Saturday, March 30, 2013

News On The Horizon 3/30/2013

Heat rebounds from loss to rout New Orleans, 108-89--Miami Herald
Norris Cole had 12 points off the bench. Reserve Ryan Anderson led the Hornets (25-48) with 20 points. Anthony Davis had 11 points. Guard Eric Gordon had 17 points. Former Heat player Terrel Harris, who now plays with the Hornets, sustained a laceration above his right eye that required six stitches. James inadvertently elbowed his former teammate.
Winderman's view: Heat 108, Hornets 89--South Florida Sun Sentinel
  • Starting Miller in place of sidelined Mario Chalmers says plenty about how the Heat view Norris Cole as an energizer off the bench.

  • Game #34: WBI Title On The Line As Titans Tangle With

    Former Phoenix Coach Dick Bennett to be Honored at Final Four--Green Bay Press Gazette

    Journal Star large school boys basketball POY: Alec Peters--Peoria Journal Star
    Bryce Drew and the Stars of that Valparaiso Commercial Got Shafted, Just Like All College Athletes Do--The Big Lead
    Andrean's Davidson ends career as one of 59ers' best ever--The NWI Times

    Women’s basketball: Tabitha Gerardot one of three leaving Valpo program--The Post-Tribune
    Gerardot among three players leaving VU women's basketball team--The NWI Times
    Women’s Basketball Announces Roster

    Youngstown State Sweeps February Scholar-Athletes of the Month--Horizon League Network

    Friday, March 29, 2013

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    News On The Horizon 3/28/2013

    Lucky streak helped Miami Heat, too--Miami Herald
    Improving Cole

    The further expansion of Norris Cole’s game has contributed to the bench’s production. Cole was 6 of 8 from three-point range during the back-to-back.

    “He’s been working on that all year,” Spoelstra said of Cole’s three-point shooting. “We still want him to be an aggressive, attacking player.”

    Spoelstra said the Heat has “slowly” helped Cole develop a reliable corner three-pointer.

    “It’s steady improvement,” Spoelstra said. “It’s not drastic but steady.”

    Peterson Abiad Earns Contract

    Detroit forward Doug Anderson to be in slam dunk contest--The Detroit News
    Anderson Selected for the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point

    Brown Lights Up Penn For 32 As Titans Move Into WBI

    UWGB men's notebook: Brown likely to return, but will seek input on NBA draft--Green Bay Press Gazette
    Men's basketball: Despite adversity, UWGB improved in Wardle's 3rd year--Green Bay Press Gazette

    Phoenix proves too much for Detroit--UWGB Fourth Estate
    Green Bay pushes past Valpo--UWGB Fourth Estate
    Green Bay puts on dancing shoes--UWGB Fourth Estate

    Panthers hoping to sign "top priority" Delaney--PantherU

    The buzz on the buzzer-beaters: Legends recount 'blessings'--USA Today

    2013 CBI Tournament: Semifinal Recaps--Mid-Major Madness
    Final - 3.27.2013 1 2 Total
    Santa Clara Broncos 34 47 81
    Wright St. Raiders 36 33 69

    In Dayton, Wright State took a two point lead into the half, thanks to a buzzer-beating dunk by A.J. Pacher. The Raiders couldn't hang on to the momentum though, as Kevin Foster scored 21 second half points to lead Santa Clara to victory. The "Other" Broncos came out swinging in that second half, going on a 19-4 run, not allowing Wright State to cut it closer than seven points at any point in the final period.

    Despite shooting better overall in the game (54.2% compared to the Broncos 48.4%), Wright State did not have near as many attempts as Santa Clara. The Broncos out-rebounded the Raiders 33-25 and forced 15 turnovers, while only committing six themselves.

    Foster followed up his 34-point masterpiece against Purdue with yet another fantastic performance. His final tally was 33 points, four steals and three assists. Evan Roguemore added 16 points, five assists and two rebounds, while no other Bronco contributed more than nine points.

    On the other side, Pacher finished his night with 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists, while Jerran Young and Miles Dixon scored 13 and ten points respectively.

    George Mason and Santa Clara will now face off in a best-of-three championship series beginning April 1. Can the Patriots win the CBI trophy before they head to the Atlantic 10? Or will Kevin Foster and company reign supreme and take the trophy to the West Coast?
    Wright State’s CBI dreams die in 2nd half against Santa Clara--Wright State University Sports
    WSU’s Grant: CBI “one of the best things we have ever done “--Through the Arch
    Raiders Fall to Santa Clara in CBI

    Success equals sales--The Jambar

    Seven Men's Basketball Players Named to NABC All-District Team--Horizon League Network
    Detroit's Anderson Selected for Dunk Contest--Horizon League Network
    Wright State Comes Up Short in CBI Semifinal--Horizon League Network

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    News On The Horizon 3/27/2013

    2013 CIT Round 2 Recap--Mid-Major Madness
    Canisius vs Youngstown State

    In the tournaments first overtime game, Canisius stole a victory from Youngstown State. With just under 20 minutes to play in the game, the Golden Griffins trailed by 22 points. They then went on a remarkable 20-0 run to get back into the game and push it to overtime. Canisius junior, Billy Baron scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half and overtime and also hit the game winning free throws with 2.1 ticks left after being fouled on a three point attempt.
    Final - 3.23.2013  1  2  Total
    Canisius Golden Griffins  28  45  84
    Youngstown St. Penguins  45  28  82
    Northern Iowa vs Illinois-Chicago

    Illinois-Chicago let a game in which they led 43-41 with under 9 minutes to play, slip away in the final minutes. Northern Iowa went on a 12-0 to get the largest lead of the second half and cruise to a 12 point win. Although the lead was cut to five a couple of times, it never got any close than that. After a technical foul was assessed, UNI was able to put the game away with only a minute to play.
    Final - 3.23.2013  1  2  Total
    Ill.-Chicago Flames  24  27  51
    Northern Iowa Panthers  25  38  63

    Seven games from breaking record, Miami Heat not motivated by win streak--Miami Herald

    Four Heat players have made at least 40 percent of their three-point shots during the streak: Ray Allen (41.4), Norris Cole (42.3), Mario Chalmers (44) and Shane Battier (47.8).
    • Four Heat players have made at least 40 percent of their three-point shots during the streak: Ray Allen (41.4), Norris Cole (42.3), Mario Chalmers (44) and Shane Battier (47.8).
    Norris Cole Giving Miami Heat Huge Boost During Winning Streak--Rant Sports
    Cleveland State Vikings basketball 2012-13 wrap-up: Gary Waters wants to see a recommitment to defense--Cleveland Plain Dealer

    Detroit Mercy, ex-AD refute claims made in wrongful dismissal lawsuit--The Detroit News
    McCallum, Minnerath Named to NABC All-District
    Save the Date: Detroit Titans Men's Basketball Awards Banquet - April

    Game #33: Detroit Prepares For WBI Semifinals On

    Flames end record-setting season--UIC News

    UWGB's Brown will seek input from NBA scouts, but ...--UWGB Hoops Blog
    Keifer Sykes, Alec Brown Named NABC

    Annual Senior Salute Set For April

    NU could move quickly to hire Collins--The Chicago Tribune
    NU officials also have conducted four other interviews, according to sources. It is believed they met with Bucknell’s Dave Paulsen, Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew, La Salle’s John Giannini and perhaps Lehigh’s Brett Reed.
    Broekhoff, Van Wijk Garner All-District

    Preview: Wright State vs. Santa Clara--Dayton Daily News
    Raiders’ March to remember continues--Dayton Daily News
    Late surge against Richmond propels Raiders into CBI semis--The Guardian

    YSU’s Kendrick Perry Named NABC All-District

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    News On The Horizon 3/26/2013

    Heat win 27th straight, run away from Magic 108-94--Miami Herald
    Norris Cole lobbed one off the glass to James for a dunk and an 83-70 lead, Allen made another 3-pointer on the next possession, James set up Andersen for an alley-oop dunk as half the arena roared in delight as the reigning champions pushed the margin to 18.
    Winderman's view: Heat 108, Magic 94--South Florida Sun Sentinel
  • Meanwhile, Cole-to-LeBron is becoming as good as it gets from an alley-oop standpoint.

  • Unless, of course, we're talking LeBron-to-Bird.

  • ...
  • Twice quick double-teams on LeBron in the first quarter led to successful Mario Chalmers 3-pointers. That's why 'Rio fits this team.

  • Then Chalmers checks out, so Norris Cole gets the kick-out 3-pointer off a LeBron assist.

  • ...
  • Spoelstra, on Cole's upgraded defense, "Norris was advanced as a young player coming into this as a [conference] Defensive Player of the Year in college."

  • Cedric Jackson Named MVP in Australia--Cleveland State Hoops

    Anderson a Finalist for the Pepsi MAX Dunk of the
    McCallum Named Lute Olson

    Postseason ride ends--Whoosh!Net

    Men's basketball: Pair of UWGB freshmen intend to transfer--Green Bay Press Gazette
    Pair of freshmen won't return to UWGB next season--UWGB Hoops Blog

    Video: Win or lose, UWGB women impressed in NCAA tournaments--Green Bay Press Gazette

    FGCU's run is a lesson to be learned--PantherU

    Women's Basketball Golf Outing Set For June

    Chris Collins still front-runner for Northwestern basketball coaching job--Chicago Sun-Times
    Big Dance One-Hit Wonders: Where are they now?--USA Today
    8. Bryce Drew, Valparaiso

    In northwest Indiana (and sometimes elsewhere), Bryce Drew's game-winning, buzzer-beating trey for No. 13 seed Valparaiso against Ole Miss in a 1998 first-round game is simply called "The Shot." It's so well-known to the masses that it has its own Wikipedia page. And people often forget that Drew also spearheaded an upset of Florida State in the next round that sent the Crusaders to the only Sweet 16 in school history.

    Fifteen years later, Drew and his alma mater were dancing again this year. After taking the reins at Valpo following his father Homer's retirement in 2011, Bryce — an assistant coach under his dad from 2005–2011 — guided the Crusaders to their first NCAA berth since 2004.
    Mutka: Valpo’s basketball future includes downsizing--The Post-Tribune
    Broekhoff Named to Lou Henson All-America

    2013 CBI Tournament: Quarterfinal Recaps--Mid-Major Madness
    Final - 3.25.2013  1  2  Total
    Richmond Spiders  26  25  51
    Wright St. Raiders  23  34  57
    In what turned out to be a low scoring hard-fought affair, the Wright State Raiders edged out the Richmond Spiders with 2:39 left in the game. While both the Spiders and Raiders shot atrociously from three-point range, what really killed the Spiders was their abysmal 9-16 from the charity line. They also only had five assists, which isn't going to get you far in a game.

    The high point for Richmond was Greg Robbins, who had 12 points and Derrick Williams, who had 7 points and 7 rebounds. For the Raiders, Jerran Young had another good game, with 14 points and 7 rebounds, along with Miles Dixon, who came off the bench to score 14 points. A.J. Pacher contributed 8 points and 3 rebounds as well for Wright State.

    The Raiders now have won 23 games this season, which is a tie for the most wins in school history.
    ‘Rolling’ Raiders reach CBI semis, will host Santa Clara on Wednesday--Dayton Daily News
    Four mid-major teams in CBI final four--Dayton Daily News
    Raiders take thriller from Richmond
    Raiders Slip Past Richmond
    Raiders to Host Santa Clara

    Historic 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Season

    Rise together, fall together--The Jambar

    Broekhoff, McCallum Collect College Insider All-American Honors--Horizon League Network
    Men's Basketball Final Shot: March 25: Onto the Semifinals--Horizon League Network

    Monday, March 25, 2013

    News On The Horizon 3/25/2013

    Green Bay rally falls short vs. LSU,

    Dwyane Wade-less Heat rock Bobcats by 32 for 26th victory in a row--Miami Herald
    Norris Cole (15 points, six assists, no turnovers) and Ray Allen (14 points, 4 for 5 on three-point shooting) also chipped in, and the Heat pushed its record to 25-1 in games in which its bench players outscore the opponent's reserves.
    Heat win 26th straight, top Bobcats 109-77--Miami Herald
    Chris Bosh and Norris Cole had 15 points apiece for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade, held from the lineup because of right knee soreness that the team believes is minor. And after yet another slow start, Miami is now seven victories shy of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the league record of 33 in a row.
    LeBron James leads way for Miami Heat as streak hits 26 in easy win over Charlotte Bobcats--Miami Herald
    Norris Cole (15 points, six assists, no turnovers) and Ray Allen (14 points, 4 for 5 on three-point shooting) also chipped in, and the Heat pushed its record to 25-1 in games in which its bench players outscore the opponent’s reserves.
    Award Winners Announced at Postseason

    Detroit Cages Cougars To Move Into The WBI

    UIC ends record year in tourney second round--UIC News

    UW-Green Bay rally falls short in loss at LSU--Green Bay Press Gazette
    Gutsy Comeback Effort Falls Short in NCAA Tournament at
    Postseason Props: Gilbertson Makes Her Last Game Her

    My Top 10 Crusader Moments of 2012-2013--Section EE

    Raiders host Richmond in second round of CBI--Dayton Daily News

    Preview: Richmond at Wright State--Dayton Daily News

    Men lose big lead, fall in OT--The Jambar

    Penguins regain self-confidence in losing effort--The Jambar

    Phoenix Comeback Falls Short as GB falls in NCAA Tournament First Round--Horizon League Network