Saturday, February 27, 2016

News On The Horizon 2/27/16

The Mid-Major Disadvantage: The Power of the Power Conferences--Rush The Court
Wright State holds off Northern Kentucky 67-64--CBS Sports
Peters' big day helps Valparaiso handle Detroit 90-74--CBS Sports
Felder, Hayes lead Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 74-63--CBS Sports
Johnson has triple-double, Milwaukee beats Youngstown St.--CBS Sports
Green Bay surges past Cleveland State 78-61--CBS Sports
Cleveland State edges Northern Kentucky 63-58--CBS Sports
Wright State gets by Youngstown State 87-81--CBS Sports

Message is loud and clear: When Bryn Forbes is on, Michigan State is tough to stop--The Sporting News
Forbes lifts Spartans in lackluster victory--The Detroit News
MSU's Bryn Forbes--The Detroit News
Cleveland State falls at Green Bay for fourth straight loss--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bryn Forbes is all smiles with Michigan State: College Basketball Player Spotlight (video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Falls to Green Bay 78-61 in Final Road Game of Season--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Hosts Northern Kentucky at the Wolstein Center Tonight--NEO Sports Insiders
Edwards’ 19 Points Leads Cleveland State to 63-58 Win Over Northern Kentucky--NEO Sports Insiders
Green Bay 78, Cleveland State 61--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Fall at Green Bay, 78-61, in Final Road Game of
Strong Defense Lifts Vikings Past Northern Kentucky,
Vikings Close Regular Season on Senior Day vs. Wright State at The

Vikings Set To Host UIC On Friday

UDM's Brundidge: Let’s fence in Oakland star Felder--The Detroit Free Press
Leach's broadcasting trace to middle school--Varsity Press
From player to coach, Jackson makes impact--Varsity Press
Temperature rising?--Varsity Press
Titans look for March Magic--Varsity Press
Titans Fight Hard In Setback At League-Leading Valpo On
Titans Help Out Flint Residents On
Titans Downed In High-Scoring #MetroSeries

Titans Fight to Thrilling Win Over Raiders,
Titans Visit #MetroSeries Rival Oakland on

NIT Bracketology: Feb. 25, 2016--Big Apple Buckets
Seriously considered: Southern Illinois, Pepperdine, Columbia, Oakland, UT Arlington, Siena, Louisiana Tech, UTEP, Memphis, Towson, New Mexico, Northwestern, Nevada, Ohio, Iona, MTSU, Long Beach St., Virginia Tech, William & Mary
Oakland AD, ops director suspended 1 game by Horizon--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland will grab double bye with win over UDM--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland 108, UDM 97: Felder leads Grizzlies to Horizon bye--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland AD Jeff Konya on suspension: 'I own it'--The Detroit News
Felder leads Oakland over Detroit in shootout--The Detroit News
Plenty on the line for Oakland against rival Detroit--The Oakland Press
Valparaiso captures share of Horizon League regular season title with win over Oakland--Press Row Sports
Block Party: Oakland swats season-high 12 shots in 74-63 victory at UIC--Press Row Sports
Metro Series Preview: Detroit-Oakland a high-stakes clash to close regular season--Press Row Sports
Oakland wins at UIC, closes in on No.2 League Tournament seed--Oakland Post
Titanic: men’s basketball squares away for massive Friday home game against UDM--Oakland Post
Felder, Hayes lead Oakland Past Illinois-Chicago
Men's basketball - Kay
Oakland beats Detroit 108-97, clinches 2nd seed in

Women's basketball drops two road games--Oakland Post

Rapid Reaction: Oakland 74, UIC 63--The Catch and Shoot
Julian Torres displays breakout performance in loss to Oakland--The Catch and Shoot
Jordan Johnson posts triple-double in Milwaukee victory--The Catch and Shoot
Flames honor seniors in final home game of season--UIC News
Numbers game--Whoosh!Net
Superstars on stage--Whoosh!Net
Another slam dunk for Dixson--Whoosh!Net
UIC Comes Up Short in Back-and-forth Battle vs.
Dixson Wins Record Eighth #HLMBB Frosh of the Week
Second-Chance Opportunities Sink UIC at Green

Flames Suffer Second Half
Flames Fall 72-69 at Cleveland

The Morning Dish – Sunday, February 21, 2016--Hoopville
Side Dishes
Top individual performances from the day: scoring honors were shared by Carrington Love of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Cane Broome of Sacred Heart, both of who scored 39 points to lead their teams to wins. Love scored 25 in the second half alone as high-scoring UWGB rallied from 12 down at halftime to roll past Youngstown State 107-90, while Broome led the Pioneers to a 91-86 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
UWGB men win third straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men clinch fourth seed with win over UIC--Green Bay Press Gazette
Fouse, Love wrapping up decorated UWGB careers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Jordan Fouse one of Green Bay's all-time best--Phear The Phoenix
Comparing '14 Green Bay to '16 Valparaiso--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Stays Hot, Wins Third Straight Over Cleveland
Green Bay Locks Up No. 4 Seed in HL Tournament with 85-69 Win Over

UWGB women clinch 18th straight regular-season title--Green Bay Press Gazette
18 Straight: Green Bay Clinches League Title Over Wright

The Morning Dish – Tuesday, February 23, 2016--Hoopville
Side Dishes
Triple-double alert: little (5-foot-9) Jordan Johnson of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Panthers’ 87-51 blowout of Youngstown State.
UWM 88, Cleveland State 54 - Panthers win a laugher over Vikings--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UW-Milwaukee 87, Youngstown State 51 - Panthers get big night behind Jordan Johnson's triple-double--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Valparaiso 80, UW-Milwaukee 76 (OT) - Panthers suffer another close loss--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Crusaders edge out Panthers in Overtime--UWM Post
Panthers look to keep rolling against Penguins--PantherU
Milwaukee must bring the pressure--PantherU
Big First Half Helps Panthers Coast Past
Annual Alumni Game Victory Claimed By Gold
Johnson’s Triple-Double Paces Second-Half
Jeter Wins 100th Game In Horizon League
Crusaders Outlast Panthers In

UWM women 62, Illinois-Chicago 56 - Panthers pull away for win--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM women 78, Northern Kentucky 71 - Sierra Ford-Washington leads way with free throws--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Women’s Basketball: Strong Team Performance Propels Panthers Past Norse--UWM Post
Women’s Basketball: Panthers Secure Weekend Sweep with Wins over Crusaders and Flames--UWM Post
Panthers Primed For Saturday's Big Game--Panther Blog Zone
Kostowicz Powers Panthers Past
Kostowicz Named League Player of the
Panthers Cool Off Red-Hot Northern
Panthers, Raiders Battle For Second Place

6 mid-major bubble teams that could bust brackets in March--USA Today
Valpo's Alec Peters wins CBS Sports' national Player of the Week--Eye On College Basketball
Metric-Based Bracketology: More Harmony With The RPI--Blogging the Bracket
RANK    SEED    BRACKET         RPI                     KENPOM
29      8       Saint Joseph's  Arizona*                Valparaiso*
47      12      Valparaiso*     George Washington (49)  Dayton (49)
53      13      Stony Brook*    Valparaiso*             Monmouth*
Valparaiso clinches outright Horizon League title--The Catch and Shoot
Alec Peters, Valparaiso celebrate Horizon League regular-season title--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Keith Carter keeps Oakland's Kay Felder quiet again--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso guard Lexus Williams embraces role after two knee injuries--The Post-Tribune
Keith Carter delivers key 3-pointer as Valparaiso wins in overtime--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders win fourth Horizon League crown in last five years--The NWI Times
Carter’s late 3-pointer pushes Valparaiso to victory--The NWI Times
MBB: Valpo repeats regular season conference championship--The Torch
Ranking the Most Likely Cinderella Teams as the 2016 NCAA Tournament Looms--Bleacher Report
Crusaders Claim Outright Regular Season Crown
Peters Earns Horizon League Player of the Week
Peters Receives National Player of the Week
Valpo Basketball
Crusaders Emerge Victorious In Overtime Battle at

Conference tournaments on horizon--The Torch

Valparaiso recruit Caitlin Morrison displays versatile offensive game--The Post-Tribune
Expanding his range--The Torch
Basketball season end on road--The Torch
Freshman Schaub trusted with lead guard role, ‘just wants to win’--The Torch
Stellar Shooting Lifts Penguins over
Wright State holds on to defeat Norse, 67-65--The Northerner
Cleveland State holds off Norse, 63-58--The Northerner
Gritty @NKUNorseMBB comeback bid falls short at
@NKUNorseMBB falls, 63-58, at Cleveland
Regular-season closes for @NKUNorseMBB at Youngstown

Summon the Norse! Gjallarhorn is NKU’s new tradition--The Northerner

Roush twins putting up big numbers for NKU--Cincinnati Enquirer
Six wins in seven games as Norse pound Oakland--The Northerner
Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee--The Northerner
Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB rolls over Oakland to close home
Late rally falls short for @NKUNorseWBB at
@NKUNorseWBB falls in defensive battle to Green

Wright State wins thriller on Senior Night--Dayton Daily News
5 things to know: Wright State wins on Senior Night; Raiders 2nd in HL--Dayton Daily News
Last two games critical for Wright State Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Wright State's Donlon says it’s time for some urgency--Dayton Daily News
Raiders win shootout at Youngstown State 87-81--Dayton Daily News
Wright State-Cleveland State preview--Dayton Daily News
Minnis making most of his one-year run with Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Extra: Freshman Hughes returns home with a start--Dayton Daily News
Raiders fight off CSU, will be seeded third in Horizon tourney--Dayton Daily News
Wright State: Road success boosted Raiders in league--Dayton Daily News
Senior night
Raiders men hold on against Northern Kentucky on senior night--The Guardian
Raiders men defeat Youngstown State 87-81--The Guardian
Raiders men end the regular season with a three-game winning streak--The Guardian
Men Hold Off Northern Kentucky on Senior
Men Hold On for 87-81 Win at Youngstown

Women Fall in Overtime to
Vogelpohl Named HL Freshman of the
Women Fall at Green

YSU roundup--Youngstown Vindicator
Panthers cruise past Penguins--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins again stumble--Youngstown Vindicator
Losing difficult on fans, players--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU men: We’re getting better--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Poor stretch of play dooms Penguins again in 87-81 loss--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Look to Gain Momentum As Season Ends--The Jambar
Lack of Focus Leads to Raiders Win--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Falls to Milwaukee,
Morse Scores 29, Penguins Comeback Fall Short,
Penguins Close Out Home Season With 94-75 Win Over Northern

Cold-shooting YSU women fall to CSU--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women look for better shooting--Youngstown Vindicator
Jackson’s actions highlight Senior Night for YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
Shooting blanks--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU women’s game vs. Valpo postponed--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU honors first NCAA Tournament team--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU, Barnes Hope for Shots to Fall Against Valpo--The Jambar
YSU Gets Win Against Valpo On Senior Night--The Jambar
Four Notch Double Figures As Penguins Cruise Past

Home Teams Win All Three Games on Saturday in #HLMBB--Horizon League Network
Valpo Clinches Regular Season Title, #1 Seed--Horizon League Network
Valparaiso's Peters and UIC's Dixson Collect Men's Basketball Honors--Horizon League Network
Remaining Single-Session Motor City Madness Tickets Now On Sale--Horizon League Network
Johnson's Triple-Double Leads UWM; GB Wins Third Straight--Horizon League Network
Valpo's Alec Peters Receives National Player of the Week Accolade--Horizon League Network
Kampe, McCallum Ride Zambonis for #MotorCityMadness--Horizon League Network
CSU Defends Home; WSU Collects Key Road Win--Horizon League Network
Top Six Seeds Set for Motor City Madness--Horizon League Network

Road Teams Dominate Contests Saturday--Horizon League Network
Roush Twins Shine Against Oakland--Horizon League Network
Milwaukee's Kostowicz and Wright State's Vogelpohl Earn Weekly Honors--Horizon League Network
Horizon League Announces Rescheduling of Women's Basketball Games--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Secures 18th-Straight Regular Season Title--Horizon League Network
YSU, CSU Secure Wins Friday Night--Horizon League Network

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