Saturday, August 31, 2013

News On The Horizon 8/31/2013

Hub Fans Bid Kid...--Sports Illustrated
Just as creatively (and as important), Stevens kept his players in situations—offensively and defensively—where they had a high probability of success. Shelvin Mack, a thick 6'3" guard, was seldom asked to guard an explosive dribbler (a duty that usually fell to Ronald Nored or Shawn Vanzant); Matt Howard, a 6'8" forward on both Final Four teams with a propensity for overplaying and fouling, was usually assigned to an opponent's weakest forward (while Hayward or Willie Veasley would guard more athletic players). Hahn, strong and slow, sometimes guarded players who were six inches taller but not highly skilled. "They were really, really good at cross-matching on defense," says Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew, who was an assistant under his father, Homer, during Stevens's Butler era. "They would play a one with a three, or a four with a two, just to limit your best players. They really knew who they were."

Offensively, Butler ran precise sets, especially on out-of-bounds plays. "I don't want to say they were flawless," says Cleveland State coach Gary Waters, "but Brad's teams were absolutely great in situational execution."
10 impact guards from @sportsbloggerDS--The Horizone
Welcome to the Horizone!--The Horizone

Cleveland State, Kent State, Akron basketball players enjoy overseas trips--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Oregon lands yet another key one-year transfer, adding ex-Detroit guard Jason Calliste--The Dagger
Ducks add another transfer--Register-Guard
Detroit’s Calliste heads west to Oregon--The Horizone

Oakland’s Travis Bader will keep shooting, and NCAA records may fall--Sports Illustrated
Oakland Adds Robert Morris to Basketball

Opinion: Oakland women’s hoops will be OK--The Horizone
Coach Tungate Speaks at Mid-Michigan Leadership

Illinois, NU enliven UIC hoops schedule--The Chicago Tribune
UIC Men's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Non-Conference

Men's basketball: Sykes scores 20 as UWGB wins opener in Bahamas--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Sykes has 26 as UWGB wins second straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB finishes 3-0 in Bahamas--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Opens Tour with 81-69 Win Over Bahamas
Keifer Sykes Scores 26 Points to Fuel Phoenix
Green Bay Guts Out 75-71 Win in Bahamas

Registration Now Open for 2013-14 Phoenix

Ex-UWM star Tom Reikowski dies--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Mourn Passing Of Basketball Great

Keith Carter Joins Inside Valpo

College basketball countdown: No. 52 Wright State--USA Today
African trip ‘awesome’ for Wright State junior Kendall Griffin--Dayton Daily News
Men's Basketball to Hold

Women's Basketball Enjoys Sold Out Golf
Brandi Brown to Play Professionally in

Green Bay Opens Tour with 81-69 Victory Over Bahamas All-Stars--Horizon League Network
Sykes' Mid-Season Form Helps Phoenix to 92-75 Win in Bahamas--Horizon League Network
Behind Sykes' 26, Green Bay Wraps Unbeaten Bahamas Trip--Horizon League Network

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