Sunday, December 31, 2006

Midconfans News 12/29/2006-12/31/2006

Valpo 67, Chicago St. 64--The Chicago Tribune
College Basketball: Big Ten/Midwest Roundup--The Daily Southtown

Valparaiso 67, Chicago State 64

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Shawn Huff scored 17 points to lead Valparaiso (5-8) over Chicago State (5-12) in nonconference action. Royce Parran led Chicago State with 19 points, while Michael Henderson added 14 and John Cantrell 10.

Crusaders fire up, get past Cougars--The Post-Tribune
Familiar foe, unfamiliar situation--The Post-Tribune
VU holds on for win--The NWI Times
Haanpaa makes most of first start--The NWI Times
VU could be shorthanded in the paint--The NWI Times
Valparaiso 67, Chicago St. 64--CBS Sportsline
Valparaiso 67, Chicago St. 64--USA Today
Valparaiso 67, Chicago State
Valparaiso 67, Chicago St. 64--FOX Sports
CHICAGO STATE 64 VALPARAISO 67--Sports Illustrated
Crusaders Hold On to Defeat Chicago

Packages ready for concert, basketball--The Post-Tribune
Top 10 Local Stories of the Year--The NWI Times

NAIA power St. Francis looking to spring an upset on Crusader women--The Post-Tribune
Rietema Surpasses 1,000 Points--The Post-Tribune
Little things carry Crusaders--The NWI Times
Odd men out--The NWI Times
Crusaders back from vacation--The NWI Times
Athletes endorse the use of practice players--The NWI Times
Lady Cougars go cold to ice upset bid over D1 Crusaders--Cougar Athletics
Rietema Surpasses 1,000 Points as Valpo Downs Saint Francis

S. Utah 84, Chicago St. 66--The Chicago Tribune
Chicago State loses in Utah--The Chicago Tribune

Southern Utah

MEN'S BASKETBALL: SUU plays host to former Mid-Con foe Chicago State tonight at 7 p.m. before closing out 2006 on Saturday against Western State at 7:35 p.m. The Thunderbirds (8-5) have lost two straight games for the first time this season after falling at Weber State and Utah Valley State last week. The Thunderbirds had won five of six, including wins over both Weber and UVSC at home, before losing two straight on the road.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: SUU will say goodbye to 2006 on Saturday against Western State College, then welcome in 2007 on Tuesday against the University of San Diego.

Thunderbirds still unbeaten at
T-Birds soar over Western
T-Birds dunk Western State--The Spectrum
Mountaineers keep it close against NCAA Division I Southern Utah--Western Athletics
S. Utah 84, Chicago St. 66--USA Today
S. Utah 84, Chicago St. 66--CBS Sportsline
Southern Utah 84, Chicago State
S. Utah 84, Chicago St. 66--FOX Sports
CHICAGO STATE 66 SOUTHERN UTAH 84--Sports Illustrated
Thunderbirds Hold Off Western State--SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS

For SUU women, a win is a win--The Spectrum
Second Half rally comes up short for Western women--Western Athletics

College Basketball Roundup--The Daily Southtown

Brown 63, Western Illinois 59

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Damon Huffman scored 16 second-half points to lead Brown in the Flint Hills Resources Classic.

Huffman scored a game-high 21 points for Brown (5-7), including the game's final six points, all from the free-throw line.

Xavier Price led Western Illinois (4-8) with 14 points. Chris Gonzales added 11.

College Basketball: Big Ten/Midwest Roundup--The Daily Southtown

Howard 68, Western Illinois 67

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Will Gant made two free throws with no time remaining to give Howard (6-8) a win over Western Illinois (4-9) in the consolation game of the Islander Classic.

Gant was fouled on a last-second 3-point attempt with the Bison trailing by one. He missed his first free throw, but made the next two to win the game.

Gant led Howard with 14 points.

Jerryck Owens-Murrey had a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds for the Leathernecks, while Sammy Hunter added 14 points, Troy Okeson 12 and Xavier Price 11.

Free throws with no time sink WIU men--The Peoria Journal Star
Leathernecks comeback against Brown falls short--The Peoria Journal Star
Bears Second Half Rally Overtakes Western Illinois,
Brown 63, Western Illinois 59--CBS Sportsline
Brown 63, Western Illinois 59--USA Today
Brown 63, Western Illinois
Brown 63, Western Illinois 59--FOX Sports
BROWN 63 W ILLINOIS 59--Sports Illustrated
Howard 68, Western Illinois 67--CBS Sportsline
Howard 68, Western Illinois
Howard 68, Western Illinois 67--USA Today
Howard 68, Western Illinois 67--FOX Sports
HOWARD 68 W ILLINOIS 67--Sports Illustrated
Gant's Free Throws Lift Howard To Win--Howard Bison
Clutch free throw shooting sinks Western in opening round of Flint Hills Resources Classic--Western Illinois Athletics
Leathernecks fall 68-67 to Howard; Bison connect on free throws with no time on clock for win--Western Illinois Athletics

COLLEGE HOOPS: Grizzlies stop Rockets to snap losing streak--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland stops four-game skid--The Detroit News
Oakland happy to be back home--The Oakland Press
OU men vs. Toledo--The Oakland Press
OU’s Kangas plays over ankle injury--The Oakland Press
Toledo Falls To Oakland,
Oakland 88, Toledo
Oakland 88, Toledo 78--CBS Sportsline
Oakland 88, Toledo 78--USA Today
Oakland 88, Toledo 78--FOX Sports
TOLEDO 78 OAKLAND 88--Sports Illustrated
UT's defense AWOL again--Toledo Blade
Balanced Attack Leads Oakland Past Toledo,

On the Side--The Indy Star
Jaguars take tourney consolation game--The Indy Star
Fairleigh Dickinson 61, IUPUI 58--CBS Sportsline
Fairleigh Dickinson 61, IUPUI 58--Newark Star-Ledger
IUPUI 67, Radford 64--FOX Sports
IUPUI 67, Radford 64CBS Sportsline
IUPUI 67, Radford
IUPUI 67, Radford 64--USA Today
College basketball roundup--Daily Press

Austin Montgomery scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead IUPUI to a 67-64 win against Radford in the consolation game of the College of Charleston Holiday Classic. George Hill scored 16 points for the Jaguars (6-7). Reggie McIntyre scored a game-high 24 points for Radford (5-10). Chris Oliver notched a double-double for the Highlanders with 18 points and 12 rebounds.


MILESTONE MARIA: Fantanarosa Becomes Program's Winningest Coach as Miami Downs IUPUI,

Almost time for conference call--The Post-Tribune
Dec. 27 Mid-Con Men's Basketball Weekly
Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Dec.

Freshmen lead Ladies over McNeese--The Shreveport Times
Cowgirls Fall To
Ladies Close Strong to Defeat McNeese State--GoCentenary.Com

Gents put scare in Texas--The Shreveport Times
Gents to visit Texas in Austin--The Shreveport Times
Men's Basketball defeats Centenary,
Texas 76, Centenary 66--Yahoo Sports
Texas 76, Centenary
Texas 76, Centenary 66--CBS Sportsline
Texas 76, Centenary 66--USA Today
CENTENARY 66 TEXAS 76--Sports Illustrated
Texas 76, Centenary 66--FOX Sports
Texas gets past Centenary 76-66--Austin American-Stateman
Horns Win Ugly, 76-66--Burnt Orange Nation
Centenary 82, Texas State 81, OT--The Sporting News
Men's basketball: Area roundup: Centenary outlasts Texas State in overtime--San Antonio Express News
Centenary Squeaks By Bobcats in OT,
Gents Hang Tough with Texas in 76-66
Adams Lifts Gents to Overtime win at Texas State--GoCentenary.Com

UMKC Set To Open The New Year On The Road At Utah Valley State--UMKC Kangaroos

UMKC Falls To TCU, 68-45--UMKC Kangaroos

ORU's Caleb Green Named Player of the
ORU's Elisha Turek Tabbed Player of the
Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall 74--CBS Sportsline
Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall
Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall 74--Yahoo Sports
Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall 74--USA Today
Oral Roberts 76, Seton Hall 74--FOX Sports
ORAL ROBERTS 76 SETON HALL 74--Sports Illustrated
Men's Basketball Loses Heartbreaker to Oral Roberts,
Seton Hall can't hold off Green, Oral Roberts--The Star-Ledger
BYU 72, Oral Roberts 62--FOX Sports
BYU 72, Oral Roberts 62--USA Today
BYU 72, Oral Roberts 62--CBS Sportsline
Blair scores 26, but Liberty is routed--Richmond Times-Dispatch
College basketball roundup--Daily Press

Moses Ehambe scored 17 points, including four consecutive 3-pointers, to lead Oral Roberts (7-7) to a 90-58 win over Liberty in Provo, Utah. Ehambe scored 14 of his 17 points in the first 20 minutes. Larry Blair had 26 points for Liberty (6-7).

Turnovers Overshadow Larry Blair's 26 Points In 90-58 Loss Against Oral
Oral Roberts 90, Liberty 58--CBS Sportsline
Oral Roberts 90, Liberty 58--USA Today
Oral Roberts 90, Liberty
Oral Roberts 90, Liberty 58--FOX Sports
Golden Eagles smother Liberty--The Tulsa World
BYU outlasts Eagles--The Tulsa World
League honors Green--The Tulsa World
Green’s Late Free Throws Propel ORU Past Seton Hall, 76-74--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Green Reaches 1,000 Rebounds but Golden Eagles Downed by BYU, 72-62--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Balanced Offense Leads ORU Past Liberty, 90-58--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Hardin leads Eagles over Sugar Bears--The Tulsa World
Eagles roll past Evangel--The Tulsa World
Turek Tabbed as Player of the Week--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Golden Eagles Handle Lady Crusaders, 87-46--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Balanced Attack Leads ORU Past UCA, 88-55--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Monday, December 25, 2006

Midconfans News 12/24/2006

No. 6 UConn Routs Oakland, Mich. 85-53--The Chicago Tribune
Top 25 Roundup--Daily Southtown

No. 6 Connecticut 85, Oakland 53

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Kalana Greene had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Connecticut (9-0) beat Oakland (Mich.) to remain undefeated.

Oakland (4-8) scored the game's first point, but never led again. Nicole Piggott led Oakland with 14 points.

UConn used a 12-0 run to go up 25-7, scoring 18 of those 25 points in the paint.

Huskies use their size to run past the Golden Grizzlies--The Oakland Press
No. 6/6 Women's Basketball Dominates Oakland
No. 6 Connecticut 85, Oakland, Mich. 53--Yahoo Sports
No. 6 Connecticut 85, Oakland, Mich. 53--USA Today
Rout of Oakland keeps UConn
Golden Grizzlies Fall to #6 Connecticut

Valpo 64, San Francisco 59--The Chicago Tribune/span>
McPherson shines again as VU salvages seventh--The Post-Tribune
McPherson helps VU snap skid--The NWI Times
Dons Fall to Valparaiso 64-59 As Another Late Comeback Falls
Valparaiso 64, San Francisco 59--CBS Sportsline
Valparaiso 64, San Francisco 59--USA Today
Valparaiso 64, San Francisco
Valparaiso 64, San Francisco 59--FOX Sports
Crusaders Defeat Dons in Finale at Rainbow

Florida Atlantic 70, UMKC
Rice, Simmons Lift Owls Over Kangaroos,
Florida Atlantic 70, UMKC 61--CBS Sportsline
Florida Atlantic 70, UMKC
Florida Atlantic 70, UMKC 61--USA Today
Florida Atlantic 70, UMKC 61--FOX Sports
Rice leads big effort by small lineup--Sun-Sentinel

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Midconfans News 12/23/2006

Indiana 86, IUPUI 57--The Chicago Tribune
College Basketball Roundup--The Daily Southtown

Indiana 86, IUPUI 57

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lance Stemler had career highs of 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Indiana over IUPUI.

The Hoosiers (8-3) held the Jaguars scoreless for nearly four minutes to open the game as IUPUI (5-6) missed seven of its first eight field goal attempts.

Hoosiers smother Jaguars with defense--Indy Star
Indiana handles IUPUI with ease--The Post-Tribune
IU dominates IUPUI--The NWI Times
Hoosiers Crush Jaguars,
Freshman Bassett contributes 20; Indiana attacks
Indiana 86, IUPUI 57--Yahoo Sports
Indiana 86, IUPUI 57--CBS Sportsline
Indiana 86, IUPUI 57--USA Today
INDIANA 86 IUPUI 57--Sports Illustrated
Indiana 86, IUPUI 57--FOX Sports
Stemler's 21 points spark Hoosiers, 86-57--Louisville Courier-Journal

College Basketball Roundup--The Daily Southtown

E. Illinois 76, W. Illinois 56

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Romain Martin scored 20 points and Mike Robinson added 17 points along with 10 rebounds as Eastern Illinois topped Western Illinois.

Martin and Robinson combined for seven 3-pointers for Eastern Illinois (5-8), accounting for all the Panthers' success from behind the arc. Robinson also went 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Western Illinois (4-7) was led by 20 points from David Jackson, who was the team's only player to score more than eight points. The Leathernecks -- behind 34-25 at halftime -- were dismal from the field in the second half, hitting just 7-of-28 for 25 percent shooting.

Eastern Illinois had a 45-26 rebounding advantage for the game and finished at 50 percent shooting compared with a 33.3 percent overall performance by Western.

Kid Panthers slay Leathernecks--The Peoria Journal Star
Change is Good as Panthers Pick Up 76-56 Victory--Panther Men's Basketball
E. Illinois 76, W. Illinois 56--CBS Sportsline
Eastern Illinois 76, Western Illinois
E. Illinois 76, W. Illinois 56--USA Today
E. Illinois 76, W. Illinois 56--FOX Sports
Jackson tabs 20 points, Price scores 6 in debut as Western falls 76-56 to Eastern Illinois--Western Illinois Athletics

Last second shot sinks Westerwinds--The Macomb Journal

UVSC survives SUU's
T-Birds' rally falls short--The Spectrum
Wolverines Earn In-State Win Over Southern
Utah Valley St. 64, S. Utah 55--CBS Sportsline

Oakland women at No. 5 UConn--The Oakland Press

UMKC at Florida Atlantic--The Kansas City Star

Wow: Valparaiso men on record bad run--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's offense falters, again--The NWI Times
Crusaders drop eighth straight game--The NWI Times
49ers Sail Past Crusaders,
Charlotte 74, Valparaiso 62--Yahoo Sports
Charlotte 74, Valparaiso 62--CBS Sportsline
Charlotte 74, Valparaiso
Charlotte 74, Valparaiso 62--USA Today
Charlotte 74, Valparaiso 62--FOX Sports
Crusaders Drop Consolation Bracket Game to

Beverley, Weems Key Second-Half Hog Run in Win Over
Arkansas 68, Oral Roberts 56--USA Today
Arkansas 68, Oral Roberts 56--CBS Sportsline
Arkansas 68, Oral Roberts
Arkansas 68, Oral Roberts 56--FOX Sports
KNOCK ON WOOD : Sleepwalking Hogs avoid third loss in a row--Northwest Arkansas Times
Weems provides spark for Arkansas in victory over ORU--Northwest Arkansas Times
Arkansas-ORU--Northwest Arkansas Times
Golden Eagles fall to Arkansas--The Tulsa World
Green Reaches 2,000 Points, but Free Throw Disparity Dooms ORU in Loss at Arkansas--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Friday, December 22, 2006

Midconfans News 12/22/2006



BASKETBALL: Southern Utah's men's basketball team plays its final game before Christmas Friday when the Thunderbirds visit Utah Valley State for a rematch of a game played in Cedar City, Nov. 29. The Thunderbirds (8-4) have won five of their last seven, including a 68-60 win over Utah Valley State, Nov. 29, but lost a heart-breaker at Weber State Tuesday night as they went without a basket in the final five minutes to give up a six-point lead and eventually fall to the Wildcats, 59-57.

Thunderbirds hope to rebound from tough loss--The Spectrum

COLLEGE HOOPS--The Detroit Free Press

AUBURN 74, OAKLAND 55: DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the host Tigers (11-3) led from start to finish. Nicole Piggott scored 19 points for Oakland (4-7).

Auburn Women Claw Grizzlies
OU Heads East to Face #6
Oakland Unable to Overtake

IUPUI eager to make name for itself--The Indy Star

Only on the Web: Valparaiso falls again--The Post-Tribune
Creighton 68, Valparaiso
Funk Leads Men's Basketball Past Valpo,
Creighton 68, Valparaiso 43--CBS Sportsline
Creighton 68, Valparaiso 43--USA Today
Creighton 68, Valparaiso 43--FOX Sports
CU Men's Basketball: Funk back on target in Jays' rout--Omaha World-Herald
Valpo Falls to Creighton in First Round of Outrigger Hotels Rainbow

Punchless Crusader women fall again--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders give lackluster performance--The NWI Times
Women's Basketball Rolls Past
Turnovers Hurt Valpo in Loss to Central

WIU falls on last-second shot at MSU--The Peoria Journal Star
No TV replay necessary--Springfield News-Leader
Western losses to Missouri State on last minute shot, 47-44, at John Q. Hammons Student Center--Western Illinois Athletics

Leatherneck basketball tonight against Eastern available to watch on-line--Western Illinois Athletics

Hamilton leads Centenary past Tech--The Shreveport Times
Gents Down Bulldogs in CenturyTel
Centenary 82, Louisiana Tech 73--CBS Sportsline
Centenary 82, Louisiana Tech 73--USA Today
Centenary 82, Louisiana Tech
Centenary 82, Louisiana Tech 73--FOX Sports
LOUISIANA TECH 73 CENTENARY 82--Sports Illustrated
Gents Take Rivalry Tilt Over Louisiana Tech 82-73--GoCentenary.Com

Bluejay Women Soar Past Golden Eagles,
CU Women's Basketball: Bluejays hold ORU in check--Omaha World-Herald
Turek shows Bluejays what could have been--Omaha World-Herald
Women: Turek has career night in loss--Tulsa World
Turek’s Career Night Not Enough for ORU--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Tutt, Green accept new roles--Tulsa World

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Midconfans News 12/21/2006

Marquette 80, Oakland 62--The Chicago Tribune
College Basketball Roundup--The Daily Southtown

No. 19 Marquette 80, Oakland 62

MILWAUKEE -- Dominic James had 20 points and nine assists to lead Marquette (11-2) to the nonconference win over Oakland (6-8). Former Hillcrest star Jerel McNeal added 17 points for the winners.

Marquette gets Oakland after half--The Oakland Press
COLLEGE HOOPS: Marquette pulls away from OU--The Detroit Free Press
No. 19 Marquette Shoots Past Oakland,
No. 19 Marquette 80, Oakland 62--CBS Sportsline
James, McNeal power Marquette rout of
(19) Marquette 80, Oakland 62--Yahoo Sports
No. 19 Marquette 80, Oakland 62--USA Today
OAKLAND 62 MARQUETTE 80--Sports Illustrated
Heat star watches alma mater win--FOX Sports
Golden Eagles please VIP--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
McNeal's defense keys win over Oakland--The Marquette Tribune
Oakland Falls to No. 19/21 Marquette on the

OU women at Auburn--The Oakland Press

T-birds feel game just slipped
Late Wildcat Rally Earns Split with T-Birds--WSU Athletics
Weber St. 59, S. Utah 57--CBS Sportsline
Weber State 59, Southern Utah
Weber St. 59, S. Utah 57--USA Today
Weber St. 59, S. Utah 57--FOX Sports
Southern Utah Named College Insider Team of the
Thunderbirds Crack Mid-Major Top-25 For First Time Since 2001--SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS
Thunderbirds Travel To Utah Valley State--SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS

Roos bounced in OT--The Kansas City Star
Jackrabbits out jump Kangaroos in
South Dakota State 79, UMKC 71 (OT)
S. Dakota St. 79, UMKC 71, OT--CBS Sportsline
S. Dakota St. 79, UMKC 71, OT--USA Today
Jackrabbits Top Kangaroos In Overtime--UMKC Kangaroos
Kangaroos Head To The Sunshine State On Saturday--UMKC Kangaroos

No victory for White at home--The Kansas City Star
Kangaroos Fall 74-62 To Central Arkansas--UMKC Kangaroos

Valparaiso women edged by Irish--The Post-Tribune
Power of consistency--The Post-Tribune
Oh so close--The NWI Times
Rietema, Crusaders moving forward--The NWI Times
Irish Edge Valparaiso, 60-59 For Third Consecutive
Irish walk fine line to victory--The South Bend Tribune
Crusader Homestand Continues Thursday Night as Valpo Entertains Central

Crusader men tested again--The Post-Tribune
It's a working holiday for the Crusaders--The NWI Times
Crusaders Begin Play in Outrigger Hotels Rainbow

Tech, Centenary rekindle old rivalry--The Shreveport Times
Centenary and Louisiana Tech Square Off at CenturyTel Center--GoCentenary.Com

Southern Miss Women's Basketball Team Knocks Off Centenary,
Banged-up Lady Eagles win again--Hattiesberg American
Ladies Fall to Southern Miss, Bush Scores 27--GoCentenary.Com

Cann Named Women's Basketball Player of the
Vikings Stymie Jaguars In 51-37

Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Dec.

Griz fall in road test against Oral Roberts,
Oral Roberts 69, Montana 58--CBS Sportsline
Oral Roberts 69, Montana 58--USA Today
Oral Roberts 69, Montana
Oral Roberts 69, Montana 58--FOX Sports
Out of the ordinary: Griz fall to Eagles in unusual game of unlikely stars--The Missoulian
Oral Roberts 69, Montana 58: ORU gets points from new sources--The Tulsa World
ORU Notebook: Blackout--The Tulsa World
ORU-Arkansas to be Televised on Tulsa Cox Communications--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Ehambe, Liberty Lead ORU Past Montana, 69-58--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Women: Oral Roberts at Creighton--The Tulsa World

Leathernecks tip-off six-straight road games with trip to Eastern Illinois--Western Illinois Athletics

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Midconfans News 12/19/2006

College Basketball Roundup--The Daily Southtown

Western Illinois 74, Culver-Stockton 48

MACOMB, Ill. -- Sammy Hunter went 5-for-8 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points as Western Illinois (4-6) beat Culver-Stockton (6-10). Louis Johnson and David Jackson added 10 points each for the Leathernecks.

Senior leads Leathernecks to 74-48 win--The Peoria Journal Star
Wildcats Get Taste of Division I Basketball--Culver-Stockton College
Hunter records a career-high 22 points, leading Western to 26-point victory over Culver-Stockton--Western Illinois Athletics

Winds put streak behind them--The Macomb Journal
Women's basketball to start five-game road stand at Missouri State--Western Illinois Athletics

Wildcats seek to even score
Thunderbirds Travel To Weber State--SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS

OSU rolls over SUU women--The Spectrum
Cowgirl Basketball Gets Back On Winning Track Against Southern
Cowgirls top Southern Utah--The Stillwater NewsPress
Cowgirls cruise to 55-point win--The Tulsa World

Oakland at No. 19 Marquette--The Oakland Press
Carson transfers to IPFW--The NWI Times

Hitting the boards top worry for Crusader women--The Post-Tribune
Litka ready to take on Notre Dame--The NWI Times
Valpo Women Return Home Tuesday to Battle Notre

Jackets Get Back on Track With 92-52 Win Over
Georgia Tech 92, Centenary 52--CBS Sportsline
Georgia Tech 92, Centenary
Georgia Tech 92, Centenary 52--USA Today
CENTENARY 52 GEORGIA TECH 92--Sports Illustrated
Georgia Tech 92, Centenary 52--FOX Sports
Men�s Basketball Falls at Georgia Tech--GoCentenary.Com

Clock is ticking for the Eagles--The Tulsa World
Tutt Named Mid-Con co-Player of the Week--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
Men's Basketball Hosts Montana on Tuesday at Mabee Center--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles


UMKC Looks For Second Straight Win On Tuesday--UMKC Kangaroos

Kangaroos Victorious On The Road; Win 51-48 At Chicago State--UMKC Kangaroos

Monday, December 18, 2006

Midconfans News 12/18/2006

Valparaiso men getting better?--The Post-Tribune

Centenary 84, Sam Houston State
Women’s Basketball Snaps Streak, Defeats Sam Houston State--GoCentenary.Com

Tickets Still Available for Centenary vs. Louisiana Tech Game on Thursday--GoCentenary.Com

Turnovers Continue to Haunt Women's Basketball Team--GOPRAIRIESTARS.COM
WIU routs Prairie Stars--The State Journal-Register

MACOMB - Western Illinois rolled to a 34-14 halftime lead and beat the University of Illinois at Springfield 68-37 in a non-conference game.

Stephanie Lovingood scored 14 points to lead the NCAA Division I Westerwinds (2-8). Jasmin Woolfolk paced the NAIA Division I Prairie Stars (5-8) with nine points and seven rebounds.

Western downs Illinois-Springfield for the third-straight time, 68-37 at Western Hall--Western Illinois Athletics

Women: Southern Utah at Oklahoma State--The Tulsa World

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Midconfans News 12/17/2006

Ball St. 61, Valparaiso 40--The Chicago Tribune
Ball St. ends streak, adds to Valpo's--The Indy Star
Ball State's pressure crushes Crusader men--The Post-Tribune
Deep-sixed--The NWI Times
Stovall Leads Four In Double Figures In Win Over
Ball St. 61, Valparaiso 40--USA Today
Ball St. 61, Valparaiso 40--CBS Sportsline
Ball St. 61, Valparaiso
Ball St. 61, Valparaiso 40--FOX Sports
Guard refocuses, guides Ball State to dominating 61-40 victory--Muncie Star Press
Crusaders Fall At Ball State in Non-Conference

Long day for Valpo women--The Post-Tribune
Valpo drops third in a row--The NWI Times
Panther Overcome Slow Start to Top Valpo,
Panthers get blue-collar win over
Crusaders End Road Trip with Loss at Northern

Oakland Falls at

College Basketball Top 25 Roundup--The Daily Southtown

No. 1 UCLA 74, Oakland, Mich. 53

LOS ANGELES -- Darren Collison had 15 points and Arron Afflalo added 14 to help UCLA beat Oakland, Mich.

Josh Shipp had 13 points, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 12 rebounds for UCLA (9-0), which pulled away with an 18-0 run late in the first half and early in the second. Collison went 5-for-8 from the field and made all three of his free throws, and Afflalo shot 6-for-10 from the field.

Shawn Hopes had 17 points for the Grizzlies (6-7).

COLLEGE HOOPS: Top-ranked Bruins run past Grizzlies, 74-53--The Detroit News
No. 1 UCLA Cruises Past Oakland,
Late first half run leads UCLA past Oakland--The Oakland Press
Bruins Have No Trouble With
No. 1 UCLA 74, Oakland, Mich. 53--Yahoo Sports
Top-ranked Bruins use balanced attack to ace
No. 1 UCLA 74, Oakland, Mich. 53--USA Today
Collison, Afflalo key UCLA romp over Oakland, remain unbeaten--CBS Sportsline
No. 1 UCLA 74, Oakland, Mich. 53--FOX Sports
UCLA Overcomes Slow Start, Win by 21--Bruin Basketball Report
OAKLAND 53 UCLA 74--Sports Illustrated
[Online Exclusive]: Bruins knock off Golden Grizzlies with 74-53 win--The Daily Bruin
Flat and unhappy, Bruins win--Los Angeles Times
No. 1 UCLA Holds Off

WOMEN’S ROUNDUP--The Oakland Press

West Virginia 70, Oakland 61
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia (7-4) was led by Sparkle Davis’ 17 points, including a career-best four 3-pointers.
Chakia Cole was the only other Mountaineer in double figures, scoring 15 points.
Sophomore Jessica Pike (Clawson) tallied 19 points to lead all scorers, while senior Nicole Piggott had 17 points for Oakland (4-6).
Oakland will face Auburn on Thursday.

Golden Grizzlies Fall to West Virginia

T-Birds soar past Texas A&M
T-Birds bust Dustdevils--The Spectrum
TAMIU team’s drop games--Laredo Morning Times
Thunderbirds Cruise Past Texas A&M International--SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS

Barlow's 23 points spark Jaguars--The Indy Star
IUPUI 74, IPFW 57--CBS Sportsline
IUPUI 74, IPFW 57--USA Today
IUPUI 74, IPFW 57--FOX Sports
IPFW can’t overcome first-half troubles--JournalGazette

Irish Return From Break To Roll Past IUPUI,
Notre Dame steals 10-point win from IUPUI--Journal Gazette
Fast start stalls, but Irish roll--South Bend Tribune

Kangaroos snap out of their skid--The Kansas City Star
Kangaroos End Slide; Top Central Arkansas, 80-68--UMKC Kangaroos

Gents fall to SMU--The Shreveport Times
SMU Routs Centenary,
SMU 68, Centenary 40--CBS Sportsline
SMU 68, Centenary 40--USA Today
Woeful Shooting Plagues Gents in 68-40 Loss to SMU--GoCentenary.Com

Ladies Start Two-Game Roadtrip at Sam Houston State--GoCentenary.Com

Mocs Outlast Oral Roberts
Chattanooga 76, Oral Roberts 72--CBS Sportsline
Chattanooga 76, Oral Roberts 72--USA Today
Chattanooga 76, Oral Roberts
Chattanooga 76, Oral Roberts 72--FOX Sports
ORAL ROBERTS 72 CHATTANOOGA 76--Sports Illustrated
Oral statement for Mocs--Chattanooga Times Free Press
UT-Chattanooga 76, Oral Roberts 72: Tutt can't save ORU this time--The Tulsa World
Tutt’s Career Night Not Enough as Chattanooga Rallies Past ORU, 76-72--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

ORU scores in triple figures--The Tulsa World
Golden Eagles Roll Lady Cavaliers, 111-42--Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles

Leathernecks return home to face Culver-Stockton--Western Illinois Athletics