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 Year--detroittitans.com
    McCallum Named Lute Olson All-American--detroittitans.com

    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 24--uwmpanthers.com

    THE LOU HENSON AWARD--louhenson.com
    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 Team--valpoathletics.com

    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 Spiders--RaiderRoundball.com
    Raiders Slip Past Richmond 57-51--wsuraiders.com
    Raiders to Host Santa Clara Wednesday--wsuraiders.com

    Historic 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Season Highlights--ysusports.com

    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

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