Saturday, October 27, 2012

News On The Horizon 10/27/2012

Indiana gets the top spot in the preseason AP poll--CollegeBasketballTalk
Receiving votes: Murray State 59, Virginia Commonwealth 58, Texas 46, Saint Louis 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma State 14, Kansas State 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami (FL) 8, Saint Mary’s 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, Northern Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Stanford 2, Lehigh 2, Colorado State 1, Oral Roberts 1
Tempo-free countdown: No. 8 Loyola--Horizon League Hoops
Horizon League alums in the NBA: Allen out, Brown in, Cole still chugging for now--Horizon League Hoops
College Basketball Previews: Horizon loses Butler but still has sizzle--Eye On College Basketball
CBSSports Top 30 under-the-radar players--Eye On College Basketball
6. Ryan Broekhoff, F, Valparaiso
If not for Ray McCallum, Broekhoff would be the best player in the Horizon. The Australia native can score in a variety of ways, expanding his game to become a consistent 3-point shooter last season. He’s also good around the rim, and defends the rim. The Crusaders enter the season as the league favorite; can Broekhoff get to the tournament?
11. Alec Brown, C, Green Bay
A future NBA prospect, Brown need only put on some weight before becoming a truly dominant performer inside. He’s 7-foot-1 and has been more aggressive around the rim. He continues to improve his all-around game, and is also going to be one of the best shot-blockers in the country this season. Averaged 17 and 11 in the final three games.
High-Major Men's Basketball 2012-2013 Preseason All-American Teams--College Sports Madness's Horizon League preview--ESPN
Horizon League 2012-13 College Basketball Preview--Athlon Sports

Practice makes perfect for Miami Heat’s Norris Cole--Miami Herald
Miami Heat falls to New Orleans Hornets in final preseason game, looks to season opener--Miami Herald
Highlights from the Heat’s preseason included but were not limited to:
• Norris Cole’s absurd numbers from three-point range. He was 9 of 11 from distance in the preseason.
A few of the troublesome trends that need addressing entering the season:

• The Heat averaged 22 turnovers in the three contests entering Friday’s exhibition. The Heat had 17 giveaways against the Hornets, including four from Wade in the first quarter.

Of course, Wade wasn’t the sloppiest with the ball this preseason. That dubious distinction went to Cole. The second-year point guard finished the preseason with more turnovers (22) than assists (16).
Heat trim roster, fall in preseason finale--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Along the way, Spoelstra offered further hints of his rotation, with Lewis the first forward off the bench, followed by Ray Allen, Norris Cole and Udonis Haslem in the first nine. Eventually Mike Miller was added to the second unit in the second half, briefly sparking the Heat with 11 quick points off the bench.
Cleveland Cavaliers sign guard D'Aundray Brown of Cleveland State; contract terms not announced--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cavs sign former Cleveland State standout D'Aundray Brown--Cleveland State Hoops
D'Aundray Brown Signs With Cleveland

Chemistry is key for women's basketball--The Cauldron Top 50 point guards--Eye On College Basketball
12. Ray McCallum Jr. , Detroit
Little Ray chose to play for his dad at Detroit over the big boys (i.e. Arizona and UCLA) and while he hasn't received the national attention, he's thriving in the Horizon. Terrific command of the game and blends the ability to score, distribute and lead. -- J.G.
Time Change For Men's Basketball Game Against
Men's Basketball Exhibition Season Starts on
Titans Cruise Past Ryerson 87-55 in Exhibition

Brown Nets Another Preseason

Tempo-free countdown: No. 6 UIC--Horizon League Hoops
Men's Basketball Featured on ABC's `7 On Your Sidelines'

Women's Basketball Hosts Halloween Hoops Game on

Tempo-free countdown: No. 9 Wright State--Horizon League Hoops
Men's Basketball Blog #1: Joe
Loyola Announces 2012-13 Men's Basketball TV

Getting To Know The Newcomers: Erin

Groth leads Phoenix through season--UWGB Fourth Estate
Ritchie, Bauer earn preseason honors--UWGB Fourth Estate
Phoenix Tips (sic) off Exhibition Play Hosting Judson Saturday at 2

Open Practice Provided Game Atmosphere,

Bulls waive guards Ryan Allen and Marko
Tempo-free countdown: No. 7 Milwaukee--Horizon League Hoops
Spying the Enemy - Rider Broncs--PantherU
Spying the Enemies - UNI, Buffalo, NIU--PantherU
Introducing The Beastside--PantherU
Basketball Notebook: Panthers Counting On Senior
Gold Shoots Past Black In Fast-Paced Intrasquad
Gold 88, Black
Congratulations To The Fourth Basketball Season Ticket Prize
VIDEO: A Look Back At Friday's Tip-Off

VIDEO: A Look Back At Friday's Tip-Off

#72 Valparaiso: College Basketball
Inside the Program: Valpo--Scouting The Mid-Majors
Projecting the 2012-13 NCAA Tournament Field--Midwest Sports Fans
Horizon: Valparaiso – The Crusaders return all five starters from last year’s regular season champs, including conference Player of the Year candidate Ryan Broekhoff.
Capobianco eager to make Valparaiso debut--The NWI Times
Men's Basketball Season Preview with Bryce Drew!

Former Manual/Butler guard Hopkins to Wright State--Recruiting Central
Hopkins stays in Horizon League--Indy Star Butler Insider
Source: Butler's Hopkins headed to Wright State--Eye On College Basketball
Wright State gets transfer from Butler--Wright State University Sports
Great moments in Raider History--The Guardian
NCAA President speaks at Wright State--The Guardian
Butler transfer to join Wright State--The Guardian
NCAA's Dr. Emmert Highlights Tip-Off
Former Raider Great Duggins Honored in

Participating in Penguin Points--The Jambar

Brown Earns Two Honors from College Sports

D'Aundray Brown Stays in Cleveland, Signs with Cavaliers--Horizon League Network
Blue Ribbon Previews the Horizon League--Horizon League Network

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