Thursday, June 21, 2012

News On The Horizon 6/20/2012

USF Basketball Releases 2012-13 Non-Conference Schedule--Voodoo Five
The season starts off with a five game homestand at the newly renovated Sun Dome. USF takes on the UCF Knights on Nov. 10. The Bulls will then host Maryland Eastern Shore, Western Michigan, and Loyola-Chicago in a round robin tournament from Nov. 16-18. Finishing up the homestand are the Bradley Braves, who will visit Tampa on Nov. 20.
The Bulls kick off December with a trip to Oklahoma State on Dec. 5 before a three-game home schedule of Youngstown State on Dec. 18, Bowling Green on Dec. 21 and George Mason on Dec. 29. UCF will finish off the non-conference schedule when USF makes the return trip to Orlando on Jan. 5.
- Not a lot of marquee names this year, but it should mean a lot of wins next year. Only one team had a Kenpom rating under 100 (Oklahoma State at 95), and have a couple of cupcakes in UMES (331 of 345) and Loyola-Chicago (281) in their four team tournament.

Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole give Miami Heat much-needed scoring--Miami Herald
Resilience on display in Miami as Heat defeats Thunder--Miami Herald
It took a collective effort – big baskets from Mario Chalmers, a timely tip by Shane Battier, three-pointers by Norris Cole, and grace under duress from Wade and James, but the Heat survived a frantic onslaught by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the closing minutes to take a 3-1 lead with the 104-98 victory.
Miami Heat defeats Oklahoma City Thunder to take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals--Miami Herald
Meanwhile, the Heat was 10 of 26 from three-point range. Rookie Norris Cole, who had eight points off the bench, provided a pair of key three-pointers in the first half. Shane Battier was 1 of 4 from three-point range and finished with four points. Thunder sixth man James Harden had eight points on 2 of 10 shooting, four turnovers and five fouls in 37 minutes.

“A lot of credit to Norris Cole, with the new haircut, to come up big,” Wade said.
But the Heat rallied in the second quarter behind and unlikely source. Cole, sporting a newly cut high-top fade similar to his college days, came off the bench late in the first quarter and gave the Heat life with a three-pointer near the buzzer. The Heat carried the momentum into the second quarter and stretched out a 16-0 run. After such a flat start, Miami was back in the game before halftime. Cole scored eight points in seven minutes between the first and second quarters and the Heat outscored the Thunder 27-16 in the second period.

To celebrate Father’s Day, a look at notable father-son combinations in college basketball--CollegeBasketballTalk
Ray McCallum Sr. and Ray McCallum Jr., Detroit

McCallum Jr. had the opportunity to play at a number of high-major programs, including Arizona, Florida, and Kansas, but chose to head to Detroit to play for his father.

In his sophomore season this past year, McCallum averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game, leading the Titans to a 22-14 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Detroit Titans Court Report Takes Home A Michigan

Eight Titan Teams Post Perfect APR's In NCAA's Latest

Women's Basketball Hosts A Pair Of Camps Over The
Coach Rademacher Attends Leadership

Men's basketball: Little Chute's Botz commits to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette

Rollin' with Ritchie: Episode

The NCAA Basketball Buzzer Beater That Rules Them All--Mid-Major Madness
If I had to pick one moment to define them all, it starts and ends with Bryce Drew. In 1998, Drew hit a leaning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Valparaiso the win over Mississippi. Everything had to work perfectly for it to happen. The throw, the catch, and the hand-off had to be timed exactly or the Crusaders never get the shot off.

That is the moment that sticks out most when I think of my favorite highlight from college basketball. Even the flop and pile on the floor is burned into my memory.
Highly touted forward Adekoya picks Valparaiso--Off The Mark
VU basketball coach savoring first Father's Day with his long-awaited son--The NWI Times
Crusaders land highly-touted Chicago forward--The NWI Times
Broekhoff Invited to Boomers Melbourne Camp for Farewell

Ex-WSU's Duggins enjoying German basketball league--Dayton Daily News
Wright State’s Duggins enjoys first season in Germany--Wright State University Sports
A busy June for Wright State’s Billy Donlon--Wright State University Sports
Wright State’s Cooper Land talks about first season in Norway--Wright State University Sports

Valpo's Broekhoff Invited to Boomers Melbourne Camp for Farewell Series--Horizon League Network

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