Tuesday, January 28, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/28/2013

So you think you're a mid-major?--ESPN
Don't worry: There are plenty of examples of real mid-majors that don't require the scare quotes: Louisiana Tech is playing top-20 defense as a new C-USA member, and Southern Miss might be even better; Green Bay is shredding the Horizon League; Stephen F. Austin is fighting back the occasional defensive yawn against Southland opponents; and even Harvard, despite last week's loss at Florida Atlantic, looks like a near-lock to scare first-round tournament opponents again this March. These are the easy examples, the teams whose leagues are below the mid-major threshold no matter what threshold you actually apply.

The Heatles: Miami Heat players sing for charity--On The List Blog
Other highlights of the night:

Shane Battier opened with the Backstreet’s Boy’s “I Want It That Way.” He was joined onstage by Greg Oden and a silly Jeong.

The headturner award belongs to James Jones’ solo performance. Complete with props, he belted out Sisqo’s “The Thong Song.” Like a scene out of a Vevo video, Jones, who wore a silver wig, tore off his pants and stripped down to a pair of slinky tights. Earlier in the evening, he got busy onstage with Norris Cole for a rendition of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlakes’ “Holy Grail.” All jokes aside, Jones can sing, and boy, Cole can rap.
Getting to know CSU MBB...Devon Long--csuvikings.com
Vikings Play Final Nonconference Game at Eastern Illinois--csuvikings.com

Women's Basketball Earns 76-66 Victory At Valparaiso--csuvikings.com

Dana Altman’s Ducks Stop the Bleeding on Sunday--Rush The Court
Ducks optimistic after Washington trip--The Register-Guard
“It feels good we finally put 40 minutes together,” senior guard Jason Calliste said. “We didn’t just play 20 minutes or 25 or 30.”

Calliste said the Ducks were confident they could get back to the form that helped them start the season with 13 consecutive wins.

“We never lost confidence,” he said. “Guys were mad or whatever, but it’s part of the game. It sucks that it took five losses for us to realize we’ve got to put 40 minutes together instead of 35.”

Calliste led the Ducks with 20 points against WSU on 8-for-10 shooting, including 4-for-6 on three-pointers. He has scored in double digits in four straight games off the bench and averaged 15 points per game during that stretch.
Titans Host UIC on Wednesday on WADL--detroittitans.com

Sign Up Now For National Girls and Women in Sports Day--detroittitans.com

Greg Kampe with Jon LeCrone--Golden Grizzlies All-Access
PHOTOS: Oakland beats UIC on Homecoming--Grizzlies Den
VIDEO: Duke Mondy buzzer-beater vs. UIC--Grizzlies Den
POSTGAME VIDEO: Oakland coach Greg Kampe after win over UIC--Grizzlies Den


Flames Seek Five Straight Wins Wednesday at Milwaukee--uicflames.com

UWGB basketball notebook: Brown's prognosis good after initial tests, Wardle says--Green Bay Press Gazette
Sykes Wins Player of the Week Honors; Sets and Ties League Records--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Kaili Lukan Tabbed Horizon League Player of the Week--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Next Episode of "The Kyle Rechlicz Show" on TWC SportsChannel--Panther Blog Zone

Transition game: Wood moves up to a new team--Kokomo Tribune

Women’s basketball: Valparaiso loses another tough one--The Post-Tribune
Cleveland State’s 3-point barrage sinks Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Vikings Launch Three-Ball Attack in 76-66 Win over Valpo--valpoathletics.com

YSU using upgrades to lure recruits--Youngstown Vindicator

CSU Closes Road Trip by Topping Valpo--Horizon League Network

Monday, January 27, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/27/2014

Heat win Finals rematch, top Spurs 113-101--Miami Herald
Michael Beasley scored 12, Norris Cole scored 11 and Ray Allen added 10 for Miami (32-12). Spoelstra said afterward that nothing is set in stone about Wade's status going forward.

"It was just good to have him out there," Spoelstra said.
The third quarter decided just about everything. Bosh was 4 for 4 from the field, on the way to a 12-point quarter. Miami outrebounded San Antonio 14-3 in the period, with James and Cole each grabbing one more rebound than the entire Spurs roster did collectively.

"It's a bad combination when we're not disciplined enough defensively and they're making shots," Popovich said. "They shot it really well — came with their 'A' game."
Winderman's view: Heat 113, Spurs 101--South Florida Sun Sentinel
-- And Norris Cole also had his moments.
Akron, Cleveland State are ready to grind - Local college basketball this week--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Waters Ties CSU Career Win Mark in Viking Victory--The Cleveland Fan
Cleveland State 69, Valparaiso 50--Cleveland State Hoops

Women's Basketball Continues Roadswing At Valparaiso Monday Evening--csuvikings.com

Detroit vs. Green Bay Game Recap: Titans Put Scare into Phoenix--Mid-Major Madness
Ducks flex ‘D’ at Cougs--The Register-Guard
Keifer Sykes leads Green Bay past Detroit Mercy, 62-52--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Tripped Up by Green Bay 62-52--Titans Update
Late Run Lifts The Phoenix Past Detroit, 62-52--detroittitans.com

Oakland clips UIC on Duke Mondy’s three-pointer (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Duke Mondy hits buzzer-beater to give Oakland much-needed win (Video)--The Dagger
VIDEO: Oakland's Duke Mondy drills a 3 to beat UIC--Eye On College Basketball
After improbable start to career, Oakland's Travis Bader closing in on NCAA record for three-pointers made--The Detroit Free Press

Cleveland State 74, UIC 64--The Catch and Shoot
WATCH: Duke Mondy Hits Buzzer-Beater To Defeat UIC--The Catch and Shoot
UIC Drops Heartbreaker At Oakland--The Catch and Shoot
Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 27--The Catch and Shoot
13. UIC (5-16, 0-7 Horizon). Last week: 13

UIC’s season of heartbreak continued at Oakland on Saturday. The Flames lost a double-digit lead in the second half, and Golden Grizzly guard Duke Mondy drained a buzzer-beater to cap off the comeback.
Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Jan. 27--The Catch and Shoot
5. Green Bay (17-3, 7-0 Horizon). Last week: 5

Green Bay continued its Horizon League dominance with wins against Oakland and Detroit last week. The Phoenix are back on the road Wednesday to face Valparaiso.

Women’s basketball wins No. 4--UIC News

Night Court--Eye On College Basketball
Other outcomes of note:
Green Bay is 7-0 in the Horizon, beating Detroit behind 22 points and eight rebounds from Keifer Sykes.
Green Bay Gets Win against Detroit 62-52--Phoenix Fever
Defense Drives Green Bay's 12th-Straight Victory--GreenBayPhoenix.com

MUTKA: Lindner recalls high-octane days with Bartow--The Post-Tribune
Halfway PPS All Conference Candidates--College Basketball PPS

Women’s Basketball: Cleveland State at Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Vikings Visit ARC Monday Night--valpoathletics.com

Donlon and Donlon--The Mid-Majority

Last-second survival: Penguins outlast WSU--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU’s Perry doesn’t settle for mediocre--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Why athletics are so important to YSU--Penguin Insider
Leading the way--The Jambar

Green Bay Remains Undefeated in #HLMBB Play--Horizon League Network
Sykes Sets Record with Sixth #HLMBB Weekly Honor--Horizon League Network

Lukan Named Player of the Week, Anderson Earns Freshman Honors--Horizon League Network

Sunday, January 26, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/26/2014

Green Bay Defeats Oakland 83-69--Mid-Major Madness
College Hoops Viewing Guide: January 22, 2014--Blogging the Bracket

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (7-13, 2-3) at Green Bay Phoenix (15-3, 5-0), 8 p.m. (Horizon League Network)
Cleveland State Vikings (11-9, 3-3) at UIC Flames (5-14, 0-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Phoenix, who have a chance at an at-large, thanks to an early season win over Virginia Cavaliers and a position at the edge of the RPI Top 50; however, they have to keep winning to stay in the hunt.

The Norris Cole Invasion--Grantland
Miami Heat confident in Ray Allen, Norris Cole, Michael Beasley, Chris Andersen, Rashard Lewis--South Florida Sun Sentinel
On the road again: Challenges await Akron and Cleveland State - Local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State stops Illinois-Chicago with 3-point barrage--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Big home game for Kent State; Akron, Cleveland State find road success - Local college basketball this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron, Kent, Cleveland State in the heat of conference battles - local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State, behind Anton Grady's double-double, knocks off Valparaiso, 69-50--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Grady, Douglas update--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State offers Brian Parker--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State offers Kalif Wright--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State-Valparaiso Preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Punishes Valparaiso 69-50--Vikings Ball
Vikings Hit 10 Three's in 74-64 Win at UIC--csuvikings.com
CSU Hosts Valparaiso on Saturday--csuvikings.com
MBB Highlights vs. Valparaiso (Jan. 25)--csuvikings.com
Men's Basketball Postgame vs. Valparaiso (Jan. 25)--csuvikings.com
Charlie Lee to Jon Harris Alley-Oop--csuvikings.com
Waters Ties CSU Career Win Mark in 69-50 Win Over Valparaiso--csuvikings.com

Vikings Set To Host Oakland Thursday Evening--csuvikings.com
Gordon Notches 20-Rebound Effort As Vikings Fall To Oakland--csuvikings.com
Vikings Travel To UIC For Saturday Afternoon Contest--csuvikings.com
Vikings Come Up Short At UIC, 83-78--csuvikings.com

Ducks drop fifth straight--The Register-Guard
Jason Calliste and Richard Amardi each had 11 points off the bench with Amardi adding a team-high nine rebounds.
Detroit 73, Milwaukee 54: Big second half boosts Titans--The Detroit Free Press
Juwan Howard Jr. scores 24 in Detroit rout over Milwaukee--The Detroit News
Detroit Slams Milwaukee 73-54--Titans Update
Men's Basketball to Face Green Bay on Sunday--detroittitans.com
Titans Cage Panthers In Milwaukee, 73-54--detroittitans.com

Titans Drop Opening Game Of Road Trip At Valpo--detroittitans.com
Titans To Tangle With Panthers On Saturday--detroittitans.com
Second Half Milwaukee Run Ruins Titans' Comeback Attempt--detroittitans.com

Oakland's Duke Mondy Nals Buzzer Beater to Take Down UIC--Mid-Major Madness
Green Bay 83, Oakland 69: Phoenix pulls away away from Golden Grizzlies--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland U. AD Tracy Huth resigns--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland 76, Illinois-Chicago 75: Duke Mondy's buzzer-beater wins it for Grizzlies--The Detroit Free Press
Saturday's state roundup: Duke Mondy's buzzer-beating 3 sends Oakland past UIC--The Detroit News
Oakland University athletic director Tracy Huth resigns after more than 30 years at school--The Oakland Press
Oakland beats Illinois-Chicago on Duke Mondy buzzer-beater--The Oakland Press
Oakland coach Greg Kampe not interested in athletic director position--The Oakland Press
PREGAME NOTES: Illinois-Chicago at Oakland--Grizzlies Den
Oakland Drops One to Green Bay 83-69--Grizz Gang
Oakland Earns Close Win against UIC 76-75--Grizz Gang
Men’s basketball drops second straight on the road--Oakland Post
Mondy hits game-winning buzzer-beater in homecoming theatrics--Oakland Post
OU FALLS AT GREEN BAY, 83-69--ougrizzlies.com
MONDY DRILLS 3 AT BUZZER TO LIFT OU OVER UIC, 76-75--ougrizzlies.com

Oakland AD Tracy Huth stepping down--The Detroit News
Oakland wins behind second half surge--Oakland Post

Saturday's matchup: UIC at Oakland--The Chicago Tribune
Oakland edges UIC 76-75--The Chicago Tribune
Bitter cold streak hits nine--Whoosh!Net
A dagger to the heart--Whoosh!Net
UIC Drops One to Cleveland State 74-64--Flame Fanatic
UIC Loses Close One to Oakland 76-75--Flame Fanatic
Flames Travel to New-League Member Oakland on Saturday--uicflames.com
Flames Fall on Last-Second Three at Oakland, 76-75--uicflames.com

Sixty-Two UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013 Fall Honor Roll--uicflames.com
Flames Seek Four Straight Wins Saturday Against Cleveland State--uicflames.com
Flames Defeat Cleveland State, 83-78, For Fourth Straight Win--uicflames.com

One-On-One With Keifer Sykes--College Basketball Nation Blog
Men's basketball: Sykes gets hot in 2nd half as UWGB wins 11th straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Lofty expectations: UWGB's Alec Brown never can do enough to please critics--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Defeats Oakland 83-69--Phoenix Fever
Updated: Green Bay (16-3) Battles Detroit (9-12)--Phoenix Fever
Guards Guide Green Bay Past Oakland for 11th-Straight Win--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay Hosts Detroit on Sunday Afternoon--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Women's basketball: Kaili Lukan's offensive outburst no surprise to sister Megan--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: River Falls' Murphy commits to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Phoenix finally wins close game--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Ready for Tilt Against Wright State--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Women's Basketball Holds Strong for 69-67 Win over Wright State--GreenBayPhoenix.com

UW-Milwaukee loses to Detroit, falls deeper into funk--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Must win game against Detroit--PantherU
Over before it even started--PantherU
Milwaukee Trounced by Detroit 73-54--UWM Update
Panthers Finally Back Home, Host Detroit Friday Night--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Never Find Stride In Falling To Detroit--uwmpanthers.com

UWM women unable to play catch up in loss to Wright State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers pull away with 20-2 run--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Next Episode of "The Kyle Rechlicz Show" on TWC SportsChannel--Panther Blog Zone
Postgame Report: Detroit at Milwaukee--Panther Blog Zone
Video: Warren Stepping Into Key Role In Freshman Season--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Come Up Just Short Against Raiders--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Stay At Home For Saturday Matchup Against Titans--uwmpanthers.com
Second-Half Scoring Run Sends Panthers Past Titans--uwmpanthers.com

Gorches: Drew, Lindner to share honor, if not spotlight--The Post-Tribune
Men’s basketball: Defense, free throws lift Valpo to road win--The Post-Tribune
Men’s basketball: Valparaiso at Cleveland State--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso offense sputters in loss at Cleveland State--The Post-Tribune
Dority, Williams earn Horizon League honors--Gorch on the porch
Carter, Dority help Valparaiso close out road victory--The NWI Times
Dority making most of his time with Crusaders--The NWI Times
Mad Ants' Ron Howard ready for NBA, but will he get The Call?--The NWI Times
Valparaiso’s win streak comes to a screeching halt--The NWI Times
Can Green Bay run the table?--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Youngstown State--Inside VU Sports
Valparaiso Sneaks by Youngstown State 74-71--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Crushed by Cleveland State 69-50--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Pull Out Road Win at YSU--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Looks to Make It Four Straight Saturday at CSU--valpoathletics.com
Road Trip Ends in Split With Saturday Loss at CSU--valpoathletics.com

Women’s basketball: Crusaders break through for first HL win--The Post-Tribune
First-half surge leads VU women to first Horizon win--The NWI Times
Crusaders Strike Gold Against Detroit, Claim 85-44 Victory--valpoathletics.com

Wright State-Youngstown State preview--Dayton Daily News
Perry poses problems for WSU’s top-ranked defense--Dayton Daily News
Raiders come up tad short at Youngstown State--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Loses Close One to Youngstown State 68-67--Rowdy Review
Men Fall Just Short at Youngstown State--wsuraiders.com

Women Win at Milwaukee--wsuraiders.com
Women Drop 69-67 Heartbreaker at Green Bay--wsuraiders.com

Loyalty to Youngstown--The Mid-Majority
YSU’s balance gives opponents problems--Youngstown Vindicator
Valparaiso, Dority gets by Youngstown State, 74-71--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Quick turnaround for YSU men--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU honors former coach--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State holds off Wright State, 68-67--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Loses Heartbreaker to Valparaiso 74-71--Guin Report
Youngstown State Nips Wright State 68-67--Guin Report
Too little too late--The Jambar
Big finish: Missed layup saves YSU victory--The Jambar
Penguins Drop Tough 74-71 Decision to Valparaiso--ysusports.com
Men’s Basketball Closes Homestand Against Wright State--ysusports.com
YSU Basketball Programs, Staff to Support Former Coach Dan Peters--ysusports.com
Penguins Hang On For One-Point Win Over Wright State--ysusports.com

Valpo escapes--Youngstown Vindicator
Well-rested YSU women take on Oakland--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU holds off Oakland, stays in first place--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Wake up before you go-go: Penguins remain perfect in Horizon League--The Jambar
YSU Welcomes Horizon League Newcomer Oakland on Saturday--ysusports.com
Flying Start, Fast Finish Push Penguins Past Oakland, 79-64--ysusports.com

Interview: Brian Wardle (Jan. 23)--Horizon League Network
Valparaiso Collects Road Win at Youngstown State--Horizon League Network
Detroit Rolls to Road Win at Milwaukee--Horizon League Network
Final Minutes Determine #HLMBB Games--Horizon League Network

Interview: John Barnes (Jan. 23)--Horizon League Network
Oakland, Valpo and Wright State Win on Thursday Night--Horizon League Network
Home Sweet Home for #HLWBB Teams--Horizon League Network

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/22/2014

G!O!T!N 1/21 - Milwaukee at Wright State--The Mid-Majority
Night Court: Texas takes down K-State at the buzzer--Eye On College Basketball
Other outcomes of note
Jerran Young put up 19 points off the bench to lift Wright State over Milwaukee 73-57. The Raiders are Green Bay's best challenge in the Horizon.
A Look at the Horizon League--Scouting The Mid-Majors

Vikings victorious in semester opener--The Cauldron
Cleveland State-UIC preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Men's Basketball Plays at UIC on Wednesday Night--csuvikings.com

Cleveland State Vikings WBB vs the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Promo--csuvikings.com

Shooting mostly blanks--The Register-Guard
The Ducks shot a season-low 37.9 percent from the field, including 4-for-19 on three-pointers, and finished 16 points below their scoring average. Oregon’s three leading scorers — Joseph Young, Mike Moser and Damyean Dotson — were a combined 7-for-33 from the field. No starter scored in double figures as Oregon’s top three scorers came off the bench, led by Jason Calliste with 17 points.
Oregon closed within 58-50 on a layup by Dominic Artis with 10:54 left, but then Calliste was called for an intentional foul when he grabbed Eric Moreland on the way to the basket. Moreland made both free throws and Devon Collier converted a three-point play on the next possession to put OSU ahead 63-50.
Oregon got 47 points from its bench but only 25 from its starters. Calliste had 17 points in 25 minutes and Richard Amardi got 13 points in 17 minutes while being limited by foul trouble. Ben Carter scored 11 points after totaling 13 in his previous seven games.
Men's Basketball Travels to Wisconsin to Face Milwaukee, Green Bay--detroittitans.com

Road Trip Brings Titans To Valparaiso--detroittitans.com

PREGAME NOTES: Oakland at Green Bay--Grizzlies Den
Updated: Oakland (7-13) Takes On Green Bay (15-3)--Grizz Gang

The man, the myth, the mascot--Oakland Post

CAPUTO: Calm is the word as Jeff Tungate picks up the pieces of Oakland's women's basketball program--The Oakland Press
Women's basketball adjusting well to new coach, conference--Oakland Post
Women's basketball's Nash is humble, hungry--Oakland Post

UIC Wraps Up Home Stand Against Cleveland State--The Catch and Shoot
Wednesday's matchup: Cleveland State at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Men’s basketball falls to No. 1 Green Bay--UIC News
Updated: UIC (5-14) vs. Cleveland State (11-9)--Flame Fanatic
UIC Concludes Homestand on Wednesday Against Cleveland State--uicflames.com
Hot Shooting Propels Vikings Past UIC, 74-64--uicflames.com

Women’s basketball sweeps Michigan trip--UIC News
Women’s basketball defeats Valparaiso--UIC News
Flames Defeat Valpo, 69-51, For Third Straight Win--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Alumni Event Scheduled for Saturday--uicflames.com

Alley-oop slam by 5-foot-11 Keifer Sykes was the dunk of the weekend--The Dagger
VIDEO: Green Bay's 5-foot-11 Keifer Sykes has unreal hops--USA Today
Men's basketball: UWGB hopes wins, thrills bring crowds--Green Bay Press Gazette
Updated: Green Bay (15-3) Faces Oakland (7-13)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Returns Home Wednesday to Welcome League Newcomer--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Panthers are half bad in latest loss--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers continue to struggle--PantherU
Milwaukee Punished by Wright State 73-57--UWM Update
First-Half Struggles Too Much To Overcome As Panthers Fall--uwmpanthers.com

Milwaukee Opens Homestand Thursday Against Wright State--uwmpanthers.com

Fernandez hitting his stride with Crusaders--The NWI Times
Valpo defeats Milwaukee 1/18--College Basketball PPS
Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly Preview Show--valpoathletics.com
Crusaders Kick Off Ohio Road Trip at YSU Thursday--valpoathletics.com
Former Crusader Ensminger Honored by BBL--valpoathletics.com
Fans Encouraged to Vote for ValparaiZone for Naismith Student Section of the Year--valpoathletics.com
#24 Jersey To Be Retired January 29, Honoring Lindner, Drew--valpoathletics.com

Women’s basketball: Valparaiso falls apart at the end against UIC--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders Can't Finish in Chicago--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Women Host Detroit on Thursday--valpoathletics.com

Wright State-Wis-Milwaukee preview--Dayton Daily News
Raiders dig deep to down Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Defensive-minded Raiders show they can score, too--Dayton Daily News
Arch: Young knows his role for Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Men Cruise Past Milwaukee 73-57--RaiderRoundball.com
Wright State Pummels Milwaukee 73-57--Rowdy Review
Men Cruise Past Milwaukee 73-57--wsuraiders.com

Women’s Basketball: Raiders look to keep pace in HL against Panthers--The Guardian

It's all adding up for YSU's Weber--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Best supporting actors: YSU men prepares for two crucial home games--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Seeks Fourth Straight Win, Hosts Valpo Thursday Night--ysusports.com

Confidence builder: YSU enters Saturday’s contest as the team to beat--The Jambar

Sykes' Dunk Launches National Reaction--Horizon League Network
WSU Defense Shines in 73-57 Win Over Milwaukee--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Jan. 22nd--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Snares 11th Straight; CSU Collects Road Win--Horizon League Network

Flames Win Third Straight with Strong Second Half--Horizon League Network
Women's Basketball Weekly - Jan. 22nd--Horizon League Network

Monday, January 20, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/20/2014

Pregame Shootaround: Minnesota at Iowa highlights a slow day--CollegeBasketballTalk
MID-MAJOR GAME OF THE DAY: Wright State at Cleveland State (1 p.m.)

This should be an enticing battle in the Horizon League as a pair of 3-2 teams with league title aspirations collide. Wright State is coming off of a loss to Green Bay — the team both teams are trying to keep pace with — while the Vikings have ideas about playing for the title in the Horizon as well.
Late Night Snacks: No. 14 Iowa beats Minnesota--CollegeBasketballTalk
2) Cleveland State

Shot 32.7% from the field and 5-for-21 from three in their 49-46 loss to Wright State. The Raiders weren’t much better, shooting 33.3% overall and 5-for-18 from three.
Alec Brown scored 23 points and Keifer Sykes added 21 (19 in the second half) to lead Green Bay to a 69-64 win at UIC, moving to 5-0 in Horizon League play.
Green Bay's Keifer Sykes' Showcase Dunk at Illinois-Chicago--Mid-Major Madness

Heat defenseless without Wade, fall 121-114 to Hawks--South Florida Sun Sentinel
But with James scoring 30, Bosh adding 21, starting point guard Mario Chalmers matching his season high with 17 points and backup point guard Norris Cole adding eight assists, the Heat almost did.
Cleveland State falls in defensive thriller, 49-46, to Wright State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Terry Pluto wonders if Cleveland State can actually finish strong this season?--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State look like winners, but postseason a question - Local college hoops this week--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State's Rally Comes Up Short Against Wright State--The Cleveland Fan
Cleveland State 49, Wright State 46--Cleveland State Hoops
MBB Highlights vs. Wright State (Jan. 19)--csuvikings.com
CSU MBB vs Wright State Promo--csuvikings.com
Vikings Fall to Wright State, 49-46--csuvikings.com

Ducks drop fourth straight, 80-72 against Oregon State--The Register-Guard
The Ducks shot a season-low 37.9 percent from the field, including 4-for-19 on three-pointers, while finishing 16 points below their scoring average. Oregon's three leading scorers - Joseph Young, Mike Moser, and Damyean Dotson - were a combined 7-for-33 from the field. No starter scored in double figures as Oregon's top three scorers came off the bench led by Jason Calliste with 17 points.
Oregon closed within 58-50 on a lay-up by Dominic Artis with 10:54 left to play, but then Calliste was called for an intentional foul when he grabbed Eric Moreland on the way to the basket. Moreland made both free throws and Devon Collier converted a three-point play on the ensuing possession to put OSU ahead 63-50.
Oregon got 47 points from its bench compared to 25 out of its starting line-up. Calliste had 17 points in 25 minutes and Richard Amardi got 13 points in 17 minutes while being limited by foul trouble. Ben Carter scored 11 points after scoring a total of 13 in his previous seven games.

Oakland coach Greg Kampe unhappy with NCAA's graduate transfer rule--Grizzlies Den

Green Bay Survives UIC’s Upset Bid, Extends Winning Streak to 10 Games--The Catch and Shoot
Another big lead disappears--Whoosh!Net
Sykes the homecoming king--Whoosh!Net

Terri Bender Earns Award from College Sports Madness--uicflames.com
Flames Shoot For Three Straight Wins Tuesday Against Valparaiso--uicflames.com

In Case You Were Out Friday Night: Green Bay and Billy the Kid--Rush The Court
POSTERIZED: Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes takes flight in win over UIC (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Jan. 20--The Catch and Shoot
5. Green Bay (15-3, 5-0 Horizon). Last week: 5

Green Bay survived UIC’s upset bid Sunday to remain unbeaten in Horizon League play. The Phoenix have now won 10 straight games.
Men's basketball: UWGB's Brown claims 3rd weekly league honor--Green Bay Press Gazette
Alec Brown Named Co-Horizon League Player of the Week--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Milwaukee falls against Valpo, faces Wright State next--PantherU
Panthers Finish Off Three-Game Road Swing At Wright State--uwmpanthers.com

1/19 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Madness High-Major Conference Players of the Week
Horizon LaVonte Dority G Valparaiso
Dority, Williams Pick Up Weekly League Honors--valpoathletics.com

Crusaders Aim for Third Straight Win over UIC Tuesday Night in Chicago--valpoathletics.com

Raiders put toughness on display in win at CSU--Dayton Daily News
Young Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year--wsuraiders.com

Hopkins’ bounce off bench gives Raiders spark--Dayton Daily News

YSU’s balance gives opponents problems--Youngstown Vindicator

Hornberger, Hirsch Sweep Horizon League’s Weekly Awards--ysusports.com

Green Bay's Brown, Valpo's Dority, Williams Tabbed for #HLMBB Honors--Horizon League Network

Hornberger Named Player of the Week, Hirsch Earns Freshman Honors--Horizon League Network

Sunday, January 19, 2014

News On The Horizon 1/19/2014

Green Bay vs. Wright State Game Recap: Phoenix Win 79-69 at Raiders for 1st Place in Horizon League--Mid-Major Madness

Cleveland State looks to rebound; Akron, Kent State record wins - Local college basketball this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State earns an 86-76 victory over Oakland--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Toledo at Akron, Wright State at Cleveland State highlight weekend basketball - Local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State & Wright State Play In Key Battle In Horizon League--Cleveland Leader
Cleveland State Close Out Oakland, 86-76--The Cleveland Fan
Cleveland State 86, Oakland 76--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Gets Win over Oakland 86-76--Vikings Ball
Men's Basketball Postgame vs. Oakland (Jan. 16)--csuvikings.com
Short-Handed Vikings Run By Oakland, 86-76--csuvikings.com
Gary Waters Radio Show to Debut on Jan. 20 on 1420 AM--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host Wright State in Key League Contest--csuvikings.com

CSU doubleheader Thursday, Jan 16th--csuvikings.com
Vikings Remain Perfect In League Play With 73-63 Win Over Milwaukee--csuvikings.com
Cleveland State VikingsWBB vs Green Bay Promo--csuvikings.com
Women's Basketball Set To Host Green Bay Saturday Afternoon--csuvikings.com
Vikings Drop First League Contest To Green Bay--csuvikings.com

Saturday's state basketball roundup: Youngstown State buries Detroit in second-half surge--The Detroit News
Detroit Tripped Up by Youngstown State 77-63--Titans Update
Overtake O'rena--detroittitans.com
Titans Tip-Off Three Game Road Swing at Youngstown State--detroittitans.com
Second Half Run Lifts Penguins Past Detroit, 77-63--detroittitans.com

Shearer Nets Career Point 1,000 As Titans Fall To UIC--detroittitans.com

Cleveland State 86, Oakland 76: Trey Lewis' 29 points derail Grizzlies--The Detroit Free Press
Thursday's college basketball roundup: Cleveland State uses late run to put away Oakland--The Detroit News
Oakland lets one slip away at Cleveland State--The Oakland Press
PREGAME NOTES: Oakland at Cleveland State--Grizzlies Den
Late collapse dooms OU--Oakland Post

Oakland women fall at home to UIC, 78-65--The Oakland Press
OU comeback against UIC falls short, 78-65--Oakland Post

UIC Falls Short Against Milwaukee--The Catch and Shoot
Sunday's matchup: Green Bay at Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
Green Bay's top guns torch Flames--The Chicago Tribune
UIC Stumbles with Loss to Milwaukee 67-63--Flame Fanatic
UIC Beaten by Green Bay 69-64--Flame Fanatic
Flames Hang Tough in 67-63 Loss Against Milwaukee--uicflames.com
Flames Entertain First-Place Green Bay on Sunday at 1 p.m.--uicflames.com
Flames Drop Another Heartbreaker Against First-Place Phoenix, 69-64--uicflames.com

Women's Basketball Concludes Michigan Road Trip Against Oakland--uicflames.com
Flames Defeat Oakland, 78-65, to Sweep Michigan Road Trip--uicflames.com

Green Bay grabs early Horizon League separation with win at Wright State--CollegeBasketballTalk
Men's basketball: UWGB picks up big road win at Wright State--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB assistant Foster takes it easy after health scare--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Fouse, Sykes come through in clutch as UWGB keeps rolling--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Picks Up Win over Wright State 79-69--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Picks Up Win against UIC 69-64--Phoenix Fever
Brown, Dunk Party in Dayton Help the Phoenix Fly Past WSU--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay Aims for 10th-Straight Win on Sunday--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Phoenix Rallies Past UIC for 10th-Straight Victory--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Women's basketball: UWGB at Cleveland State preview--Green Bay Press Gazette

Women's basketball: UWGB snaps out of shooting funk, beats Cleveland State
--Green Bay Press Gazette
Strong All-Around Play Lifts Phoenix Over Cleveland State, 90-72--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Panthers' late heat helps put out Flames--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Effort fails to match execution in UWM's loss to Valparaiso--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers beat UIC, face Valpo next--PantherU
Milwaukee Gets Win over UIC 67-63--UWM Update
Milwaukee Falls to Valparaiso 75-62--UWM Update
Huge Second Half Turnaround Sends Panthers To Victory At UIC--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Continue Road Swing Saturday At Valparaiso--uwmpanthers.com
Valpo Overcomes Slow Start To Knock Off Milwaukee--uwmpanthers.com

UWM comes down to Earth in loss to Cleveland State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Steady shooting wins out--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Vikings Fend Off Pesky Panthers Down The Stretch--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Look For Bounce-Back Performance Against Penguins--uwmpanthers.com
Resurgent Penguins Top Panthers To Improve To 4-0 In League Play--uwmpanthers.com

Men’s basketball: Valparaiso at Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
LaVonte Dority, Valpo turn away Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso freshman Peters working through six weeks of struggles--The NWI Times
Dority pushes Crusaders to second-straight Horizon victory--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Downs Milwaukee 75-62--Valpo Daily
Valpo at Detroit PPS--College Basketball PPS
Valpo Men Host Milwaukee Saturday--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Men's Basketball Postgame Press Conference - Milwaukee--valpoathletics.com
Dority Leads Crusaders to Win Over Milwaukee--valpoathletics.com

OP/ED: Valpo sports 2013: A look back--The Torch

Women’s basketball: Wright State at Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Women’s basketball: Valparaiso fights, but falls short--The Post-Tribune
Crusader drop conference to Youngstown State and Oakland--The Torch
Crusaders and Raiders Clash Saturday at the ARC--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Drops League Tilt to Wright State--valpoathletics.com

POSTERIZED: Wright State’s Jerran Young finishes with authority (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Video: Wright State’s Jerran Young posterizes 7-footer with monster dunk--GAMEDAYR
Brown bullies Wright State as Phoenix secure hold on first place--Dayton Daily News
Coaches agree exhausting schedule small price for national exposure--Dayton Daily News
Raiders hope for quick rebound at CSU--Dayton Daily News
Wright State-Cleveland State preview--Dayton Daily News
Raiders striking gold on road of late--Dayton Daily News
Green Bay grabs control of Horizon League with victory over Raiders--RaiderRoundball.com
Wright State Tripped Up by Green Bay 79-69--Rowdy Review
Wright State Edges Cleveland State 49-46--Rowdy Review
League’s best ‘out-toughs’ Wright State--The Guardian
Men’s Basketball Notebook: What Brown did for Green Bay--The Guardian
Men Fall to League-Leading Green Bay--wsuraiders.com
Men Hold On for 49-46 Win at Cleveland State--wsuraiders.com

Demmings Leads Women to Win at Valparaiso--wsuraiders.com

YSU men look to change fortunes vs. Detroit--Youngstown Vindicator
Hain's defense powering Penguins--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Cole, Penguins get past Detroit--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Downs Detroit 77-63--Guin Report
The Sweet Taste of Revenge: Penguins defeat Titans after embarrassing loss a season ago--The Jambar
YSU Rides Big Second-Half Push to Defeat Detroit, 77-63--ysusports.com

YSU women are 3-0 in HL for first time--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguin women get win over Green Bay--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU women in first place with win--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Home Alone: YSU wins fourth consecutive conference game--The Jambar
YSU Looks to Keep Momentum in Saturday Contest vs. Milwaukee--ysusports.com
Strong Overall Outing Lifts Penguins Past Panthers, 87-71--ysusports.com

Brown Leads Phoenix Past Wright State, 79-69--Horizon League Network
YSU, Valpo Each Move to 3-2 in #HLMBB Play--Horizon League Network
Green Bay and Wright State hold on for #HLMBB Wins--Horizon League Network

YSU Remains Unbeaten; Green Bay, UIC and Wright State Also Post Saturday Wins--Horizon League Network