Sunday, December 31, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/31/2017

Small comes up big in Green Bay's 80-79 win over Oakland--CBS Sports
Benzinger helps Wright State hold off IUPUI 60-52--CBS Sports
Bell, Stull lead Milwaukee over Detroit Mercy 87-79--CBS Sports
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Illinois-Chicago 86-51--CBS Sports
Vikings Extend Winstreak; Pick Up 75-50 Victory Over Detroit Mercy--csuvikings.com
Titans Tripped Up At Milwaukee--detroittitans.com

Urbanick Hits 1,000-Point Milestone, Titans Fall to Vikings--detroittitans.com
OAKLAND COMES UP SHORT AT GREEN BAY 80-79--goldengrizzlies.com

Saturday’s women’s basketball: Oakland rolls to victory--Detroit News
OAKLAND OUTLASTS YOUNGSTOWN STATE, 58-48--goldengrizzlies.com
Early Shooting Woes Sink UIC at Northern Kentucky--uicflames.com

Flames Stumble Against IUPUI--uicflames.com
JAGUARS STUMBLE AT WRIGHT STATE, 60-52--iupuijags.com

JAGS WIN HORIZON LEAGUE OPENER BEHIND 21 FROM LAWRENCE--iupuijags.com
UWGB men pull off thrilling upset against Oakland--Green Bay Press Gazette
All Five Starters Reach Double-Figures as Green Bay Takes Down Oakland 80-79--greenbayphoenix.com

NKU women pull off stunning win over No. 19 UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 19/20 Green Bay Suffers Second Loss of the Season at Northern Kentucky, 62-54--greenbayphoenix.com
UWM 87, Detroit 79: Panthers lock down the Titans--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Finish Off Titans In Second Half, 87-79--mkepanthers.com

Raiders Sneak Past Panthers In Heavyweight Bout--mkepanthers.com
NKU ends special year with emphatic blowout win--Cincinnati Enquirer
Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB closes 2017 with an 86-51 win over UIC--nkunorse.com

NKU men post impressive 86-51 win over UIC on Saturday night; Norse women stun Green Bay--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Northern Kentucky Beats Illinois-Chicago, 86-51; Women Shock Green Bay--River City News
Bearcats bring trouble with parking and traffic--The Northerner

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB earns nationally-ranked win in upset over No. 19/20 Green Bay--nkunorse.com
College Basketball: Benzinger leads Raiders past IUPUI--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Remain Undefeated in League Play--wsuraiders.com

Raiders Hold on for Win over Milwaukee--wsuraiders.com
Men's Basketball Opens Horizon League Play at Cleveland State on New Year’s Day--ysusports.com

Oakland beats YSU women, 58-48--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU's Streak Snapped With 58-48 Loss to Oakland--ysusports.com
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 30--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 30--The Horizon League

Saturday, December 30, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/30/2017

No. 2 Michigan State routs Cleveland State 111-61--CBS Sports
No. 2 Michigan State Throttles Cleveland State, 111-61--College Court Report
What We Learned: Michigan State Spartans 111, Cleveland State Vikings 61--BT Powerhouse
CSU Falls To No. 2 Michigan State 111-61 In East Lansing--NEO Sports Insiders
Word Scores Career-High 26 Points in Setback at #2 Michigan State--csuvikings.com
Men’s Basketball Heads To Milwaukee On Saturday--detroittitans.com

Titans, Vikings Set to Battle in Saturday Contest in Cleveland--detroittitans.com
GAME 15: GOLDEN GRIZZLIES CONTINUE LEAGUE PLAY AT GREEN BAY--goldengrizzlies.com
@UICFlamesMBB Closes 2017 at Northern Kentucky--uicflames.com
IUPUI TO CAP TWO-GAME TRIP AT WRIGHT STATE--iupuijags.com
Can Oakland win in Green Bay for the third year in a row?--Phear The Phoenix
Visiting Oakland Tops Panthers In Horizon League Opener--UWM Post
Milwaukee Closes Out 2017 With Detroit Mercy Saturday--mkepanthers.com

Milwaukee Battles Fellow Mid-Major Top-25 Foe Saturday--mkepanthers.com
The Northerner’s 2017 Recap--The Northerner
The Northerner’s top 10 stories of 2017--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB continues opening weekend in #HLMBB action against UIC--nkunorse.com
Indiana takes advantage of strong 2nd half to ice Penguins--CBS Sports
YSU men’s skid hits nine--Youngstown Vindicator
Naz Bohannon Posts Double-Double in Loss at Indiana--ysusports.com
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 29--The Horizon League

Friday, December 29, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/29/2017

The Morning Dish – Friday, December 29, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes:
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The Horizon also got going, and Oakland has a road win after tipping Wisconsin-Milwaukee 76-68. Kendrick Nunn ran wild with 36-nearly half of the Golden Grizzlies’ total.
Wright St opens Horizon League play with win over UIC--CBS Sports
McDonald scores 27, N Kentucky beats IUPUI 77-59 in Horizon--CBS Sports
Oakland downs Milwaukee 76-68 behind Nunn's 36 points--CBS Sports
Green Bay beats Detroit Mercy 95-83 in Horizon League opener--CBS Sports
12/29 Big Ten Preview: Uneven match-ups on display this Friday--BT Powerhouse
The Rest
-Cleveland State Vikings at #2 Michigan State Spartans

Time/TV: 6:00 PM ET - BTN
KenPom Spread: Michigan State (-30)

Since beating Notre Dame in late November, Michigan State has had a relatively easy ride. Every single one of their games since has resulted in a double digit win. In fact, all of their 12 wins have come by more than 10 points, which is quite astounding, given a few of their opponents.

Going up against a lower tier Horizon League team should be no problem for the Spartans. Expect this win to be their 13th, and it will not be close either.

Pick Against the Spread: Michigan State

-Youngstown State Penguins at Indiana Hoosiers

Time/TV: 8:00 PM ET - BTN
KenPom Spread: Indiana (-21)

Indiana is in line for a down year and that has come as no surprise to the casual fan. However, their opponent tonight, Youngstown State, is currently ranked 330th in KenPom. The Penguins have dropped their past eight games, and their only wins this season have come against Division III foes. Quite frankly, their resume is extremely unimpressive even though they are in decent conference.

Youngstown State likes to play up and down (ranked 10th in the country in adjusted tempo), but yet their offensive is sluggish to say the least. It has been hard to watch Indiana at times this season, but they will have no issue with the Penguins tonight.

Also, can we talk about how nonthreatening a Penguin is?

Pick Against the Spread: Indiana
No. 2 Michigan St. aims to extend roll vs. Cleveland St.--CBS Sports

Vikings Pick Up 70-62 Victory Over Oakland In #HLWBB Opener--csuvikings.com
Women's Basketball Continues Homestand Against Detroit Mercy Saturday Afternoon--csuvikings.com
Men’s Basketball Vs. Wright State On Jan. 5 Set For 9 PM On ESPNU--detroittitans.com
Titans Fall In Title Town In HL Opener--detroittitans.com

Oatis Nets 22 in Titans' Loss at Youngstown State--detroittitans.com
OAKLAND HOLDS OFF MILWAUKEE 76-68 TO OPEN LEAGUE PLAY--goldengrizzlies.com

OAKLAND FALLS IN LEAGUE OPENER AT CLEVELAND STATE--goldengrizzlies.com
Right through their fingers--Whoosh! Net
Flames Falter in #HLMBB Opener at WSU--uicflames.com

Flames Clash With IUPUI in Horizon League Opener--uicflames.com
FIRST HALF COLD SPELL DUMPS JAGS IN HORIZON LEAGUE OPENER--iupuijags.com

JAGS BEGIN HORIZON LEAGUE PLAY AT UIC, SATURDAY--iupuijags.com
UWGB men shine in Horizon League opener--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Starts Horizon League Play with Impressive 95-83 Win Over Detroit Mercy--greenbayphoenix.com

UWGB women keep rolling at Wright State--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 19/20 Green Bay Finishes Strong to Win League Opener at Wright State, 58-51--greenbayphoenix.com
Oakland 76, UWM 68: Kendrick Nunn scorches Panthers for 36 points--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Comeback Bid Falls Short Against Oakland--mkepanthers.com

Comeback Panthers Open League Play With Road Win--mkepanthers.com
NKU beats IUPUI 77-59 in Horizon League opener--Cincinnati Enquirer
McDonald's 27 Points Push NKU Over IUPUI--River City News
Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI--The Northerner
McDonald’s double-double leads @NKUNorseMBB past IUPUI, 77-59--nkunorse.com

NKU men spoil IUPUI’s Horizon League debut with 77-59 win on Thursday; Norse women lose thriller--Northern Kentucky Tribune

NKU's Glick on back issues: 'God blessed me with that injury'--Cincinnati Enquirer
GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes--The Northerner
@NKUNorseWBB falls to Milwaukee in final moments--nkunorse.com
Reigning HL champ No. 19/20 Green Bay next up for @NKUNorseWBB--nkunorse.com
College Basketball: Wright State tops UIC in Horizon League opener--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Open League Play with "W"--wsuraiders.com
The History of Raider Basketball - The Shot by Mike Grote--wsuraiders.com

Wright State women fall to 19th-ranked Green Bay--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Battle #19 Green Bay--wsuraiders.com
Men's Basketball Closes Non-League Slate at Big Ten Foe Indiana on Friday Night--ysusports.com
Better with Burgan Mortgage Mania Challenge Sweepstakes Set For Upcoming Basketball Games--ysusports.com

YSU top Detroit for third straight win--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU starts Horizon League play off right--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Make 12 3s to Beat Detroit Mercy 76-59 in League Opener--ysusports.com
YSU Looks to Stay Hot Saturday vs. Oakland--ysusports.com
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 28--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 28--The Horizon League

Thursday, December 28, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/28/2017

Under the Radar Game of the Day: Oakland at Milwaukee--Hoops HD
Vikings Close Out Non-League Play on Friday Against #1 Michigan State--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Close Out Non-League Slate at #2 Michigan State on Friday--csuvikings.com
Titans Open Horizon League Play at Youngstown State--detroittitans.com
GAMES 12-13: OAKLAND TRAVELS CSU AND YSU TO OPEN HORIZON LEAGUE PLAY--goldengrizzlies.com
Horizon League Play Begins at Wright State--uicflames.com
JAGS TO OPEN HORIZON PLAY AT REIGNING LEAGUE CHAMPS--iupuijags.com
Green Bay Opens Horizon League Play at Home Versus Detroit Mercy, Oakland--greenbayphoenix.com

No. 19/20 Green Bay Opens League Play at Wright State, Northern Kentucky--greenbayphoenix.com
There's plenty of parity as UWM opens Horizon League play--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Welcome Grizzlies For Horizon League Opener--mkepanthers.com

Conference Play Starts At Northern Kentucky--mkepanthers.com
Preview: NKU vs. IUPUI in Horizon League opener--Cincinnati Enquirer
Horizon League action opens for @NKUNorseMBB with home contest versus IUPUI--nkunorse.com

@NKUNorseWBB welcomes Milwaukee to BB&T Arena for HL opener--nkunorse.com
Titans, Michigan First Credit Union team up to raise $10,004 for DPS K-5--The Horizon League

Drive to Detroit: #HLWBB garners national acclaim as league play tips off--The Horizon League

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/27/2017

Women's Basketball Opens #HLWBB Play Against Oakland Thursday Evening--csuvikings.com
Men's Basketball Enjoys New Locker Room--detroittitans.com
Horizon League Play Begins With Titans In Green Bay On Thursday--detroittitans.com
Tandem offense--Whoosh! Net
WILLIAMS TABBED FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME--iupuijags.com
Non-Conference Opponents’ Update December 26-- Hammer and Rails
IUPUI Jaguars (3-8, 0-0 Horizon League) RPI: 294, KenPom: 273 – The good news is that IUPUI won a game. The bad news is that it was an 87-76 win over Indiana-Kokomo, who didn’t even have a program five years ago and they are an NAIA school.
NKU Norse opens Horizon League play Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against IUPUI at BB&T Arena--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Battle-tested Wright State opens Horizon play vs. No. 19 Green Bay--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Insider: Welch at her best in biggest games for Raiders--Dayton Daily News
UIC at Wright State: What you need to know about Thursday’s game--Dayton Daily News
Raiders begin quest for NCAA Tournament with start of league play--Dayton Daily News
Love Honored for Second Time by League--wsuraiders.com

Welch Honored by League Again--wsuraiders.com
YSU Hosts Detroit Mercy to Start League Play on Thursday--ysusports.com
Horizon League Men's Basketball Players of the Week (December 26)--The Horizon League


Horizon League Women’s Basketball Players of the Week (December 26)--The Horizon League

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

News On The Horizon 12/26/2017

The Morning Dish – Friday, December 22, 2017--Hoopville
Side Dishes:
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Cincinnati got a good battle from Cleveland State, which trailed by just six late until the Bearcats pulled away for an 81-62 win to extend their Division I-best homecourt winning streak to 33 games, even as UC isn’t playing in its actual home gym this year…
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Today’s Menu: It’s a very busy Friday before Christmas
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Finally, Western Michigan is at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and we’ll be on hand covering this one, checking out the MAC preseason favorite Broncos against the Panthers, who could be poised to surprise in the Horizon.
No. 20 Cincinnati beats Cleveland State 81-62 with late run--CBS Sports
Sanford scores 20, Toledo pulls away from Cleveland St 77-62--CBS Sports
Vikings Shoot 50-Percent, but Fall to 20th-Ranked Cincinnati, 81-62--NEO Sports Insiders
Toledo Rockets Past CSU 77-62--NEO Sports Insiders
Cleveland State Vikings Mens Basketball Photo Gallery--NEO Sports Insiders
Second-half scoring drought dooms Cleveland State against Toledo--The Reserve News
Sean’s Sport Chips — Cleveland State lets go late in loss against Toledo--The Reserve News
Vikings Shoot 50-Percent, but Fall to 20th-Ranked Cincinnati, 81-62--csuvikings.com
Vikings Fall to Toledo in Final Non-League Home Game--csuvikings.com

12/25 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Khayla Livingston G Cleveland State
Stark, Morant lead Murray St past Detroit Mercy 81-72--CBS Sports
Titans Edged By Murray State--detroittitans.com

Titans Stymied by Toledo on Thursday--detroittitans.com
Hayes leads Oakland in 86-81 win over Eastern Michigan--CBS Sports
12/25 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Jalen Hayes F Oakland
HAYES' 37 LEADS OAKLAND PAST EASTERN MICHIGAN 86-81--goldengrizzlies.com
OAKLAND'S HORIZON LEAGUE HOME OPENER TO AIR ON ESPN2--goldengrizzlies.com

OAKLAND DOWNS OLD DOMINION--goldengrizzlies.com
OAKLAND ROLLS PAST ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF--goldengrizzlies.com
N. Illinois trio sends Huskies past Illinois-Chicago 69-63--CBS Sports
Dixson, Matthews led UIC over Trinity Christian 84-45--CBS Sports
State of disappointment--Whoosh! Net
UIC Cannot Overcome Miscues at NIU--uicflames.com
@UICFlamesMBB Conquers Trolls, 84-45--uicflames.com

Flames Drop Heartbreaker to Loyola--uicflames.com
Henderson scores 19, IUPUI pulls away from Kokomo 87-76--CBS Sports
HENDERSON'S CAREER-HIGH GIVES JAGUARS 87-76 WIN--iupuijags.com
Caldwell-Turner show puts Bowling Green past Green Bay in OT--CBS Sports
Davison, Happ help Wisconsin cruise past Green Bay 81-60--CBS Sports
This Week in Big Ten Men's Basketball 12/22 to 12/28--College Sports Madness
5:30 PM, Green Bay vs Wisconsin, Big Ten Network
Both Wisconsin and Green Bay have suffered bad seasons so far. Green Bay is 5-7 (3-7 against Division I opponents) and Wisconsin is 5-7. Just a game between two 5-7 teams from Wisconsin, right? Well, one is in the Big Ten and the home to Ethan Happ and the other just lost to Indiana State by 22. This game serves to give Wisconsin a win at a home before the break to bolster their spirits and add a W to their record. Wisconsin needs to come out and run their offense and not settle for threes.
Prediction: Wisconsin 67-54 (W for Wisconsin)
Cohen III's debut spoiled in UWGB's overtime loss--Green Bay Press Gazette
Jay'Quan McCloud commits to UWGB men's basketball team--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men no match for Wisconsin--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay’s season is off to a historically bad start--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Falls in Overtime to Bowling Green in Cohen's Debut--greenbayphoenix.com
Green Bay Falls 81-60 at Wisconsin in Final Nonconference Game--greenbayphoenix.com
Versatile Panthers come up short vs. Broncos, still positioned well for Horizon run--Hoopville
Wilder's block lifts W. Michigan's 66-63 win over Milwaukee--CBS Sports
Western Michigan 66, UWM 63: Second-half lapse costs Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Fall In Finale Of Non-Conference Slate Against Western Michigan--UWM Post
Broncos Edge Panthers In Final Minute, 66-63--mkepanthers.com

UWM Cruises To 25-Point Win On The Road--mkepanthers.com
Video: Women's Basketball Primed For Conference Play--mkepanthers.com
Huge second-half rally lifts NKU women past East Tennessee State, 57-45; EKU men fall to Marshall--Northern Kentucky Tribune
@NKUNorseMBB at Oakland set for 9 p.m. on ESPN2--nkunorse.com

@NKUNorseWBB rallies back for convincing win at ETSU--nkunorse.com
Benzinger goes for 22, Wright State races past Georgia Tech--CBS Sports
Wright State vs Georgia Tech: What you need to know about Friday’s game--Dayton Daily News
WSU Insider: Love honored by league after wrecking Toledo--Dayton Daily News
Wright State tops Georgia Tech for 2nd win ever vs. power-five school--Dayton Daily News
WSU completes the upset over Georgia Tech--Guardian Online
Raiders Wreck Georgia Tech--wsuraiders.com
Tough non-conference slate ends at Indiana--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Penguins start league play--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 21--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 22--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup: Dec. 23--The Horizon League

Happy Holidays from the Horizon League!--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 21--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup: Dec. 22--The Horizon League