Sunday, January 10, 2016

News On The Horizon 1/10/2016

The Morning Dish – Saturday, January 9, 2016--Hoopville
Pac-12 Bracketology: Non-Conference Season--Rush The Court
Oregon – IN

KenPom Non-Conference Strength of Schedule: #153
Quality Wins: Baylor, Valparaiso
Bad Losses: None

The Ducks have one additional quality win than most of their conference counterparts and that is what pushes the Ducks into the at-large field. Their best wins came at home against very good Baylor and Valparaiso teams, but their losses to UNLV and Boise State are teetering on the brink of becoming bad losses. The fact that they were both true road games will mitigate some of the sting there. In reality, how the team plays going forward may determine how the committee views their non-conference performance. The Ducks were finally healthy — something they never were during the non-conference slate — before it was announced that Dylan Ennis would be out for the season with a foot injury. Even with his minimal production this season it is a big loss given what could have been expected of him.

Oregon State – IN

KenPom Non-Conference Strength of Schedule: #141
Quality Wins: Tulsa
Bad Losses: None

The Beavers would love another crack at Valparaiso in their building now that they are humming offensively, but Oregon State is a particularly interesting case even without that win. Both Cal and Colorado have better non-conference wins than the Beavers, but Oregon State played a much tougher schedule. It would be going a little too far to say the Beavers played a murderer’s row, but their overall body of work looks solid and many teams would love to be able to say, “we played Kansas tough for the first 30 minutes.”
Washington – OUT

KenPom Non-Conference Strength of Schedule: #272
Quality Wins: Texas
Bad Losses: UC Santa Barbara

The Huskies have played a mostly terrible non-conference schedule and beating Texas in China to open the season cannot mask that fact. Losing to the Gauchos at home is not a good look either, and the loss to Oakland could start to look worse if the Grizzlies don’t run away with the Horizon League. Huskies’ fans should take heart, however, as their team wasn’t even supposed to win that many non-conference games and have won their first two conference games since. Things are looking up in Seattle.
Wright St. opens strong in 2nd half, beats N. Kentucky 60-46--CBS Sports
Milwaukee survives scare in 65-62 win over Cleveland St--CBS Sports
Youngstown State beats Green Bay 103-93 behind Morse--CBS Sports
Metro & state: UDM women win, Oakland women lose in HL--The Detroit Free Press

Gameday update: Wichita State at Southern Illinois--Wichita Eagle
Combine Morris’ history with Anton Grady’s effort (17 points) against Evansville on Wednesday and SIU should prioritize WSU’s big men. As Evansville did, it will surely make Evan Wessel and Zach Brown prove they can make shots. If those two are shooting well and if Morris and Grady can read the doubles and pass, the Shockers are off to a good start.
Milwaukee uses 3-pointers to drop Cleveland State, 65-62--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Back at Home Today to Host Milwaukee--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Falls to 0-3 in Horizon Play Following 65-62 Loss to Milwaukee--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Rally Falls Short in 65-62 Setback to

Vikings Come Up Short Against Milwaukee,

Under the Radar Game of the Day – Sunday, January 10: Valparaiso at Detroit--Hoops HD
Jenkins Earns Highlight Play On SportsCenter,
First Place On The Line As Titans Host Valparaiso On

Titans Improve to 3-1 in Horizon League After 89-80 Win at



Early drought costly--Whoosh!Net
Flames Finish Road Trip Sunday at

Flames Falter in Home Contest against Detroit,

Phoenix men can’t slow down hot-shooting foe--Green Bay Press Gazette
Youngstown State's Hot Shooting Hands Green Bay First League

UWGB women extend winning streak to 10--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Staves Off Youngstown State, Secures 10th Straight

Panthers survive scare at Cleveland State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Kick them while they’re down--PantherU
Panthers Grind Out Horizon League Road Win At

Kostowicz paces Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Too Much For Cleveland

College basketball preview: Valparaiso at Detroit--The Post-Tribune
Men's Basketball Looks For Weekend Road Sweep

Crusaders Click on All Cylinders in 81-66
Remembering 'Mote' Hils, NKU's first basketball coach--Cincinnati Enquirer
Billups reaches 1,000 in NKU's 60-46 loss to Wright State--Cincinnati Enquirer
Billups reaches 1,000 points; NKU falls to WSU--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB suffers 60-46 setback against Wright

Second half rally falls short for NKU women--The Northerner
Second-half comeback falls short against Wright

Wright State smothers Northern Kentucky--Dayton Daily News
Wright State taking better care of the ball--Dayton Daily News
Alstork scored 18 as Wright State defeated Northern Kentucky--The Guardian
Men Control Second Half for Win at Northern

Raiders women hang on against Northern Kentucky--The Guardian
Women Hold Off Northern

Morse fires in 44 as YSU tops Green Bay--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Morse Makes Scores 44 Points In Win Over Green Bay--The Jambar
Cameron Morse's Career-High 44 Points Leads Penguins to 103-93 Win over Green

YSU women lose despite quick start--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
A Tale of Two Halves: Penguins Fall to Green Bay--The Jambar
Third Quarter Separates Green Bay in 68-60 Win Over

Offensive Outburst by Morse Sends YSU to Victory; UWM & WSU Win on the Road--Horizon League Network

Green Bay, Wright State Remain Undefeated in League Play--Horizon League Network

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