wolf Ball
Balanced Attack Leads Loyola Past UIC,

Hambric's 20 Points Lead Loyola Past Youngstown State,

Today's men's basketball preview: UWGB at Detroit--Green Bay Press Gazette
Quick Turnaround Brings Phoenix to

Women's basketball: Wojta leads No. 9 UWGB past Wright State--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Back on Winning Track with Record Day from

When you think the world is against you--PantherU
Wright State Preview--PantherU
Milwaukee (15-11) Goes Up Against Wright State (11-15)--UWM Update
Panthers Seeking Weekend Split Sunday At Wright

Brown's Big Second Half Fuels Detroit Victory Over

Shorthanded VU struggles on road--The Post-Tribune
Back to work for VU--The Post-Tribune
Youngstown State 71, Valparaiso 53--Off The Mark
VU men struggle in loss at Youngstown--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Falls to Youngstown State, 71-53--Valpo Daily
Michigan State 58, Ohio State 48: Spartans tie Buckeyes for first in Big Ten with upset victory--The Detroit Free Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Even Tom Izzo said he thought the game was won before it started. Well, he didn't say that exactly, but he did say that the makings of Michigan State's 10-point upset of Ohio State at Value City Arena on Saturday night began with a question.

Actually, it began with a couple of them.

The first came from senior co-captain and team leader Draymond Green, who asked Izzo if the team could dial it down during Friday's practice to save energy for Saturday's game. The second came from Izzo himself, when he invited senior shooting guard Brandon Wood into his office last week for a 90-minute chat about basketball and life and how best to get everything out of both.

Green got Izzo to commit to a lighter workout. Izzo got a promise from Wood to commit to defense. Both played crucial roles in Michigan State's 58-48 win over Ohio State, a win that snapped Ohio State's 39-game home winning streak and gave the Spartans a share of the conference lead.
Sullinger missed 10 of his 15 shots. When Payne wasn't playing above him, Derrick Nix was bodying him. Travis Trice, Keith Appling and Wood often dug down on Sullinger, too, cheating off their wing when he put the ball on the floor to create chaos.
The Spartans don't get the lead in the first place, however, without the defensive effort of Wood, who hounded Ohio State's best shooter, William Buford, into a 2-for-12 night.

Izzo said Wood made the commitment in East Lansing during their long talk last week.

"The greatest thing in coaching or parenting is when you give a kid a challenge and he doesn't sulk," Izzo said. "I love when people reach down and meet challenges."

He could say the same thing of his entire team.

The Road Ahead--Section EE
Crusaders Drop Road Contest at YSU

Women’s basketball: Valparaiso earns season sweep over Butler--The Post-Tribune
VU women win at Hinkle for first time since 1983--The NWI Times
Valpo Wins at Butler for First Time Since

Wright State hoping to stop skid--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News

Wright State women fall at No. 9 Green Bay, remain in third place--Wright State University Sports
Women Fall 64-59 at #9 Green

Youngstown State women lose 3rd straight--Youngstown Vindicator
Late Free Throws Lead Loyola to 78-73 Win Over

YSU men overwhelm first-place Valparaiso--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU upends league-leading Valpo--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Takes Down Valparaiso, 71-53--Guin Report
Penguins bounce back against Valpo--The Jambar
Complete Effort Propels Penguins Past League-Leader

Leaders Fall On Wild Saturday--Horizon League Network

Big Second Halves the Story in Women's Basketball on Saturday--Horizon League Network

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