Tuesday, December 27, 2016

News On The Horizon 12/27/2016

Gary Waters Radio Show Returns on Jan. 3--csuvikings.com
Celebrate Tommy Titan’s Birthday On Thursday During Basketball Doubleheader--detroittitans.com
Oakland’s Felder makes his return to The Palace with Cavaliers--Oakland Press
Top 16 moments of Chicago hoops in 2016--The Catch and Shoot
10. Do a little dance, make a little love, get your first D1 win tonight (Jan. 30)

In Steve McClain’s first year, UIC still had not defeated a Division I opponent with February nearing. The Flames had their best chance on Jan. 30 with Cleveland State visiting.

UIC came back from down nine points to force overtime. With two seconds left in OT, forward Najeal Young knocked down a mid-range jump shot to give the Flames their first D1 win in dramatic fashion.

The dance bumps this one up the list a few spots.

Here are the full highlights.

15. Dikembe Dixson drops a 40 burger on Youngstown State (Feb. 16)

It took a few overtimes to get there, but scoring 40 points in any scenario is a huge accomplishment, especially for a freshman.

Equally as impressive, Dixson played all 50 minutes of the double overtime defeat, taking 39 shots to reach his 40 points. He also had 17 rebounds.

This was a game UIC should have won, as it held six-point leads late in regulation and in the second overtime. Dixson, winded from the long night, missed two crucial free throws at the end of the second overtime and Matt Donlan’s tip-in with 1.2 seconds left gave Youngstown State a 92-91 victory.
Flames sweep Horizon honors--Whoosh! Net
Panthers Open Horizon League Play With Two Games In Ohio--mkepanthers.com
Panther Baby Race Is Coming January 14--mkepanthers.com

Panthers Kick Off Conference Play Thursday--mkepanthers.com
Player of the Year Power Rankings: Josh Hart No. 1, Caleb Swanigan returns--College Basketball Talk

Amile Jefferson, Duke
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Alec Peters, Valparaiso

League Play on the Horizon for Valpo Women--valpoathletics.com
Men's Basketball Game Time Against Green Bay Changed to 1 p.m.--ysusports.com

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