Thursday, February 6, 2014

News On The Horizon 2/6/2014

College basketball: Coach Gary Waters reflects on his successful run at Cleveland State--The News-Herald
LeBron, Wade lead the way as Heat escape Pistons 102-96--South Florida Sun Sentinel
In the second half, Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings and Heat point guard Norris Cole were called for a double-technical.
Spoelstra comes out strong on hard fouls on LeBron--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Shouldering burden

The Clippers, who host the Heat on Wednesday night. have gone 11-5 since point guard Chris Paul was lost on Jan. 3 with a shoulder injury. The success does not surprise the Heat.

"No one person dominates the ball as much," Heat point guard Mario Chalmers said. "That's the biggest difference. When he's in there, you know who's going to have the ball."

Backup point guard Norris Cole agreed.

"That's what a good team does," he said. "Even with their main leader out, they still got great players in Jamal Crawford, Blake [Griffin]. They've got a great coach in Doc [Rivers]. I didn't expect them to lose a step at all."
Cleveland State at Detroit Live Blog with In-Game Analysis and Reaction--Bleacher Report
Vikings Continue Road Swing at Oakland on

Mid-season basketball analysis, predictions--The Cauldron

Coleman Named Horizon League Co-Player Of The

Titans Visit Valpo for Second Friday Night Game on

Women's Basketball Notebook: Feb. 4,

Oakland's Traivs Bader talks about breaking the record and getting congrats from J.J. Redick.--College Insider
Once lightly recruited Travis Bader breaks J.J. Redick’s career 3-point record--The Dagger
How college hoops' greatest 3-point scorer accidentally became just that--Eye On College Basketball
Oakland's Kahlil Felder earns fifth Horizon League Freshman of the Week honor--The Oakland Press
Darth Bader gets the last laugh--Oakland Post


We Salute You: Paying Homage to the Nation’s Winless Teams in League Play--Rush The Court
Illinois-Chicago (5-18, 0-9 Horizon League)

Odds: 14.1 percent chance to go winless
Most likely wins: February 21 at home vs. Oakland, 45 percent; February 18 at home vs. Detroit, 42 percent
Biggest strength: Top 20 in defensive rebounding rate
Achilles’ heel: Bottom 15 in blocks, bottom 50 in two-point field-goal defense
Key player: Senior guard Kelsey Barlow (15.1 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, 4 assists per game; four single-digit scoring outputs in last six games)
Outlook: The Flames, quite simply, can’t stop anybody inside, either by blocking shots or forcing bad ones, and that’s why they’re in this not-so-stellar position. UIC’s best player, guard Kelsey Barlow, has been up and down in Horizon League play, which is only exacerbating the situation of a tenuously built team. The Purdue transfer uses nearly 30 percent of his team’s possessions but shoots under 40 percent from the field, which is a bad combination, especially coming from the team’s offensive playmaker. UIC’s next two games are on the road at conference leaders Wisconsin-Green Bay and Cleveland State, but three of the Flames’ final four games are in Chicago, which will be their best shots to pick up their so-far-elusive first conference win.
Green Bay Blocks UIC's Upset Bid--Mid-Major Madness
Wednesday's matchup: UIC at Green Bay--The Chicago Tribune
Men’s basketball falls to Valparaiso--UIC News
UIC Falls to Green Bay 81-70--Flame Fanatic
Flames Begin Three-Game Road Stint at First-Place Green Bay on
Flames Hang Tough in 81-70 Loss at League-Leading Green

Women’s basketball drops nail-biter--UIC News
Flames Defeat Oakland, 70-62, For Sixth Horizon League
UIC Women's Basketball Volunteers with Special

Men's basketball: UWGB's Findlay proves he deserves to play--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Knocks Off UIC 81-70--Phoenix Fever
GB hopeful McKinnie can play again this season--Phear The Phoenix
League-Leading Green Bay Welcomes UIC on Wednesday
Phoenix Pulls Away From UIC, Moves to 9-1 in League

UWM plan banks on transfer recruiting--On Milwaukee

Two-Game Swing Through Michigan Opens Thursday At

VisionPoint, John Cicco’s Menswear Teaming to Bring Jim Cornelison to the ARC on Friday--ValpoLife
Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly Preview
Crusaders Host Detroit on ESPNU Friday

Yoho healthy again and giving WSU offense a boost--Dayton Daily News
Darling returns from injury to lead Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Donlon’s juggled lineup leads to productive night--Dayton Daily News
Men Pull Away for 77-67 Win Over Youngstown
Wright State Downs Youngstown State 77-67--Rowdy Review
Men’s Basketball: Darling’s effort helps Raiders break skid--The Guardian
Men Pull Away for 77-67 Win Over Youngstown

Women’s basketball: thousands of school children expected at tomorrow’s game--The Guardian
Women’s Basketball: Raiders challenge Penguins for share of first place in HL--The Guardian
Women’s Basketball: Demmings 28, strong bench play helps Raiders pull even with Penguins in HL standings--The Guardian
Women Defeat League-Leading Youngstown

YSU falls to WSU again--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Slips with Loss to Wright State 77-67--Guin Report
Men's Basketball Visits Wright State Wednesday on
Weber Scores Career High in Men's Basketball Loss to Wright State,

Voodoo tape has Thompson scoring, smiling--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins Hope to Bounce Back at Wright State on
Strong Second Half Leads Wright State Past Women's Basketball,

Interview: Travis Bader 2/4/14--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 4th--Horizon League Network
Phoenix Move to 9-1; Raiders Back Above .500--Horizon League Network

Women's Basketball Weekly - Feb. 4th--Horizon League Network
Interview: Kaili Lukan 2/5/14--Horizon League Network
WSU Rides Three-Point Shooting to Win--Horizon League Network

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