Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News On The Horizon 1/22/2013

ATB: The Now-Vulnerable Joyce Center, Orange Brave Tough Stretch and The Big 12′s Murky Middle…
--Rush The Court
Tonight’s Quick Hits…
Horizon League Update. The bright side of Butler’s sudden departure from the Horizon League is the renewed opportunity afforded other teams to realistically compete for the league championship. It was time for the Bulldogs to leave; they earned their conference upgrade and are making the most of their new spotlight in the Atlantic 10. The league the Bulldogs left behind is a lesser topic among the college hoops cognoscenti, but the Horizon race is really starting to pick up. First place Valparaiso held serve against Wright State Saturday, but the Raiders bounced back with a huge win at Detroit Monday night. From a confidence standpoint, that win was a pretty big deal for Wright State. It also brought the Raiders level with Valpo at the top of the standings. If rankings hold, and both teams avoid disaster in conference play, Wright State is in prime position to dislodge the Crusaders at home on February 12. Were Butler still here preying on inferior competition, none of this would matter all that much — it’s nice to see that it now does.
Pregame Shootaround 1.21.13: Bigger Monday features Cincy-Cuse--CollegeBasketballTalk
Mid-Major Matchup of the Day: Wright State at Detroit (7:00 p.m. ET)

Valpo has taken over the lead in the Horizon League race, and that’s because they beat both Wright State and Detroit last week. I think the Titans were a bit upset about the loss; after blowing a 22 point second half lead to the Crusaders, they went out and beat Illinois-Chicago by 51 points and led 53-14 at the half.
Week 11 Efficiency Rankings--Horizon League Hoops

Heat have options when it comes to Gasol trade--South Florida Sun Sentinel
For the Heat, it would leave a starting lineup of Bosh, Gasol, James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, plus a top five in reserve of Shane Battier, Ray Allen, Norris Cole, Rashard Lewis and Chris Andersen. It also would allow the Heat to keep the promise of Jarvis Varnado, possibly re-sign Josh Harrellson and fill out the roster with three others (Kenyon Martin?)

Wright State 64, Detroit 62: Titans' comeback falls short--The Detroit Free Press
Inconsistencies doom Detroit in loss to Wright State--The Detroit News
Nick Minnerath Receives Honorable Mention for the StatSheet Horizon Player of the Week - January 21st, 2013--Titans Update
Detroit Narrowly Defeated by Wright State 64-62--Titans Update
StatSheet Projects Detroit as CIT Team: 01/22/2013--Titans Update
Valiant Titan Comeback Falls Short--detroittitans.com

Titans show no mercy--Whoosh!Net

Loyola Closes Out Three-Game Road Trip At Cleveland State Wednesday Night--LoyolaRamblers.com

Taylor Johnson Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week--LoyolaRamblers.com

Men's basketball: UWGB's Fouse is named league's newcomer of week--Green Bay Press Gazette
Jordan Fouse Wins the StatSheet Horizon Freshman of the Week - January 21st, 2013--Phoenix Fever
Fouse Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Austin Arians is Runner-Up for the StatSheet Horizon Freshman of the Week - January 21st, 2013
--UWM Update
2002-03 NCAA Tournament Team To Be Recognized On Hall Of Fame/Alumni Night--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Head To Chicago For Midweek Battle With UIC--uwmpanthers.com

Kevin Van Wijk Wins the StatSheet Horizon Player of the Week - January 21st, 2013--Valpo Daily

Donlon’s game plan works as Wright State beats Detroit--Dayton Daily News
Raiders hold on against Detroit--Dayton Daily News
Video highlights: Wright State vs. Detroit--Wright State University Sports

Miles Dixon is Runner-Up for the StatSheet Horizon Sixth Man of the Week - January 21st, 2013
--Rowdy Review
StatSheet Projects Wright State as CIT Team: 01/22/2013--Rowdy Review
Wright State Edges Detroit 64-62--Rowdy Review
Men Hold On for 64-62 Win at Detroit--wsuraiders.com

Detroit, Wright State Meet in Battle of Tempos--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Notebook (Jan. 21)--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Final Shot: Jan. 21 - Raider Up--Horizon League Network

No comments: