Saturday, February 2, 2013

News On The Horizon 2/2/2013

Pregame Shootaround 2.1.13: The return of Ivy League Friday nights--CollegeBasketballTalk
Who’s Getting Upset? Detroit (vs. Youngstown State, 9:00 p.m. on ESPNU)

Youngstown State head coach Jerry Slocum shouldn’t have to say much to motivate his Penguins in advance of this game. Just hand out a box score of the first meeting this season, a 101-60 Detroit victory in Youngstown. Slocum wasn’t too thrilled with the way Ray McCallum Sr.’s Titans handled the final five minutes of the game (that question gets asked at the 0:52 mark of this video), one in which Detroit hit 11-of-20 from beyond the arc.

Ray McCallum Jr., Jason Calliste and Nick Minnerath can give opposing teams fits, and YSU will need to be at their best defensively in order to combat that firepower. The Penguins hold opponents to 37% shooting from the field and in veterans Kendrick Perry and Damian Eargle they’ve got two players capable of causing problems on the other end. Youngstown State has won four straight, and the motivation of that first meeting could be enough to push them past Detroit.
Five Things to Watch For
4) Valparaiso hosts struggling Milwaukee, and a win would keep the Crusaders alone in first place in the Horizon League. Ryan Broekhoff accounted for 26 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the first meeting this season, a 76-52 Valparaiso victory.
Late Night Snacks: Ivy League, Horizon take center stage--CollegeBasketballTalk
Important Outcomes
Detroit 88, Youngstown State 77

Four starters for Detroit finished with double figures, led by Ray McCallum’s 23 points. Like Princeton, the win for Detroit keeps the Titans in the hunt for the top spot in their conference. Detroit sits half a game out of first, behind Valparaiso. Detroit has three upcoming games against teams with a combined 8-18 record in the Horizon League. After that Detroit gets another shot at Valpo.

Valparaiso 71, Milwaukee 40

The Crusaders could have lost sole possession of first place in the Horizon League, but held the Panthers to a dismal 27 percent shooting from the field, en route to a blowout win. Valparaiso has won six of seven. Three of the next four won’t be easy — against Illinois-Chicago, on the road at Wright State and back home against Detroit. The Crusaders have beaten all three of those team, but by a combined 12 points.

Ray McCallum, Detroit

The Horizon League’s leading scorer eclipsed the 20-point mark for the 13th time this season, scoring a 23 points with six assists, three rebounds and five steals. He was great from the field connecting on 9-of-15 and 3-of-4 from behind the arc.
Hustle play of the day: Detroit hits the floor--Run The Floor
Nick Minnerath Powers Detroit Over Youngstown State--Mid-Major Madness

Heat's Norris Cole willing to wait for individual accolades--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State looking to finish season strong--Cleveland State Hoops
Today's Cleveland State-UIC Preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Updated: Cleveland State (10-12) Faces UIC (14-8)--Vikings Ball

Women's Basketball Set To Take On

Former Detroit assistant coach sues school over firing--CBS Sports
Ray McCallum Jr. spurs Detroit to victory--The Detroit News
Detroit Gets Win over Youngstown State 88-77--Titans Update
StatSheet Projects Detroit as NIT Seven Seed: 02/02/2013--Titans Update
Titans Win Third-Straight, 88-77, Over Youngstown

Game #19: Quick Turnaround Has The Titans In Milwaukee On

Saturday's matchup: Cleveland State at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
UIC (14-8) and Cleveland State (10-12) Face Off--Flame Fanatic
Game #23: Flames Seek Fourth-Straight HL Win, Host Cleveland State Saturday
Men's Basketball Alumni Game Complimentary with Ticket to CSU

Women's Hoops to Battle First Place Green Bay on

Saturday's matchup: Green Bay at Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola (Chicago) (13-8) Squares Off with Green Bay (11-11)--LU Wolf Ball
On this day 11 years ago - Feb 02, 2002--LU Wolf Ball

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay (11-11) Squares Off with Loyola (Chicago) (13-8)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Looks to Bounce Back at

Women's basketball: Today's UWGB preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Looks to Push Winning Streak to 12 Games Against

Bad night all around for UW-Milwaukee--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Crushed by Valparaiso 71-40--UWM Update
First-Place Crusaders Prove Too Much For

Milwaukee Women Welcome Second-Place Detroit

Valparaiso bounces back to beat Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
Supporting cast pushes Valparaiso in blowout men's win--The NWI Times
Valparaiso postgame coach's interview - Feb. 1, 2013--The NWI Times
Winning Streak Over--The Torch
Post Game Wrap Up: Valpo vs. Milwaukee--The Torch
Valparaiso Thumps Milwaukee 71-40--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Put Together Stellar All-Around Effort in Win Over

CLEVELAND St. (10-9, 2-4) AT Valpo (7-12, 2-4)--The Post-Tribune
Learning how to win on road--The Torch
Crusader women host Cleveland State on Saturday

Donlon: Raiders need to get gritty again--Dayton Daily News
Wright State’s Vest: ‘The sky isn’t falling’ for struggling Raiders--Wright State University Sports

Detroit snaps YSU’s winning streak--Youngstown Vindicator
Detroit beats Youngstown State 88-77--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Tripped Up by Detroit 88-77--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Drops High-Scoring Affair to Detroit,

YSU Ends Road Swing at Wright State on

Horizon League Road Trips--Horizon League Network
As Second Half Begins, Expect Chaos--Horizon League Network
Loyola's Gardner, Averkamp Garner Accolades--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Final Shot: Feb. 1 - A Measure of Separation--Horizon League Network

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