Thursday, January 31, 2013

News On The Horizon 1/31/2013

ATB: Pac-12 Contenders Fall, Indiana and Michigan Eye Huge Showdown and La Salle’s Magic Ends…--Rush The Court
Tonight’s Quick Hits…
Turmoil In The Horizon. The casualty of top-end quality hoop in the Horizon League was not one of this year’s surprise storylines. The loss of Butler was a huge blow. From a reputational standpoint, the league is undoubtedly worse off. The upside is less difficult to grasp, but Wednesday showed why an imperceptible league front-runner is conducive to a generally more entertaining brand of league play. Valparaiso, winner of six straight games, was breaking away from the rest of the pack until it ran into Youngstown State, who pounded the Crusaders at home and shook up the top of the standings. Second-place Detroit secured a big win at Wright State as well, which moves the Titans just a half-game behind Valpo for first place. Even if these teams were not to meet (again) down the stretch – they do, on February 16, at Valpo – the Horizon should feature one of the nation’s most entertaining conference stretch runs.
Mid-Major Report: Power Rankings--Men's College Basketball Nation Blog
Wright State won its first four Horizon League games. But the Raiders have gone 1-4 since. The good news for the program is that the other Horizon League contenders have failed to separate themselves from the rest of the field. Valpo lost at Youngstown State on Wednesday. Detroit has won two in a row but just three of its last six. Both UW-Green Bay and Youngstown State have won five league games. This race is far from over.
Night Court: Top teams make statements in conference play--CBS Sports
Players with impact
Youngstown State has won four in a row, and Kendrick Perry was the major reason on Wednesday. He had 28 points and 11 rebounds against Valparaiso.
-- The Horizon is getting crazy. Valparaiso was easily handled by Youngstown State on Wednesday, while Detroit beat Wright on the road. Should be a good race.

Fired Detroit Mercy assistant attaches names to misconduct allegations--The Detroit Free Press
Wednesday's state basketball: Detroit avenges loss to Wright St.--The Detroit News
Fired Detroit assistant basketball coach files whistleblower suit--The Detroit News
Detroit Downs Wright State 83-76--Titans Update
StatSheet Projects Detroit as NIT Eight Seed: 01/31/2013--Titans Update
Former assistant men's basketball coach files lawsuit--Varsity Press
Titans Grab Second-Straight Road Win, 83-76, Over Wright

Brown Keeping Pace With Nation's
Game #18: Detroit Looks To Avenge Early Season Loss To Cleveland State On

Thursday's matchup: Green Bay at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
UIC (13-8) Squares Off with Green Bay (11-10)--Flame Fanatic
Game #22: Flames Return Home to Host Green Bay

Flames Return Home to Face Second Place

Loyola tops Milwaukee 76-65--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola beats Milwaukee 76-65--Daily Herald
Loyola (Chicago) Gets Win against Milwaukee 76-65--LU Wolf Ball
Seniors Come Up Big In 76-65 Victory Over

Loyola Looks To Get Back On Winning Track At

Men's basketball: Brown standing tall again for Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay (11-10) Battles UIC (13-8)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Opens Windy City Weekend Thursday at

20-0 run sinks Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Stumbles with Loss to Loyola (Chicago) 76-65--UWM Update
Loyola Rides Big Run To 76-65 Win Over

Youngstown State lead Valparaiso from start to finish--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso struggles in double-digit loss to Penguins--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Stumbles with Loss to Youngstown State 80-68--Valpo Daily
YSU Recap: blarg--Section EE
Crusader Winning Streak Snapped at Youngstown

Valpo women visit Wright State on

Raiders lose fourth game in last five--Dayton Daily News
Donlon: Officiating isn’t reason why Raiders lost--Dayton Daily News
On this day 7 years ago - Jan 30, 2006--Rowdy Review
Wright State Falls to Detroit 83-76--Rowdy Review
Men Fall to

YSU men topple Horizon-leading Valpo--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Defeats Valparaiso 80-68--Guin Report
Belin, Eargle anchor formidable front line--The Jambar
Penguins upset conference leader Valpo--The Jambar
Perry Pours in 28 Points, Grabs 11 Boards in Win Over

Women's Basketballs Tries to Extend League Win Streak to Three at

Men's Basketball Weekly - January 30--Horizon League Network
Separation of Wheat and Chaff in Order as Season Hits Halfway Point--Horizon League Network
Alec Brown Interview--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Final Shot: Jan. 30 - Parity Reigns--Horizon League Network

Brandi Brown Interview--Horizon League Network

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