Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News On The Horizon 2/26/2014

Vince Lombardi to Dick Bennett--The Mid-Majority

Cleveland State survives to take second in the Horizon League with 70-69 victory over Youngstown State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Akron, Kent State need big wins; Cleveland State gets one - local college hoops this morning--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State pulled victory from the jaws of defeat Tuesday night, 70-69, in overtime as Youngstown State had the last shot in both regulation and overtime to topple the Vikings. In regulation the Penguins had an uncontested short-corner jumper off the baseline roll around the rim and out, then had the point-blank tip-in hit the front of the rim.

In overtime, CSU had the ball and the lead, 70-69, but failed to get the ball inbounds, giving YSU a final shot with four seconds to play. But CSU's Anton Grady stepped up to block it.

Combined with Wright State's upset of third-place Valparaiso, the Vikings secured second place in the Horizon League and the No. 2 seed no matter what happens in the final game of the season Saturday at Valparaiso. The Vikings, however, would be advised not to take the game lightly.

As the No. 3 seed, Valpo and CSU, who beat the Crusaders 69-50 earlier this season, could very well meet a third time in next Saturday's HL Tournament semifinals.
Cleveland State 70, Youngstown State 69 (OT): Grady's Block on Perry Saves the Day for the Vikings--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Slips by Youngstown State 70-69 in OT--Vikings Ball
CSU Tops Youngstown State in OT; Clinches #2 Seed in HL

Vikings Travel To Oakland For Midweek

Titans Host Milwaukee Thursday at Historic Calihan

Oakland University, Greg Kampe and the ups and downs of his unique college basketball season--The Oakland Press


UIC Ends Losing Streak, Notches 1st Horizon League Win at Milwaukee--The Catch and Shoot
UIC wins to end 17-game losing streak--The Chicago Tribune
UIC takes down Milwaukee 80-58--Daily Herald
UIC Pounds Milwaukee 80-58--Flame Fanatic
UIC Snaps 17-Game Losing Skid at Milwaukee,

Women’s basketball eyes program record--UIC News

Five bubble games to watch as tournament picture comes into focus--Sports Illustrated
UW-Green Bay (22-5 RPI: 51, SOS: 132) -- The Phoenix are another real threat to bubble teams if they end up losing in the Horizon League tournament. They're just outside the top 50 in both RPI and on KenPom, own a win over Virginia and lost by three to Wisconsin. Needless to say, there will be a ton of bandwagon UW-Green Bay fans all across the country during the second week of March.
The long and short of it: Odd pairing fuels Green Bay's emergence--Eye On College Basketball

Women's Basketball Battles for Top Spot in HL at Wright

Panthers get burned by Flames on Senior Night--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UIC Upsets Milwaukee on Senior Night--UWM Post
Stuck in the mud--PantherU
Milwaukee Loses Big against UIC 80-58--UWM Update
Panthers Struggle In Home Loss To
Panthers Finish Regular Season Thursday At

Valpo hurt by 20 turnovers in loss to Wright State--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders surrender control in Horizon League men's basketball race--The NWI Times
Crusaders fall at Wright State--The Torch
Freshmen Impact--The Torch
Horizon League finish--The Torch
Valparaiso Loses to Wright State 67-58--Valpo Daily
Valpo Unable to Capture Road Win

Looking at Dorow’s Valpo reign--The Torch
Crusaders top Oakland--The Torch

WSU gets key win vs. Valpo to send seniors out winners--Dayton Daily News
Men Hold Off Valparaiso on Senior
Men Hold Off Valparaiso on Senior

Women’s Basketball: Promotion attempts to lure larger crowd for WSU, GB tilt--The Guardian
Demmings Featured in Wright State

Penguins fall just short of Vikings in OT--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Narrowly Beaten by Cleveland State 70-69 in OT--Guin Report
Valiant Effort By Penguins Not Enough in One-Point Loss at

Penguins Start Final Stretch versus UIC on Thursday with "Beach Night" at

Seeds Take Shape After CSU, WSU, UIC Victories--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 26th--Horizon League Network

Women's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 26th--Horizon League Network

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