Some impressive streaks are in jeopardy over the next five weeks of play. Keep an eye on them:
Butler (28). The Bulldogs have an active streak of six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and two Final Fours in a row. The latter definitely isn’t happening in 2012, and the former looks dicey as well. Butler (13-12 overall, 7-6 in the league) has no chance at an at-large bid and likely will have to battle through a tough Horizon League tourney draw to have a shot at the auto bid on someone else’s home court. But don’t weep for Brad Stevens, who is paying the price for early entries to the NBA (Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack would have been seniors on this team, which would have been scary). The Bulldogs could be Horizon favorites again next season.
Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz’s playoff hopes fading fast--Salt Lake Tribune
Afterward, the best question of the night may have come from a fan during a homecoming Q & A session for Indiana native Gordon Hayward, who was asked why he was on the bench and not guarding Granger in the fourth quarter after shutting him down until then.
Hayward naturally did not have much to say in response, on a night when the Jazz provided some answers about their future, but ultimately produced only more questions.
Utah Jazz dig a hole, then pay price in 104-99 loss to Indiana Pacers--Salt Lake Tribune
Bell shouted out everything from "Let’s go blue" and "Yes, sir" to "We do it by committee" and "Oh my God" from the bench. Paul Millsap (game-high 18 points) found a rhythm, Gordon Hayward locked in and the Jazz suddenly looked like the Jazz, stealing an 85-84 lead with 7:35 to go.
All that Jazz: Hayward making an impact in Utah--The Indy Star
Butler player Chrishawn Hopkins overcomes upbringing tainted by violence, family struggles--The Indy Star
Jazz lose in Hayward homecoming--Indy Star Butler Insider
Men’s basketball: League standings remain crowded--Butler Collegian
Dawg Pound makes deal--Butler Collegian
Butler Begins Ohio Swing At Youngstown State--ButlerSports.com
Hiring coaches a team effort--Butler Collegian
Women’s basketball: Squad wins third straight contest--Butler Collegian
Vikings hope Brown's groin treatment will work: NE Ohio Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Gary Waters Talks About D'Aundray Brown's Status for Valpo--Let's Go Vikes!
Crucial Homestand Will Clear Focus of Horizon League Race--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Vs Valpo Game Info--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Travel To Loyola For Thursday Contest--csuvikings.com
Detroit Visits No. 9 Green Bay On Thursday--detroittitans.com
Flames Host Penguins on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT--uicflames.com
Ramblers split road trip: Lose in Detroit, beat Wright State--Loyola Phoenix
Ramblers Prep For Thursday Night Clash With Cleveland State--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola To Hold Backcourt Club Event On February 21 In Valparaiso--LoyolaRamblers.com
Watch: Inside Phoenix Basketball: Feb. 6--uwgbathletics.com
Wojta Added to Wade Trophy Watch List--uwgbathletics.com
No. 9/9 Greeen Bay Hosts Detroit Thursday at 7 p.m.--uwgbathletics.com
VIDEO/NOTEBOOK: Brown Tops Green Bay's Blocks Chart--uwgbathletics.com
Groupon deal for Loyola game #IamUWM--PantherU
A Letter to Panther Nation--PantherU
Panthers Start Weekend Road Swing At Detroit Friday--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Back At Home To Take On Second-Place Raiders--uwmpanthers.com
On this day 10 years ago - Feb 07, 2002--Valpo Daily
Valpo Heads to Cleveland State For First-Place Showdown--valpoathletics.com
On this day 10 years ago - Feb 07, 2002--Rowdy Review
Road struggles continue for men with losses to Butler and Valparaiso--The Guardian
Fox has career high in loss to Loyola--The Guardian
YSU's Nortey embraces her grand finale--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown St. Basketball: Important Games Coming Up Against Butler, Valparaiso--Bleacher Report
On this day 14 years ago - Feb 07, 1998--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Hosts National Runners-Up Butler Thursday on ESPN3.com--ysusports.com
The Barbar Shop: On the Bubble--Horizon League Network
Trio of Men's Basketball Players Earn Capital One All-Region Accolades--Horizon League Network
Green Bay's Julie Wojta Added to List of State Farm Wade Watch Hopefuls--Horizon League Network