Friday, March 22, 2013

News On The Horizon 3/22/2013

2013 CIT: Rounding up the first round--Mid-Major Madness
Youngstown State vs Oakland

Youngstown State set a school record for three pointers on Tuesday night, knocking down 18 triples. Even with the sharp shooting of Youngstown State, Oakland led at halftime by one. But when a team shoots 18 of 35 from three it's hard to hang on and get the victory, and the Penguins advance.
Final - 3.19.2013                1  2  Total
Oakland, Mich. Golden Grizzlies 44  43  87
Youngstown St. Penguins  43  56  99
Bradley vs. Green Bay

Bradley trailed by 10 at 49-39 with a little under 13 minutes to play in the game. However, Bradley's 51 point second half proved to be too much for Green Bay as they squandered the lead and exit the tournament, with a 7 point loss to Bradley. With the win Bradley (17-16) now guarantees themselves at least a .500 season.
Final - 3.20.2013  1  2  Total
Wis.-Green Bay Phoenix  33  36  69
Bradley Braves          24  51  75
Illinois-Chicago vs Chicago State

In a battle of the Windy City, UIC built a 16 point halftime lead and held off a Chicago State rally to advance to play Northern Iowa in the second round of the CIT. It was UIC's first ever postseason win as they were led by a double double from Daniel Barnes who scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Chicago State rallied in the second half to cut the lead to 5 but UIC hit all 10 of their free throws in the final 3 minutes to secure the win.
Final - 3.20.2013  1  2  Total
Chicago St. Cougars  30  39  69
Ill.-Chicago Flames  46  34  80

UDM Holds Off Belmont, 71-68, To Reach Quarterfinals of

NCAA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT: Stability creates success for mid-major programs--The Oakland Press
Women's basketball: LSU won't overlook 11th-seeded UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay's Senior Class Is No Stranger to The NCAA

Rushed Reactions: #3 Michigan State 65, #14 Valparaiso 54--Rush The Court
Michigan State beats Valparaiso to advance to Round of 32--CollegeBasketballTalk
2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Day 1--CollegeBasketballTalk
Late Afternoon Snacks: St. Mary’s almost gave us our first upset of the tourney--CollegeBasketballTalk
Meaningful Results

No. 3 Michigan State 65, No. 14 Valparaiso 54: The Spartans held Valpo stars Ryan Broekhoff and Kevin Van Wijk to ten points combined, and that was enough to get them to the next round. Crusaders Erik Bugg, Matt Kenney and Ben Boggs scored in double figures, but without big plays from their studs, Valpo was doomed. Keith Appling and company advance to face Memphis.

Tray Woodall, Pitt: Not a good final career game for Woodall. He scored just two points and gave up five turnovers before leaving early with five fouls.

New Mexico State shooters: The Aggies hit just 27.9 percent from the floor, and 12.5 percent from deep. Even the freebies weren’t falling – NMSU hit just 61.5 percent from the stripe.

Will Bogan, Valparaiso: The Valpo starting guard was 0-3 on the day, scoring exactly zero points in 26 minutes.
Izzo: Appling “didn’t look the same” after tweaking knee against Valpo--CollegeBasketballTalk
Indeed, Appling seemed to continue to perform at a high level offensively, ending up with 15 points and six rebounds, but he seemed a step slow defensively after the knee was tweaked. Appling addressed the fact that he had trouble stopping Valpo guard Erik Buggs in the second half.

Buggs scored all 14 of his points in the second half, driving past Appling to the rim.

“There were a couple of breakdowns, but you have to give him credit, he’s a very quick guy and he made some plays, finished really well at the rim,” Appling said. “The majority of that is on me, because I was the guy guarding him.”
3rd-seeded Michigan State beats No. 14 Valpo 65-54--Sports Illustrated
NCAA tournament in pictures: Day 1--Run The Floor
MSU Statue Defaced With Valpo Gear--Lost Letterman
Michigan State overpowers Valpo to advance easily--CBS Sports
Michigan State, Nix too much for Valpo to handle down low--Eye On College Basketball
Valpo has bright future with Drew -- for as long as it can keep him--Eye On College Basketball
2013 NCAA Tournament Recap: Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54--Mid-Major Madness
Branden Dawson puts clamps on Valpo’s Ryan Broekhoff--The Post-Tribune
Hutton: Valpo happy to show up, play hard and lose ... again--The Post-Tribune
Seniors proud of accomplishments at Valpo--The Post-Tribune
Michigan State too much for Valpo to handle in NCAA loss--The Post-Tribune
Izzo had Spartans ready for the upset--The NWI Times
Dawson's defense helps lift Spartans past Valparaiso--The NWI Times
AL HAMNIK: Bryce Drew's heart with the VU Crusaders for now--The NWI Times
Valpo falls to Michigan State 65-54, ending NCAA hopes--The NWI Times
No. 14-Seeded Valparaiso Comes Up Short against No. 3-Seeded Michigan State 65-54 in NCAA Tournament--Valpo Daily
Crusaders’ Season Ends in NCAA

Butler transfer doing all he can to help Raiders in practice--Dayton Daily News

YSU men get Canisius in CIT’s second round--Youngstown Vindicator

YSU women cut down Sycamores in WNIT--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women power past Indiana State--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Follow Home Success Blueprint in 63-51 Win Over

Record-Setting Season Comes to End for Valpo in NCAA 2nd Round--Horizon League Network

Detroit and Youngstown State Advance in Postseason--Horizon League Network

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