Saturday, January 5, 2013

News On The Horizon 1/5/2013

Pregame Shootaround 1.4.13: Memphis visits Knoxville in a game both teams need--CollegeBasketballTalk
Mid-Major Matchup of the Day: Cleveland State at Valparaiso (7 PM)
The Horizon League race has the makings of being a really good one, with Valparaiso and Detroit leading the way. With that in mind this is a big game for the Crusaders, who enter tonight 0-1 in conference play. Cleveland State enters with an 8-6 record but Gary Waters’ team has struggled defensively, as opponents are averaging 70.1 points per game and shooting 46.3% from the field. Taking on Ryan Broekhoff and Kevin Van Wijk, the Vikings can’t afford to defend at that level tonight. Defensive issues are one reason why CSU is 1-5 on the road this season, and losing Anton Grady back in November (knee injury) certainly didn’t help matters.
Late Night Snacks: Memphis Tigers win rivalry game for the last time--CollegeBasketballTalk
Important Outcomes
Valparaiso gets first conference win: Valpo started off conference play with a loss to Loyola (Ill.). The Crusaders bounced back with a 24-point win over Cleveland State. Valparaiso needed the win if they want to stick around with Detroit this season. Valparaiso visits Detriot Jan. 17.
Video highlights: Wright State 64, Green Bay 53--Horizon League Hoops

Bulls bullish on boards, as Heat fall 96-89--South Florida Sun Sentinel
At one stage in the fourth quarter, in fact, 6-foot-2 Norris Cole actually led the Heat in rebounds, with four.
Cleveland State's Woes Continue As They Begin Conference Play--Cleveland Leader
Cleveland State Easily Defeated by Valparaiso 74-50--Vikings Ball
Ndaye Scores Career-High in Loss at

Metro + state: Detroit Mercy adds Marcus Williams to strength and conditioning department--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit (9-5) and Green Bay (6-8) Square Off--Titans Update
Episode #3: Titan Court Report to Air Today at

Flames Host Butler in Final Non-Conference

The Other 26: Cowboy-ing Up--Rush The Court
Looking Back: Performers of the Week
Loyola (Chicago) – After a 7-23 record last year, Loyola Chicago was an afterthought coming into the season. But this year, they hit the 7-win mark just 10 games in, and this past week, they capped off their non-conference season with a win at intra-city rival DePaul and started conference play with a road victory over Horizon League favorites Valparaiso. You can chalk up at least some of the team’s renaissance to Iowa transfer Cully Payne, who led the way with 37 points and 11 assists over the two games. The Ramblers are a young team, and with Butler gone from the Horizon League, this group may have a couple shots to earn a Tournament bid over the next couple years.
Saturday's matchup: Youngstown State at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune

Loyola Wraps Up Non-Conference Play at Eastern

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB vs. Detroit preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
On this day 16 years ago - Jan 04, 1997--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Heads to Motor City for Game of the

UWGB women's basketball: Buzz just one tool on defense--Green Bay Press Gazette

Milwaukee (4-11) Goes Up against Wright State (10-4)--UWM Update

Men’s basketball: Valpo comes out firing after loss, players-only meeting--The Post-Tribune
Bogan, Kenney shine in bounce-back VU win--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Clobbers Cleveland State 74-50--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Roll to Win Over Cleveland

Women’s basketball: Valparaiso preview capsule--The Post-Tribune

Preview: Wright State vs. Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Sledge not surprised by 10-4 start--Dayton Daily News
On this day 14 years ago - Jan 04, 1999--Rowdy Review
Wright State (10-4) Takes On Milwaukee (4-11)--Rowdy Review
Men’s basketball looks to continue strong play against Milwaukee--The Guardian

On this day 12 years ago - Jan 04, 2001--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Seeks First Horizon League Win at Loyola

Brown’s 28 points lead YSU women to victory--Youngstown Vindicator
Brown, Defense Lead Penguins to 58-43 Victory at

Broekhoff's Double-Double Leads Valpo Past CSU 74-50--Horizon League Network

Strong Second Half Propels YSU to League-Best 10th Win--Horizon League Network

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