Friday, March 18, 2016

News On The Horizon 3/17/2016

The Morning Dish – Thursday, March 17, 2016--Hoopville
Side Dishes
Curious news at Wright State, where coach Billy Donlon was reportedly let go after six years, though the school was still refusing to acknowledge it yesterday. Donlon had a 109-94 record with the Raiders and led the team to four winning seasons, including the Horizon League tourney final this year.

Today’s Menu:
The NIT second round also gets going right away with Florida State at Valparaiso. It’s not the first time these two have met in the postseason, as this was the second round matchup in the NCAA Tournament in 1998 when Valpo made the Sweet 16.

The 13 most humiliating first-round chokes in Big Dance history--The Sporting News
Bryn Forbes on MSU's offensive weapons--The Detroit Free Press
March Madness: Getting to know the No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament--NCAA

2016 NCAA Tournament Players to Watch – Part 2--Hoopville
Carrington Love, Sr. G, Green Bay
Not only is he the Phoenix’ leading scorer, but he’s shined in many of the biggest games: 32 points at Stanford to open the season, 28 points at Wisconsin, and 22 and 23 points against Valparaiso, the latter coming in the Horizon League semifinal.
68 NCAA Tournament Facts Heading Into Madness…--Rush The Court
Green Bay relies on running, with 40 percent of its attempts coming in transition. Texas A&M‘s opponents attempt just 21 percent of their attempts in transition.
11 under-the-radar stars who can drive Cinderella runs, bust brackets--USA Today
Carrington Love, No. 14 seed Green Bay

The 6-1 senior guard scored 23 points in the Phoenix’s huge overtime upset of Valparaiso in the Horizon League semifinals. He averages 17.7 points and 3.5 assists. Love also scored 39 points Feb. 20 in a win against Youngstown State and 32 on Nov. 13 in a season-opening overtime loss to Stanford. Green Bay, as hot as any team in the country, faces Texas A&M in the first round.
Wisconsin-Green Bay's plan to upset Texas A&M: Turn up the pressure--USA Today
Wis.-Green Bay-Texas A&M Preview--CBS Sports
Don’t Be Surprised If Phoenix Rise Past Aggies in NCAA First
Darner's dad hoping for a Phoenix miracle--Green Bay Press Gazette
How UW-Green Bay men can upset Texas A&M--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Ready for NCAA Tournament Game Against Texas A&

UWGB women prepared for Tennessee showdown--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Set to Open NCAA Tournament with

Rob Jeter out as Milwaukee coach after 11 seasons--CollegeBasketballTalk
Rob Jeter Out as Head Coach at Milwaukee--Mid-Major Madness
Milwaukee fires Rob Jeter following 20-win season--The Catch and Shoot
Rob Jeter fired as UWM men's basketball coach--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rob Jeter didn't deserve ugly ending at UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM fires head coach Rob Jeter after fifth 20-win season in 11 years--On Milwaukee
How did Rob Jeter compare to Panthers predecessors?--On Milwaukee
Milwaukee Fires Head Coach Rob Jeter--UWM Post
Milwaukee Announces Jeter Will Not Return As Men’s Basketball

UWM falls in first round of WNIT--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Loss to Gophers Ends Women’s Overachieving Basketball Season--UWM Post
Gophers Outlast Milwaukee In

NCAA selection committee must learn from Vanderbilt mistake--Hoopville
In virtually every conceivable historic measure, if one is looking for teams capable of going deep in the NCAA Tournament-and we’re constantly told this is what the committee is charged with-then the last at-large bids should be going more to teams like Monmouth, St. Bonaventure, Saint Mary’s or Valparaiso (or even South Carolina, which was at least 8-6 vs. the top 100) and less to teams like Vanderbilt. That teams such as the former don’t get nine, 10, 12 chances at top 50 opponents is no reason in the least to exclude them, especially when in their limited opportunities they’ve proven successful (and when those opportunities are so limited by collusion by the schools with the most money).

St. Bonaventure was 3-2 against the top 50, 7-5 against the top 100. Monmouth went 3-4 against the top 100 despite playing six of those seven games away from home. St. Mary’s went 6-3 against the top 100, Valparaiso 4-2. Was there evidence out there that showed these teams could beat good teams when they got the chance? You bet there was.
Season over as FSU basketball falls at Valparaiso--Tomahawk Nation
Peters, Valparaiso top Texas Southern 84-73 in NIT--CBS Sports
Peters, Valpo top Florida St., 81-69, move into NIT quarters--CBS Sports
Valparaiso Defeats Florida State to Advance in the NIT--Mid-Major Madness
Shane Hammink, Valparaiso embrace rare chance against Florida State--The Post-Tribune
Alec Peters provides spark as Valparaiso dominates Florida State in NIT--The Post-Tribune
JIM PETERS: Put up or shut up time for Valpo--The NWI Times
Valparaiso hosts Florida State in NIT second round--The NWI Times
Valparaiso leads wire-to-wire over Florida State--The NWI Times
JIM PETERS: VU fans show out in full voice for Crusaders--The NWI Times
Valpo Basketball: What is the point?--Inside VU Sports
Butler Carrying Underdog Torch That Bryce Drew Lit in 1998--ValpoLife
Crusaders’ March to MSG Continues With NIT Win Over Florida
Hardware piles up for @NKUNorseMBB

NKU Athletics releases updated brand standards,

Northern Kentucky women fall in Women's Basketball Invitational--Cincinnati Enquirer
USC Upstate ends NKU season in WBI opener--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB bows out of WBI on upset by

Billy Donlon, Wright State part ways--CollegeBasketballTalk
22 and Out: Wright State fires men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon--Press Row Sports
Wright State fires Billy Donlon following 22-win season--The Catch and Shoot
Wright State fires Billy Donlon--Dayton Daily News
Tom Archdeacon: Wright State’s firing of Donlon angers many--Dayton Daily News
Still no confirmation from WSU on Donlon firing--Dayton Daily News
Firing report--The Guardian
Waiting for answers--The Guardian

Women Drop Decision to Michigan in WNIT First

Slocum’s Penguins saw five tourney teams--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

YSU women hold off Stony Brook--Youngstown Vindicator
Win and advance--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU to host UMBC on Saturday--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Strong Fourth Quarter by YSU Leads to Win Over Stony Brook--The Jambar
YSU Beats Stony Brook 67-60 to Advance in

Green Bay Ready for NCAA Tournament Appearance--Horizon League Network
Crusaders Lead Wire-to-Wire to Defeat Florida State--Horizon League Network

YSU Advances in WBI, Milwaukee and WSU Fall in WNIT--Horizon League Network
Northern Kentucky Outlasted by USC Upstate 71-69--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Set To Take on Tennessee in NCAA Tournament--Horizon League Network

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