Sunday, February 2, 2014

News On The Horizon 2/1/2014

Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State-Kansas, top two teams on the road--CollegeBasketballTalk
5) UW-Green Bay is on a five-game winning streak and is currently sitting at 7-0 in the Horizon. They’ll visit Valpo tonight.
Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 Syracuse remain unbeaten--CollegeBasketballTalk
With Green Bay’s Alec Brown out with an injured shoulder Valparaiso took advantage, beating the Phoenix 75-60 with head coach Bryce Drew’s number being retired as well.
The Rundown: January 29--Run The Floor
8 pm

Green Bay at Valparaiso - The 7-0 Horizon league leading Phoenix look to stay perfect behind the 23 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game of Keifer Sykes.
January 29 Rebound--Run The Floor

Valparaiso 75 (13-10, 5-3) Green Bay 60 (17-4, 7-1)

Any at large chances Green Bay might have had probably hit the curb tonight. They shot 38%, 27% and 52.4% from the field, three and the free throw line. Valpo shot 58.7% from the field, which was more than enough to negate 19 turnovers.
Morning News: Northwestern Stuns Wisconsin, Kansas Handles Iowa St, Bonnes Take Out UMass, Penn St Beats Ohio St, And Much More--Basketball Predictions
Valparaiso Crushes Green Bay It's not particularly surprising that Valparaiso beat a Green Bay team missing star 7-footer Alec Brown. But it was pretty surprising to see this turn into a blowout. Perhaps they were motivated by head coach Bryce Drew getting his jersey retired. More realistically, the fact that the Horizon League's leader in blocks per game was out of the game meant that Valpo was able to attack the paint with impunity. Of the 36 two-pointers that they attempted, only 7 went down as "jumpers". It's no surprise that they shot 63.9% on two-pointers.

Green Bay had been putting together a bit of a dark horse at-large resume. This loss deals that a pretty severe blow, however. They are now 17-4 overall with a win over Virginia to go with this loss and a loss to Eastern Michigan. They're 58th in RPI with a Sagarin PURE_ELO that is 51st. Realistically, they can probably afford no more than one loss the rest of the regular season to have a shot for an at-large bid.

Valparaiso moves into a three-way tie for second place in the Horizon League with this win. Considering the fact that the top two teams get a double-bye in the Horizon League tournament, the Crusaders will be highly motivated to earn that #2 seed.
Night Court: Three unbeatens make it to Feb. for first time since 1976--Eye On College Basketball
-- Valparaiso retired coach Bryce Drew's jersey tonight. The team beat a hobbled, previously unbeaten in the Horizon Green Bay team (75-60) that didn't have starting center Alec Brown available. Also, it was a bad sign from the start for the Phoenix.

Injury News: Green Bay's Alec Brown Questionable for Valparaiso Game with Shoulder Sprain--Mid-Major Madness
Green Bay vs. Valparaiso Game Recap: Crusaders Dump Brown-less Phoenix--Mid-Major Madness
Bryn Forbes Leads Vikings Past Titans 86-78--Mid-Major Madness

The Rundown: January 28--Run The Floor
8 pm

Cleveland State at Eastern Illinois - a rare out of conference game for the 13-9 Vikings and the 7-13 Panthers.
Cleveland St. Wins at Eastern Illinois in Rare Late January Non-Conference Game--Mid-Major Madness
Cleveland State has a tune up at Eastern Illinois - Local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State beats Eastern Illinois to make Gary Waters all-time wins leader--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron, Kent State home tonight; CSU returns home a winner - local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State rolls into Detroit; timeout execution not a problem at Kent State - local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State holds off Detroit, 86-78, behind 27 points from Bryn Forbes--Cleveland Plain Dealer
With the Cavaliers Struggles Basketball Fans Should Turn to Vikings for Relief--Cleveland Leader
CSU slides into second place in league--The Cauldron
Cleveland State-Detroit Preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Drops Eastern Illinois 82-68--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Gets Win over Detroit 86-78--Vikings Ball
Waters Notches CSU Career Wins Record in Win at Eastern
CSU Plays at Detroit on Friday on
Forbes Ties Career-High in 86-78 Win at

Vikings Return Home To Host League Leader Youngstown

Johnathan Loyd questionable for UCLA with broken nose, plus other notes--The Register-Guard
Oregon senior guard Johnathan Loyd has played in all 129 games since he arrived at Oregon, but that streak is in jeopardy as the Ducks prepare to host UCLA Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena.

Loyd suffered a broken nose in practice Tuesday when he got hit by an elbow during a rebounding drill.

"I don't know if he will be able to go," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "If we have one guy who can bounce back and play, it's Johnny Loyd."

Added senior guard Jason Calliste: "I'm expecting him to play, to be honest."
Calliste and Joseph Young can also play some point guard. Young, Oregon’s leading scorer, is in a shooting slump during Pac-12 play with a 35.3 shooting percentage, including 27.8 on three-pointers.
Ducks drop to 2-6 in Pac-12 with loss to UCLA--The Register-Guard
Calliste that rolled off the rim in the final minute, and finally a shot by Johnathan Loyd at the buzzer that was blocked.
Calliste, who made four of his first eight three-pointers including one that put Oregon ahead with 1:34 to go, shot a three-pointer that just rolled off the rim with 39 seconds left.
Calliste added 21 while Amardi had 13. Damyean Dotson was the only other Duck to make a field goal as he finished with seven points.
Oregon led 36-32 at haltime, but missed 6-of-7 shots to start the second half as UCLA took a 45-38 lead. That was followed by a stretch where the Ducks couldn't miss as Oregon tied the game 52-52 on three free throws by Calliste with 10:35 to go.
Young started Oregon's final push with four free throws and then Calliste hit a lay-up for Oregon's first field goal in more than seven minutes. Young drove for a lay-up and added a free throw to get the Ducks within 65-63 with 3:21 to go and Calliste later added a three-pointer to cap a 14-0 run as Oregon held the Bruins scoreless for more than five minutes.
Ducks flex ‘D’ at Cougs--The Register-Guard
“We knew we had to win this game,” senior guard Jason Calliste said after scoring a game-high 20 points in 24 minutes off the bench.
Calliste was delighted with the sterling defense — “It showed everybody that we can play defense” — but his 8-for-10 shooting was plenty helpful, too. He hit all six of his shots in the first half, and he finished the day 4-for-6 on three-pointers.

“Jason really did a tremendous job,” Altman said. “He was the difference in the game.”

Altman said the Ducks had been pressing on offense during the losing streak, even though they started the day fourth in the nation at 86.8 points per game. He said his players relaxed when Calliste poured in 14 points in the first half as Oregon cruised to a 30-17 lead at the break.

“I know I can score the ball,” Calliste said. “I know I can shoot. Sometimes, I’m not as aggressive as I should be offensively, so today I came out and took it upon myself to be a little bit more aggressive to get my team off on the right foot.

“Anything to win.”
Detroit 74, Illinois-Chicago 68: Juwan Howard Jr. lifts Titans--The Detroit Free Press
Cleveland State holds off Detroit Mercy, 86-78--The Detroit Free Press
Wednesday's college basketball roundup: Detroit holds off Illinois-Chicago--The Detroit News
Detroit Gets Win over UIC 74-68--Titans Update
Detroit Slips with Loss to Cleveland State 86-78--Titans Update
Howard Scores 25; Titans Extinguish Flames,
Titans Start Friday Night Swing Tonight on ESPNU against Cleveland
Titans Fall To Cleveland State In Friday Night ESPNU

UDM To Invade Penguin Territory On
Titans Drop Barnburner To Youngstown
Detroit Opens February With Green Bay In Town On
Shearer's Long Shooting Not Enough in Setback to Green Bay on

Travis Bader paces Oakland past Youngstown State, now two three-pointers away from NCAA record--The Detroit Free Press
Friday's college basketball roundup: Travis Bader makes 5 3-pointers in Oakland win--The Detroit News
Oakland's Bader closing in on 3-point record--The Oakland Press
Oakland’s Travis Bader busts out of slump as 3-point record nears--The Oakland Press
Oakland continues second-half supremacy--The Oakland Press
LIVE CHAT: Oakland's Travis Bader goes for all-time 3-point record--Grizzlies Den
PREGAME NOTES: Youngstown State at Oakland--Grizzlies Den
Oakland Holds Off Youngstown State 86-85--Grizz Gang
Bader closes in on record as Grizzlies close out Penguins--Oakland Post
Oakland Clips Youngstown State,

Grizzlies fail to overcome slow start--Oakland Post

Detroit Hosts UIC Wednesday Night--The Catch and Shoot
Detroit 74, UIC 68--The Catch and Shoot
UIC Hosts Horizon League Defending Champion Valparaiso--The Catch and Shoot
Saturday's matchup: Valparaiso at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Illinois-Chicago drops its 12th straight game--The Chicago Tribune
Men’s basketball edged by Detroit--UIC News
Singin’ Motown blues--Whoosh!Net
UIC Tripped Up by Detroit 74-68--Flame Fanatic
UIC Crushed by Valparaiso 70-46--Flame Fanatic
Flames Journey to Detroit for a Wednesday Night
Flames Edged by Detroit,
Flames Host Valparaiso to Start Second Half of League
Flames Drop Home Contest Against Valparaiso,

Cheer on Flames, raise breast cancer awareness--UIC News
Women’s basketball keeps winning streak alive with No. 5--UIC News
Flames Defeat Milwaukee, 84-70, For Fifth Straight
Flames Seek Six Straight Wins Saturday Against Wright

College Hoops Viewing Guide: January 30, 2014--Blogging the Bracket
Last night: It was not a great night for the few remaining mid-major squads with at-large hopes. Green Bay (17-4, 7-1 Horizon) went to Valparaiso (13-10, 5-3) without second-leading scorer Alec Brown (shoulder), and promptly lost by 15.
Men's basketball: Shoulder sprain leaves Brown's status up in air for UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB win streak ends at 12 without Brown--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Little Chute grads Botz, Lowe find roles at UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB center Brown still questionable for Saturday--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix flying atop Horizon--UWGB Fourth Estate
Green Bay Trounced by Valparaiso 75-60--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Gets Win over Wright State 62-55--Phoenix Fever
GB falls again at the ARC--Phear The Phoenix
RV/-- Green Bay Concludes First Half of League Play at
Valpo Snaps Green Bay's 12-Game Winning
Green Bay Opens Homestand Against Wright State
a-MAYS-ing Effort Lifts Green Bay to 10th-Straight Home

Women's basketball: UWGB forward Ranger drawing more notice from defenders--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB stifles Oakland for 3rd straight win--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB at Detroit preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Kraker's 30-point outburst lifts UWGB at Detroit--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Heads To Michigan for Weekend
Late First Half Run Lifts Phoenix over Oakland,
Women's Basketball Looks for Michigan Sweep Saturday at
Kraker's 30 Points Helps Women's Basketball Run Past Detroit,

Panthers hold off late-charging Raiders--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee will try to end losing streak--PantherU
Panthers snap skid--PantherU
Milwaukee Gets Win against Wright State 68-64--UWM Update
Postgame Report: Valparaiso at Milwaukee--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Try To Get Back On Track Thursday At
Video: Panthers Back On Campus For Two Games This
Balance, Inside Edge Send Panthers To Victory Over
Panthers' Feb. 15 Home Game With Valpo Set For 7
Panthers Finish Homestand With Sunday Matinee Against

Flames are too hot for Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Avyanna Young goes off for 36 points--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Welcome Second-Place Flames For Midweek
Video: Decorah Back And Healthy And Ready For Stretch
Panthers Can't Overcome First-Half Deficit Against
Homestand Wraps Up Saturday Afternoon Against
Young Dominates The Day To Send Milwaukee Past

GORCHES: Something to suit all types of fans at Valpo--The Post-Tribune
No. 24 lifted to rafters at Valpo in honor of Lindner, Drew--The Post-Tribune
Valpo dashes past first-place Phoenix--The Post-Tribune
Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso at UIC--The Post-Tribune
Lindner and Drew to have jersey retired--The NWI Times
Crusaders destroy first-place Green Bay as they honor Lindner, Drew--The NWI Times
Toughness defines VU basketball's Chicago natives--The NWI Times
VU's Dority delivers career performance in return to Chicago--The NWI Times
Behind the Broadcast--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Green Bay--Inside VU Sports
Lindner, Drew Honored with VU Jersey Retirement--ValpoLife
Valparaiso Trounces Green Bay 75-60--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Pounds UIC 70-46--Valpo Daily
Valpo beats Green Bay--College Basketball PPS
Valpo Comes Home Wednesday To Face Undefeated Green
Valpo Men's Basketball Postgame Press Conference - Green
Hot Shooting Helps Crusaders to Win Over
Watch Wednesday Night's Jersey Retirement
Crusaders Take Trip to UIC
Dority Posts Career High In Win at

Women’s Basketball: Valparaiso at Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
Milwaukee Awaits Valpo Saturday on Front End of Wisconsin
Panthers Take High-Scoring Affair over

WSU putting Vest foot forward on glass--Dayton Daily News
Wright State-Wisconsin-Milwaukee preview--Dayton Daily News
WSU rally comes up short at Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Former Raiders star heading to Australia by way of Fairborn--Dayton Daily News
Another tough test awaits WSU in Green Bay--Dayton Daily News
Wright State-Wisconsin-Green Bay preview--Dayton Daily News
Mays shoots down Raiders in Green Bay--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Takes Loss against Milwaukee 68-64--Rowdy Review
Wright State Loses to Green Bay 62-55--Rowdy Review
Men’s Basketball: Yoho’s rally not enough for Raiders--The Guardian
Men Fall at
Men Drop 62-55 Decision at Green

Women Hang On for 77-74 Win at

Youngstown State falls at Oakland--Youngstown Vindicator
Belin finding shooting groove--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Narrowly Defeated by Oakland 86-85--Guin Report
YSU plays a very familiar new conference rival--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Visits League Newcomer Oakland Friday on
Kendrick Perry Named Capital One Academic
Late Free Throws Lift Oakland Past Penguins,

On off night, YSU women find a way--Youngstown Vindicator
Raise the Flagg: Penguins extend winning streak--The Jambar
Penguins Go for Home Stand Sweep Against Detroit on
YSU Battles Back For Gritty Win Over
YSU Starts Road-Heavy February at Cleveland State
Penguins Suffer First Horizon League Loss at Cleveland

Waters Becomes CSU's All-Time Wins Leader After Road Victory--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Jan. 29th--Horizon League Network
Valpo, Detroit Climb Standings--Horizon League Network
Interview: Greg Kampe--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State's Kendrick Perry Named Capital One Academic All-District--Horizon League Network
Milwaukee Holds Off Late Rally by Wright State--Horizon League Network
CSU Grabs Road Win while Oakland Survives Nail-Biter--Horizon League Network

10 Questions with Youngstown State's Heidi Schlegel--Horizon League Network
Women's Basketball Weekly - Jan. 29th--Horizon League Network
UIC and YSU Keep Winning Streaks Alive on Wednesday Night--Horizon League Network
Green Bay's Solid First Half Leads to Win at Oakland--Horizon League Network
CSU, GB, UWM and WSU are Victorious on Saturday--Horizon League Network

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