Wednesday, January 18, 2017

News On The Horizon 1/18/2017

Scanning the Nation January 17, 2017: notes from across college hoops--Hoopville
It’s also cool seeing Bacari Alexander on the sidelines for Detroit Mercy, the school that perpetually seems to alternate every few years between wanting to be known as Detroit and Detroit Mercy (the school’s actual name). Alexander was a tough guy on some terrific Titans teams under Perry Watson in the late 90s. And that was some kind of rivalry game Detroit won over Oakland Friday night, a 2-14 team defeating a 14-3 team, on the road, in front of a
Odiase scores 20 as Illinois-Chicago beats Milwaukee 71-57--CBS Sports
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Chaos, chaos everywhere--Mid-Major Madness
10 Valparaiso 15-4 15 118
23 Oakland 14-5 12 42
Technically speaking, officials charged with cleaning up college basketball (photos, video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Rise and shine: Cleveland State (6-13, 2-5) is back on the road Friday at Milwaukee (5-14, 1-5), looking to back up its impressive road upset earlier this week at Oakland, 76-65. The Vikings only other league win was at home over Milwaukee the opening week of Horizon League play. CSU will play the third of four straight road games on Monday at Green Bay.

Sophomore guard Rob Edwards was key for the Vikings over Oakland as he scored a career-high 32 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field.
Valpo's Peters too much for Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Vikings Continue Roadswing At Oakland Friday
Metro & state: UDM reunion weekend features Duerod jersey retirement--Detroit Free Press
1976-77 Reunion To Feature Special Luncheon, Duerod Jersey Retirement, Vitale
My big weekend wrapup: #MACtion and the Mid-Major Madness Jinx--Mid-Major Madness
Stock Falling:
Oakland: We jumped to the front of the Oakland bandwagon when the Golden Grizzlies beat Valparaiso last week. Since then, they squeaked by a bad Illinois Chicago team by one, then lost a pair of home games to even-worse Detroit and Cleveland State. What’s going on in Oakland?
Men’s basketball suffers second consecutive conference loss--Oakland Post
Golden Grizzlies look to restore swagger--OAKLAND INSIDER BY TERRY FOSTER

Rough first half makes women’s basketball incapable of comeback against Raiders--Oakland Post
Dixson’s Shooting Numbers Prove How Much His Game Has
Marcus Ottey could miss up to four weeks with broken wrist--The Catch and Shoot
UIC has turned the first corner by beating up on bad opponents--The Catch and Shoot
Flames outlast Penguins in overtime battle--UIC News
Adversity not stopping Flames--Whoosh! Net
UIC Rips Off Third Straight Win, Downs Milwaukee,

Bender Climbs Assist List in Loss to
Green Bay comes crashing back to earth in loss at Valpo--Phear the Phoenix

Youth steps up, leads UWGB past Valparaiso--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Receives Top 25 Ranking in USA Today Coaches
Newly Ranked Green Bay Locks Down Valparaiso to Win Eighth
Illinois-Chicago 71, UWM 57: Flames knock off Panthers--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Fall After Flames Pull Away In Second
Milwaukee Men Host Cleveland State Friday At UWM Panther

Panthers win big over Flames, 83-55--UWM Post
Panthers Extinguish Flames In 28-Point
Expert predictions: SI writers make midseason picks for Final Four & more--Sports Illustrated
Tournament hero in waiting

Davis: Alec Peters, senior forward, Valparaiso. He could have gone pro—and no one would have blamed him after his coach, Bryce Drew, left for Vanderbilt—but Peters came back to try to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time. He is as gifted an offensive players as there is in the country.
It’s tough to break records--Kenpom
It turns out my hunch was wrong. From a predictive standpoint, it’s beneficial for a team to have attempted more free throws to this point. More free-throw attempts give us a more reliable estimate of a team’s ability. Because Notre Dame has shot so few free throws, we can’t be as confident in the fact that nearly all of their players have improved their shooting over previous career averages.

In fact, Valparaiso, who has made 80.6% of their shots on 449 attempts, is probably about as good as Notre Dame in real life. The Crusaders are actually the favorite to lead the country in FT% from this point forward, but since Notre Dame already has a 2.2% advantage in the bank, the Fighting Irish are still the favorite to win the season-long FT% title.
Bracketology: Northwestern continues rise in field of 68--The Catch and Shoot
 5  Purdue
 12  Valparaiso
 4  North Carolina
 13  Wichita State

Franklin Reaches Career Milestone in Loss to Green
NKU women add six to program in Whitaker’s first recruiting class--The Northerner
YSU Looks to End Losing Streak at Green Bay--The Jambar
Milwaukee Game Time Changed to 1 p.m. Eastern/Noon

One Game at a Time: YSU Women look to Extend Their Streak--The Jambar
Brunner Named Horizon League Freshman of the
Penguins Hope to Carry Momentum to Detroit on
(WHID) What's Happening in Detroit - Jan. 18--The Horizon League
UIC Wins Third Straight; #HLMBB Update Jan. 17--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Recaps, Jan. 17--The Horizon League

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