Monday, January 2, 2017

News On The Horizon 1/2/2017

Walker scores 21, Oakland improves to 2-0 in Horizon League--CBS Sports
Green Bay controls Youngstown St in a 90-77 win--CBS Sports
Hales gets big steal to preserve Cleveland State's win--CBS Sports
Davis' 22 points lead Wright State past Detroit, 87-72--CBS Sports
Photo Recap: Oakland Gets by NKU in Hard-Fought
College hoops: Oakland off to 2-0 Horizon League start; UDM 0-2--Detroit Free Press
State roundup: Oakland beats Northern Kentucky--Detroit News
Cleveland State Improves to 1-1 in Conference Play with Win over Milwaukee--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Shoot 54-Percent to Top Milwaukee,

Vikings Open #HLWBB Play With 71-68 Victory Over Youngstown
Detroit Mercy Upended By Wright

Titans Improve to 2-0 in Horizon League Behind Hot
Frontcourt helps carry Oakland to 76-65 win over Norse--Press Row Sports
Walker scores 21, Oakland improves to 2-0 in Horizon

Women’s basketball crushes Crusaders in New Year’s Eve showdown--Oakland Post
Illinois Rankings, Jan. 2--The Catch and Shoot
10. UIC (7-7, 0-1 Horizon)

Last week: 8

UIC played competitively against Horizon League favorite Valparaiso, but poor execution down the stretch led to a 70-59 loss in the conference opener.
Chicago Weekly Awards, Jan. 2--The Catch and Shoot
Freshman of the Week

Godwin Boahen, UIC

Fresh off a triple-double, Boahen was among the best players on the floor in UIC’s loss to Valparaiso. The 5’11” guard posted 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Honorable mention: Tarkus Ferguson, UIC
Valpo hex continues--Whoosh! Net

Titans' Treys Trump Toney's
UWGB men win fourth straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Teams Up to Down Youngstown State on the

Kraker’s memorable first quarter leads Phoenix to win--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Moves to 2-0 in League Play with 62-41 Win Over
Cleveland St. 62, UWM 53: Doomed by slow start--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Vikings Survive Panther Rally In Closing

UWM women 72, N. Kentucky 44: Panthers bring heat--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Team Effort Powers Panthers Past
W-10 BP68--Basketball Predictions
Michael Osipoff picks his best Post-Tribune sports stories of 2016--Post-Tribune
What a monumental year as well for the Valparaiso men's basketball program.

The Crusaders dominated the Horizon League, only to be stunned by Green Bay in the conference tournament semifinals at Joe Louis Arena.

Their hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament were dashed, but they regrouped as a top seed in the NIT.

Three wins at the Athletics-Recreation Center secured a trip to Madison Square Garden. Valpo beat BYU before losing to George Washington. The Crusaders finished with a program-record 30 wins.

What followed was a draining week.

Bryce Drew departed — finally — for Vanderbilt and Valparaiso promoted Matt Lottich, the Crusaders' first coach not named Drew since 1987-88.

On the same day the Crusaders introduced Lottich, Alec Peters declared for the NBA draft. The star forward ultimately was the last underclassman to withdraw, and he remained at Valparaiso when he could've left as a graduate transfer.

Peters is having a sublime senior season. Lottich seems like a dynamic coach.

Will that duo be able to lead Valparaiso back to the NCAA Tournament, to win a game for the only time besides the Drew-driven team that reached the Sweet 16 in 1998?

We'll see what happens in 2017.

Valpo Can’t Recover From Slow Start, Falls to
Oakland pulls away late to defeat Norse--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB falls at Oakland,

NKU Basketball Coaches Show set to resume

Strong second quarter propels Milwaukee past NKU--The Northerner
WSU’s La Tulip warms up to instant offense
Ernsthausen comes up big for
Men Pick Up First League Win at Detroit
Hartfield Named Horizon League Freshman of the

Hot start doesn’t warrant win: YSU shoots themselves out of the Game--The Jambar
Green Bay, Oakland Improve to 2-0; #HLMBB Update Dec. 31--The Horizon League
Horizon League Men's Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 2)--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Recaps, Dec. 31--The Horizon League
Horizon League Women's Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 2)--The Horizon League

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