Tuesday, January 12, 2016

News On The Horizon 1/12/2016

Wichita State presents hefty challenge for short-handed Missouri State--Wichita Eagle
Extra practice time over Christmas break, when there are no NCAA-mandated limits, is also helping. The Shockers rarely practiced as a complete unit in November after guard Fred VanVleet injured his left hamstring. By late November, center Anton Grady and guard Landry Shamet were also out. Now Grady and VanVleet are back into a practice routine and guard Conner Frankamp is a month into his return to action.

The result is better timing, better understanding of roles and what each player is capable of executing. Marshall wants Frankamp to be more aggressive and more of a scoring force. Zach Brown limited his dribbling and one-on-one moves and is 9 of 18 from three-point range since an 0-for-9 start. The center duo of Grady and Shaq Morris averages 16.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in MVC play.
Lewis: Approach has to change after Clemson--Louisville Courier-Journal

#MetroSeries Up Next For Detroit As Titans Host Oakland On Blueout Saturday--detroittitans.com

Meet Oakland's Max Hooper, who has shot only - only! - 3s this season--NCAA.com

Flames prep for league home opener--UIC News
Flames Snap Back Into Action at Home Thursday--uicflames.com

Women’s basketball falls versus Detroit--UIC News
UIC Head North in Search of First League Win--uicflames.com

1/10 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness

Panthers And Crusaders Set For Early No. 1/No. 2 Test Thursday--uwmpanthers.com

1/10 Men's Basketball Players Of The Week--College Sports Madness
Madness National Players of the Week
NCAA College Basketball Logo National Brice Johnson F North Carolina

NCAA College Basketball Logo High-Major Alec Peters F Valparaiso

NCAA College Basketball Logo Mid-Major Joel Bolomboy F Weber State
Madness High-Major Conference Players of the Week
Horizon College Basketball Logo Horizon Alec Peters F Valparaiso
Bracketology 2016: Denzel Valentine has Michigan State back on top--SB Nation
Brooklyn (Fri/Sun) St. Louis (Fri/Sun)
↑7 South Carolina ↑7 USC
*10 Baylor *10 Valparaiso (Horizon)
2 Villanova (Big East) 2 Xavier
*15 Montana (Big Sky) 15 Cal State Bakersfield (WAC)
This bracket is slightly stronger than last week's in my estimation thanks to some increased strength in its middle. That's because some heavy hitters, including a pair of squads I profiled on Friday — the Valparaiso Crusaders and Wichita State Shockers — are in this field as automatic bids, as are the Boise State Broncos, the Mountain West's best at-large hope. On the other hand, the Chattanooga Mocs' Saturday loss to the Furman Paladins cost them the Southern Conference bid for the week. Plus, the Pac-12's Washington Huskies and Atlantic 10's St. Bonaventure Bonnies are surprise multi-bid conference leaders this week.

Red-Hot Green Bay Hosts Brown and Gold Thursday--valpoathletics.com

Freshman Hughes giving Raiders lift in starting role--Dayton Daily News

Back to the fundamentals for YSU women--Youngstown Vindicator

Horizon League Mourns Passing of Andrew Smith--Horizon League Network

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