Sunday, March 9, 2014

News On The Horizon 3/9/2014

Tournament Central - 3/8--The Mid-Majority
Down to four in the HL. After today the league takes a break until March 11 with the championship game coming on the highest-seed home floor. Chances are that will mean we stay in Green Bay as the Phoenix are going to be heavy favorites to prevail over Milwaukee on their home floor today.

#2 Cleveland State vs. #3 Wright State - 7:00 p.m.
#1 Green Bay vs. #5 Milwaukee - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Conference Tourney Pregame Shootaround: OVC title day; can the Shockers stay perfect?--CollegeBasketballTalk
Horizon League: It’ll be an interesting day of semifinal action at the Horizon League Tournament in Green Bay’s arena as the top-seeded Phoenix host Milwaukee and Wright State takes on Cleveland State. Green Bay went 14-2 in the Horizon League this season, but its only home loss came to Milwaukee. Wright State and Cleveland State split the season series with each team winning on the road.
2014 Horizon League Semifinal Game Recap: Milwaukee Outlasts a Hobbled Green Bay to Reach Finals--Mid-Major Madness
College Hoops Viewing Guide (Tournament Edition): March 8, 2014--College Sports Madness
Horizon League Semifinals

No. 3 Wright State Raiders (19-13, 11-6) vs. No. 2 Cleveland State Vikings (21-10, 12-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers (19-13, 8-9) vs. No. 1 Green Bay Phoenix (24-5, 14-2), approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

It's a pair of intrastate battles in Green Bay. First, the Vikings, who have lost just once since January 22nd will look to end the Raiders' five-game winning streak by claiming the rubber match between the pair. The nightcap, meanwhile, is also a surprising season-series decider. The Panthers actually won at the Resch Center -- by 10 -- exactly one month ago.

Horizon Women's Basketball 2013-2014 All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness

Heat's LeBron tries to move past recent shooting woes--South Florida Sun Sentinel
The Heat refused to blame the losses solely on James’ woes. Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Shane Battier all struggled during the losing streak. Battier scored just two points in both losses while Cole and Chalmers combined to shoot 5 of 23.
Cleveland State falls in Horizon League semis to Wright State, 68-63--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Loses to Wright State 68-63--Vikings Ball
CSU Falls to Wright State in League Semifinals,

Vikings Fall At Youngstown State In Regular Season

Oregon clips No. 3 Arizona; shores up case for NCAA Tournament berth--Sports Illustrated
Guard Jason Calliste scored 18 points off the bench for the Ducks, while forward Mike Moser scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and point guard Johnathan Loyd had 16 points, two rebounds and three steals. Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon made two free throws with just under eight minutes to go to give his team a six-point lead, but Calliste drilled a three less than a minute later, prompting the Wildcats to call timeout. Oregon pulled within two at the six-minute mark when forward Ben Carter tipped a missed three by Calliste out to guard Joseph Young, who buried a triple. Calliste and Loyd took over from there, scoring 11 points over the final five minutes to put the game out of reach.
Resurgent Oregon upsets No. 3 Arizona 64-57--USA Today
Oregon upsets No. 3 Zona, improves tourney chances--CBS Sports

Titans Fall At Green Bay, 72-52, On Saturday, Will Be No. 8 Seed In HL
Titans Host Valpo On Monday As Field Set For 2014 HL Women's Basketball


Seeds Set for 2014 HL Women's Basketball

Bubble breakdown: Oregon rises from the dead to beat Arizona, wrap up a bid--The Dagger

• Green Bay (24-6, 14-2): The downside of conference tournaments for mid-major league champs is that an entire season's worth of good work can unravel in one night. Such is the case for Green Bay, which fell behind by 13 points in the first half against Milwaukee in the Horizon League semis, rallied to force overtime and then ran out of steam. The chances of Green Bay surviving that loss and earning an at-large bid are slim, but the Phoenix do have a similar profile to the Middle Tennessee team that received a spot in the First Four last March. Green Bay has a great win over Virginia and a respectable No. 52 RPI, but the Phoenix's next best win came against Tulsa and it has a few bad losses in league play too.
Poppin' Bubbles: Oregon and Tennessee are the big winners--Eye On College Basketball
Green Bay: For the first time this season, we have to consider the Phoenix part of the bubble. They lost in the semifinals of the conference tournament to Milwaukee, and now face an eight-day wait until Selection Sunday. Have they done enough to get consideration? The RPI is along the lines of most bubble teams, as is the non-conference SOS. The win over Virginia is also a trump card when compared to most bubble teams. Overall, the resume isn't great. They are just 4-3 against the top 100, with three sub-100 losses. It's going to be a long wait until Selection Sunday.
Bracketology: Don't overreact to one game--Eye On College Basketball
I felt like UW Green Bay had a chance to win a game in the tournament if they made it, but that chance won't be coming now after a second home loss to in-state rival UW Milwaukee.
UWGB men's NCAA tournament hopes dashed by upset in Horizon semis--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Surprised by Milwaukee 73-66 in OT--Phoenix Fever
Men's Basketball Falls to Milwaukee in HL Tourney Semifinals OT

Standing Alone: Women's Basketball Claims Outright Regular Season HL
Women's Basketball Set to Host 2014 Horizon League

Panthers ambush favorite Phoenix in overtime--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mens Basketball Takes Down The Phoenix For A Chance To Go Dancing--UWM Post
Not to be denied #RevengeWorldTour--PantherU
Milwaukee Gets Upset Win against Green Bay 73-66 in OT--UWM Update
Milwaukee Finishes Their 2013-2014 Season with Wright State--UWM Update
Panthers Headed To Title Game After Knocking Out Green

Panthers can't dig out of big hole--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
First-Half Run Provides Difference In Loss To
Women's Basketball Set For Horizon League

Despite tough ending to season, Valpo program has bright future--The Post-Tribune

Crusaders Drop Record-Setting Regular Season Finale to

Raiders upset CSU, will play in HL Final at Nutter--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Defeats Cleveland State 68-63--Rowdy Review
Wright State Finishes Their 2013-2014 Season with Milwaukee--Rowdy Review
Men’s Basketball: Raiders return to Horizon League title game--The Guardian
Men Advance to Championship Game With 68-63 Win Over Cleveland
Ticket Information for Tuesday's Championship

Women’s Basketball: Elkins’ record 10 3-pointers, career-high 37, help Raiders sweep Crusaders in season finale--The Guardian
Bradbury: Elkins ‘deserved’ career-high outing--The Guardian
Elkins Set Threes Record as Women Defeat

Brandi Brown’s career gets bump with Swedes--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women secure No. 3 seed--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women clinch third seed in HL Tournament--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Seniors Lead Penguins to 94-81 Win Over Cleveland State, Clinch Third
Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament Ticket

Wright State, Milwaukee Advance to #HLMBB Championship Game--Horizon League Network
#HLMBB Championship Ticket Information--Horizon League Network

Field Set for 2014 #HLWBB Tournament--Horizon League Network

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