Thursday, February 23, 2012

News On The Horizon 2/23/2012

Utah Jazz-Minnesota Timberwolves: Report card--Deseret News

Guards: Gordon Hayward slipped to the two-guard position in place of Raja Bell to give a mediocre effort (seven points, three turnovers). He also let Minnesota's Ridnour (17 points, six assists) blow by him for the game-winning floater. Devin Harris was solid with 10 points and eight assists and Earl Watson went just 1-4 from the field but delivered five dimes. GRADE: C-

Jazz’s Jeremy Evans ready to fly to NBA dunk contest--Salt Lake Tribune

Evans had been talking about the event for nearly six weeks. During the build-up, he revealed he’d randomly jumped over his Camaro during the NBA lockout. Teammates such as Earl Watson and Gordon Hayward had openly campaigned for him.
Evans will join teammates Derrick Favors and Hayward during all-star weekend. Favors and Hayward will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.

Hayward spent part of Wednesday discussing dunk ideas for Evans with Matt Harpring, the Jazz broadcaster who used to play for the team.

Utah Jazz enter All-Star break in shock after 100-98 loss to Minnesota--Salt Lake Tribune

After Corbin kept the locker-room doors closed longer than normal, second-year forward Gordon Hayward had his head down and was staring into nothingness when reporters were allowed in. When he looked up, he was red-eyed, appearing as affected by a loss as he’s been since joining the Jazz. Earl Watson also stared into space, speaking soft and slow and holding on to every word. Al Jefferson was not available, walking out before the press entered.

Robin Miller--The Ride with JMV
Maybe these Dawgs can shoot--Indy Star Butler Insider
Men’s basketball: Men rout Flames on Senior Night--Butler Collegian
Men’s basketball: Managers play big role in basketball--Butler Collegian
Butler Closes Regular Season At

Women’s basketball: Team grabs two league contests--Butler Collegian
Women’s basketball: Managers play big role in basketball--Butler Collegian

Cleveland State needs fast cure for losing--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State (20-9) Takes On Detroit (17-12)--Vikings Ball
Vikings Begin Final Weekend of Regular Season Against

Lady Vikings fight back in thrilling 70-68 victory--The Cauldron

Detroit (17-12) Squares Off With Cleveland State (20-9)--Titans Update
On this day 11 years ago - Feb 22, 2001--Titans Update
Final Road Trip Commences Thursday with Seedings on the

Titans Open Final Homestand Of The Year On

Thursday's matchup: Milwaukee at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Same story: Butler does it again--Whoosh!Net
UIC (8-19) Takes On Milwaukee (17-12)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Begin Final Homestand versus Milwaukee

Flames Play 4Kay on Saturday; Miller Remembers the

Thursday's matchup: Green Bay at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola (Chicago) (7-20) and Green Bay (13-14) Face Off--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Returns Home To Host Green Bay Thursday

Men's basketball: It's homecoming weekend for UWGB in Chicago--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay (13-14) vs. Loyola (Chicago) (7-20)--Phoenix Fever
Streaking Phoenix Hits Windy City to End Regular

Women's basketball: Eichler ready to start again for Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
OLD OUT - Green Bay's Game vs. Butler Saturday, Feb.
Quilling Uses Childhood Lessons in Unselfish
Phoenix Tips off Final Regular Season Homestand with Valpo

Panthers try to keep momentum going agianst UIC--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jerard Ajami's in transition--PantherU
Dangerous prey--PantherU
Milwaukee (17-12) and UIC (8-19) Square Off--UWM Update
Panthers Start Final Weekend Of Regular Season At
Video: Panthers Getting Ready For Thursday Contest At

Video: An Interview With Milwaukee Freshman Kiki

VU women visit Green Bay--The Post-Tribune
Michigan State 66, Minnesota 61: Spartans survive scare at The Barn--The Detroit Free Press

Michigan State needed some extra defense and Brandon Wood's eight second-half points, but the No. 6 Spartans avoided the upset, beating Minnesota, 66-61, tonight in Minneapolis.
After trailing by nine in the second half, MSU got to within two, 54-52, on a steal and layup by Wood with 4:51 to go. But Appling fouled Welch on a jump shot attempt and Welch made both free throws. Minnesota went up six on a Welch jumper in the lane with 3:23 to go, but Wood responded with a basket.

MSU called time-out with about 3 minutes left and then Green came up with a steal. He found Wood streaking ahead and the senior drove for another layup to pull to 58-56. The Spartans then forced another turnover, they went inside to Green for a hoop to tie the game with 1:42 to go.

Michigan State 66, Minnesota 61: Brandon Wood steps up, leads Spartans' comeback--The Detroit Free Press
Michigan State rallies to beat Minnesota, keep hold on first place--The Detroit News

Brandon Wood scored eight of his 13 points in the final seven minutes to spark Michigan State while Keith Appling his six straight free throws in the final 32 seconds to ice the victory.
A steal and dunk by Wood cut the Minnesota lead to 54-52 with 4:50 to play before Minnesota scored four straight. Wood then scored on a runner in the lane and a layup on a break after a steal by Green to get it to 58-56 with 2:30 left in the game.

Why the HL Loves Valpo--Section EE
Ticket Info For 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball

WSU freshman Griffin seeing improvement on court--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Youngstown State--Dayton Daily News
Wright State (13-16) and Youngstown State (14-13) Face Off--Rowdy Review

Youngstown State (14-13) Takes On Wright State (13-16)--Guin Report

The Charles and Dorothy Butler Scholarship Fund Added to Athletic

Youngstown State women hope for first-round home game--Youngstown Vindicator

The Barbar Shop: Senior Moments--Horizon League Network

Brown and Nored Earn Scholar-Athlete of the Month Honors--Horizon League Network

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