Saturday, December 22, 2012

News On The Horizon 12/22/2012

Going big is paying dividends for defense of Miami Heat--Miami Herald
A change was needed, and a change was made.

Spoelstra inserted Udonis Haslem into the starting lineup, resurrected Joel Anthony and gave Norris Cole, a pesky perimeter defender, more minutes. Since the Heat’s blowout loss to the Knicks — Haslem’s first game as a starter — the Heat is 5-2
Heat defense steps forward in wake of lineup change--South Florida Sun Sentinel
The lineup tweak

Then there is the lineup change that not only has added Udonis Haslem's defense to the first unit, but helped create a defensive-minded second unit that features former starting power forward Shane Battier alongside center Joel Anthony and point guard Norris Cole.
Vikings Head to Akron on

Game #11: Detroit Welcomes Madonna On WBB Alumni Day On

Saturday's matchup: UIC at Miami of Ohio--The Chicago Tribune
Updated: UIC (9-2) Faces Miami (OH) (3-6)--Flame Fanatic

Women's Hoops to Host NIU on

Saturday's matchup: Loyola at Saint Peter's--The Chicago Tribune
Updated: Loyola (Chicago) (7-3) vs. St. Peter's (5-5)--LU Wolf Ball
Men's Basketball Blog #9: Joe

Women's Basketball Blog #4: Gabby
Ramblers Take On Chicago State In Pre-Holiday

Men's basketball: Phoenix might stick with 1-2-2 zone--Green Bay Press Gazette
Updated: Green Bay (4-7) Goes Up against South Dakota (5-7)--Phoenix Fever
Cousy Award Nomination Caps Impressive Year for
Green Bay Meets South Dakota for the First Time

Women's basketball: UWGB looking for 4th straight win against UW--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay to Battle Badgers in Sunday

Panthers face daunting test against Badgers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee (3-9) and Wisconsin (7-4) Face Off--UWM Update

Valparaiso faces Purdue Calumet before break--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso men's Basketball postgame coach interview - Dec. 20 vs. IUPUI--The NWI Times
Kenney delivers best game of the year for Valparaiso--The NWI Times
On this day 2 years ago - Dec 21, 2010--Valpo Daily
Valpo Takes On Purdue Calumet in Saturday

Bearcats - Wright State preview--Associated Press
Wright State seeks first-ever win over UC--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Cincinnati--Dayton Daily News
Updated: Wright State (8-3) Takes On No. 11 Cincinnati (11-0)--Rowdy Review

Women Drop 98-81 Decision to Saint Francis (PA)

YSU gives BCU double-double trouble--Youngstown Vindicator
On this day 7 years ago - Dec 21, 2005--Guin Report
Four Reach Double Figures to Lead Men's Basketball Past Bethune-Cookman,
Four Reach Double Figures to Lead Men's Basketball Past Bethune-Cookman,

Men's Basketball Weekend Preview: League Teams Looking to Provide Early Gifts--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Final Shot: Dec. 21--Horizon League Network

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