Sunday, November 22, 2015

News On The Horizon 11/22/2015

On The Menu: November 22, 2015--Blogging the Bracket
Other Tasty Entrees
Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Colorado State Rams (Corpus Christi Coastal Classic), 4 p.m. (MWN)

The Rams got some really good news yesterday, with Northern Iowa win over top-ranked North Carolina, as CSU won fairly handily in Cedar Falls last Saturday. Larry Eustachy's team can further help its cause by knocking off the Horizon League contending Grizzlies, winners Wednesday at Eastern Michigan in their only game so far this season.
Valparaiso Crusaders at No. 25 Oregon Ducks, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National and Oregon)

The Crusaders have already picked up impressive wins over Rhode Island and Iona, but defeating the ranked Ducks on their home floor would catapult their national profile ... maybe all the way into the rankings. But it won't be easy, as Oregon has impressed early, especially in their Tip-Off Marathon win over Baylor.

Rhode Island defeats Cleveland State 73-45 on hot shooting--CBS Sports
Day After: No. 9 Wichita State 76, Emporia State 54--Wichita Eagle
Stat that might surprise you: WSU’s Anton Grady went 1 for 5 from the field and scored four points in 24 minutes.
Cleveland State Falls to Rhode Island 73-45 in the Cancun Challenge--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Fall at Rhode Island to Open Cancun

Vikings Travel To Belmont For First Road Contest Of
Livingston Notches Career-High 21 Points As Vikings Fall At

#DetroitsCollegeTeam Welcomes UM-Dearborn On

Clavell leads Colorado State to 95-89 win over Oakland--CBS Sports
Colorado State 95, Oakland 89: Felder scores 23 in loss--The Detroit Free Press
Sunday’s basketball: Oakland falls to Colorado State--The Detroit News
Grizzlies start six-game road trip with first loss, to Colorado State--The Oakland Press
Horizon League MBB: Foul trouble plagues Oakland in loss to Colorado State--Press Row Sports


Flames Hit Road To Illinois State

Green Bay comes on in 2nd half, beats Minnesota-Duluth 94-74--CBS Sports
UWGB men post first victory of the season--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Overcomes Slow Start to Knock Off UMD at

Green Bay Defense Shines in 58-56 Victory Over

Back On The Road, Panthers Face Murray State

The Morning Dish – Sunday, November 22, 2015--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu

It’s a day full of championship games in early season tournaments, so there’s a lot worth watching.
Outside of tournament play, interesting matchups to watch include a battle of academic league contenders with Lehigh at Columbia, Yale at SMU, Valparaiso at Oregon and Stanford at Saint Mary’s.
PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: Busy Sunday headlined by championships at multiple events--CollegeBasketballTalk
THIS ONE’S GOOD TOO: Valparaiso at No. 25 Oregon, 5:00 p.m. (PAC12)

Oregon is off to a 3-0 start and had an impressive home win over Baylor during the 24-hour tip-off marathon but they’ll be really tested by a Valpo team that is 5-0 and arguably the best mid-major team in the nation. The Ducks have received great production from junior college transfer big man Chris Boucher early in the season as he’s helped offset the early loss of Jordan Bell. The Crusaders return most of last season’s NCAA tournament team and junior forward Alec Peters is one of the best mid-major players in the nation. One interesting thing to watch is how well Valpo knows what Oregon is trying to accomplish. Crusaders head coach Bryce Drew is the brother of Baylor head coach Scott Drew, who just lost to the Ducks earlier this week. The Drew brothers will try not to go 0-2 in Eugene this week.
SUNDAY’S SNACKS: No. 5 Duke, No. 21 Purdue, Miami win tournament titles--CollegeBasketballTalk
No. 25 Oregon held off Valparaiso 73-67 in Eugene, as Dillon Brooks leading the way with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Tevonn Walker paced the Crusaders with 14 points.
Brooks, Dorsey lead no. 25 Oregon past Valparaiso, 73-67--CBS Sports
After Valpo win, Oregon owns among strongest resumes in college hoops--CBS Sports
For Valpo, which could still end up being a dangerous 12 or 13 seed four months from now, it was another loss against a ranked program. The Crusaders are closing in on a two-decade drought since taking down a team with a number next to it. Sunday marked the program's 38th straight loss against a ranked foe. The last time the Crusaders beat a ranked opponent? It was 1998. It was the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss was the opponent.

Bryce Drew hit the winning shot. You might remember it. Drew is now the coach for Valpo.
Game Recap: Dillon Brooks leads Oregon Ducks past the Valparaiso Crusaders--Mid-Major Madness
College basketball preview: Valparaiso at Oregon--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso comes up short against No. 25 Oregon--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso falls in close loss at No. 25 Oregon--The NWI Times
Men’s Basketball Succumbs to Oregon Sunday

#3 Notre Dame Invades the ARC
Collins leads Morehead State over Northern Kentucky 64-56--CBS Sports
Ranked or not, Xavier's focus is NKU--Cincinnati Enquirer
Catching up with NKU's Jalen Billups--Cincinnati Enquirer
Late run gives Morehead State win over NKU men--The Northerner
MBB falls late to Morehead State,
MBB treks over Ohio River for matchup with

Marquette Women's Basketball Lets One Slip Away Against Northern Kentucky--Anonymous Eagle
Roush hits milestone as Norse hold off Marquette--The Northerner

Women Pull Away for 77-56 Win Over Austin

SATURDAY’S SNACKS: No. 1 North Carolina falls at Northern Iowa--CollegeBasketballTalk
FGCU and Youngstown State needed three overtimes to decide their battle at Alico Arena, with the Eagles winning by the final score of 104-101.
Florida Gulf Coast outlasts Youngstown State in 3OT, 104-101--CBS Sports
Bowling Green holds off Youngstown State 79-72--CBS Sports
YSU men fall in triple-overtime--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins lose in triple overtime to FGSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men’s Basketball Falls to FGCU in Triple Overtime,
Bobby Hain Records Double-Double in 79-72 Loss to Bowling

#HLWBB Goes 4-0 on Saturday--Horizon League Network

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