Tuesday, December 30, 2014

News On The Horizon 12/30/2014

NIT Bracketology: Dec. 29, 2014--Big Apple Buckets
Others (Seriously) Considered: Valparaiso, Richmond, Texas A&M, Illinois St., Evansville, Rhode Island, Portland, Army, Belmont, Eastern Michigan

More To Watch: Pepperdine, Columbia, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, UC Davis, Cleveland St., Wright St., Hofstra, Canisius, High Point, Radford, USC Upstate, Vermont, Sam Houston St., Incarnate Word, Norfolk St., Toledo, Hawaii, St. Bonaventure, Colorado, Tulsa, New Mexico
Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Dec. 29--The Catch and Shoot
5. Green Bay (10-3). Last week: 9

Green Bay got revenge on Georgia State with a 78-61 victory Saturday. The Phoenix host Chicago State Wednesday in their final non-conference tuneup.
16. Valparaiso (12-2). Last week: 19

Valparaiso finishes its non-conference slate Monday at James Madison.

Pregame Shootaround: Duke, Texas both in action on Monday--CollegeBasketballTalk
Mid-Major Matchup of the Night: Cleveland State at VCU, 7:00 p.m.

VCU isn’t a mid-major program anymore, I know that, but this will still be a fun game. Cleveland State is one of the better teams in the Horizon this season and gave Louisville, another team that wins with their press, a fight earlier this season.
VCU Takes Down Cleveland State 72-63--Mid-Major Madness
Cleveland State falls to VCU, 72-63--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Beaten by Virginia Commonwealth 72-63--Vikings Ball
Vikings Fall at VCU, 72-63, Despite Zollo's Career High 14 Points--csuvikings.com

Green Scores 1,000th Point As Vikings Fall At Ohio--csuvikings.com

Detroit (6-7) vs. Oral Roberts (5-7)--Titans Update

Titans Look To End 2014 With A Bang--detroittitans.com
Déjà Vu, Titan Freshman Darianne Seward Wins HL Weekly Honor--detroittitans.com

Oakland (4-10) Takes On Valparaiso (13-2)--Grizz Gang


Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Dec. 29--The Catch and Shoot
11. UIC (3-11). Last week: 10

UIC’s losing streak is now four games after losses to Northwestern and Bradley last week. The Flames should be able to end the dry spell Tuesday against Judson.
UIC losing streak continues at Bradley--The Catch and Shoot
Just not enough--Whoosh!Net
UIC Wraps Up Non-League Play at Home on Tuesday--uicflames.com

UIC Returns to Chicago to Host Loyola--uicflames.com

GB slips in this week's mid-major polls--Phear The Phoenix
Carrington Love Named Horizon League Player of the Week--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Red-hot shooting brings down UW-Milwaukee--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Final Nonconference Tune-up Sends Milwaukee To WIU--uwmpanthers.com

Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso heads into Horizon League opener on high--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders put exclamation point on nonconference schedule--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Wins Big over James Madison 79-52--Valpo Daily
Dominating Defense Leads to Win at JMU Monday--valpoathletics.com

Women’s Basketball: Purdue Calumet (11-2) at Valparaiso (3-8)--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders Aim to Return to Winning Ways Tuesday Evening--valpoathletics.com

Women’s basketball: Raiders in the zone in big win over Chicago State--The Guardian
Women Roll Past Chicago State 81-40--wsuraiders.com

NKU’s Norse are next for YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
Men’s Basketball Closes Non-League Play Hosting Northern Kentucky Wednesday--ysusports.com

Schlegel, Walker lead YSU women over Akron--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU, Akron meet tonight in battle of 10-win teams--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Walker, Schlegel Too Much For Zips As Penguins Win 75-62--ysusports.com

Green Bay's Love, Oakland's Hayes Collect Men's Basketball Honors--Horizon League Network
Valpo Leads From Start to Finish in Road Win--Horizon League Network

Oakland's Nash and Detroit's Seward Notch Player of the Week Honors--Horizon League Network
Wright State, Youngstown State Pick Up Non-Conference Wins--Horizon League Network

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