Saturday, November 23, 2013

News On The Horizon 11/23/2013

Late Night Snacks: No. 21 Iowa State remains undefeated--CollegeBasketballTalk

1) Alec Peters (Valparaiso): The Crusaders fell 100-92 at Evansville but Peters’ performance should be noted, as he scored 30 points one day after returning from his hometown of Washington, Ill., which was hit hard by a tornado on Sunday. D.J. Balentine led Evansville with 32 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Dave Sobolewski scored 25 points to lead Northwestern to an easy win at UIC, 93-58.
Midwest tornadoes hit home for Valpo star freshman Alec Peters--Eye On College Basketball
Oakland reinstates Mondy, Williams following university investigation--Eye On College Basketball
Morning Coffee: North Carolina Central Pulls Big Upset, BYU Loses in Tough Battle--Mid-Major Madness
Evansville scored 55 points in the first half and had to hold on for a 100-92 win over Valparaiso as the Crusaders went for 62 in the second half. D.J. Balentine scored 32 points and Duane Gibson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Purple Aces in the win. Ryan Sawvell scored 14 points and had six rebounds in 16 minutes of action off the bench. Alec Peters (Side note: hope everything was OK with Alec's family and friends in Washington, Ill.; The NWI Times has a nice story scored 30 points in the loss, and went 7-for-11 from 3-point range.

Miami Heat starters get rest while reserves roll on to defeat Orlando Magic--Miami Herald
Norris Cole was 3 of 3 from three-point range and Ray Allen and Shane Battier had two three-pointers each.
Cole drained a three-pointer with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter to give the Heat a 102-76 lead. Miami led 90-71 entering the final period. The Heat has scored at least 100 points in 11 of the team’s first 12 games.
Miami Heat’s James Jones always ready to play--Miami Herald
Said Jones, pragmatic as always: “You just pick your poison. That’s every team. This league is full of guys who can make shots. I’m just blessed to be on a team with guys that are willing to make the extra pass because many, many teams you’ll find that team’s best players are reluctant to get off the ball. LeBron, D-Wade, Mario [Chalmers], Norris [Cole], they get off the ball really well.”
Jones, Heat beat Magic at their own game 120-92--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Just as Michael Beasley, Rashard Lewis, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, Ray Allen and Chris Andersen have done already this season, it again was a case of someone beyond the realm of the Big Three providing a big threat.
Once again, it was Heat by committee, with Chalmers, Andersen, Beasley and Cole also having their moments, as the Heat continued the pattern of fattening their record against the rest of the Southeast Division.
Patience is the key for Heat's Norris Cole--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Vikings Return Home to Host Robert
CSU Basketball Doubleheader on Saturday (Nov. 23)

Vikings Continue Homestand Against Florida Atlantic Saturday
CSU Basketball Doubleheader on Saturday (Nov. 23)

McCallum assigned to Reno Bighorns--Sacramento Bee
UDM defeats James Madison on the road, 71-67--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit 77, Florida Atlantic 44: Balanced attack paces Titans--The Detroit Free Press
Tuesday's college basketball roundup: Carlton Brundidge paces Detroit in victory--The Detroit News
Titans Host 2K Sports Classic Sub-Regional Round at Historic Calihan
Titans Top FAU in First Night of 2K Sports Classic

Titans Upended On The Road By No. 21/19 Michigan
Wake Up Call Set For 11 AM As Titans Prepare For Ball State On

Morning Five: 11.21.13 Edition--Rush The Court
The fortunes of Duke Mondy and Dante Williams have taken quite a turn in the past week. During their trip to play at Cal last week the two players were accused of rape charges that were quickly dropped, but were suspended indefinitely from the team for their actions although they had already been cleared of the rape charges. Yesterday, Oakland announced that the two players were back on the team after a two-game suspension. We won’t get into the moral issues of the suspension and what they did since this is not really the place to discuss that, but we will note our amusement at the school’s internal review of the incident. What investigation could the school, which has no power out in California (the school is based in Michigan), have conducted in such a short period of time? We have no problem with them letting the two play again, but the idea of a legitimate internal review seems ridiculous.
Oakland reinstates Duke Mondy, Dante Williams after two-game suspension--CollegeBasketballTalk
Suspended Oakland U. basketball players Duke Mondy, Dante Williams reinstated--The Detroit Free Press
Jeff Seidel: Oakland's Greg Kampe putting team through training after bad situation in L.A.--The Detroit Free Press
Duke Mondy, Dante Williams reinstated to Oakland basketball team--The Detroit News
Suspended Oakland University players Dante Williams, Duke Mondy reinstated--The Oakland Press
Suspended Oakland University players Dante Williams, Duke Mondy talk about arrests--The Oakland Press
Oakland looking for first win of season, coach Greg Kampe unsure if reinstated players will see action--The Oakland Press

Women’s basketball falls at home to Miami--Oakland Post

Northwestern Showing Signs of Life But Still Has Problems--Rush The Court
UIC, a team expected to finish in the middle of the Horizon League, has also underperformed relative to their already mediocre expectations. The Flames started the preseason ranked 262nd in the country, according to KenPom, but has since fallen to 302nd. Their defense has been less than stellar (giving up 106.4 points per 100 possessions) and their weaknesses played right into the Wildcats’ hands: poor perimeter defense and a stark lack of rim protection. For the season, UIC has allowed teams to shoot 46.7 percent from deep (342nd in the country). The Flames didn’t fare any better on Wednesday when they allowed the Wildcats to make 55 percent of their three-point shots. UIC has also allowed its opponents a free pass when they’ve been beaten off the dribble by only blocking 3.2 percent of all possible shots. Once Northwestern cleared space in the lane by sinking some threes, they were able to get to the rim easily. So as it turns out, UIC was a perfect match for the Wildcats to get the team’s confidence going.
Northwestern trounces UIC 93-58--The Chicago Tribune
Men’s basketball falls to Northwestern--UIC News
A new low for Flames--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Stumbles Against Northwestern,

Women’s basketball crushes SIUE--UIC News
Flames Roll Past SIUE,
Women's Basketball Seeks Third Consecutive

Men's basketball: Sykes has potential to be among all-time greats at UWGB--College Sports Madness
Men's Basketball Hosts Minnesota Duluth on Saturday

Women's basketball: Too early to worry about UWGB's 3-point shooting--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women's basketball: Phoenix open up TD Bank Classic with win--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Travels to Vermont for TD Bank
Women's Basketball Wins Opener of TD Bank Classic,

Panthers Hit The Road For Saturday Contest With Tennessee

UWM Closes Out Homestand With Early Tip Against

Valparaiso freshman Alec Peters hails from storm-battered Washington, IL--CollegeBasketballTalk
Men’s basketball: Valpo starts slow, rally falls short--The Post-Tribune
Evansville beats Valparaiso 100-92--The NWI Times
Crusaders look to improve on slow starts--The NWI Times
Valparaiso's connection to Evansville tragedy--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Evansville--Inside VU Sports
Attempted Rally Comes Up Short
Crusaders Return Home to the ARC Saturday
Alec Peters Joins Valpo

Womens Basketball: IUPUI Beats VU, Stops Skid at ARC--The Post-Tribune
Valpo women struggle against former conference rival IUPUI--The NWI Times
Wrapping up IUPUI (WBB)--Inside VU Sports--The NWI Times
Crusaders Set for Home Opener vs. IUPUI
Jaguar Bench Powers IUPUI Past
Crusaders Make Stop in Tennessee Sunday Before FIU

Wright State loses one of its biggest fans with death of Bill Stump--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Houston Baptist--Dayton Daily News
Wright State seeks first road win Friday in Alabama--Dayton Daily News
Wright State pulls away in second half to beat Houston Baptist--Dayton Daily News
Raiders receive support away from Ohio--The Guardian
Raiders Sign
Men Pull Away for 75-59 Win Over Houston

Women’s Basketball: Raiders smash Racers behind James’ career-high 35--The Guardian
Women Roll to 95-69 Win at Murray

Fast start helps YSU men cruise over Thiel--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU wins, but coach not happy with second-half play--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Fans Can Use Football Ticket For Free Admission To Saturday's Basketball
Men’s Basketball Hosts Westminster on Saturday

YSU women earn first win for Barnes--Youngstown Vindicator
Short-handed YSU women battling major injury woes--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

10 Questions with Oakland's Kahlil Felder--Horizon League Network
Six Reach Double Figures as Youngstown State Improves to 5-1--Horizon League Network
2013 Interview: Keifer Sykes--Horizon League Network
10 Questions with Milwaukee's Matt Tiby--Horizon League Network
WSU, Detroit Open Subregionals with Wins--Horizon League Network

UIC and YSU Ride Three-Point Shooting to Wins on Wednesday Night--Horizon League Network
James' Hot Hand Leads Wright State to Victory--Horizon League Network

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