Saturday, December 8, 2012

News On The Horizon 12/8/2012

Podcast: College Basketball Creativity
--Ballin' is a Habit
From Detroit's "Star Wars" night and Taylor University's "Silent Night Game" to the potential 4-in-1 event at Cowboy Stadium, the college basketball community is always coming up with news ways to attract attention to events.
Monthly Injury Report: Who's out and who will be back soon?--Eye On College Basketball
Other Significant Injuries
Anton Grady, Cleveland State -- Knee, out indefinitely
Junior Lomomba, Cleveland State -- Foot, day-to-day
Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso -- Mononucleosis, shouldn't miss any time
Scouting reports: Illini, NU, Loyola, UIC--Daily Herald
Loyola (6-2) at No. 19 Michigan State (7-2)

When, where: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Breslin Center

TV: BTN Radio:

Summary: After five straight wins, Loyola will face its first ranked team since a 68-60 loss to Kansas State in 2010. Michigan State has won its last two games, over Nicholls State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, by an average of 38.5 points. Both the Ramblers and the Spartans are holding teams under 58 ppg.

Illinois-Chicago (7-1) vs. Colorado State (6-1)

When, where: 3 p.m. Saturday at UIC Pavilion

TV: CSN Radio: WMVP 1000-AM

Summary: UIC head coach Howard Moore’s club can match last season’s win total with a win against the Rams. The Flames are unbeaten at home, with seven straight wins to date. Both UIC center Josh Crittle and CSU center Colton Iverson have been scoring in double figures and leading their teams in rebounding.

Slumping Miami Heat not hiding from problems after loss to New York Knicks--Miami Herald
Norris Cole said he felt ready for the Knicks, but his strained groin might have told a different story Thursday night. He managed one rebound and one assist.
Cleveland State at No. 25 N.C. State preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Updated: Cleveland State (6-2) vs. No. 25 NC State (5-2)--Vikings Ball

Titans Continue Homestand against Rochester

Fambro Out To Make Senior Year A Special

Weekend Preview: No. 21 UNLV on upset alert?--CollegeBasketballTalk
Who else is on Upset Alert?
Sat. 4:00 pm: Colorado State at Illinois-Chicago: Just how good is Illinois-Chicago? Are they truly a competitor for the Horizon League title? Hopefully we can get the answer on Saturday, as UIC hosts a very good Colorado State team. The Flames are 7-1 on the season with wins over Iona and at Northwestern and their only loss coming against New Mexico. Hopefully we’ll get a better feel for this group after they host the Rams.
Preview: Colorado State at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Flames look to keep on winning--UIC News
UIC (7-1) Squares Off With Colorado State (6-1)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Set for Showdown versus Colorado State Saturday

Kobel nets career high in road loss--UIC News
Flames Conclude Road Stretch With Loss at Indiana

Preview: Loyola at Michigan State--The Chicago Tribune
Updated: Loyola (Chicago) (6-2) Battles No. 19 Michigan State (7-2)--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola To Host Pregame Party Before Men's Basketball Game At
Loyola's Moser To Honor The Late Rick Majerus

Women's Basketball Blog #3: Gabby

Women's basketball: Today's UWGB vs. Marquette preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Set to Battle Marquette on

Pregame Shootaround 12.8.12: Loaded Saturday features 21 ranked teams in action
Five Things to Watch For
4) Two slumping teams meet in Milwaukee as the Panthers host Northern Illinois. The Huskies are averaging just 54.3 points per game, which is only two touchdowns more than what their MAC champion football team has averaged (40.8 ppg).
Panthers' losing streak ends in abnormal way--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee ends losing streak with 80-73 win over NIU--UWM Post
Milwaukee Beats Northern Illinois in Overtime, 80-73--UWM Update
Milwaukee (3-6) and DePaul (5-3) Face Off--UWM Update
Panthers Snap Losing Streak With OT Win Over
Short Turnaround Sends Panthers To DePaul
BGN Extra: Gulley's Return Sparks Panthers In Key

Athletic Department Begins Official Search for a New Athletic Director--UWM Post

Panthers women’s basketball rebounds, improves to 2-1 with 88-79 win over Western Michigan--UWM Post

Pregame Shootaround 12.7.12: Light Friday as finals approach for many schools--CollegeBasketballTalk
Who’s getting upset?: No. 18 New Mexico against Valparaiso

There aren’t many evenly matched Top 25 games on Saturday, so it looks like Valpo is one of the few schools with a decent shot at pulling an upset. If the Crusaders are going to do it, it will be in large part due to senior Ryan Broekhoff. The 6-7 Australian is averaging 16.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, including a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Northern Illinois during the 24-hour Tip-off Marathon.

Valpo doesn’t score a lot of points, but typically doesn’t give up many either, meaning they’ll be keying in on New Mexico’s Kendall Williams and Tony Snell. Those two together average just over 26 points per game.
VU's Drew, New Mexico's Alford share similar basketball career path--The NWI Times
Men's basketball splits last two games--The Torch
Kurt shows strength through adversity--The Torch
Updated: Valparaiso (6-2) Battles No. 18 New Mexico (9-0)--Valpo Daily
Valpo Takes On #18/20 New Mexico Saturday

Reviewing positive VU fall sports season--The Torch
Women's basketball ends five game skid--The Torch
Valpo women visit #8 Louisville on Saturday

Free throws, turnovers key stats for Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Virginia Military Institute--Dayton Daily News
On this day 10 years ago - Dec 07, 2002--Rowdy Review
Wright State (5-3) Squares Off with Virginia Military Institute (4-5)--Rowdy Review

Ryan: Covelli game the beginning of something big--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU Hosts Hiram in Inaugural Downtown Roundball Classic at Covelli

Men's Basketball Weekend Preview: Four Teams in Polls Await League Teams--Horizon League Network
Milwaukee Survives to Pick Up Friday Night Win--Horizon League Network

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