Monday, February 6, 2017

News On The Horizon 2/6/2017

Saturday Notes – February 4, 2017--Hoopville
Green Bay 86, Valparaiso 69: This makes the Horizon League race a little more interesting, as Green Bay is now just a half game back of Valpo (one more loss) and Oakland right there at 8-4 after they won at Cleveland State.
Former Titan Paris Bass Signs With NBDL’s Erie
2/6 Women's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
High-Major Taylor Gleason G Oakland
Horizon Taylor Gleason G Oakland
Women’s basketball picks up win against UWM--Oakland Post
Illinois Rankings, Feb. 6--Catch and Shoot
7. UIC (12-12, 5-6 Horizon)

Last week: 8

The Flames nearly won at Green Bay (which went on to rock Valpo the following game) and then outlasted Milwaukee in overtime to end a four-game losing streak. UIC is still in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Horizon League, but they’ll need to take advantage of the next three games against Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Detroit.
Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 6--Catch and Shoot
Freshman of the Week

Tarkus Ferguson, UIC

Ferguson struggled against Green Bay’s pressure to turn the ball over 7 times, but he bounced back in a big way during UIC’s overtime win at Milwaukee. The 6’4″ guard posted his fourth double-double of the year with 25 points and 11 assists.

In overtime, Ferguson scored 12 points to carry the Flames to their first conference sweep under second-year coach Steve McClain.

All in all, Ferguson averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals in last week’s games.

Honorable mention: K.J. Santos, UIC; Dominique Matthews, UIC

Team of the Week


The Flames nearly knocked off second-place Green Bay on the road (the Phoenix went on to destroy first-place Valparaiso one game later) and then bounced back with the win over Milwaukee to end a four-game losing streak.

At 5-6, UIC is one game out of fourth place in the Horizon League.

Game of the Week

UIC 105, Milwaukee 100 (OT)

As mentioned above, Ferguson was a complete monster in overtime as he willed UIC to a win against its rival. The Flames blew an 11-point lead in the final three minutes, but the freshman point guard bailed out his coach.
Ferguson takes over--Whoosh! Net
2/6 Men's Basketball Players of the Week--College Sports Madness
Horizon Warren Jones G Green Bay
Panthers fall in OT to Flames, 105-100--UWM Post
Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State--The Northerner
Detroit outscores Penguins, 90-80--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

YSU women win in OT--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Injuries give players different perspective--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

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