Monday’s Action:Horizon League Appears a 2-Team Race as Conference Play Begins--Mid-Major Madness
VCU hasn’t been talked about much since falling out of the rankings, but the Rams have now quietly won five straight since falling to Virginia at home, the latest win a 72-63 triumph over stubborn Cleveland State.
Valparaiso is now 13-2, one of the top win totals in the country after ripping James Madison 79-52 on the road. Eye-opening result to beat a decent CAA team by 27 on the road.
Ram Jam: Cleveland State Falls to VCU--WFNY
MSU squanders leads in double-OT loss to Maryland--The Detroit News
Then in overtime, Michigan State maintained a 55-51 lead after Costello hit two free throws and Bryn Forbes split a pair of free throws after Turgeon was assessed a technical foul with 1:52 left.Green Bay, Valparaiso are leaders for Horizon League men's basketball title--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Michigan State (9-5, 0-1) held for the last shot but Forbes' 3-pointer from the corner came up short, sending it to double overtime.
Trice scored 26 for Michigan State, while Branden Dawson, Forbes and Costello each finished with nine points. Valentine fouled out in the first overtime and finished with four points on 1-of-9 shooting.
Cleveland State sees improvement from bench -- College Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State (6-8) and Milwaukee (5-9) Square Off--Vikings Ball
College hoops: WMU downs New Hampshire; UDM falls in OT--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Beaten by Oral Roberts 77-73 in OT--Titans Update
Detroit (6-8) Battles Wright State (8-6)--Titans Update
Titans Drop Overtime Thriller to Oral Roberts, 77-73--detroittitans.com
Titans Rally To Send Game To OT, Fall Short At EMU--detroittitans.com
Top 10 Moments of 2014 in Chicago Basketball--The Catch and Shoot
10. DePaul survives UIC on late 3-pointer, 72-71 (Nov. 14)Confidence booster--Whoosh!Net
In the 2014-15 season opener, DePaul jumped out to a 21-point lead on UIC in the first half. UIC chipped away and fought back, and sophomore Markese McGuire put the Flames ahead for the first time, 71-69, with a jumper in the final minute.
DePaul sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. responded with a huge 3-pointer from the left wing that would become the game-winner. UIC junior D’Juan Miller got a look at a game-winning triple for the Flames but could not connect.
Garrett’s game-winning shot was the second of his career. He also beat Northwestern at the buzzer in December 2013.
UIC Overpowers Judson 79-38--Flame Fanatic
UIC Caps Non-League Season in Dominating Fashion, 79-38--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Remains Unbeaten At Home--uicflames.com
O26 Weekly Awards: GW, Christian Wood, Benjy Taylor & Pac-12 Upsets--Rush The Court
O26 Coach of the WeekMcKinnie brings explosiveness to UWGB offense--Green Bay Press Gazette
Honorable Mentions: Brian Wardle – Green Bay, Tim Cluess – Iona, Porter Moser – Loyola-Chicago
Green Bay (10-3) Battles Chicago State (4-11)--Phoenix Fever
Fan Bus to Milwaukee for the Phoenix-Panthers Men's Basketball Game--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay Looks to Close Out 2014, Non-Conference Slate in Style--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Milwaukee (5-9) vs. Cleveland State (6-8)--UWM Update
Milwaukee Opens Horizon League Play At Cleveland State Friday--uwmpanthers.com
UW-Milwaukee women's hoops team has a rough night--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Unable To Dig Out Of Halftime Hole--uwmpanthers.com
Women’s Basketball: Valparaiso hits century mark, ends seven-game skid against Purdue Calumet--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso (13-2) Takes On Oakland (4-10)--Valpo Daily
Crusaders score most points in 21 years in blowout win--The NWI Times
Crusaders Snap Skid in Shootout with Purdue-Calumet--valpoathletics.com
Wright State (8-6) vs. Detroit (6-8)--Rowdy Review
#HLMBB Weekly - December 30th, 2014--Horizon League Network
UIC Rolls in Final Non-Conference Game--Horizon League Network
#HLWBB Weekly - December 30th, 2014--Horizon League Network
UIC, Valparaiso End 2014 Campaigns with Wins--Horizon League Network