Friday, November 20, 2015

News On The Horizon 11/20/2015

Emporia State visits Koch Arena--Shocker Hoops
Ron Baker and Anton Grady have played great to start the season. Ron’s off season with Team USA has paid dividends for his development and confidence. Baker is averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists per game. Grady is showing off his offensive prowess in the paint to his new Shocker audience. Anton is averaging 15 points per game, shooting 56.3% from the field, 25% from deep, and 78.6% from the free throw line.
Vikings Overcome Rough First Half to Win Home Opener--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Open Play in Cancun Challenge on Saturday Night at Rhode
Clayborne & Lucien To Join CSU Men's Basketball

Titans Fall at No. 8-Ranked Maryland on

Oakland downs Eastern Michigan 91-81--CBS Sports


UIC Falls at Purdue,

Mitchell, Georgia Tech blow past Green Bay, 107-77--CBS Sports
UWGB men crushed by Georgia Tech--Green Bay Press Gazette
Defense nonexistent in Green Bay's 0-3 start--Phear The Phoenix
Georgia Tech Shoots Past Green Bay to Conclude Road

Green Bay Plays Host to Vanderbilt on

Panthers look to improve defense against Trinity--PantherU
Jordan’s transfer raises questions--PantherU
Panthers Host Trinity International In Home Opener
Jordan To Transfer From

Valparaiso’s Bandwagon Filling Up Fast--Rush The Court
Weekend Viewer's Guide: Early season tournaments get into full swing--CBS Sports
Other games:
The biggest game of the day is a bit of a surprise, as Valparaiso goes to Oregon to take on the Ducks. Valpo has been extremely impressive in its opening games, and the Ducks are coming off of an excellent win over Baylor. Should be a very fun game.
Inside College Hoops: UNC's Paige to miss own homecoming game at UNI--CBS Sports
NEXT-NEXT BEST GAME OF THE WEEKEND: You probably won't watch it because you probably don't have the Pac-12 Network. Still, I'm telling you, Valparaiso at No. 25 Oregon on Sunday is a treat between likely NCAA Tournament teams. Valpo is already 5-0 and 29th in the KenPom ratings. The Crusaders are experienced and good. So don't be surprised when they run through the Horizon League, earn a bid to the Field of 68 and beat a Power 5 school in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament.
Games to Watch This Weekend: November 20-22--Define Mid-Major
Sunday, November 22
6:00pm - Valparaiso vs. Oregon: Both of the Sunday games to watch are quality, but if we had to pick one, it would be this one. Valparaiso has started the season hot winning their early games against decent opponents. This win would be on another level and would put Valpo on the national radar.
Top 10 Wins of the Week--Define Mid-Major
7. Valparaiso over Iona; Valparaiso over Rhode Island - Two good wins in a week puts Valparaiso at number 6. Iona has started the season 0-2, but they should compete for the MAAC title once again this year. Rhode Island, although without their star E.C. Matthews who is out for the season, was expected to be a factor in the A-10 race as well. It's a great win for Valpo who is one of the best mid-majors in the nation and a fringe top 25 team.
Local Roundup: Darien Walker breaks out in Valpo blowout--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders match best start since 1998-'99 season--The NWI Times
Breaking down Valparaiso vs. IU-Kokomo--Inside VU Sports
Breaking down Valparaiso vs. Trinity Christian--Inside VU Sports
MBB: Crusaders steamroll Trolls, answers arise on injury front--The Torch
Crusaders First in Nation to 5-0 With Win Over Trinity
Marquette Women's Basketball Preview: at Northern Kentucky--Anonymous Eagle
In-state foe Morehead State next up for

@NKUNorseWBB readies for home contest against

Wright St.-Kentucky Preview--CBS Sports

Demmings breaks WSU women’s scoring record--Dayton Daily News
Freshman Taylor making impact for WSU hoops--Dayton Daily News
Demmings sets a new Wright State scoring record--The Guardian
Demmings Becomes Women's Scoring Leader in Win Over

Toledo beats Youngstown State 97-79--CBS Sports
Rocket power--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Faces FGCU in Hilton Garden Inn/FGCU

Defense fueling Penguins’ perfect start--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Smolinski Leads Penguins Over Purple Eagles--The Jambar
Cash Comes Through Again as YSU Grinds Out 54-53 Win Over

Crusaders Run Record to 5-0--Horizon League Network

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