Friday, February 19, 2016

News On The Horizon 2/19/2016

The Morning Dish – Wednesday, February 17, 2016--Hoopville
Side Dishes
Finally, the most unlikely outstanding game of the night saw Youngstown State’s Penguins nip Illinois-Chicago 92-91 in double overtime as Matt Donlan scored the winning points with a tip-in with 1.2 seconds left in the second overtime. YSU won despite UIC freshman Dikembe Dixson racking up 40 points and 17 rebounds in a massive performance.
The Morning Dish – Friday, February 19, 2016--Hoopville
Tonight’s Menu:
Oakland and Valparaiso square off for the second time this year in the Horizon, this one at the Valpo ARC (8 p.m., ESPNU). The Crusaders stifled Kahlil Felder in the first meeting, winning by 17, and can just about wrap up the regular season title with a win.
Bid Thieves: Teams to keep an eye on in March--Mid-Major Madness
Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Valpo is 22-5 and could have a case for an at-large bid which means Oakland could get the Horizon League up to two bids this year. Greg Kampe's squad is 19-9 and has plenty of firepower with Kay Felder, Jalen Hayes, Max Hooper, and Percy Gibson.

Valpo worked the Grizz in their first game of the year but the two play again on Friday in Indiana. Oakland will also have a little bit of an advantage in the Horizon League Tournament playing close to home. If your team is on the bubble, then you better be rooting for Valpo.
I Slept On It: Not A Great Bubble Night In The SEC--Blogging the Bracket

Following up on a Saturday home loss to Wright State, Horizon leader Valparaiso (22-5, 12-2) took its frustrations out on Cleveland State (8-19, 3-11) 66-43.
Which teams can still win a conference title--Kenpom
Horizon (4): Valparaiso, Oakland, Wright State, Green Bay. (Chance of first-place tie = 7%) Not surprisingly, the computer really likes Valpo to win the title. But Oakland is two games back and plays there tomorrow. With an upset the Grizzlies would have a decent shot at a shared title.
Oakland-UDM game Feb. 26 tips at 9 p.m. on ESPNU--The Detroit Free Press
Tuesday’s Horizon League MBB Roundup: Bass, Titans stay hot with win at NKU; Penguins win in 2OT--Press Row Sports

Meet the NCAA's top three-point shooters--USA Today
4. Bryn Forbes, 6-3, senior, Michigan State

Shooting 48.1% from three
Has made 77 threes on 213 attempts
Averaging 14.0 points per game
64.2% of his made shots have been threes
63.6% of his points have been threes
Made eight of 10 threes en route to scoring 29 against Michigan on Feb. 6
Sunk seven of nine from behind the arc to help score a career-high 32 points versus Oakland on Dec. 22
Video : Lewis on U of L win over Syracuse--Louisville Courier-Journal
MSU shuts down Hayes in 'big win' over Wisconsin--The Detroit News
Denzel Valentine flirted with a triple-double once again, scoring 24 points, handing out 10 assists and grabbing seven rebounds. Bryn Forbes scored 17, while shooting 4-for-8 from 3-point range, while Eron Harris added 10 points for the Spartans (22-5, 9-5 Big Ten).
“I’m really proud of the defense we played,” Izzo said. “It got our break going early and we got some running. We executed better with the ball screens against a team that usually runs you off the 3-point line and it freed Forbes some.
It didn’t take long for Michigan State to regain the 16-point lead early in the second half behind a pair of 3-pointers form Forbes and Harris, followed by a dunk from Costello in transition and a three-point play from Forbes.

The Spartans extended the lead to 48-31 less than three minutes later when Forbes hit another 3-pointer, and took their largest lead of 59-37 with 6:44 to play on Valentine’s end-to-end rush that ended with a one-handed dunk.
CSU Vikings Fall 66-43 at the Q to First Place Valparaiso--NEO Sports Insiders
Valparaiso 66, Cleveland State 43: Shorthanded Vikings no match for Crusaders--Cleveland State Hoops
CSU Starts Wisconsin Swing in Milwaukee on

Vikings Travel To Youngstown State For Lone Contest This

Horizon League Announces Family Packs for Motor City
Detroit Looks To Stay Hot On The Road At
Detroit-Oakland To End Season With 9 PM ESPNU

Titans Court Report: Why We Love The

Titans Visit Northern Kentucky on
Detroit Drops Road Contest at Northern

Meet the college basketball player who's only shot 3-pointers this season--CBS Sports
Explosive Kampe tries softer tone in training Oakland--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland sharpshooter Max Hooper explains his three-point shot--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland's Max Hooper talks about getting open for a three--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland’s Hooper shoots nothing but 3s--The Oakland Press
Wright State rallies in fourth to beat Oakland women's basketball--Oakland Post


One that got away--Whoosh!Net
Flames to Retire Williams' No. 11, Host Detroit Friday

Cold Shooting Stifles the
Flames Face Milwaukee to Close Out Two-Game

Hurdle's role increasing | Phoenix weekly--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay offers scholarship to Jarvis Thomas--Phear The Phoenix
Phoenix look to build momentum--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Continues Long Homestand by Welcoming YSU,

Green Bay Pulls Away From UIC in Second Half, Secures 58-40

Milwaukee Back At Home For First Time In Three
Panthers And Crusaders Will Tip At 6 PM On

Women’s Basketball: Rechlicz, Panthers Prepare for Valparaiso--UWM Post
Panthers Run Past
UWM Battles UIC In Saturday

CBT Bracketology: Merry-go-round bubble continues--CollegeBasketballTalk
Denver    Oklahoma City
5) Duke   5) DAYTON
4) Arizona   4) Iowa State
W-3.5 BP68--Basketball Predictions
12. Florida State
12. Saint Bonaventure
New Bracketology – Predicting The Tournament Field --College Hoops Daily
12 SEEDS: Gonzaga; Valparaiso; Chattanooga; Arkansas Little Rock.
Valparaiso's E. Victor Nickerson contributes despite multiple surgeries--The Post-Tribune
Walker, Skara return to form in Valparaiso victory--The NWI Times
Valparaiso and Oakland set for national clash--The NWI Times
Attendance lacking in midweek game--The Torch
Peters a silent star for Valpo--The Torch
Homer Drew reacts to parody Twitter account @FauxmerDrew--The Torch
Wright State is Valpo's kryptonite--The Torch
Powell brings valued championship wisdom--The Torch
Bryce Drew’s relation to pro game helps recruit big-name sons--The Torch
Moore sustains storied carrer--The Torch
Coaches pushing for at-large bid--The Torch
The Shot maintains lasting impact--The Torch
Oakland, Valpo keep writing new chapters to matchup’s history--The Torch
Valpo Set For National TV Clash Versus

Mark LaBarbera shares his take on the state of both basketball teams--The Torch
Basketball teams host home finales--The Torch

WBB: Kostowicz delivered double-double as Panthers defeat Crusaders--The Torch
Five incoming recruits set to join Valpo women's basketball next season--The Torch
Scott-Thompson Sparks Valpo, but Milwaukee Secures 70-60
Senior Day on Tap Saturday for Valpo
NewCath's McDonald trucks through NKU's freshman wall--Cincinnati Enquirer
Three-game road swing for @NKNorseMBB opens at Wright

NKU president to state: Don't cut funds--Cincinnati Enquirer
GALLERY: Detroit gets #Roushed in Norse rout--The Northerner
Twins top themselves in @NKUNorseWBB win over

Raiders host Northern Kentucky on Senior Night--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Northern Kentucky--Dayton Daily News

Demmings shines as WSU defeats Oakland--The Guardian
Women Pull Away for 79-63 Win Over

Santiago developing into leader--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Donlan Tip In Leads to Double-Overtime Win--The Jambar
Men’s Basketball Visits Green Bay Saturday

YSU women hope to rebound as Cleveland State invades--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s Battling Back From Injuries--The Jambar
1995-96 NCAA Tournament Team to be Recognized on Feb.
Penguins Begin Important Three-Game Home Stand Saturday vs. Cleveland

Family Packs Now Available for Motor City Madness--Horizon League Network
#HLMBB GIF of the Week (Week of Feb. 8)--Horizon League Network
YSU's Morse Excelling On Court While Thinking of Flint, Family Off It--Horizon League Network

Fourth Quarters Propel Teams To Victory Thursday Night--Horizon League Network

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