Saturday, January 24, 2015

News On The Horizon 1/24/2015

The Morning Dish – Friday, January 23, 2015--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu: Six games on tap, though this diet is high in fiber with quite a bit of good stuff, plus three of the six are on TV too.

Valparaiso at Wisconsin-Green Bay (9 p.m. EST, ESPN2) One of the best games of the year in the Horizon League with two of its best players facing off in Alec Peters for Valpo and of course Keifer Sykes.
Detroit at Cleveland State The Vikings are hanging right with Green Bay and Valpo at the top of the Horizon. The Titans are going to be a dangerous spoiler all year, though.
Pregame Shootaround: Horizon League showdown, No. 16 VCU headline Friday slate--CollegeBasketballTalk
Late Night Snacks: VCU remains undefeated in conference play--CollegeBasketballTalk

Green Bay 51, Valparaiso 50

With 30 seconds left and Green Bay clinging to a one-point lead, the Phoenix left the door open for Valpo twice, however, the Crusaders could not capitalize on either possession. Keifer Sykes was 4-of-17 for 11 points, but Green Bay found a way to grind out this win, limiting Valpo to 34 percent shooting and 2-of-10 from three.

With Cleveland State winning as well, Green Bay shares the top spot in the Horizon League. The Phoenix travel to Cleveland State next Saturday with first-place on the line.

Trey Lewis, Cleveland State: The 6-foot-2 guard was two points off his career-high with 30 points and eight rebounds in a 70-66 win over Detroit.

Spartans search for improvements to half-court offense--The Detroit Free Press
With MSU up, 54-51, and less than 4 minutes left, Costello got the ball on the baseline. He could have forced up a shot in traffic. He could have looked for forward Branden Dawson cutting from the middle. Instead, he saw Penn State collapse on Dawson as Bryn Forbes slid to the corner on the other side of the floor.

That was the read MSU talked about before the game, and in one lunging drive, Costello turned catalyst — first time since high school, he said later — and executed the plan. From under the rim, he whipped a pass to the wide-open Forbes, whose three-point swish was the biggest basket of the game.
"Faking backdoor, get them to lean one way so the screen can really help," said the shot-starved Forbes, who has taken just 27 in the past five games.
Cleveland State hosts Detroit in the thick of Horizon League title chase: Local College Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State overwhelms Detroit at the end, 70-66, to stay atop the Horizon League--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Detroit-Cleveland State Preview--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Gets Win over Detroit 70-66--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State (12-9) vs. Oakland (8-12)--Vikings Ball
Team Effort Lifts CSU Past Detroit,

Vikings Hit The Road To Face Wright State

Detroit Mercy falters late, falls to Cleveland State--The Detroit News
Friday's roundup: Lewis scores 30, CSU beats Detroit--The Detroit News
Detroit Slips with Loss to Cleveland State 70-66--Titans Update
Detroit (10-11) Takes On Wright State (10-10)--Titans Update
Bass Records Double-Double in Loss at Cleveland State,

Coach Rademacher To Serve One Game
Detroit Battles First Place Green Bay On

Oakland rides defense to win over Milwaukee--The Oakland Press
Oakland (8-12) Takes On Cleveland State (12-9)--Grizz Gang


UIC Basketball Travels to Youngstown State this

UWGB men ride defense to win over Valpo--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Escapes Valparaiso 51-50--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Grinds Out Win to Remain in First

Phoenix women hold off Cleveland State--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women at Detroit: What to look for--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Visits Detroit Looking for Sixth Straight

Panthers can't finish the job against Oakland--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee (7-13) and Valparaiso (18-4) Face Off--UWM Update
Milwaukee Men’s Basketball Posts 3.0 Team

Milwaukee Looks To Carry Momentum Into Contest With

Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso, Green Bay vie for first place in Horizon League--The Post-Tribune
Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso falls to Green Bay--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders fall as last-second shot falls short--The NWI Times
Tevonn Walker performs comfortably as a ball handler--The Torch
Valparaiso Narrowly Beaten by Green Bay 51-50--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso (18-4) vs. Milwaukee (7-13)--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Come Up Just Short at Green

Wright State (10-10) Faces Detroit (10-11)--Rowdy Review

YSU women snap losing streak to Wright State--Youngstown Vindicator

CSU & GB Win on Friday Night to Move to 6-1 in League Play--Horizon League Network

Green Bay, Detroit and Youngstown State Snag Crucial Conference Wins--Horizon League Network

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