Saturday, January 2, 2016

News On The Horizon 1/2/2016

Green Bay dominates N. Kentucky 86-70 in conference opener--CBS Sports
Valparaiso rolls to 75-47 win over Illinois-Chicago--CBS Sports
Oakland cruises past Cleveland State 86-68 in Horizon opener--CBS Sports
Wilson scores 34, leads Detroit over Youngstown State 96-87--CBS Sports
Saturday's state roundup: Oakland, Detroit cruise in Horizon openers--The Detroit News

Louisville's Lewis out vs. Wake--Louisville Courier-Journal
Michigan State survives scare from Minnesota, 69-61--The Detroit Free Press
Costello was the standout with a career-high-tying 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while Davis had some big plays late. MSU senior guard Bryn Forbes led all scorers with 20 points.
Izzo called a timeout with 4:41 left and called a set to get Forbes a three-pointer. He buried it to make it 61-56. Forbes then missed three straight good looks, though, and the Gophers got it to 63-61 with less than 2 minutes to play.
Nicked Spartans eager to prove 1st loss was anomaly--The Detroit News
“They’ve got some skilled offensive players, so we have to be ready for anything,” Forbes said. “They’ve got some guys that can score, so we’ll have to be ready on the defensive end. They’ve got a couple of guys – 6-8, 6-9 – that we haven’t faced that much this year. A few teams have that size, but I think we’ll be prepared.”
That will mean a better performance than the Spartans had against Iowa.

Eron Harris scored 21 while Costello had a career-high 17. But Forbes was held to just three points and managed only five shots as the Hawkeyes took him out of the game.

Michigan State also turned the ball over 16 times, which led to 21 Iowa points.

“We’re not happy with the last game,” Forbes said. “Losing to Iowa, I think that makes us hungrier than ever right now.”
Cleveland's visionary Mike Cleary -- a life of good stories and better deeds: Bill Livingston (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Kicks off Horizon League Play Today at Oakland--The Cleveland Fan
Preview: Cleveland State vs. Oakland--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Drop Horizon League Opener at Oakland,

Four Vikings Finish In Double-Figures As Vikings Fall At

Wilson leads UDM to 96-87 win over Youngstown--The Detroit Free Press
Wilson, Titans Freeze Penguins, 96-87, In HL

Titans Fall in Final Seconds in Horizon League

Dickie V's weekly awards: Oakland's Kahlil Felder dazzles in losing effort--ESPN
Player of the week

Kahlil Felder, Oakland Golden Grizzlies

He had 37 points and nine assists in a great effort against Michigan State.
'Hoos Ready for ACC Gauntlet--College Sports Madness
As Perrantes noted, every Cavalier has distinguished himself at one time or another this season. Against Oakland (8-5), center Mike Tobey turned in his best performance in more than a month. The 7-0 senior came off the bench to hit 7 of 8 shots from the floor and finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes.

"He hurt us," Oakland head coach Greg Kampe said. "He hurt us badly."

The Golden Grizzlies, Kampe said, came in hoping to force Tobey away from the basket.

"We didn't accomplish that, did we?" Kampe said with a wry smile.
Perrantes started slowly against an opponent led by an extraordinary point guard, 5-9 junior Kay Felder, who came in ranked first in the nation in assists and third in scoring. Perrantes picked up two fouls in a nine-second span and watched the final 14:07 of the first half from the bench.

Not coincidentally, perhaps, the Cavaliers went into the break trailing 29-28. Still, nobody in the home locker room panicked.

"Basketball's 40 minutes," Sanchez said. "We're not a knockout team. We're going to have to learn from our first halves and hopefully make the right adjustments for the second half and play selfless basketball and take care of the ball."

With Perrantes back on the floor, the `Hoos took control after intermission. He hit two 3-pointers in the first 4:35 of the second half, the second of which pushed Virginia's lead to 41-31. With 3:20 remaining, the Cavaliers led by 22.

In his past four games, Perrantes is 10 for 14 from 3-point range. He wasn't the only sharpshooter at JPJ on Wednesday night. Felder made 4 of 9 shots from beyond the arc and finished with a game-high 30 points.

Felder left with 98 seconds remaining to a warm ovation from the Cavaliers' fans.

"He's amazing," Gill said.

Felder's teammates were less effective. All five Oakland starters came in averaging at least 10.1 points, but Felder was the only one to score in double figures against UVA. He finished with three assists, six fewer than his average.

"In the first half I think we were kind of half-speed in getting back and contesting 3-point shots, and they hit a couple," Sanchez said. "I think the second half we did a much, much better job of taking advantage of the interior play and getting back in transition D."

The Golden Grizzlies, who prefer to play at a breakneck pace, came in averaging 88.4 points, but Kampe, for practical purposes, adopted a different strategy Wednesday night.

"That coach is so good, and the program is so good, nobody's going to come in here and run up and down the floor on them," Kampe said.
Evalutating the Midseason National Player of the Year Candidates--Rush The Court
9. Kahlil Felder, G, Oakland — The kid known as “Kay” is the nation’s second leading scorer (26.6 PPG) and its leading assist man (9.3 APG). He’s a classic little man (5’9″) doing big things for the Golden Grizzlies. He exploded for 37 points and nine assists in last Tuesday’s overtime loss to No. 1 Michigan State and put up 30 on Wednesday night against Virginia’s vaunted defense. Greg Kampe’s breakneck offense (12th in adjusted tempo) allows Felder to get what he wants when he wants, and he can both score and set up teammates from anywhere on the floor.
Oakland Opens Horizon Play with 86-68 Win Over Cleveland


UIC vs. Valparaiso preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet--The Catch and Shoot
Area college basketball roundup: DePaul, UIC take losses--The Chicago Tribune
Flames Stymied in Horizon League Opener at

Flames Fall to Northern

Green Bay Outmuscles NKU for Conference-Opening

Green Bay Pulls Away from Milwaukee, Wins Eighth

UWM Panthers eager for start of Horizon League play--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers open conference play with Wright State--PantherU

Phoenix pulls away from cold-shooting Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Go Cold Down The

Vashil Fernandez, Valparaiso get defensive groove back vs. UIC--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders looking to defend conference title, return to NCAA tournament--The NWI Times
Fernandez shines in Horizon opener--The NWI Times
Crusaders Match Home Win Streak Record With Victory Over

Second-Half Rally Stalls at Wright
Northern Kentucky men travel to Wisconsin-Green Bay for first Horizon League encounter--Northern Kentucky Tribune
NKU drops Horizon League opener to Green Bay--Cincinnati Enquirer
@NKUNorseMBB drops first-ever Horizon League

Scoring spurt by Uetrecht sparks Northern Kentucky women to first Horizon League victory--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Uetrecht treys key @NKUNorseWBB win over

Men’s basketball completes non-conference schedule at 6-7--The Guardian
Men’s basketball tip-off Horizon League play on Saturday--The Guardian

WSU Women Defeat UIC 73-62 in Horizon League
Raiders women win back to back--The Guardian
Women Ring in New Year With Win Over

Men's Basketball Drops Horizon League Opener at Detroit,

Cash’s Free Throws Complete YSU’s Second-Half Rally at Detroit,

WSU Moves to 2-0 in Conference Play; NKU Tabs First-Ever HL Win--Horizon League Network

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