Friday, March 21, 2008

News From The Summit 3/21/2008

Gettinger and Hemingway To Graduate; Forego Senior Seasons--UMKC Kangaroos

Season, streaks stopped by Jays Creighton 76, SDSU 69--Brookings Register
SDSU falls in first game--SDSU Collegian
Jacks fall to Bluejays in WNIT--SDSU Collegian
WNIT Game Factors--SDSU Collegian
Creighton ends SDSU's hopes of another WNIT run--Argus Leader
Jackrabbits vs Bluejays--Argus Leader
Jacks fall short in WNIT opener--Argus Leader
Video: Jacks fall in WNIT opener--Argus Leader
Women's basketball live blog 3/20--Argus Leader SDSU Blog
WNIT afterthoughts--Argus Leader SDSU Blog
Hot-shooting Creighton ends Jackrabbits'

Centenary takes break from basketball search--The Shreveport Times

Sh*tballed and Shortchanged--The Mid-Majority

It was humiliating and demoralizing, however, seeing teams with real scoring weapons -- squads like Kent State and Portland State and Oral Roberts -- bow out so meekly on Thursday. The Tournament is the ultimate crucible where every flaw is cruelly exposed, where heroes throw off the shackles of their statistical shortcomings and achieve the incomprehensible. But seeing one thing for five months, then the complete opposite for one day, does make one wonder which reality is real. Did everything that came before meant anything at all?

Pitt stays hot, crushes Oral Roberts--The Detroit News
ORU falls to fiery Pitt--The Tulsa World
ORU picks bad time to play at its worst--The Tulsa World
ORU Notebook: The run--The Tulsa World
ORU knocked out by full-strength Pitt--The Oklahoman
Pittsburgh Downs ORU in NCAA Tournament First Round,

Giving Finkbeiner his due--The Tulsa World

Why is the Summit Tournament headed to South Dakota?--The Tulsa Beacon

ORU Falls to Pitt in NCAA Tournament First Round--The Summit League

SDSU Falls to Creighton, 76-69, in Postseason WNIT--The Summit League

Thursday, March 20, 2008

News From The Summit 3/20/2008

Bison watching with interest--The Bison Zone

jacks have a Magic Number — 3--Brookings Register
Depth is SDSU's not-so-secret weapon--Argus Leader
Jackrabbits, Creighton have lots of similarities--Argus Leader
Video: SDSU depth great asset for team--Argus Leader

Eagles enjoying national attention--The Tulsa World
Eagles' underdog status is pretty familiar territory--The Tulsa World
SI likes ORU's shot to win two--The Tulsa World
ORU Notebook: Standing up for big brother--The Tulsa World
Three keys to the game--The Tulsa World
NCAA Notebook: Sutton interested fan and father--The Tulsa World

NCAA Women's Tournament Notebook--The Tulsa World

Closing in: ORU coach Jerry Finkbeiner is three wins shy of 200 in his career at Oral Roberts.

After a 19-13 campaign this season, Finkbeiner is 196-158 and the school's all-time leader in victories in women's basketball.

ORU's success brings some peace to school's tumultuous year--The Oklahoman

News From The Summit 3/19/2008

Class, neutrality missing in Summit championship game--JagBytes
A note from Coach Hunter--JagBytes
Jags snubbed in post-season--JagBytes

Not enough wins leads to one big loss--Western Courier

Vogel signs with Lynx--Brookings Register
Jacks happy to host--Brookings Register
WNIT fever strikes SDSU again--SDSU Collegian
Madness returns to SDSU--Argus Leader
Vogel signs with WNBA's Minnesota Lynx--Argus Leader
Video: Jacks excited about playing in WNIT--Argus Leader
Jacks would host in Round 2, too--Argus Leader SDSU Blog
SDSU, Creighton to square off in WNIT

ORU plays at 2 p.m. Thursday--The Tulsa World
Defensive power is ORU's ace--The Tulsa World
Golden Eagles Set to Collide with Pitssburgh in NCAA Tournament First

NCAA's women's notebook--The Tulsa World

Geography lesson: Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt had to give her top-seeded Volunteers a little geography lesson Monday night.

It seems no one on the nationally-ranked squad had ever heard of Oral Roberts University.

"Where is Oral Roberts, coach?" senior guard Alexis Hornbuckle asked when the matchup flashed on the television screen during the Women's Selection Show for the NCAA Tournament.

Return trip: Oral Roberts will make its second trip to West Lafayette, Ind., for the NCAA Tournament.

The 16th-seeded Golden Eagles will
face Tennessee in first-round action Sunday at the Mackey Arena.

ORU visited West Lafayette in its first NCAA Tournament trip in 1999, when it lost to Purdue 68-48 in first-round action.

This is the Golden Eagles fourth trip to the big dance in the last nine years.

Lucky 13: ORU junior Jenny Hardin became the 13th player in ORU history to reach 1,000 points in her career and the eighth to do it in less than three years.

The former Claremore standout forward currently has 1,007 points in 80 career games.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

News From The Summit 3/13/2008-3/15/2008

The Boubacar 3/13/2008 (Awards Edition)--The Mid-Majority

Summit League (POY: George Hill, IUPUI; COY: Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts)

Mid-Majority Badlands Player of the Year: George Hill, IUPUI. The 6-2 junior came back from a foot injury that claimed the majority of his 2006-07 season, and re-established himself as the conference's best pure shooter. His 21.5 ppg came off 54 percent shooting, and he showed some rebounding prowess as well with a team-leading 6.8 rebounds.

Mid-Majority Badlands Coach of the Year: Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts. He's had to replace the two best players in school history (Caleb Green and Ken Tutt), but he's brought another generation of ORU heroes to a third straight league title. Consistent excellence despite changing personnel is one of the hardest things to do at this level, and the mark of a premier program.

Mid-Majority Mascot Fight of the Year: We'd heard rumors about this, but there was a very real fight between Jaws the (IUPUI) Jaguar and Oral Roberts' Eli the Eagle at the Badlands title game, and we have YouTube. Enjoy. [1][2]

Foul shots kill hope of title for T-Birds--The University Journal

Women's score record low 62-34--The University Journal

2 tourneys give IUPUI hope for postseason--The Indy Star
IUPUI would fit Horizon--Indy Star Butler Insider

Incoming Recruit Dibble Named To Michigan Class B AP all-State First Team--UMKC Kangaroos

Season in Review: Men’s Basketball--The Spectrum

Ruley will be missed--The Spectrum
Ruley, five seniors cap off successful season over break--The Spectrum

Boasting the nation’s third-longest home winning streak, SDSU prepares for second WNIT berth--Brookings Register

Flaska let go as Centenary coach--The Shreveport Times
Flaska and Centenary Part Ways after 3 Seasons--GoCentenary.Com