Saturday, January 30, 2016

News On The Horizon 1/29/2016

The Morning Dish – Friday, January 29, 2016--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu:
The Horizon League has three games, including the in-state showdown with Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, plus surprising Wright State and its defense taking on the freewheeling offense of Oakland.
PREGAME SHOOTAROUND: VCU looks to retain grip on A-10’s top spot--CollegeBasketballTalk
THIS ONE’S GOOD TOO: Wright State at Oakland, 8:00 p.m.

Valparaiso has company atop the Horizon League standings, as Billy Donlon’s Raiders are 7-1 in conference games and have won ten of their last 11 games. Friday night they visit one of the nation’s most electrifying guards in junior Kay Felder, whose ability to both score and distribute the basketball makes him a tough matchup for any opponent the Golden Grizzlies encounter. But the key for Oakland will likely be their ability to defend, as Wright State has four players averaging at least 9.6 points per game led by sophomore guard Mark Alstork (12.2 ppg). The Raiders aren’t a prolific scoring team, but their ability to defend makes it imperative that Oakland get stops at a higher rate than it has thus far.
3. Another key matchup in the Horizon League is Green Bay’s game at rival Milwaukee, with both sporting 5-3 records in league play. The Panthers, who have been the Horizon League’s most efficient offensive team in league play, have five players averaging double figures led by senior forward Matt Tiby (14.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg).
Northern Kentucky defeats Detroit 91-83 behind Murray's 25--CBS Sports
Felder scores 33, Oakland beats Wright State 89-63--CBS Sports
Milwaukee rallies past Green Bay 95-94 on unlikely finish--CBS Sports
Week in Review, 1/22-1/
Highest-scoring game: #144 Green Bay 115, #176 Detroit 108 (OT) [98], Monday. Whatever you want to call Green Bay’s system - RP40 or HyperLinc or Screaming Pronghorns - it lived up to its billing last week. Thanks to a 33-point overtime, this game got crowned as the highest-scoring in the land. But the runner-up with Oakland’s 111-95 win over Green Bay that occurred in regulation. The Phoenix is now 5-3 in the Horizon so they’re not just some joke, people. In fact, in conference play, their defense is ranked better than their offense on a per-possession basis.

Sloppy play has Izzo upset after Michigan State blowout--The Detroit News
And, guard Bryn Forbes took four shots.

“We’ve got to get Bryn into it, and to keep Bryn into it we need to keep Zel into it,” Izzo said.
Ousting Gary Waters – A Fool’s Errand--More Than A Fan
Men's Basketball Starts Second Half of League Slate on Saturday at

Vikings Wrap Up First Round Of League Play Against Wright

NKU 91, UDM 83: Titans fall as Spencer Haywood’s 45 rises--The Detroit Free Press
Friday’s roundup: Titans fall on Haywood’s night--The Detroit News
Titans Fall To Northern

Titans Prepare for Green Bay on

Small ball: College guards 6 feet and shorter take over scoring race--The Oakland Press
Felder’s 33 leads Oakland past Wright State, 89-63--The Oakland Press
Oakland pummels first-place Wright State 89-63 behind 33 from Kay Felder--Press Row Sports
Oakland destroys Raiders to crowd's evident favor--Oakland Post

UIC comeback falls short against Youngstown State--The Catch and Shoot
Tale of two halves--Whoosh!Net
UIC Opens Second Half of Conference Slate

Flames Crossing State Line to Battle

UWGB men fall despite record shooting night--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Shoots 63 Percent But Falls 95-94 at

Springs, Johnson help Panthers claw past Phoenix--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Men’s Basketball Wins I-43 Battle in Final Seconds--UWM Post
Panthers need to slow down track meet with Phoenix--PantherU
Diminutive Johnson is a giant for the Panthers--PantherU
Panthers Grab Last-Second Thriller Over

Cold-shooting in second half dooms UWM women--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM Looks To Rebound Saturday Versus

College basketball preview: Youngstown State at Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso takes care of business at the ARC--The NWI Times
Valpo Men Host YSU on Space Jam
Norse down Detroit for third win in four games--The Northerner
Murray paces @NKUNorseMBB to 91-83 win at

@NKUNorseWBB wraps weekend at Youngstown

Yoho reaches 1,000-point milestone, but Raiders ‘bad’ at Oakland--Dayton Daily News
Men Fall at

YSU men visit Valparaiso--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Goes For Third Straight Win at League-Leading

Wright on--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Host NKU on Saturday, Look to Keep Pace in

UWM Nabs Rivalry Win; NKU & OAK also Victorious as #HLMBB Hits Halfway Point--Horizon League Network

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