Monday, March 4, 2013

News On The Horizon 3/4/2013

ATB: Kelly Ignites Duke, Bubble Teams Fall in Droves and a Breathtaking One-Man Show in the MVC…--Rush The Court
Your Quick Hits…
Regular Season Champions. Some of the mid-major leagues we’ve tracked all season crowned champions over the weekend. Here’s a quick rundown.

Horizon: All Valparaiso needed to clinch the Horizon title was a win at Wisconsin Green Bay Saturday. The Crusaders took care of business on the road.
Previewing the 2013 Horizon League Tournament--Run The Floor
2013 Conference Tournament Previews: Part I--Basketball Predictions

Akron Zips' center Zeke Marshall says team will bounce back from defeat: Area Colleges Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State: The Vikings (14-17) play on the road Tuesday at Illinois-Chicago (16-14) to start the Horizon League Tournament as the No. 8 seed. The Vikings, who won two of their final four regular-season games, defeated the Flames twice in Horizon play, 60-50 and 77-66.

The winner advances to the quarterfinals at Valparaiso, the league regular-season champion.
Cleveland State Basketball End of Regular Season Discussion--Cleveland Leader
On this day 12 years ago - Mar 03, 2001--Vikings Ball

Michigan’s Three Headed Monster’s--Full Scale Sports
NIT Bracketology: Championship Week--Big Apple Buckets
The toughest thing with teams like Ohio and Detroit is that neither has had many opportunities to get good wins. KenPom, while not necessarily part of the evaluative process, suggests that both Detroit and Ohio can hang with NIT quality teams. (It also thinks I’m really underrating Illinois St. and North Dakota St. the two best mid-majors not mentioned here or in the NCAA bracket.) I’d like to see both teams included in the bracket if they don’t win the Horizon League or MAC automatic bids to the NCAAs, but it isn’t a given.

StatSheet Projects Detroit as NIT Three Seed: 03/04/2013
--Titans Update

Flames prepare for Horizon League tourney--UIC News

A Final and a Beginning--New York Times

Which team will win the Horizon League men's basketball tournament?--The NWI Times

Valparaiso women’s basketball preview capsule--The Post-Tribune

WSU’s Donlon to be named Horizon League Coach of the Year--Through the Arch

Scalzo: Enjoy Boldon ... while you still can--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU’s women have iron-clad Horizon status--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Wrap Up Home Stand With "Senior Day" on

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