Saturday, November 17, 2012

News On The Horizon 11/17/2012

Projecting the weekend slate--Horizon League Hoops
3-point shot: Scoping out BracketBusters--College Basketball Nation Blog
1. Participants for 2013's BracketBusters and the home/road breakdown were released Wednesday, and already it's easy to pick out what should be the best matchups for the Feb. 22-23 event. The home-road split works out for a Creighton-at-Murray State matchup. If the two teams continue to perform well during the next two months (before actual pairings are announced Jan. 28), that will be a natural game. Davidson and Valparaiso are the other marquee home teams and the Wildcats and Crusaders probably should get either a team from the Missouri Valley (Illinois State), the Mid-American Conference (Ohio or Kent State) or Horizon (Detroit). The other two teams to keep an eye on over the next two months to see if they are worthy of a high-profile game are road teams Albany (won at Washington) and UC Irvine (lost in overtime at UCLA). Draft 2013--Hoops Hype
23. CHI Alec Brown Latest Rumors

Center / 7-1 / Wisconsin Green Bay / Junior / 2.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg

Alec Brown is one of the lesser known players on this list. Many scouts and draft fans are still unfamiliar with his game. He's a small school big man that shows a lot of upside but still needs to become stronger and more aggressive. His size and mobility combined with his touch gives him promise. With two seasons under his belt, look for him to take over the Horizon League.
Twitter      Comparison      Position Ranking Salary
@AlecBrown21 Jason Smith 6th Center $1,038,900*
Key: (*) Standard salary for players selected with that pick in 2013-14.

Miami Heat overcomes Mile High hurdle, heads to Phoenix for road finale--Miami Herald
LeBron James powers Miami in Heat’s first win at Denver since 20--Miami Herald
Cleveland State (2-1) and Old Dominion (1-2) Square Off--Vikings Ball
Vikings Host Old Dominion on

CSU Travels To Illinois For Sunday

Updated: Detroit (1-1) Goes Up Against Drake (1-0)--Titans Update

Game #3: Titans Look For Third-Straight Win Over

UIC loses Paradise Jam opener 66-59--The Chicago Tribune
UIC can’t finish comeback against New Mexcio--Daily Herald
Flames seeking their real identity--Whoosh!Net
Flames’ 2nd half rally falls just short--Whoosh!Net
UIC Loses To New Mexico, 66-59--Flame Fanatic
Flames' Comeback Comes up Just Short versus New Mexico,
Men's Basketball Resumes Paradise Jam Against Mercer Saturday

Women's Basketball Set for First Road Test on

Loyola fades in 2nd half of 81-71 loss--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola falls to Western Michigan, 81-71--Daily Herald
Loyola (Chicago) Loses To Western Michigan, 81-71--LU Wolf Ball
Updated: Loyola (Chicago) (2-1) Squares Off With South Florida (1-1)--LU Wolf Ball
Hot-Shooting Broncos Down Loyola,
Loyola Looks To Run With Bulls, Visits USF Saturday

Loyola Battles Southern Illinois In Home

Women's basketball: Today's UWGB-Central Michigan preview--Green Bay Press Gazette

Phoenix men pull away early in tourney-opening win over Southern Utah--Green Bay Press Gazette
Updated: Green Bay (1-0) and Southern Utah (0-1) Square Off--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Tops Southern Utah, 66-54--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (2-0) vs. Nevada (1-1)--Phoenix Fever
Pair of Double-Doubles Help Phoenix to 2-0

Davidson a welcomed challenge for UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Updated: Milwaukee (1-1) Goes Up Against Davidson (1-1)--UWM Update

Video: Sami Tucker Discusses The Start Of The 2012-13

Cold-shooting Valparaiso falls short against Nebraska--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso Stumbles With Close Loss To Nebraska, 50-48--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso (2-1) and Kent State (2-1) Square Off--Valpo Daily
Crusader Rally Falls Short at
Valpo Continues Classic Play at Kent

Valpo Women Begin Long Road Swing Saturday

Bellarmine basketball finds Vance Hall a scoring bonus--Courier-Journal
WSU remains undefeated with solid defense--Dayton Daily News
Raiders gaining confidence--Wright State University Sports
Raiders top NC A&T to remain
Wright State Beats North Carolina A&T, 56-44--Rowdy Review
Men’s basketball looks for 3-0 start against North Carolina A&T--The Guardian
Raiders, Dayton's CW Announce Local TV
Men Defeat North Carolina A&T in Home

Allen’s barrage keys YSU victory--Youngstown Vindicator
Belin, YSU ready for St. Francis--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Allen’s 3s leads YSU over St. Francis--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Over St. Francis (PA), 75-60--Guin Report
Allen, YSU shoot down Red Flash in home opener--The Jambar
Scorching Second Half Lifts Penguins Past Saint Francis (Pa.)

Penguin women starting to believe--Youngstown Vindicator
Women's Basketball Opens Home Slate vs. Bryant on

Men's Basketball Weekend Preview: Tournaments for Everyone! (Or So It Seems)--Horizon League Network
Another Winning Evening for Men's Teams--Horizon League Network

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