Sunday, December 16, 2012

News On The Horizon 12/15/2012

The Other 26: Week Five--Rush The Court
Keep an Eye On …

Here are a few TO26 teams who are flying under the radar but are worth keeping an eye on as non-conference play closes out in the next couple weeks.
Illinois-Chicago — Nine games into the season, and the Flames have already matched last season’s win total. Preseason polls had them finishing near the bottom of the Horizon League, but those expectations are being rapidly revised. Early season wins over Mercer and Iona gave some indication that the Flames were poised to outpace the mediocrity of the last three seasons, when they won eight, seven, and eight games. But in the past two weeks, after wins over Northwestern and Colorado State, they’ve left no doubt. How are they doing it? With a defense that is tough as nails, steady ball control, a healthy dose of three-point shooting, and the breakout season from Hayden Humes that they were hoping for.
Looking Back: Last Week’s Key Results
New Mexico 65, Valparaiso 52 — The Lobos just keep on rolling. Behind a balanced offensive effort, in which Kendall Williams, Tony Snell, and Hugh Greenwood scored just 18 points combined, the Lobos. How’d they do it? By controlling the glass (giving up just one offensive rebound) and exploiting Valpo’s looseness with the ball (22 turnovers). The Crusaders will need much steadier play from their senior backcourt if they’re going to fend off their competitors for the Horizon League crown.
Night Court: The most important game is not what you think it was--Eye On College Basketball

Miami Heat center Dexter Pittman remains studious, patient on bench--Miami Herald
Pittman was shooting 69.2 percent from the field in Las Vegas, averaging 11.5 points per game playing alongside Heat teammates Terrel Harris and Norris Cole. He has spent 13 of the Heat’s 17 games with “inactive” beside his name.
Cleveland State throttled by St. Bonaventure in 87-53 rout--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Star Anton Grady Underwent Surgery Today for Torn MCL--Cleveland Leader
CSU Star Anton Grady Likely Out For the Season--Cleveland Leader
Cleveland State's Anton Grady Has Knee Surgery, Likely Done for the Year--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Flops In Big 87-53 Loss to St. Bonaventure--Vikings Ball
Shorthanded Vikings Fall at St.

NBA Draft Profile: Watching Zeke Marshall Take On Doug McDermott and Ray McCallum--Mid-Major Madness
UDM defeats Akron, 80-73--The Detroit Free Press
Saturday's state roundup: Detroit Mercy rallies past Akron--The Detroit News
Detroit Gets 80-73 Win Over Akron--Titans Update
Titans Storm Back to Bounce Zips,

Titan Scoring Legends Reflect On Brown's Record

Illinois-Chicago wins 8th straight--The Chicago Tribune
UIC downs Eastern Michigan 74-48--Daily Herald
UIC Wins Big over Eastern Michigan 74-48--Flame Fanatic
Flames Extend Winning Streak to Eight Games, 74-48 over Eastern

Flames Set Program Record with 30 Assists in Home

Late Afternoon Snacks: Butler edges Indiana; Gators visit the desert--CollegeBasketballTalk
Tonight’s Best
Mississippi State at Loyola, 8 PM – Will it be a great matchup? Who knows? But we’ve established that it’s a very meaningful one, because of the historical implications.
Loyola wins again in Game of Change rematch--CollegeBasketballTalk
50 Years Later, Game of Change Belongs Again to Loyola--Mid-Major Madness
'Game of Change' echoes through history--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola wins 'Game of Change' reprise 59-51--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola knocks off Mississippi State--Daily Herald
Loyola (Chicago) Picks Up Win against Mississippi State 59-51--LU Wolf Ball
Photo Gallery: Game of Change
Turk's Threes Are Game Changer In 59-51 Win Over Mississippi

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB-Southern Illinois preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix hopes returning home leads to turnaround--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men's team suspends Cougill--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Loses Close One to Southern Illinois 72-70--Phoenix Fever
Cougill Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Team
Green Bay Loses Nail Biter to Southern

UWM's offensive slump continues--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Downed by Tennessee Tech 69-58--UWM Update
Panthers Stay Cold In Home Loss To Tennessee

Banged-up Valparaiso rolling with the punches--The Post-Tribune
Which men's basketball team will win the Horizon League regular-season title?--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Gets Win against Missouri State 62-54--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Claim Road Win at Missouri

Darling powers Wright State past Hofstra--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Beats Hofstra, 63-57--Rowdy Review
Men Holf Off Hofstra

Women Rally for 66-65 Win at

Penguins’ next challenge is Mountain(eer) high--Youngstown Vindicator

Loyola Celebrates Game of Change with Win; Valpo, WSU, UIC, Detroit Collect Victories--Horizon League Network

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