6. Green Bay (15-4, 4-1 Horizon). Last week: 5Chicago Weekly Awards: Jan. 19--The Catch and Shoot
Green Bay lost a close game at Oakland but responded with a close win at Detroit over the weekend. After hosting UIC on Tuesday, the Phoenix play a huge game against Valparaiso.
13. Valparaiso (17-3, 4-1 Horizon). Last week: 14
Valparaiso looked sharp again last weekend in a win at Wright State. The Crusaders travel to last place Youngstown State and then remain on the road to face conference favorite Green Bay.
Player of the Week
UIC has been struggling, but senior guard Jay Harris turned in another high-level performance last week against Detroit. Harris shot just 4-of-11 from the field and 2-of-8 from beyond the arc, but he used 12-of-13 free throw shooting to reach 22 points. That is his third time in 15 games eclipsing the 20-point mark.
Harris also dished out eight assists.
There hasn’t been a ton to cheer about at the UIC Pavilion this year, but Harris ranks No. 6 in the nation in free throw shooting at 91.5%.
Freshman of the Week
Honorable mention: Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso
Game of the Week
Honorable mentions: Northwestern-Michigan; UIC-Detroit
Injuries don't keep Cleveland State from being No. 1 - Local College Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Picks Up Win against Youngstown State 74-61--Vikings Ball
Lewis Named Horizon League Player of the Week--csuvikings.com
Late Night Snacks: Duke and Texas earn comfortable wins--CollegeBasketballTalk
NOTABLESParis Bass lifts UDM to 81-69 OT win vs. Northeastern--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit was able to outlast Northeastern in overtime as Paris Bass scored the Titans’ first nine points in overtime to finish with 19 points for the game. The freshman forward also had the game-tying dunk with 28 seconds left in regulation.
Saturday's men's roundup: Detroit falls to Green Bay--The Detroit News
Detroit Gets Win against Northeastern 81-69 in OT--Titans Update
Titans Earn Comeback, Overtime Win at Northeastern, 81-69--detroittitans.com
Oakland Wins Big over Albion 83-68--Grizz Gang
HAYES EARNS HORIZON LEAGUE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK--ougrizzlies.com
Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 19--The Catch and Shoot
12. UIC (5-14, 1-3 Horizon). Last week: 12Updated: UIC (5-14) Battles Green Bay (15-4)--Flame Fanatic
UIC looked poised for its second Horizon League victory, but a late-game collapse allowed Detroit to escape Chicago with a win. The Flames now have to go on a three-game road trip, starting with Green Bay on Tuesday.
UWGB men vs. Illinois-Chicago: What to watch for--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay slips in latest mid-major polls--Phear The Phoenix
Phoenix fouling up 40% in league play--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Welcomes UIC Tuesday for Black Out Cancer Night--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Milwaukee (6-12) Takes On Wright State (10-9)--UWM Update
Valparaiso focused on Youngstown State while tough test at Green Bay looms--The NWI Times
Crusaders beat Raiders--The Torch
Valparaiso (17-3) Goes Up against Youngstown State (9-12)--Valpo Daily
Men's Basketball Continues Road Swing at YSU--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Basketball Preview--valpoathletics.com
Mingo’s sharp free-throw shooting lift Crusaders over Raiders--The Torch
Walker Earns Second HL Player of the Week Award--valpoathletics.com
Preview: Wright State-Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Winning, not revenge, on Raiders’ minds for trip to Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Slips with Loss to Valparaiso 66-56--Rowdy Review
Wright State (10-9) Squares Off with Milwaukee (6-12)--Rowdy Review
Mingo Named HL Player of the Week by College Sports Madness--wsuraiders.com
Youngstown State Falls to Cleveland State 74-61--Guin Report
Youngstown State (9-12) vs. Valparaiso (17-3)--Guin Report
Men’s Basketball Hosts Valpo Tuesday Night--ysusports.com
Schlegel Named Horizon League Player of the Week--ysusports.com
Oakland Rolls to Non-Conference Win--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State's Lewis, Oakland's Hayes Collect Men's Basketball Honors--Horizon League Network
Titans Dominate Overtime to Win on the Road--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State's Schlegel and Valparaiso's Walker Collect Weekly Accolades--Horizon League Network