Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News On The Horizon 3/12/2013

The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 8 preview--CollegeBasketballTalk
Here’s what to watch for on Tuesday.
Player to Watch: Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso
The senior forward has the driving force behind Valparaiso’s recent success during his collegiate career and is coming off of a 25-point performance against Green Bay in the Horizon League semifinals. But Broekhoff is still looking for his first trip to the NCAA dance. If he can put the Crusaders on his back once more, he will finally be able to get fitted for dancing shoes.
Saturday Schedule:
Horizon League Finals
9 p.m. – Wright State (3) at Valparaiso (1) ESPN
Horizon League Championship Preview: Valparaiso Will Take Out Wright State--Mid-Major Madness
Forde Minutes: Mayhem comes before Madness--Yahoo! Sports
The anarchy of the season (2) has trickled down to the mid-major and low-major levels as well, not just the high-powered leagues. In the 14 conference tourneys that started play last week, No. 1 seeds have lost in seven of them. And in five of those, the No. 1 seed didn't even make the final.

There were 30 one-possession games in the first seven days of league tourney play, including five in the West Coast Conference and four in the Horizon League. Horizon fans have had their hearts tested four times: two games have been won on buzzer-beaters, one on a shot with 1.7 seconds left and another on a shot with 2.5 seconds remaining. When Valparaiso won its semifinal game on a 3-pointer at the buzzer, coach Bryce Drew – who has some fairly memorable March heroism in his past – wound up flat on his back on the sidelines, looking like he'd been shot.

Cleveland State's Shalonda Winton named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-HL--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Open Horizon League Tournament At Youngstown State--csuvikings.com

Brown, Reynolds & Shayok Earn Horizon League Honors--detroittitans.com
Game #29: Postseason Play Begins With #4 Titans Hosting #5 Wright State On Wednesday--detroittitans.com

UIC Narrowly Beaten by Green Bay 64-63 in Horizon Tournament--Flame Fanatic
Howard Moore Named Finalist for Ben Jobe Award--uicflames.com

UIC's Comeback Falls Short at No. 8 seed Valparaiso, 67-57--uicflames.com

Simone Law, Taylor Johnson Earn Horizon League Awards--LoyolaRamblers.com

Men's basketball: Jack Bennett says Phoenix is worthy of postseason--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Slips Past UIC 64-63, Moves to Semifinals of Horizon Tournament--Phoenix Fever

Women's basketball: Horizon League honors UWGB's Ritchie, Eichler--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Hosts Valparaiso in Wednesday's Quarterfinal Round--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Panther Profiles: Warras A Man Of Many Talents In World Of Broadcasting--uwmpanthers.com
Milwaukee Opens Horizon League Tournament At Loyola Wednesday--uwmpanthers.com

Valpo puts on Cinderella shoe again--CSNChicago.com
Osipoff: Valpo focused on Horizon League title after heroic win--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso notes pre-Horizon League final against Wright State--The Wisdom of Oz
Crusaders set to battle Wright State for Horizon League title--The NWI Times
Valparaiso (25-7) and Wright State (21-11) Meet in Horizon Championship--Valpo Daily
Josh’s Response to Saturday Night--Beyond the ARC

VU’s Tabitha Gerardot named second team All-Horizon League--The Post-Tribune
Women’s basketball: Valparaiso advances to Horizon League quarterfinals--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders advance to Horizon League quarterfinals--The NWI Times
Crusader women beat UIC in HL First Round--valpoathletics.com

Raiders to play for Horizon League title--Dayton Daily News
Valpo coach: Raiders ‘definition of a team’--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Horizon League championship game--Wright State University Sports
Looking back: Wright State clinches NCAA bid in 1993--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Raiders: “A game they will remember for the rest of their lives.”--Through the Arch
Wright State (21-11) Faces Valparaiso (25-7) in Horizon Championship--Rowdy Review
Raiders 40 minutes away from a championship, automatic birth to the Big Dance--The Guardian

Big win gives women’s hoops momentum for tonight’s Horizon League quarterfinal--The Guardian

Youngstown State Tripped Up by Wright State 66-59 in Horizon Tournament--Guin Report
Men’s Basketball Accepts Invitation to CollegeInsider.com Tournament--ysusports.com

Brown, Flagg might be available for CSU game--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s Brown, Boldon humble about winning league’s top honors--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

No. 1 Valpo Hosts No. 3 Wright State in HLMBB Championship Game--Horizon League Network
YSU Accepts Invitation to CIT--Horizon League Network
UIC's Moore, Detroit's McCallum Named Finalists for Ben Jobe Award--Horizon League Network
Donlon Named Finalist for Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award--Horizon League Network

Valpo Outlasts UIC to Advance in Women's Hoops--Horizon League Network

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