At a Glance: Detroit at Butler--The Indy Star
Miami Heat’s ‘crunch-time lineup’ seals the deal--Miami Herald
The Heat (17-6) led by just eight points when James checked into the game for rookie Norris Cole, inheriting the point guard duties. Minutes later, Wade’s back-to-back dunks put the Heat ahead by 23 points. Wade had nine points in the fourth quarter, James had six assists and the Heat emerged with newfound confidence only one game after blowing a huge lead to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lots of scoring
Six players scored in double figures for the Heat, including Mario Chalmers (13), Bosh (12), Mike Miller (12) and Cole (11). Thaddeus Young led the Sixers (16-7) with 16 points off the bench.
Ups and downs
Of course, it wasn’t a flawless performance from start to finish. As if anyone wanted to be reminded of the Heat’s second half on Wednesday in Milwaukee, the Heat began the second half in Philadelphia 0-10 from the field and 0-2 from the free-throw line. The Heat managed just 37 points in the second half against the Bucks.
Bosh snapped the drought with 6:52 left in the period, increasing the Heat’s lead to four points. step-back three-pointer by Cole with 8:45 to play gave the Heat an 11-point lead. Cole had eight points in the first half. For perspective, the Heat had seven points off the bench on Wednesday against the Bucks. The reserves had 27 points against the Sixers.
Heat wing it with Big 5 lineup combination, down 76ers 99-79--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Until the point guards were reduced to spectators, they helped keep the Heat afloat from distance. Mario Chalmers shot 3 of 4 on 3-pointers for 13 points. Reserve point guard Norris Cole shot 2 of 3 from beyond the arc for 11 points.
With Cole and Chalmers doing enough damage from distance, the Heat found a way to stay ahead despite shooting 6 of 18 from the field in a 16-point third quarter.
Cleveland State wins in Coach Waters’ 500th--Youngstown Vindicator
Cleveland State men's basketball team's freshmen respond to coach's call: Vikings Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball team routs Illinois-Chicago, closes in on 20 wins--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Beats Loyola (Chicago), 65-47--Vikings Ball
StatSheet Projects Cleveland State as NCAA Tournament Bubble Team 14 Seed: 02/04/2012--Vikings Ball
Vikings Shoot 68 Percent in 65-47 Win at Loyola--csuvikings.com
Preview capsules for today's men's and women's college basketball games--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State vs. Valparaiso
Tipoff: 2 p.m., Wolstein Center.
Notable: The Vikings (8-13, 3-7 Horizon League) have fallen flat at home, losing three straight at Wolstein Center and four straight overall. The four-game homestand ends with last-place Valparaiso (5-16, 1-9).
Next for CSU: Thursday, at Loyola, 8 p.m.
Vikings Close Homestand Against Valparaiso Saturday--csuvikings.com
Free Tickets To Saturday's Game As UDM Hosts UIC--detroittitans.com
Titans Aim for Season Sweep with Butler Saturday on ESPN2--detroittitans.com
UIC to Conclude Road Trip at Detroit on Saturday--uicflames.com
Cleveland State at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola drops 10th straight in 65-47 loss--The Chicago Tribune
Cleveland State rocks Loyola 65-47--Daily Herald
Loyola (Chicago) Struggles in 65-47 Loss To Cleveland State--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola Drops 65-47 Contest To League Leader Cleveland State--LoyolaRamblers.com
Ramblers Set For Saturday Battle With Wright State--LoyolaRamblers.com
Today's UWGB men's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Lukan strives to be all-around player--Green Bay Press Gazette
Video: Haggerty Playing Bigger Role As Panthers Get Ready For Green Bay--uwmpanthers.com
VU can’t relax against Wright State--The Post-Tribune
Smith joins Drew, four others in Valpo Hall of Fame class--The NWI Times
Valparaiso University Hall of Fame | Class of 2012 Inductees--The NWI Times
Crusaders cruise into Wright State game on a roll--The NWI Times
Updated: Valparaiso (16-8) Faces Wright State (11-13)--Valpo Daily
Women’s basketball: Valpo (5-16, 1-9) at Cleveland State (8-13, 3-7)--The Post-Tribune
Raiders hoping to get off to fast start--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Valparaiso--Dayton Daily News
Wright State (11-13) vs. Valparaiso (16-8)--Rowdy Review
Penguins Close Home Stand Saturday vs. Butler--ysusports.com
68 Percent Shooting Carries League-Leading CSU to Road Win--Horizon League Network