Friday, February 21, 2014

News On The Horizon 2/21/2014

Late Night Snacks: Bubble teams take center stage--CollegeBasketballTalk

1) Ryan Weber (Youngstown State)

Weber shot 1-for-10 from the field, scoring two points and committing five turnovers in the Penguins’ 71-40 blowout loss to Green Bay.
Green Bay rebounded from its second Horizon League loss with a 71-40 win over Youngstown State. Alec Brown scored 24 points on 11-for-16 shooting.
Late Night Snacks: Arizona State, Harvard earn double overtime victories--CollegeBasketballTalk
2) Travis Bader (Oakland)

Travis Bader is draining threes — the sky is also blue and the grass is green. In an 83-82 overtime win against Detroit, the senior sharpshooter drilled eight three-pointers and was a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe, en route to a 30 point performance.
Oakland beat Detroit in overtime on a Duke Mondy jumper with 11 seconds remaining.
Pregame Shootaround: Florida at Kentucky headlines big day of action--CollegeBasketballTalk
MID-MAJOR GAME OF THE DAY: Green Bay at Cleveland State (4 p.m., ESPN2)

The top two teams in the Horizon League square off as league No. 1 Green Bay (20-5, 10-2) travels to league No. 2 Cleveland State (18-9, 9-3). Both of these teams are having solid seasons and Green Bay got the best of this matchup when these two teams played in Wisconsin in January. Can Cleveland State get a big win?
February 13 Rebound--Run The Floor

Green Bay 71 (20-5, 10-2) Youngstown St 40 (13-13, 4-7)

This beatdown keeps the Phoenix a game up on Cleveland State. Alec Brown went off for 24 on 11 of 16 shooting. Keifer Sykes had 14-9-5 assists.

Cleveland St 73 (18-9, 9-3) Illinois-Chicago 53 (5-20, 0-11)
February 14 Rebound--Run The Floor
A wild night in college basketball saw a triple double by Kahlil Felder of Oakland, double OT in the Ivy, OT in the Horizon and the insanity that was Arizona/Arizona State.

Oakland 83 (10-17, 5-7) Detroit 82 (12-15, 5-7) - OT

Travis Bader, the NCAA career leader in made 3s, hit a 3 with 26 seconds left to send this into OT. Duke Mondy scored a put back on an offensive rebound with 11 seconds left for the deciding bucket. Bader scored 30 on 8 of 13 from 3. Kahlil Felder of Oakland had a triple double with 15 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds. Juwan Howard Jr scored a game high 33 for Detroit.
Night Court: Syracuse gets another miracle escape to stay unbeaten--Eye On College Basketball
Players with impact
Here's to you, Kendrick Perry. The Youngstown State guard cracked 238 steals on Saturday, becoming the all-time leading scorer in swipes in conference history.
Green Bay vs. Cleveland State Game Recap: Phoenix Rise Up Against Lee, Vikings--Mid-Major Madness
Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Feb. 17--The Catch and Shoot
6. Green Bay (21-5, 11-2 Horizon). Last week: 8

Green Bay’s quest for the Horizon League title continued Saturday with a win at Cleveland State. The Phoenix now need just one win in their last three games to lock up the conference tournament’s No. 1 seed.
23. Cleveland State (18-10, 9-4 Horizon). Last week: 25

Cleveland State’s seven-game winning streak ended Saturday against Green Bay. The Vikings’ chances of earning the Horizon League Tournament’s No. 1 seed are now close to zero as they need to win out and have Green Bay lose out.

Spotlight on Cleveland State; Akron and Kent State also at home - local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Coach Gary Waters makes Cleveland State feel like home: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State falls with a thud to Green Bay, 68-54--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State has big letdown in front of a big crowd: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron, Cleveland State battle to the end for top tournament seeds - Local college hoops this week--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Look who's at the bottom of the Top 25 poll - Elton Alexander's AP vote--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Athlete spotlight: Charlie Lee--The Cauldron
Cleveland State 73, UIC 53: Vikings rout Flames to set up big showdown Saturday against Green Bay--Cleveland State Hoops
Green Bay 68, Cleveland State 54: Vikings Fall to Phoenix in first place showdown--Cleveland State Hoops

Cleveland State Takes Loss against Green Bay 68-54
--Vikings Ball
Vikings Host League-Leading Green Bay on Saturday at
CSU's Seven Game Win Streak Snapped by Green
Getting to know CSU MBB...Ismaila

Getting up to speed with winter sports--The Cauldron

Vikings Conclude Homestand Against Detroit Saturday
Strong Second Half Leads Vikings To 79-74 Victory Over
Vikings Face Green Bay In Crucial League

UW Gameday: Notes, quotes, and links--The Register-Guard
Jason Calliste will likely be the first player off the bench again for Oregon and Altman praised his work in that role. He is shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 51.2 percent on three-pointers.
Ducks win second straight, beat UW 78-71--The Register-Guard
"The plan was for me and Jason (Calliste) to try and deny him the ball, limit his shots," Dotson said. "We tried our hardest not to let him get going."
Detroit 65, Illinois-Chicago 59: Juwan Howard Jr. lifts Titans--The Detroit Free Press
Tuesday's college roundup: Juwan Howard Jr. scores 20 to lead Detroit in road victory--The Detroit News
Detroit Picks Up Win against UIC 65-59--Titans Update
Second Half Run Lifts Titans Past UIC,
Titans Play Fourth-Straight Game on ESPNU Friday at Wright

UDM Edged On The Road At Cleveland State On
Horizon League Selects Galloway As Freshman Of The
Women's Basketball Notebook: Feb. 19,
Detroit Readies For A Battle With The Raiders On

College basketball roundup: Oakland's Kahlil Felder named Horizon League's freshman of the week--The Detroit Free Press
Sunday's college basketball roundup: Oakland lets lead slip, stumbles at buzzer to Wright State--The Detroit News
Wright State rallies to beat Oakland at the buzzer--The Oakland Press
Oakland Nipped by Wright State 72-71--Grizz Gang
Oakland loses in final seconds against Wright State--Oakland Post

Elena Popkey scored a career-high 28 points in OU women's loss--The Oakland Press
Grizzly defense breaks down in 92-78 loss--Oakland Post

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Feb. 17--The Catch and Shoot
13. UIC (5-21, 0-12 Horizon). Last week: 13

UIC seems destined not to win a Horizon League game this year. The Flames once again held a sizable lead at halftime but lost control and were defeated by Youngstown State. They return home Tuesday to face Detroit.
Detroit Pulls Past UIC in Second Half--The Catch and Shoot
Friday's matchup: Oakland at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Real life harder than skid on UIC coach--The Chicago Tribune
Another one gets away--Whoosh!Net
Tweet and sour--Whoosh!Net
UIC Drops Close One to Youngstown State 59-56--Flame Fanatic
UIC Tripped Up by Detroit 65-59--Flame Fanatic
Flames Let Lead Slip Away in 59-56 Defeat at
Flames Drop Nail-Biter at Home Versus Detroit,
Flames Host Oakland on Friday for First Time Since

Women’s basketball ties program record for wins--UIC News
Flames Drop Shootout at Wright State,
Hannemann Named Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the
Flames Defeat Milwaukee, 79-54, to Tie Program Record for
Katie Hannemann Interviewed by The Horizon League

Three potential No. 13 seeds that could be a threat in tournament--Sports Illustrated
UW-Green Bay (21-5, RPI: 63, SOS: 144) -- The Phoenix bounced back from a loss against UW-Milwaukee by beating Youngstown State and Cleveland State, both on the road, last week. The latter of those wins was huge, as it gave them a two-game lead over Cleveland State in the Horizon League with three games to play. The Phoenix rank 57th on KenPom.
Forde Minutes: Why college basketball is must-see TV this week--Yahoo Sports
Wisconsin-Green Bay (34). After an upset home loss to Milwaukee loosened the Phoenix’s grasp on the Horizon League, they went on the road and took care of business twice. First was a 31-point massacre at Youngstown State, then came an authoritative win at Cleveland State in a game that all but decided the regular-season title. Green Bay (21-5) blew out to a 24-5 lead on the Vikings and was never seriously threatened en route to building a two-game league lead with three to play.
College Basketball Bubble Watch--ESPN
Other at-large contenders
Work left to do: Gonzaga, Toledo, Southern Miss, Brigham Young, Indiana State, Green Bay, Louisiana Tech
Green Bay [21-5 (11-2), RPI: 63, SOS: 167] The Phoenix own a home win over Virginia, a three-point home loss to Wisconsin and computer numbers that honestly could be worse given how tough things are in the Horizon League this season. The best bet is still to make it academic in the HL tourney, but Green Bay isn't as long a shot as, say, Toledo.
Horizon League Round Up: Green Bay Clinches Regular Season Championship--Mid-Major Madness
Men's basketball: UWGB tops Cleveland State, zeroes in on title--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB's Brown wins another league honor--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB hopes to clinch Horizon title at home--Green Bay Press Gazette
Mike Vandermause column: No time to savor title as UWGB sets sights on NCAA tournament--Green Bay Press Gazette
Worth the wait: UWGB men clinch 1st Horizon League title since 1996--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix falls to Milwaukee--UWGB Fourth Estate
Phoenix basketball Horizon’s best--UWGB Fourth Estate
Green Bay Defeats Cleveland State 68-54--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Gets Win against Valparaiso 67-53--Phoenix Fever
GB one win away from regular season crown--Phear The Phoenix
Bracketology: 02-17-14--Phear The Phoenix
Horizon League champs!--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Routs Cleveland State for Two-Game
Brown Named League Player of the Week for Fourth Time in
Sykes Nominated for GEICO Play of the
CHAMPS! Green Bay Clinches Horizon League

Women's basketball: Reserves spark UW-Green Bay past rival Panthers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB opens pivotal Horizon run--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Evens Season Series with Milwaukee,
Women's Basketball Hosts Two Games this

Jordan Aaron's suspension cripples UWM against Valparaiso--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers, Crusaders battle for third place--PantherU
Panthers Unable To Capitalize--PantherU
Panthers and Penguins will square off--PantherU
Aaron suspended for three more games--PantherU
Milwaukee Punished by Valparaiso 77-62--UWM Update
Milwaukee Loses to Youngstown State 88-83 in OT--UWM Update
Ice-Cold Panthers Drop Home Game To
Panthers Start Two-Game Road Swing At Youngstown
Aaron To Miss Three Additional
Penguins Clip Undermanned Panthers In

Panthers unable to repeat upset over mighty UW-Green Bay this time--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM's blowout loss to UIC enlarged by turnovers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Final Milwaukee Run Comes Up Short Against Green
Cold First Half, Travel Woes Hamper Milwaukee In
Milwaukee Women Close Out February With Two Games At
Video: A Look Back With Assistant Coach Frank

Valparaiso overcomes foul problems to beat Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
Valpo seeks sweep of first-place Green Bay--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders grind out road victory in Milwaukee--The NWI Times
Carter slowly finding his groove with the Crusaders--The NWI Times
Green Bay beats VU, clinches Horizon League title--The NWI Times
A.J. Pacher tightens Horizon League race--Inside VU Sports
Valparaiso Demolishes Milwaukee 77-62--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Takes Loss against Green Bay 67-53--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Earn Key Road Win at Milwaukee
March 1 Cleveland State Game Time
Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly Preview
Crusaders Unable to Knock Off Green Bay

Multi-sport athlete Amanda Meyer headlines Valparaiso’s 17th Hall of Fame class--The NWI Times
Penguins Shoot Past Valpo in

Raiders brace for top 3-point shooter in NCAA history--Dayton Daily News
Wright State-Oakland preview--Dayton Daily News
Wright State rallies to stun Oakland--Dayton Daily News
Vest shuts down Oakland 3-point specialist Bader--Dayton Daily News
Raiders rally aided by Oakland mistakes--Dayton Daily News
Wright State ready for the late show--Dayton Daily News
Detroit-Wright State preview--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Edges Oakland 72-71--Rowdy Review
Men’s Basketball: Pacher lifts Raiders to incredible comeback at Oakland--The Guardian
Coach’s Corner: Billy Donlon--The Guardian
Men’s Basketball: Raiders looking for assistance in getting a first-round bye--The Guardian
Men Rally for 72-71 Win at

Women’s Basketball: Raiders score most in 27 years in win over Flames--The Guardian
Jason Doyle’s pathway to 25-year career as WSU PA announcer--The Guardian
Women’s Basketball: Raiders stay in hunt for first place with blowout win over Golden Grizzlies--The Guardian
Women's Basketball Set Scoring Record in Win Over
Demmings Named HL Player of the Week by College Sports
Mingo Chosen as Horizon League Player of the
Women Pull Away for 92-78 Win at

Perry's 31 lead YSU past UIC--Youngstown Vindicator
Can Kendrick Perry, one of YSU’s all-time greats, play in the NBA?--Youngstown Vindicator
Perry powers Penguins — again--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State edges Illinois-Chicago 59-56--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Perry leads Youngstown St. past Milwaukee 88-83--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Defense lifts Penguins past UIC, 59-56--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU missing best 3-point shooter--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU needs another defensive stand against Milwaukee--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Perry, YSU?get win in OT--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s defense needs to carry Penguins--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State Sneaks by UIC 59-56--Guin Report
Youngstown State Takes Down Milwaukee 88-83 in OT--Guin Report
Penguins snap losing skid--The Jambar
The Fight for a Home Tournament Game Begins--The Jambar
Perry sets new career high in win over Milwaukee--The Jambar
Perry's Heroics Lead Penguins to 59-56 Win Over
Perry's Career Night, Weber's Late Points Lifts Penguins Past
Kendrick Perry Named Capital One Academic All-America

Weekend road swing key for YSU title hopes--Youngstown Vindicator
Hornberger, YSU women break three-game skid--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Back on Track--The Jambar
Road Test: Penguins Travel Twice as Schlegel Nears Milestone--The Jambar
Penguins Get Back to Winning Ways with 84-56 Victory Over
YSU Starts Big Wisconsin Road Swing at Milwaukee on

Seeds Begin to Sort Out on Saturday--Horizon League Network
WSU Stuns Oakland with Last-Minute Rally--Horizon League Network
Brown, Felder Receive #HLMBB Weekly Honors--Horizon League Network
Second-Half Rally Sends Detroit Past UIC--Horizon League Network
Sykes Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 19th--Horizon League Network
Perry Named Second Team Academic All-America--Horizon League Network
Interview: Alec Brown--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Clinches No. 1 Seed; Perry's Career Night Keeps YSU in Home Game Hunt--Horizon League Network

CSU, GB, WSU and YSU Win on Saturday--Horizon League Network
Mingo Named Player of the Week, Galloway Earns Freshman Honors--Horizon League Network
Big First Half Run Leads UIC to Win--Horizon League Network
Demmings' 36-Point Effort Leads Wright State to Victory--Horizon League Network
Women's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 19th--Horizon League Network
Interview: Katie Hannemann--Horizon League Network

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