Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News On The Horizon 1/31/2023

Under the Radar – Wednesday, Jan 25th--Hoops HD
First Dance: Ranking the first-time March Madness hopefuls for 2023--Heat Check CBB

7. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons

Close call: Lost 2014 Summit championship as 2-seed to North Dakota State, 60-57

Longtime Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Jon Coffman has assembled some excellent Mastodon rosters that still have yet to break through. Last year’s team went 15-6 in the Horizon but collapsed in the tournament semis with its worst offensive showing of the year. This time around, 5-8 veteran point guard Damian Chong Qui is determined to get back to the Big Dance after leading Mount St. Mary’s to the tournament in 2021. Can one of the country’s most experienced rosters get the job done this time?

2. Youngstown State Penguins

Close call: Lost 1998 Mid-Continent championship as 3-seed to Valparaiso, 67-48

One of the most entertaining teams in college basketball, the Youngstown State Penguins are eyeing their first trip to March Madness behind an electric offensive attack. YSU is 28th nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency, including 6th in 3-point percentage and 9th in free-throw percentage. Dayton transfer Dwayne Cohill is the team’s go-to scorer, who has the ability to explode with an array of iso moves and impressive shot-making. If YSU can get enough stops, it will be a dangerous team come March. The Penguins are 14-1 when it holds opponents under 53 percent shooting.

#HLWBB Power Rankings — Week 12--HoriZone Roundtable WBB

Cleveland State Men’s Basketball Earns Victory over Purdue Fort Wayne--csuvikings.com
Cleveland State Men’s Basketball Earns Share of First Place with Win over IUPUI--csuvikings.com

Vikings slam Detroit Mercy for Kielsmeier’s 500th win--HoriZone Roundtable WBB
Cleveland State collects ugly, yet pretty, win over Oakland to improve to 19-3--HoriZone Roundtable WBB
Kielsmeier Records 500th Career Coaching Win As Vikings Defeat Detroit Mercy, 107-65--csuvikings.com
Cleveland State Women’s Basketball Picks Up 72-51 Victory At Oakland--csuvikings.com

Pursuing Pistol Pete: Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis is shooting to reach Maravich's 'unbreakable' record--Sporting News
College basketball midseason catch-up: Coach of the year? On the bubble? Top transfers?--The Athletic

Hidden gems

1. Antoine Davis, 6-1 senior guard, Detroit Mercy. The nation’s leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, Davis has moved into second place behind Pete Maravich on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list.

Titans Falter At Robert Morris--detroittitans.com
Men's Basketball Drops Road Contest At Youngstown State--detroittitans.com
Davis Named To Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Watch List--detroittitans.com

Detroit Mercy Opens Home Stand with Setback to #HLWBB Leader Cleveland State--detroittitans.com
Titans Drop Contest to Purdue Fort Wayne--detroittitans.com

Who could be the next coach at Green Bay?--HoriZone Roundtable
'It definitely hurt': UWGB men's basketball freshman Donavan Short reflects on Will Ryan's firing--Green Bay Press Gazette
Who will UWGB hire as its next men's basketball coach? These 10 names might be on the list.--Green Bay Press Gazette
Incoming UWGB men's basketball recruits still see a future with Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Outpaced at Northern Kentucky--greenbayphoenix.com
Wright State Downs Green Bay 77-46--greenbayphoenix.com

Dominant Fourth Quarter Lifts Green Bay Over Milwaukee 58-40--greenbayphoenix.com
Balanced Offense Pushes Phoenix Past IUPUI--greenbayphoenix.com

Jags Looking to Take the Next Step--HoriZone Roundtable


The first-place Panthers have arrived well ahead of schedule in the Horizon League. Here's what they have done this season.--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Led by a big night from a Grafton alum, Wright State knocks UWM out of first place--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This time, Panthers' second-half comeback leads to big victory at Northern Kentucky--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM has struggled to recruit in and around Milwaukee in the recent past. Here's how it hopes to change that.--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wright State Outlasts Milwaukee MBB, 93-86--mkepanthers.com
Stunning Comeback Over NKU Vaults Milwaukee Back Into First Place, 75-74--mkepanthers.com

Turnovers Doom Panthers on the Road at Green Bay--mkepanthers.com
Panthers Drop Matchup vs. IUPUI; Wittmershaus Nets Career-High 25 Points--mkepanthers.com

NKU basketball loses 23-point lead, key game to Milwaukee--Cincinnati Enquirer
In a tale of 2 halves, NKU men lose the one they couldn’t afford to as Milwaukee ties them for 1st--Northern Kentucky Tribune
NKU Beats Green Bay 68-50, Win 4th Straight--48 Minutes Network
Homecoming heartbreak: Norse lose 20-point halftime lead against Milwaukee--The Northerner
Men’s Basketball wins fourth in a row; takes over sole possession of first in the Horizon League--nkunorse.com
Men’s Basketball drops heartbreaker on Homecoming; remains tied for first in Horizon League--nkunorse.com

Women's Basketball Notches Fourth Straight Win--nkunorse.com
Norse Fall to Penguins in Heartbreaker on the Road--nkunorse.com

Happy Anniversary! HoopsHD interviews Oakland legend Carvin Melson--Hoops HD
Penguins Best Oakland on Friday Night 77-73--goldengrizzlies.com
Oakland Drops Second-Straight #HLMBB Game at RMU--goldengrizzlies.com

Golden Grizzlies' comeback effort falls short in loss to Purdue Fort Wayne--goldengrizzlies.com
Cleveland State pulls away from Oakland late in physical Saturday afternoon contest--goldengrizzlies.com
Helen Shereda-Smith becomes first women's basketball player to have banner raised in the O'rena--goldengrizzlies.com

Godfrey and Billups Guide ‘Dons to Win Over IUPUI--gomastodons.com
Chong Qui Scores Career-High 31 in Loss at Cleveland State--gomastodons.com

Amellia Bromenschenkel and Mastodon WBB Beat Oakland 73-64--gomastodons.com
Purdue Fort Wayne WBB Blows Out Detroit Mercy 69-45--gomastodons.com

Robert Morris men get past Detroit Mercy, Antoine Davis to record 1st win in series--Trib Live
Robert Morris extends winning streak; Kahliel Spear hits 1,000--Trib Live
Robert Morris looks to re-establish identity ahead of season's final stretch--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Robert Morris holds on for win over Detroit Mercy, nation's leading scorer--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Video | RMU men’s basketball mid-conference breakdown--Colonial Sports Network
Robert Morris Overcomes Antoine Davis, Defeats Detroit Mercy for First Time in Program History--Colonial Sports Network
Spear’s Career-High 30 Points Carries Robert Morris to Third Win in a Row--Colonial Sports Network
Robert Morris Forward Kahliel Spear Named Horizon League Player of the Week After Eclipsing 1,000 Point Mark--Colonial Sports Network
RMU Opens Homestand With Win Over Titans--rmucolonials.com
RMU Upends Oakland For Third Straight Win--rmucolonials.com

Poor Shooting and Turnovers Plague Colonials, Norse Pull Away in Second Half--Colonial Sports Network
Around The Rim: 1/27/23--Colonial Sports Network
Wright State Hands Robert Morris Worst Conference Loss in Horizon League--Colonial Sports Network
Paris Kirk Out for Season with Torn ACL--Colonial Sports Network
The Norse Find Offensive Groove Against The Colonials--rmucolonials.com
Deep Threats Lift Raiders Over Colonials--rmucolonials.com

With career nights from two players, Wright State routs Milwaukee at home--HoriZone Roundtable
Wright State dominates Green Bay, in three-way tie for sixth in HL--HoriZone Roundtable
Wright State basketball: Raiders make changes, roll to win--Dayton Daily News
Wright State basketball: Raiders take care of business in pounding Phoenix--Dayton Daily News
Wright State basketball: Recent surge gives Raiders hope in league--Dayton Daily News
Teamwork Leads to Raider Upset Against Milwaukee--WSU Guardian
Raiders Dominate in Homecoming Showdown vs. Green Bay--WSU Guardian
Career nights from Huibregtse, Welage pace Raiders--wsuraiders.com
Raiders roll to Homecoming victory behind three in double figures--wsuraiders.com

Record 3-Pointers Not Enough for Women’s Basketball--WSU Guardian
Raiders test first-place Penguins--wsuraiders.com
Raiders earn 83-49 road win at Robert Morris--wsuraiders.com

The Other Top 25: Temple surges up ranking--Mid-Major Madness
The Other Top 25: Jan. 30, 2023

Others Receiving Votes:

UNLV 9; Siena 8; UAB 6; UCF 5; UC Santa Barbara 4; Cincinnati 3; Towson 3; Youngstown State 2; Louisiana 2; Akron 1; Furman 1

Ready for primetime: YSU set for ESPN2 matchup vs. Oakland--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Youngstown State fends off Oakland in ESPN2 thriller, 77-73--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Big 2nd half lifts YSU over Detroit Mercy--Warren Tribune Chronicle
The battle of the Horizon League--The Jambar
Cohill’s Big Second Half Leads Penguins to 77-73 Win on National TV--ysusports.com
Second-Half Surge, Defense Lead Penguins to 73-63 Comeback Over Detroit Mercy--ysusports.com

YSU downs Wright State, wins third straight--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Shy’s free throws lift Youngstown State over Northern Kentucky, 52-51--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Women’s basketball bounce’s back on the road--The Jambar
Four Score in Doubles as Penguins Knock Off Wright State, 76-60--ysusports.com
Shy’s Clutch Free Throws Lift Penguins to 52-51 Win over NKU--ysusports.com

#HLMBB Roundup - Jan. 26--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup - Jan. 27--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup - Jan. 28--The Horizon League
#HLMBB Roundup - Jan. 29--The Horizon League
Nike #HLMBB Players of the Week (January 30)--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup – January 26--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup – January 28--The Horizon League
Nike #HLWBB Players of the Week (January 30)--The Horizon League
#HLWBB Roundup – January 30--The Horizon League

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

News On The Horizon 1/25/2023

Takeaways from the Oakland’s road win over in-state rival Detroit Mercy--Busting Brackets
Jalen Moore steals the show in Oakland basketball's win at Detroit Mercy--Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy star Antoine Davis held to 14 points in 76-67 loss to Oakland--Detroit News
#HLMBB Games Preview – January 25th – 29th--HoriZone Roundtable

#HLWBB Power Rankings — Week 11--HoriZone Roundtable WBB

Vikings bounce back after buzzer beating loss--HoriZone Roundtable

NCAA Basketball: Antoine Davis, Trayce Jackson Davis headline Players of the Week--Busting Brackets
NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga, Kansas among teams with 2022-23 NPOY favorites--Busting Brackets

Honorable Mention: Antoine Davis – Detroit Mercy Titans

2022-23 stats: 26.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.4 apg

With Jordan Walker of UAB seeing his scoring slip, Davis, now the all-time Horizon League leader in points scored, is No. 1 in NCAA Basketball in scoring. He’s scored 27+ points in each of the past five games, including a season-high 41 points in 33 minutes in a win over Robert Morris, which also included 11/18 from three-point range.

Titans Rally Falls Short--detroittitans.com

Ashes to ashes: Phoenix coach Ryan fired--HoriZone Roundtable
Green Bay fires Will Ryan as coach after 11th straight loss--Associated Press
UWGB AD Josh Moon: Men's basketball program 'isn't where we want it to be'--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB fires Will Ryan as its men's basketball head coach--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay fires Will Ryan--Phear The Phoenix
PtP Podcast: Green Bay moving on from Will Ryan--Phear The Phoenix
UW-Green Bay Men’s Basketball Program Announces Coaching Change--greenbayphoenix.com

Jaguars show they’re building despite two more losses--HoriZone Roundtable

Trip to Green Bay Kicks Off Second Half of Horizon League Play--mkepanthers.com

Horn pleased with effort in “complete game” as Norse cruise past Mastodons--The Northerner
“Sammy Burrow” Vinson’s confidence helps Norse to the top of Horizon--The Northerner

Golden Grizzlies stick to plan to slow down Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis, win eighth straight at Calihan--The Oakland Press
Postgame Analysis: Oakland at Detroit Mercy--WXOU
Rocket Watts is Ready to Lift Off this Basketball Season--WXOU
Oakland Wins Eighth-Straight In Calihan Hall, 12 of the Last 13 Meetings--goldengrizzlies.com

GAME ON! Men's Basketball Hosts IUPUI on Wednesday at Gates--gomastodons.com
Mastodons and Golden Grizzlies Tussle on Thursday--gomastodons.com

Colonials Back Home to Host the Norse--rmucolonials.com

Wright State basketball: Home woes puzzling to Nagy, players--Dayton Daily News
Three-year starter Finke earning substantial minutes for Wright State with all-around play--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Drop First Two of Four-Game Home Stand--WSU Guardian

Wright State’s Hoffman staying upbeat despite rough season--Dayton Daily News
Women’s Basketball continues HL play on the road--wsuraiders.com

HC+ Honor Roll, Jan. 16-22: Zach Edey, Oscar Tshiebwe dominate--Heat Check CBB



Dwayne Cohill, Youngstown State

  • Thresholds: 20 FTA, 95.0 FT%
  • Cohill’s line: 24 FTA, 95.8 FT%

Cohill lived at the free-throw line last week as just one of nine players to take 24 shots from the charity stripe. He was nearly perfect on those attempts, going 13-for-14 in a win over Green Bay and then a perfect 10-for-10 in a loss to Milwaukie. None of the other eight players to shoot so many free throws was able to cross the 90-percent plateau for accuracy. Cohill is now up to 87.4 percent from the line, and the Penguins rank 10th nationally in team free throw percentage.

Is it finally YSU’s moment?--HoriZone Roundtable

YSU looks forward after critical road trip--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Women's Basketball Starts Big Week in Beeghly Thursday Versus Wright State--ysusports.com

#HLMBB Weekly Notebook – January 25--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Weekly Notebook – January 25--The Horizon League

Monday, January 23, 2023

News On The Horizon 1/23/2023

1/23/2023 MATCHUP NEWS AND NOTES--Staring At The Floorboards

Subscriber Content

  • Oakland has dominated their rivalry with Detroit Mercy of late, winning 11 of the last 12, so this is Davis’ last chance to beat them at Calihan, which he’s never done...

Oakland at Detroit Mercy: 2022-23 college basketball game preview, TV schedule--Busting Brackets
State hoops: UDM's Davis eyes wins more than 'Pistol' Pete, with Oakland up next--Detroit News

Pillaged: Sluggish Vikings fall to Norse--HoriZone Roundtable WBB
Cleveland State Women’s Basketball Falls At Northern Kentucky, 73-69--csuvikings.com

The show must go on: UWGB women's basketball team down another starter--Green Bay Press Gazette
Levy Scores Season-High 21 points as Green Bay Earns 71-54 Victory over Robert Morris--greenbayphoenix.com


Milwaukee Unable to Convert Late vs. Youngstown State--mkepanthers.com

Norse Knock off Cleveland State at Home--nkunorse.com

Next Metro Series Bout Set for Monday--goldengrizzlies.com

Big second quarter, hot 3-point shooting lead IUPUI past Oakland--goldengrizzlies.com

Happening Hoops CBI/Basketball Classic Bracketology--Happening Hoops

College Basketball Invitational (16 teams Daytona Beach Florida)

  • Fort Wayne (13-8 Horizon)

3-Point Barrage Propels Mastodons to 17-Point League Win--gomastodons.com

Colonials wake up after dreadful first half, end three-game losing streak--HoriZone Roundtable

Colonials Come Up Short in Green Bay--rmucolonials.com

Three score in double figures in loss to PFW--wsuraiders.com

Penguins to Host Oakland in Red Out Friday Night--ysusports.com

Penguins Grind Out 61-51 Victory at Milwaukee to Complete Wisconsin Sweep--ysusports.com

Nike #HLMBB Players of the Week (January 23)--The Horizon League

#HLWBB Roundup – January 22--The Horizon League
Nike #HLWBB Players of the Week (January 23)--The Horizon League

Sunday, January 22, 2023

News On The Horizon 1/22/2023

Changing of the Guard - January 22nd, 2023--Bracketeer

Conference Race Recap for All 32 Leagues

Horizon – Milwaukee (8-2) picked up an impressive victory over Youngstown State in a shootout, 88-75. BJ Freeman for the Panthers went for 30 points to lead the way. Northern Kentucky (8-2) stymied a solid Purdue Fort Wayne program to the tune of a 74-54 drubbing. The Norse host Milwaukee next Saturday, and the calendar is circled for that one!

Cleveland State Men’s Basketball Earns Road Victory over Wright State--csuvikings.com

Vikings rebound — and score — in blowout of Wright State--HoriZone Roundtable WBB
Cleveland State Women's Basketball Continues #HLWBB Play At Northern Kentucky--csuvikings.com

Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis passes Freeman Williams for No. 2 on NCAA's all-time scoring list--CBS Sports
College basketball star closes in on historic record--The Comeback
Detroit’s Antoine Davis ascends to second on NCAA all-time scoring list--Zags Blog
10,000 shots a day helped Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis close in on Pistol Pete's record--Detroit Free Press
Men's Basketball Hosts Oakland On Red Out #MetroSeries Monday--detroittitans.com

Robert Morris Dominates Second Half, Outpaces Phoenix 72-38--greenbayphoenix.com

Fresh start: Another big game by BJ Freeman keeps UWM in first place in the Horizon League--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Get Impressive Win In First-Place Showdown, 88-75--mkepanthers.com

'Our most complete game:' NKU rolls past Fort Wayne to stay in first place in Horizon--Cincinnati Enquirer
Not just the same old, same old for NKU in a big Horizon 74-54 win over Purdue Fort Wayne--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Northern Kentucky men remain tied for league lead with resounding victory over PFW--Link NKy
Norse Beat Down PFW Mastodons, 74-54--48 Minutes Network
Warrick hits birthday buzzer beater as NKU knocks off Cleveland State--The Northerner
Men’s Basketball wins third consecutive game to remain atop the #HLMBB standings--nkunorse.com

Jarred Godfrey Becomes Program Leader in Games Played in Loss at NKU--gomastodons.com

Defensive Stand Helps RMU Snap Skid--rmucolonials.com

RMU Concludes Wisconsin Trip at Green Bay--rmucolonials.com

Wright State basketball: Raiders fall behind early, lose another home league game--Dayton Daily News
Archdeacon: Parents’ scouting report on WSU guard Calvin was on the money--Dayton Daily News
Three in double figures not enough for Raiders--wsuraiders.com

Wright State sets new school record for threes in dominating loss to Cleveland State--HoriZone Roundtable WBB

YSU falls at Milwaukee--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Fall to Milwaukee, 88-75--ysusports.com

#HLMBB Roundup - Jan. 21--The Horizon League

Saturday, January 21, 2023

News On The Horizon 1/21/2023

Cleveland State Women’s Basketball Gets Back In Win Column With 103-72 Victory At Wright State--csuvikings.com

Titans Race Past IUPUI In Indy As Davis Moves To #2 In NCAA In Scoring--detroittitans.com

Titans Battle Placing Four Players in Double Figures in Setback at IUPUI--detroittitans.com

Youngstown State Edges Out Green Bay, 63-60--greenbayphoenix.com



Panthers And Penguins Set For First-Place Showdown Saturday Night--mkepanthers.com

Milwaukee Picks Up Win Over Robert Morris in 'School Day' Showdown, 72-60--mkepanthers.com
MKE Welcomes Youngstown State to Cap Off Home Weekend--mkepanthers.com

Norse Prevail Over PFW as Electric Crowd Fuels Win--nkunorse.com

Looking for season-best fourth-straight win, Golden Grizzlies head to Indianapolis for Sunday clash with Jaguars--goldengrizzlies.com

Purdue Fort Wayne WBB Visits Wright State on Sunday--gomastodons.com

Colonials Take On Phoenix In Road Trip Finale--rmucolonials.com

RMU Falls Short to Milwaukee--rmucolonials.com

Cleveland State at Wright State: What to know about Saturday’s game--Dayton Daily News
“You Can’t Be Satisfied”: How Brandon Noel Overcame Physical and Mental Setbacks Early in Career, Becoming Raider Powerhouse--WSU Guardian

Women’s Basketball breaks school records in 3-pointers against Cleveland State--wsuraiders.com

YSU’s McBride excelling in return to starting five--Warren Tribune Chronicle
Penguins Visit Milwaukee for Horizon League Showdown--ysusports.com

Penguins Bounce Back with 63-60 Win at Green Bay--ysusports.com
YSU Looks to Continue Road Success at Milwaukee on Sunday--ysusports.com

#HLWBB Roundup – January 20--The Horizon League