Sunday, February 26, 2012

News On The Horizon 2/26/2012

Madness 2012 Horizon All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness

Video: Jeremy Evans dunks two balls at once over Jazz teammate, wins Slam Dunk Contest--Ball Don't Lie

But things got better for Evans in the second round, thanks to a little help from Jazz teammate Gordon Hayward and the introduction of a second ball.

Ranking the 2012 dunk contest, dunk-by-dunk--Ball Don't Lie

1. Evans jumps over Hayward and throws down two balls on the alley-oop. The dunk contest has gone on for enough years that dunk creativity, at least when it doesn't involve props, now primarily involves pasting together aspects of past dunks to create something new. So Evans gets credit for this attempt — covered more extensively by Dan Devine here — which combined the basic dunk of jumping over someone, the even simpler idea of taking an alley-oop, and the old-school decision to throw down two balls. It was something we hadn't seen before, and he did it with enough power to make a statement about his abilities. It would've been better if he'd done it on the first try, but, on a bad night, this dunk is possibly the only one that will be remembered years down the line.

Utah Jazz: Jeremy Evans ready to put his energy into Sprite Slam Dunk contest--Deseret News

"Earl couldn't make it," Evans said of competing with his favorite alley-oop partner Watson. "He's going to be in Los Angeles with his daughter. So I'm hoping he has a good time out there and hopefully I can do it without Earl this time."

However, since Evans' Utah teammate Gordon Hayward was participating in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge all-star game for NBA rookies and second-year players, there's a possibility that the Jazz swingman might also make an appearance to help Evans' effort.

"I think it's going to be pretty exciting to go and watch him go out and do his thing," Hayward said. "I know Utah was trying to get him to go regardless, and so here he is going the last minute, it should be fun.

Jeremy Evans comes out on top as slam dunk champ--Deseret News

The second round featured an impressive slam by Evans, who put two balls through the hoop, while receiving assist from teammate Gordon Hayward, who who sat in a chair near the goal.

Butler to host Wright State in Horizon League tournament--The Indy Star
Tough path for Butler in HL tourney--Victory Firelight
Wacky Weekend Ends Regular Season Play, Butler Takes No. 5 Seed into Horizon League Tournament--Butler Blue Fever

No. 12 Green Bay Runs Past

Miami Heat has a bigger NBA All-Star presence--Miami Herald

Miami bumped its total from four participants in last year’s All-Star Weekend to six this year. Mario Chalmers, who took part in the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest, and rookie Norris Cole, who participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, were first-time honorees. The Heat’s James Jones won the shootout last year, but was eliminated in the final round Saturday.

ASK IRA: Is Norris Cole worthy of a starting role?--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State's closing home victory offers a chance for tournament redemption: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer
A small change in lineup pays off for Vikings' Jeremy Montgomery: Cleveland State Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State rolls over Wright State, clinches No. 2 seed in Horizon tournament--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State 77, Wright State 55--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Pounds Wright State, 77-55--Vikings Ball
StatSheet Projects Cleveland State as NIT Seven Seed: 02/26/2012--Vikings Ball
Vikings Clinch No. 2 Seed With 77-55 Win Over Wright

Vikings Fall At Wright

The NC-Double-Eh Stats - Week 15--
Raptors HQ


Devoe Joseph, Oregon - 35.0

Hernst Laroche, New Mexico State - 32.5

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga - 31.7

Kris Joseph, Syracuse - 31.1

Tyler Murray, Wagner - 31.0

Justin Edwards, Maine - 31.0

Ty Nurse, Texas Tech - 30.8

Jason Calliste, Detroit - 30.2

Harouna Mutombo, Western Carolina - 29.7

Myck Kabongo, Texas - 29.1

Horizon League tournament: Titans open at home vs. Loyola on Tuesday--The Detroit Free Press
Saturday's state basketball: Detroit Mercy beats Youngstown State in regular-season finale--The Detroit News
Detroit Holds Off Youngstown State, 76-74--Titans Update
Titans Clinch Third Seed in HL Tourney with 76-74 Win at
Titans to Host HL First Round Game

Allen, Jones honored--Varsity Press
Titans skate past Penguins--Varsity Press
Titans Edge Youngstown State, 67-64, On Senior

UIC loses, will be No. 9 seed in Horizon tournament--The Chicago Tribune
Sykes! Phoenix spoils Senior Day--Whoosh!Net
Green Bay Beats UIC, 71-63--Flame Fanatic
Flames Fall to Green Bay; Head to Milwaukee for Horizon League

Flames Late Rally Falls Short in a 70-66 Loss to

Averkamp's 16 points not enough for Loyola in loss--The Chicago Tribune
On this day 6 years ago - Feb 25, 2006--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Loses To Milwaukee, 78-69--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Can't Overcome Hot-Shooting Milwaukee In 78-69
Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship Bracket

King, Hot Start Propel Ramblers Past UIC,

Men's basketball: Sykes gets hot, UWGB stays hot--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Beats UIC, 71-63--Phoenix Fever
Sykes Takes Over in Homecoming Win at

Women's basketball: Led by its senior star, No. 12 UWGB beats Butler--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 12/12 Green Bay Owns Sole Possession of Regular Season

Fast start carries Panthers over Loyola--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee outpaces Loyola, gains No. 4 seed--PantherU
Milwaukee Gets 78-69 Win Over Loyola (Chicago)--UWM Update
Weekend Postgame Report - Milwaukee @ UIC/Loyola--Panther Blog Zone
Meier Scores 26 As Panthers Finish Regular Season With Win At
Panthers Start Preparations For League Tourney Opener With

Panthers' defense doesn't rest--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Use Dominant Defensive Effort In Win Over

My take on Horizon League All-Conference Awards--The NWI Times
Predicting the HL tournament: PPS--Section EE

Valpo Falls in Final Road Contest at

WSU to face Butler in league tournament--Dayton Daily News
WSU closes month with lopsided loss--Dayton Daily News
Wright State closes regular season with 77-55 loss to Cleveland State--Wright State University Sports
Cleveland State Gets Big Win Over Wright State, 77-55--Rowdy Review
Men Drop Regular-Season Finale at Cleveland

Women Score 100, Hit 15

YSU ready for tournament--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins fall, 76-74--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s Perry paces Horizon League--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Tripped Up Late By Detroit, 76-74--Guin Report
Penguins slated to host tournament game despite loss--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Drops 76-74 to Decision; Will Host Green Bay on
Athletics Department Announces Ticket Office Hours For Horizon League Tournament

YSU women fall at Detroit, 67-64--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Women's Basketball Falls Short at Detroit,

Field Set for 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship--Horizon League Network

Green Bay Clinches Regular Season Title in Women's Basketball--Horizon League Network

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