Sunday, March 8, 2015

News On The Horizon 3/8/2015

Saturday’s Snacks: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 15 Oklahoma among Saturday’s winners--CollegeBasketballTalk
Horizon semis: Green Bay advanced to the title game with a 70-56 win over UIC. Keifer Sykes scored 30 points to lead the way for the Phoenix. They’ll take on Valparaiso Tuesday, as the Crusaders (who will host the tile game) beat Cleveland State 60-55.
Green Bay beats UIC 70-56--CBS Sports
Valparaiso heads to Horizon final, tops Cleveland St. 60-55--CBS Sports

Cleveland State falls to Valparaiso in Horizon League semifinal, 60-55--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Drops One to Valparaiso 60-55--Vikings Ball

Vikings Claim 58-46 Victory Over UIC On Senior
Women’s Basketball Earns No. 3 Seed In Horizon League

Furious Rally Comes Up Short For The Titans At Green

Future appears bright for Oakland despite early exit--The Oakland Press
Third time’s the harm: No. 6 Illinois-Chicago rally, upset No. 3 Oakland in Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals--Press Row Sports

UIC falls to Green Bay in Horizon League semifinals--The Catch and Shoot
Flames topple Oakland, head to Horizon semifinals--UIC News
UIC Beaten by Green Bay 70-56--Flame Fanatic
Flames End Season with Horizon League Semifinal

Flames Fall in Regular Season Finale at Cleveland

Basketball Brunch: Five things to watch before Selection Sunday--USA Today
4. The mid-majors. A good portion of the smaller conference tournaments end sooner than the big dogs. And while there are favorites to win, well, it's March and anything can happen. Whether it be an expected or unexpected league tourney run, this is often where March Madness stars are born. Here's a look at four intriguing players to keep an eye on this week.

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay: One of nation's most explosive, high-flying guards. The Phoenix play Valparaiso on Tuesday in the Horizon League Tournament championship.
Night Court: 11th straight Duke W; UVa falls; UK history; Belmont dances--Eye On College Basketball
5. Green Bay will play in the Horizon League title game for the first time since 1998 after Keifer Sykes scored 30 points in a 70-56 win over UIC. Valpo will host that title game on Tuesday night, as the Crusaders beat Cleveland State 60-55 in the other semifinal.
UWGB men cruise to Horizon title game--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Takes Down UIC 70-56--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Finishes Their 2014-2015 Season against Valparaiso--Phoenix Fever
Seniors Lead Green Bay to the Horizon League Title

Lukan lifts UWGB women to Senior Day win--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Escapes Detroit with 52-51 Win on Senior

UWM women fall to Wright State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Hangs Tough Before Falling At Wright

Peters sends Crusaders to the Horizon title game--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Defeats Cleveland State 60-55--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Closes Their 2014-2015 Season with Green Bay--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Win Program-Record 27th Game, Advance to HL Title
Tickets Available Now For Title

Bishop Noll downs Hebron to defend sectional title--The Post-Tribune
VU women fall: Host Youngstown State ran out to a 41-30 halftime lead en route to a 80-57 Horizon League women's basketball win over Valparaiso.

Heidi Schlegel led Youngstown State (20-9, 9-7) with 26 points and Latisha Walker contributed 14 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.

The YSU defense held VU (6-23, 2-14) to 32 percent shooting. Freshmen Dani Franklin (15 points, 5 rebounds) and Jasymn Walker (15 points, 11 rebounds) were the two bright spots for Valpo.

The Crusaders head to Milwaukee on Monday to face the Panthers in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. The teams split two regular-season meetings.
Valpo Women Fall to YSU Saturday; Will Face Milwaukee

Arch: WSU’s Mingo always ready to assist--Dayton Daily News
Women’s basketball: Seniors sparkle in regular season finale--The Guardian
Seniors Lead Women Past Milwaukee 91-73

Schlegel thrilled for her time in Youngstown--Youngstown Vindicator
Schlegel and Walker Lead Penguins On Senior Night--The Jambar
Penguins Clinch First-Round Home Game with 80-57 Win Over

Green Bay, Valparaiso Square Off in Title Game--Horizon League Network

Field Set for #HLWBB Championship--Horizon League Network

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