Side DishesThe Morning Dish – Tuesday, March 7, 2017--Hoopville
The Horizon League continued to have surprises a day after top seed Oakland went down in a stunner, as UIC knocked off Green Bay 79-70 in second round action, while it was not a big surprise that Northern Kentucky beat Wright State 82-77.
Side Dishes:N. Kentucky beats Youngstown St. 84-74 to advance--CBS Sports
The Horizon League tournament has been beyond bizarre. The championship game is set: it will be fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky against No. 10 Wisconsin-Milwaukee. UNK defeated 9 seed Youngstown State 84-74 in one semi, and then Milwaukee topped No. 6 Illinois-Chicago 74-68 in the second to move to 11-23 this year.
Last-seed Milwaukee advances to Horizon League title game--CBS Sports
Horizon League Quarterfinals recap: UIC and Northern Kentucky advance--Mid-Major Madness
College Hoops Viewing Guide For March 6, 2017--Blogging The Bracket
Horizon League SemifinalsDetroit Mercy hoops to play in 2017 2K Classic--Detroit News
ESPNU will air both games.
No. 9 Youngstown State Penguins (13-20, 5-13) vs. No. 4 Northern Kentucky Norse (22-10, 12-6), 7 p.m.
The pair split their regular season series with each winning at home.
No. 10 Milwaukee Panthers (10-23, 4-14) vs. No. 6 UIC Flames (15-17, 7-11), approx. 9:30 p.m.
The Flames swept the season series.
If the Norse, in their first season of tournament eligibility, mind you, don’t win tonight and tomorrow, it’s likely the Horizon rep will play in Dayton. Of course, the nine and 10 seeds earned a Sunday off after knocking off the top two seeds in Saturday’s quarterfinal doubleheader.
AD: Despite tough debut, UDM’s Alexander ‘right guy’--Detroit News
Men’s Basketball To Take Part In 23rd Annual 2K Classic In 2017-18--detroittitans.com
Detroit Mercy women use big 2nd half to advance to Horizon title game--Detroit Free Press
Detroit to face powerhouse Green Bay in Horizon final--Detroit News
Second-Half Onslaught Leads Women’s Basketball To HL Championship Game--detroittitans.com
Oakland’s Kampe understands fan angst with early tourney exits; ‘They can come after me, and I deserve it’--Oakland Press
Illinois Rankings, March 6--The Catch and Shoot
9. UIC (15-17, 7-11 Horizon)Chicago Weekly Awards, March 6--The Catch and Shoot
Last week: 9
UIC upset Green Bay in the Horizon League quarterfinals and will face 10th-seeded Milwaukee in the semifinals. The Flames are now the second-highest seed remaining in the field after a weekend filled with upsets.
Player of the WeekIt's madness--Whoosh! Net
Honorable mention: Fred Sims Jr., Chicago State; Tai Odiase, UIC
Freshman of the Week
Tarkus Ferguson, UIC
Ferguson stuffed the stat sheet again in UIC’s Horizon League quarterfinals win with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. The freshman point guard also played 38 minutes against Green Bay’s high-pressure defense.
Honorable mention: Dominique Matthews, UIC; Brandon Cyrus, DePaul
Furious UIC Rally Falls Short in #HLMBB Semifinal--uicflames.com
UWGB women advance to Horizon League title game--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women have earned right to be in NCAAs--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Back in Title Game Again, Closes Out Milwaukee in Semis--greenbayphoenix.com
Ex-UM assistant leads Milwaukee into title game--Detroit News
Underdog Panthers still making a lot of noise--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM 74, UIC 68: Panthers upset Flames, advance to Horizon title game--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWGB women 66, UWM, 59: Phoenix advance to Horizon title game--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Phoenix Outlast Milwaukee In Semifinal--mkepanthers.com
Bracketology: Wichita State punches its ticket--College Basketball Talk
IndianapolisNKU and bracketology? You bet--Cincinnati Enquirer
15) Northern Kentucky
NKU one win away from NCAA bid--Cincinnati Enquirer
March Madness Within Reach as NKU Makes it to Horizon Final--River City News
Norse notebook: Young team poised at game’s end--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB downs YSU in HL semifinals, 84-74--nkunorse.com
Record-breaking Raiders: Five things to know about this season--Springfield News-Sun
Detroit women bury Wright State in fourth quarter--Dayton Daily News
Women Fall to Detroit Mercy in HL Semifinals--wsuraiders.com
Penguins run out of time vs. Norse--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguin run ends in loss to Norse--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s Gritty Run Through Motor City Madness Ends With 84-74 Loss to Northern Kentucky--ysusports.com
Northern Kentucky downs Youngstown State--The Horizon League
No. 10 Milwaukee tops No. 6 UIC in semifinals--The Horizon League
The Journey: Welcome to #MotorCityMadness--The Horizon League
HORIZON LEAGUE, OLYMPIA ENTERTAINMENT SET TO HOST FINAL BASKETBALL GAMES AT THE JOE ON TUESDAY--The Horizon League
Green Bay Clinches Spot in #HLWBB Championship Game--The Horizon League
Detroit Mercy Punches Ticket into #HLWBB Final--The Horizon League