Friday, December 16, 2016

News On The Horizon 12/16/2016

MAC Men’s Basketball Weekly Preview Guide--Hustle Belt
Cleveland State Vikings @ Ohio Bobcats

Saturday, December 17th, 2 PM

OU has a been perplexing this season. At times, they look really good. At times, they don’t. While Cleveland State isn’t exactly a juggernaut this season, they are a solid team.

Rob Edwards and Bobby Ward are a couple of guards that can lite it up in a hurry for the Vikings, and they are a streaky team. If OU wants to win this game, and eventually the MAC, they need to play a steady game, and withstand the Cleveland State runs.

Antonio Campbell should be able to dominate in the middle, like he has done for most of the season, while the bevy of guards should be able to keep the Viking attack in check.

I just have a sneaking suspicion it wont go that way, and Cleveland State pulls off the upset in the Bobcat’s house. Or at least makes it an exciting basketball game.
Wright State @ Kent State

Sunday, December 18th, 4 PM

Live Stream: ESPN 3

Sometimes when I watch Kent, I see a potential MAC contender, other times, I see a middle of the road MAC team.

Wright State is a middle of the road mid-major. They are sitting at 7-4 with a close lose to Toledo. They also have lost 3 out of the last 4. I know they want to win this game in a big way.

If Kent is going to compete, they need to win this game. Isaiah Johnson and Antino Jackson are a good duo to build a team around, and sometimes the team responds. Sometimes, they do not. I am not ready to call KSU a contender, but I am close. A win here could push me over the edge.
Vikings Return to Action at Ohio on Saturday

Vikings Hit The Road For Sunday Contest At
Titans Announce 2017 Hall Of Fame
The Morning Dish – Friday, December 16, 2016--Hoopville
Side Dishes:
Tough news for Illinois-Chicago’s Dikembe Dixson, as the worst fears were realized Thursday and tests revealed a torn ACL that will keep him out the rest of the season. Dixson was injured in UIC’s win at DePaul on Wednesday. He was the Horizon League’s freshman of the year last season and was averaging 20.3 points per game this year for the improving Flames.
UIC’s Dixson Out for Season With Torn ACL; Flames Still Will be Tough to
Flames Renew Rivalry with Ramblers

Three Point Shooting Not Enough Against
UWGB postpones Saturday's game--Green Bay Press Gazette
POSTPONED: Green Bay vs. Belmont Game Postponed Due to

Wisconsin shocks UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Suffers First Home Loss of Season to Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, Marquette Square Off
2017 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0: Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum Pace Rankings--Sports Illustrated

alec peters, valparaiso
6'9", 225 | FORWARD | sr.

A big-time mid-major prospect, Peters has improved his numbers every year at Valpo and has scored 20-plus points in each of his first 10 games this season. He’s a gifted shooter, has shown some post skills and profiles as a reliable specialist, though he lacks ideal length and will have to prove he can stay on the floor defensively. Great shooters are in demand, and his ridiculous college production arc can’t be ignored.
Quick Takes: UK-UNC go after a possible No. 1 seed--Bracketville
Bracket Watchers:
Indiana State at Valparaiso
Valparaiso senior Nick Davidson earns trust, increased minutes with recent play--Post-Tribune
Davidson and Sorolla aim to play big roles for VU--NWI Times
Valpo Men Return to the ARC
#HLWBB Recaps, Dec. 15--The Horizon League

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