Tuesday, January 13, 2015

News On The Horizon 1/13/2015

Mid-Major Madness Power 15: Louisiana Tech, St. Mary's, Valparaiso, Coastal Carolina Move In--Mid-Major Madness
Horizon League Recap: Green Bay Phoenix Only Unbeaten--Mid-Major Madness
Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Jan. 12--The Catch and Shoot
5. Green Bay (14-3, 3-0 Horizon). Last week: 5

Green Bay has won its three Horizon League games by an average of 18.3 points per contest. And Keifer Sykes is averaging 28.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists while shooting 53.6% from the field in those games.
14. Valparaiso (16-3, 3-1 Horizon). Last week: 20

Valparaiso defeated UIC and Cleveland State last week and has now won three games in a row. The Crusaders are tied with Gonzaga as the nation’s leader in wins.

Local College Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State (9-9, 3-1): Just about every player in the country hits a dry spell of sorts during the season. Cleveland State's junior guard Trey Lewis is in the midst of his.

Over the last two games he has scored 0 and 2 points as defenses are keying on him. In CSU's 65-61 victory over Oakland, Lewis only attempted two shots as the Grizzlies put a 6-7 wing player on him to limit his 3-point attempts, and contain his drives to the hoop.

In the Vikings 58-56 loss at Valparaiso, Lewis took nine shots and only made one. Before this two-game drought, Lewis was averaging 17.8 points and shooting 45.1 percent from the field. He's now down to 15.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. The Vikings remain on the road this week with games Wednesday at Wright State and Youngstown State.

WSU (10-7, 2-1) is a half game behind CSU in the standings. The Vikings and Valparaiso are tied for second, behind undefeated Green Bay in Horizon League play.

Bass Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week--detroittitans.com
Titans Visit the Windy City on Wednesday--detroittitans.com

Oakland (5-12) Battles Green Bay (14-3)--Grizz Gang


Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 12--The Catch and Shoot
12. UIC (5-13, 1-2 Horizon). Last week: 11

After winning its Horizon League opener, UIC has dropped back-to-back games. The Flames are at home this week against Detroit.

Women find blueprint for victory against Valpo--UIC News

Mays, UWGB men stay hot in win over Youngstown State--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Waxes Youngstown State 82-67--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (14-3) Faces Oakland (5-12)--Phoenix Fever
GB receiving votes in AP Top 25 poll--Phear The Phoenix
Horizon League Expansion: who's next?--Phear The Phoenix
Senior Duo Sends Green Bay to Fifth-Straight Win--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Megan Lukan Garners Horizon League Weekly Award--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Milwaukee (5-12) vs. Youngstown State (9-10)--UWM Update

Lindner Earns Weekly Horizon League Honors--uwmpanthers.com

Chicago Weekly Awards: Jan. 12--The Catch and Shoot
Player of the Week

Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters scored a game-high in the Crusaders’ 58-56 win against Cleveland State on Saturday. The big fella shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and 6-for-10 overall. He also made all seven of his free throws.

Earlier in the week, Peters posted 11 points and six rebounds in a win against UIC.
Team of the Week

After defending its home court against UIC and Cleveland State last week, Valparaiso is tied with Gonzaga for the nation’s lead with 16 wins. The Crusaders blew out UIC with ease and then survived Cleveland State, in part thanks to a late inbounds play.

The Crusaders also sit a half-game out of first place in the Horizon League.
Game of the Week
Honorable mention: Valparaiso vs. Cleveland State
Valparaiso ends Vikings perfect conference record--The Torch
Valpo Basketball Preview--valpoathletics.com

Green Bay cruises past YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Loses Big against Green Bay 82-67--Guin Report
Youngstown State (9-10) Takes On Milwaukee (5-12)--Guin Report
Four Reach Double Figures in 82-67 Loss at Green Bay--ysusports.com

Phoenix Control Second Half to Beat YSU--Horizon League Network
Green Bay's Sykes, Detroit's Bass Collect Men's Basketball Honors--Horizon League Network
Green Bay's Sykes Named Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week--Horizon League Network

Green Bay's Lukan and Milwaukee's Lindner Collect Weekly Accolades--Horizon League Network

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