Morning Coffee: Jason Brickman and Marvin Dominique Put on a Show in One of Saturday's Top Games--Mid-Major Madness
Side of bacon:Chalmers plans to appeal fine for foul on Griffin--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State Vikings comeback against Iona
Thanks to the Horizon League's free streaming on its site, we were at least able to grab a peek at the other big game of the day. Cleveland State and Iona battled back and forth over the afternoon, and really it came down to execution in the final minutes. The Vikings overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to turn the game from a laugher into a real battle. Trey Lewis provided the spark over the final minutes while Bryn Forbes finished with 22 points. Anton Grady returned to the court after last season's injury with 13 points and 11 boards. David Laury had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Iona in the loss.
Oden, Cole thoughtsCleveland State comes back for a 73-69 win over Iona--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Celtics coach Brad Stevens offered thoughts before Saturday's game on the Heat's Greg Oden and Norris Cole.
While at Butler, Stevens coached against Cole when the Heat point guard played at Horizon League rival Cleveland State.
"Norris Cole was a handful," Stevens said. "I've not surprised he's having the success he's had.
Cole said he's not surprised Stevens has taken the next step.
"I've had a lot of battles with him," he said with a smile. "He used to torment me as much as I used to torment him."
Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State hit the road; local college basketball this week--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State 78, Iona 62--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Rally to Defeat Iona, 73-69--csuvikings.com
Ducks are best in the Far East--Sacramento Bee
Free throws helped Oregon close out Georgetown, which fought to get within four points with a minute left. Young hit all 12 of his free throw attempts, and Jason Calliste, a transfer from Detroit who scored 16 points, also was perfect with 11 of 11 from the free throw line.Titans to Tip-Off 61st Season at Calihan Hall on Monday--detroittitans.com
Home Opener Has Titans Hosting Lawrence Tech On Monday In Titan Doubleheader--detroittitans.com
North Carolina Basketball: The recap… Oakland--iSportsWeb
GRIZZLIES TRAVEL TO NO. 22 UCLA FOR TUESDAY NIGHT TILT--ougrizzlies.com
OAKLAND DROPS SEASON OPENER AT INDIANA 85-55--ougrizzlies.com
Flames can't cool off Carter--The Chicago Tribune
Flames Drop Heartbreaker in Season Opener Versus Drake, 61-59--uicflames.com
UIC Women's Basketball Falls at Northwestern, 79-63--uicflames.com
College basketball: Garrett shines as UWGB tops Northern Michigan in opener--Green Bay Press Gazette
Garrett, Green Bay Pull Away for 71-49 Win in Opener--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Tough start to the season--The Horizone
A Great Debut--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Off To North Carolina For Monday Matchup With Davidson--uwmpanthers.com
Valparaiso earns fourth-largest win in school history with blowout over North Park--The NWI Times
Wrapping up North Park--Inside VU Sports
Valpo Men's Basketball Postgame Press Conference - North Park--valpoathletics.com
Crusaders Roll to Victory Over North Park Sunday--valpoathletics.com
Scouting Valparaiso Women's Basketball--The NWI Times
Wiedemann pushes through adversity in second season--The NWI Times
Women's Basketball Ready to Go for Season Opener on Sunday--valpoathletics.com
Short-handed Crusaders Drop Season Opener to SLU--valpoathletics.com
Experience will help Wright State junior guard Arceneaux--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Mount St. Joseph at Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Raiders bounce back to rout Mount St. Joseph in season opener--Dayton Daily News
Pacher perfect in season-opening win for Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Wright State dominant in opener against Division III Mount St. Joseph--RaiderRoundball.com
Raiders easily dispatch the Lions on opening night--The Guardian
Men Roll in Season-Opening Win Over Mount St. Joseph--wsuraiders.com
Late Night Snacks: First Saturday of the season produces no upsets--CollegeBasketballTalk
NOTABLESBelin’s shot lifts YSU men over FIU in OT--Youngstown Vindicator
Kameron Belin’s shot with four seconds remaining proved to be the difference as Youngstown State beat FIU 74-72 in overtime. Belin, who finished with 17 points, scored all nine of the Penguins’ points in the extra session.
Belin’s Last Second Jumper Lifts Men’s Basketball to 74-72 OT Win Over FIU--ysusports.com
Perry’s 31 Paces Men’s Basketball Past Eastern Kentucky, 75-67--ysusports.com
League Teams Go 3-1 on Saturday--Horizon League Network
Unbeaten Sunday for #HLMBB Squads--Horizon League Network