Thursday, August 4, 2022

News On The Horizon 8/4/2022


Cleveland State Women’s Basketball Announces 2022-23 Non-League Slate--csuvikings.com



Daily Dirt – 8/4/22--Hoop Dirt

I have heard from multiple sources that Tennessee State assistant Ben Walker will be named as an assistant at Milwaukee. Walker, a Milwaukee native, has been at TSU since 2018, and has also been a D1 assistant at South Dakota State and Jackson State. An official announcement is expected shortly.



NCAA Basketball: Top 15 non-conference games for state of Michigan teams--Busting Brackets

Top 15 Non-Conference Games

15. Oakland at Syracuse on December 6th

Syracuse is undefeated against the Golden Grizzlies as they are 4-0 against them. They last played in 2019, the Orange men defeated Oakland that year by a final score of 74-62. The Golden Grizzlies and head coach Greg Kampe look to pull the upset on the road this year and it will be a difficult but not impossible task to complete.

NCAA Basketball: Top 15 non-conference games for state of Michigan teams--Busting Brackets

12. Oklahoma State at Oakland on November 13th

Last season, Oakland went to Oklahoma State and upset the Cowboys by a final score of 56-55. The Golden Grizzlies lost Jamal Cain who now plays with the Miami Heat but they added four transfers and return three starters and will have more depth in comparison to last season.

Oklahoma State is projected to be marginally better than last season but the Cowboys this year are playing at Oakland and the Golden Grizzlies in non-conference play going back to last season play very well on their home court in non-conference play. This should be a great game and Oakland may enter this game as a slight favorite.

11. Eastern Michigan at Oakland on November 19th

This will be an anticipated matchup between the Eagles Emoni Bates and the Golden Grizzlies Rocket Watts. Both are projected to be highly Impactful players for their new teams as both players come from big-name programs. Eastern Michigan and Oakland should be better than they were last season, especially the Eagles as both programs had a good off-season adding players from the transfer portal and bring back multiple starters from last season.

This will be a very early in the season match-up for both schools and the game very likely will be played in a sold-out arena, unlike last year when these two teams played one another in an exhibition game. This game will be a toss-up but Oakland should be the favorite in this one.

10. Oakland at Michigan State TBD

This is the return of Rocket Watts to East Lansing as he faces off against his former team. Watts played at Michigan State in his first two seasons of college before he transferred to Mississippi State where he played last season. Watts hopes to lead the Golden Grizzlies to victory over the Spartans this season.

Oakland played well early but lost to Michigan State last year on the home floor of the Detroit Pistons. Michigan State does not have the depth they had from last season but they will have a solid starting five led by their backcourt. Oakland has a strong backcourt as well so you can foresee that which team’s frontcourt plays the best will determine the outcome of the game. The Spartans have never lost to the Golden Grizzlies and they will be the favorites on their home court but don’t be shocked if Oakland finds a way to pull off the upset.



Mastodon Men’s Basketball Prepares for Portugal and Spain Tour--gomastodons.com



Mantoris Robinson Named Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach--ysusports.com

Sunday, July 31, 2022

News On The Horizon 7/31/2022


NCAA Basketball: 10 best players from state of Arkansas of last decade--Busting Brackets



101 Things Defining the Men’s College Basketball Offseason--Sports Illustrated

Who’s back?

Plus, some mid-major stars who decided to run it back:

  • Antoine Davis (42) tested the transfer portal but instead will play one more season for his father Mike at Detroit Mercy. If he stays healthy and produces at similar rates to his first three seasons, he could finish his career as the NCAA’s second-leading scorer all time.



Green Bay Men's Basketball to Play in Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic--greenbayphoenix.com



Roar Report Feature: A Perfect Fit - Bart Lundy--mkepanthers.com



Prep Sports Notebook: Leading scorer on Lloyd boys basketball team makes verbal commitment with NKU--Northern Kentucky Tribune