Category Archives: Game Preview

Oakland is Lone Undefeated Team in H-League, as Talented Mountain West Opponent Looms

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have traditionally played among the most difficult non-conference schedules in college basketball. This season, they could realistically enter Horizon League play with 9-10 wins, as they are playing a very manageable schedule with more home games. … Continue reading

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Valpo Faces Tough Test Against Texas Southern in NIT First Round

The #1 seed Valparaiso Crusaders and the #8 seed Texas Southern Tigers have a lot in common heading into their NIT matchup Tuesday night in Indiana. Both teams won their respective conferences by three games with identical 16-2 regular season … Continue reading

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Only One Team Can Be Crowned…Horizon League Champion

2016 Horizon League Basketball Tournament Predictions I am more into writing feature stories, articles, and columns, rather than making prognostications. But it is tourney time. So let’s have some fun and make some predictions! Round 1 (Saturday) Cleveland State (9) … Continue reading

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Upsets Abound in Wild Thursday Night

Three upsets occurred in a surprising night of H-League play. The only team that was able to avoid the upset bug was the team one would most expect to, Valparaiso. The Crusaders held off a surprisingly solid Northern Kentucky team 64-52. … Continue reading

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Metro Series Continues With Pivotal Hardcourt Clash

Few people thought that Detroit Mercy (3-1) would have a better Horizon League record than Oakland (2-2) going into their January 16th matchup at Calihan Hall. All four of the games they have squared off in, since Oakland joined the … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Valparaiso at Oakland “Horizon League Heavyweights”

A pivotal game for early season conference positioning takes place on Friday night at 7 pm on ESPN2. Oakland (9-6, 1-1) looks to right the ship, coming off a narrow loss Monday versus Youngstown State. The Golden Grizzlies still feel … Continue reading

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