Saturday, December 14, 2013

News On The Horizon 10/13/2013

Morning Coffee: Mo Creek's Big Shot, Rhode Island Woes and Iona's Sean Armand--Mid-Major Madness
Side of Bacon:

Detroit Takes Down Rhode Island Despite Drought

This isn't the performance that you want to show your kids one day if you play for Detroit. The Titans went almost the final four minutes without making a basket.

Yet, they walked away with a 70-68 win at home thanks to a last second shot falling just short for the Rams.

This one certainly wasn't Xavier Munford's fault, who had 22 points and shot 50 percent from the field. He had help from Gilvydas Biruta who had 14 points and 10 boards, yet committed five turnovers in the loss.

But someone has to figure something out for Rhode Island, which has now dropped three in a row including that heartbreaking loss to Providence by one earlier in the week. The best win for the Rams, well, that is pretty much non-existent at this point. You wouldn't want to point to anything in the win column as a great effort currently.

They have two weeks to sort this out and get their heads straight.

Detroit was led by Juwan Howard Jr. with 17 points and eight boards and Evan Bruinsma added 15 points, five rebounds and three assists in the win.
Morning Coffee: Eastern Michigan, Gonzaga Shine. Upset Bids Thwarted by Others--Mid-Major Madness
Eastern Michigan has been playing well thus far this season, but the Eagles were in the midst of a three game skid. EMU moved to 6-3 last night by knocking off a hot UW-Green Bay team, who was coming off a win against Virginia. Our friends at Hustle Belt have a good look at the game.

I don't know who Greg Kampe was mad at when he put together Oakland's schedule for this year (or maybe the Grizz just have a bunch of bills to pay?), but it's been brutal. Oakland got beat down again last night by a power conference team, but the sad part was that Travis Bader didn't make a three. It was the first game in 62 affairs that Darth Bader didn't convert from beyond the arc.

Gary Waters Media Gathering - Dec. 3--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State (4-5) and Western Carolina (5-6) Face Off--Vikings Ball
Get to know the CSU MBB team....Andre
CSU Hosts Western Carolina on Monday

Women's Basketball Travels To VCU For Sunday Afternoon

Detroit (5-5) vs. NC State (6-2)--Titans Update
Give A Toy And Receive A Free Ticket To A Remaining December Home
Titans Visit NC State as Part of Jimmy V
Bruinsma Named Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the
First Episode of Detroit Titans Court Report to Air Saturday on

Women's Basketball Notebook: Dec. 11,
Titans Prepare For In-State Rival Eastern Michigan On

Oakland falls to Indiana 81-54, Travis Bader's Streak of 62 Games With a Three-pointer Ends--Mid-Major Madness
A look at college basketball's more underrated players of 2013--SB Nation
Travis Bader - Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Last year, some of the better three-pointer shooters in the nation included Marshall Henderson and Rotnei Clarke. Clarke isn't a household name, but plays on a good team. Henderson made himself a household name with his theatrics on and off the court. But the player that led the nation? Some kid named Travis Bader from Oakland. Not Oakland, Calif. mind you, but Oakland University in Michigan.

Bader led the nation with 139 three-pointers last season. The year before, he hit 124. He sits at just a few under 400 for his career right now, and if he continues his current barrage, he will demolish JJ Redick's Division I record 457 three-pointers made. Unfortunately, Bader is doing this all for a team that is severely struggling. The Golden Grizzlies opened the season with seven-straight losses, and their opening road slate against North Carolina, UCLA, Cal and Gonzaga didn't help.
Opponents Q&A: Oakland Golden Grizzlies--The Only Colors
Indiana smashes Oakland--The Detroit Free Press
Indiana 81, Oakland 54

Evan Gordon scored a season-high 26 points and had the crowd chanting his name in Indiana’s rout of Oakland tonight.

The senior guard added five rebounds and shot 10-for-12 from the field to help the Hoosiers improve to 8-2 with their second straight victory.

Troy Williams scored 13 points, Yogi Ferrell had 10 and Noah Vonleh finished with eight points and 10 rebounds as the Hoosiers shot 50% from the field. Indiana extended its nonconference home winning streak to 36.

Oakland (2-8) lost its 11th straight away from home. The Golden Grizzlies started 0-7 against a difficult schedule that included North Carolina, UCLA, California and Gonzaga. It won’t get easier. They next face No. 5 Michigan State on Saturday.

Gordon made his first eight shots, one shy of matching a school record, before Oakland center Corey Petros blocked a layup.
Tuesday's college basketball roundup: Indiana crushes Oakland--The Detroit News
Oakland at Indiana pregame notes--Grizzlies Den
PHOTOS: Oakland suffers painful loss at Indiana--Grizzlies Den
Social media reacts to the end of Travis Bader's 3-point streak--Grizzlies Den
Oakland Loses Big against Indiana 81-54--Grizz Gang

Oakland (2-8) and No. 5 Michigan State (7-1) Face Off
--Grizz Gang
Oakland men’s basketball gets trounced by Indiana--Oakland Post


Saturday's matchup: UIC at Southeast Missouri State--The Chicago Tribune
Familiar foe beats Flames--Whoosh!Net
On this day 10 years ago - Dec 13, 2003--Flame Fanatic
Flames Travel to Southeast Missouri State on

10 Questions with Regina
Story Named Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the
Katie Hannemann Interviewed by The Horizon League
10 Questions with Ruvanna

O26 Weekly Awards: GW, Alan Williams & Green Bay…--Rush The Court
Men's basketball: UW-Green Bay falls flat at Eastern Michigan--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Falls to Eastern Michigan 67-58--Phoenix Fever
On this day 14 years ago - Dec 11, 1999--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (5-3) and South Dakota (3-6) Square Off--Phoenix Fever
Tough Road Test at Eastern Michigan Awaits Green
Slow Start Dooms Phoenix in Road Loss at
Green Bay Aims for Win at South Dakota on

Men's basketball: Fouse a force on defense for UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Welcomes Wichita State on

Milwaukee coach Rob Jeter--College Insider
Milwaukee vs. Wisconsin preview: Time to gear up for greatness--Bucky's 5th Quarter
Milwaukee vs. Wisconsin recap: Badgers move to 11-0, match best start in program history--Bucky's 5th Quarter
Panthers finding offensive balance in resurgent season--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mistake-prone UWM digs itself too large a hole against Wisconsin--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Streaking Panthers head to Madison to face Badgers--On Milwaukee
Men’s Basketball Continues Winning Streak--UWM Post
Panthers Five Game Winning Streak Snapped--UWM Post
Panthers are set for big test--PantherU
Panthers, Badgers build through Swing AAU--PantherU
Mistakes hurt Milwaukee against in-state rival--PantherU
Milwaukee Loses Big against No. 4 Wisconsin 78-52--UWM Update
Panthers Put Winning Streak On The Line At #4
Video: Panthers Headed To Madison For Battle With #4
Fourth-Ranked Badgers Ride Hot First-Half Shooting Past

Women's Basketball Game 9 Preview: At UW-Milwaukee (2-7)--Anonymous Eagle
UW-Milwaukee women unable to keep up with Indiana--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Postgame Report: Milwaukee at Indiana--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Off To Indiana For First-Ever Contest Against
Hoosiers Stay Perfect After Pulling Away From
Milwaukee Returns To Klotsche Center To Welcome

Mid-Major Game of the Week: Loyola Marymount vs Valparaiso--Mid-Major Madness
Valparaiso vs. Loyola Marymount Statistical Analysis: Lions Have Edge With Dynamic Duo--Mid-Major Madness
Mid-Major GOW: The Expert's Take on Loyola Marymount versus Valparaiso--Mid-Major Madness
Game of the Week: The Expert's Take on LMU--Mid-Major Madness
GORCHES: Adversity makes Alec Peters stronger for Crusaders--The Post-Tribune
Coleman has embraced role at Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Crusaders rally, come up short at home with not time left on the clock--The Torch
On this day 17 years ago - Dec 10, 1996--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso (6-5) and Loyola Marymount (6-3) Face Off--Valpo Daily
Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly Preview
Crusader Men Host LMU

Peters, Karungi Named November Athletes of the

Women’s basketball: Butler (3-5) at Valparaiso (2-7)--The Post-Tribune
Late Valparaiso rally comes up short against Butler women--The NWI Times
Crusaders get first two wins of the season, both away from the ARC--The Torch
Valpo Women Open Homestand on Friday with
Strong Second Half Not Enough for

Arch: For Raiders’ Hopkins, future is now--Dayton Daily News
On this day 13 years ago - Dec 11, 2000--Rowdy Review
Wright State (5-6) Takes On Miami (OH) (1-5)--Rowdy Review
Sledge draws support from university leaders after sentencing--The Guardian
Men’s basketball: Raiders looking to break road woes in Oxford Sunday--The Guardian

Women’s Basketball: Raiders back to work following defeat to Louisville--The Guardian

Updated: Youngstown State (7-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-0)--Guin Report
@YSUMensHoops Visits ACC Member Pittsburgh

Penguins Resume Home Stand vs. Ohio Valley on Friday
Penguins Play Well From Start to Finish in Win Over Ohio

#HLMBB News & Notes (Dec. 9)--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Dec. 10th--Horizon League Network
Interview: Rob Jeter--Horizon League Network
2015 Men's Final Four Logo Unveiled--Horizon League Network
Detroit's Bruinsma, Youngstown State's Pompeo Collect Scholar- Athlete of the Month Honors--Horizon League Network

Women's Basketball Weekly - Dec. 10th--Horizon League Network
10 Questions with UIC's Ruvanna Campbell--Horizon League Network
Interview: Katie Hannemann--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State Rolls to Victory on Friday Night--Horizon League Network

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