Heat feeling good as Chalmers, Battier get healthy--South Florida Sun Sentinel
To the pointCleveland State Vikings have a big week ahead--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Not only has Chalmers come around with his recent play, but he has been particularly efficient when playing in a tag-team with backup point guard Norris Cole. One of the two has been on the court the entire way during each of the past two victories, when the Heat's point guards have outplayed the Clippers' Chris Paul and Lakers' Steve Nash.
"That's the way we're built," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "And I know earlier in the year everybody wanted to define each guy specifically. What we want is 48 minutes of rock-solid point-guard basketball. Probably in the [Big Three] tenure of this team, we've probably played more point-guard-oriented basketball than we have in the past. So it's critical that those guys give us positive minutes."
Spoelstra said it has been a healthy mix.
"They root for each other," he said. "They're learning how they can be effective in a hybrid point-guard position for us. The start of it for us is to really set the tone for us defensively, allowing our back-line defense to be even more aggressive. But then offensively, they're both coming into their own in terms of organizing us, but yet still being aggressive when their opportunities show themselves."
Chalmers said there is a confidence amid the handoff in responsibilities between the two.
"We've got a great thing going," he said. "With him, he brings a lot of energy to the game. So if I happen to get into foul trouble, we know we're not losing anything when Cole comes in the game. We're just playing good off each other."
Trip to Detroit Up Next for Vikings--csuvikings.com
CSU's Shalonda Winton grabs 1,000 rebound in win--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Winton Notches 1,000th Rebound In Victory Over UIC--csuvikings.com
Cardio for a Cause 2013 Edition--detroittitans.com
Titans Host Cleveland State in "Blue Out" Tuesday--detroittitans.com
Numbers to Know: Weekend recap--College Basketball Nation Blog
Stat Sheet Stuffer – Gary Talton, Illinois-ChicagoWeary Flames pull out triple-OT victory--Whoosh!Net
Talton had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a triple-overtime win at Youngstown State on Sunday. Talton is only the second D-I player to reach those numbers in a game this season. Marshall's DeAndre Kane had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Hofstra on November 18. The last Horizon League player with at least 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds was Cleveland State’s Norris Cole, who had 41 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists against Youngstown State in February 2011.
StatSheet Projects UIC as CIT Team: 02/11/2013--Flame Fanatic
Hannemann Named Horizon League Player of the Week--uicflames.com
UIC's Lead Slips Away in 75-69 Defeat at Cleveland State--uicflames.com
Preview: Loyola at Milwaukee--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola Announces Basketball Time Changes For February 23 Games--LoyolaRamblers.com
Jordan Fouse Wins the StatSheet Horizon Freshman of the Week - February 11th, 2013--Phoenix Fever
NOTEBOOK: Bench Proving to be a Real Strength for Phoenix--GreenBayPhoenix.com
No avoiding the void--PantherU
Panthers Wrap Up Homestand By Hosting Loyola Tuesday--uwmpanthers.com
Underrated Players That Are on Their Way to Stardom--Scouting The Mid-Majors
Ryan Broekhoff(Valpo):Valpo men getting close to Horizon League crown--The Post-Tribune
Broekhoff is averaging 16.8 points, 8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1 block per game. Moreover, Broekhoff is sort of like the Kanye West of mid-major basketball. Kanye started as a producer, then hit it mainstream. But he always kept evolving, each record with a slightly different style than the last. Similarly, Broekhoff began his college career simply as a three point shooter and playing as a shooting guard. Yet, each year Broekhoff has tweaked his game and added an aspect that makes him that much harder to stop. First it was rebounding, then driving into the lane and scoring, now it's leadership and being clutch as a small forward. In fact, Broekhoff is one of the most clutch players in all of college basketball. He wants the ball at the end of the game and he somehow has that unique ability to seamlessly make the right decision every time. Perhaps most impressive, Broekhoff is one of the most efficient players in the country according to ESPN. In fact, Broekhoff ranks 22nd in the nation in efficiency just one spot behind some dude named Trey Burke of Michigan (a.k.a. the best point guard in college basketball). Did I mention that Broekhoff made it to the very last cut of the Australian Olympic team and was an Olympic reserve? Yeah, Broekhoff is the real deal.
Big week awaits Valparaiso--The NWI Times
The Big Week--Beyond the ARC
Broekhoff, Capobianco Honored by Horizon League--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Heads to Wright State For Tuesday Night Tilt--valpoathletics.com
Raiders get second shot at first-place Valpo--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Valparaiso at Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Confidence riding high as Raiders prepare for Valparaiso--The Guardian
Young Named HL Co-Newcomer of the Week--wsuraiders.com
YSU barely hanging on to its edge--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU women riding five-game winning streak--Youngstown Vindicator
Karen Flagg Named Horizon League Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week--ysusports.com
Valpo's Broekhoff, Capobianco and WSU's Young Collect Weekly Honors--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Notebook (Feb. 11)--Horizon League Network
Katie Hannemann Named Player of the Week, Karen Flagg Earns Newcomer Nod--Horizon League Network
Vikings Battle Back to Defeat UIC--Horizon League Network