January 2007 Big Ten
Big Ten Highlights January 20 2007
Wisconsin topples Illinois… Northwestern stuns Minnesota
Michigan St buries Penn St… Ohio St stymies Iowa…
Indiana over Connecticut
Jan 21 2007 College Basketball by basketballhistorian.com
Men’s College Basketball
* Wisconsin topples Illinois 71-64 the visiting Wisconsin
Badgers men’s basketball team won its 15th consecutive game
and showed the fans at Assembly Hall in Champaign Illinois
why they are ranked Number 2 in the nation. Wisconsin, 19-1
for the season and 5-0 in Big Ten action, rallied from a 62-59
deficit nearing the 4 minute mark in the game. Badgers guard
Kammron Taylor led Wisconsin with 20 points, hitting 5 of 10
field goals, and was a perfect 8 from the free throw line and
teammate Alando Tucker had 17 points. Shaun Pruit led
the Illini with 19 points, hitting 7 of 11 field goals.
* Northwestern stuns Minnesota 55-40 in a battle between
cellar dwellers the Northwestern Wildcats won its first Big
Ten game of the season, 11-8 overall, 1-5 in Big Ten. Vince
Scott scored a team high 15 points and Kevin Coble had13
points and Jeff Ryan had 6 steals for NU. Minnesota fell
to 7-12 overall and 1-4 in Big 10 play.
* Michigan St buries Penn St 91-64 led by Drew Neitzel 28
points the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team
jumped off to a 45-23 half time score and never looked back.
Drew Neitzel scored 17 points in the first half and for the
Game made a resounding 11 of 17 field goals. Teammate
Goran Sutton scored 16 point. Michigan St raised its record to
16-4 overall, 3-2 in Big Ten play, Penn ST fell to 10-8
overall, 1-4 in Big Ten.
* Ohio St stymies Iowa 82-63 led by Greg Oden career best
29 points the Ohio State Buckeyes cruised past the Iowa
Hawkeyes. Tyler Smith led Iowa with 21 points. Ohio St
is 16-3 overall and 4-1 in Big Ten play while Iowa fell to
10-9, and 2-3.
* Indiana over Connecticut 77-73 in a non-conference game
the Indiana Hoosiers won its 5th consecutive game. Roderick
Wilmont led Indiana with 23 points, teammate DJ White
scored 21. Roderick Wilmont scored 2 field goals in the last
2 minutes of play, and made 8 of 11 field goals attempted.
Robinson scored 21 for Connecticut. Indiana is 14-4 overall
and 4-1 in Big Ten play. UCONN lost its 5th game in its
last 7 starts and fell to 13-5 overall. Basketball Historian
Updated review for DePaul Basketball January 11 2007
2007 DePaul Men’s Basketball
So far this season, as of January 11 2007, the DePaul Blue
Demons men’s basketball team has a 10-7 overall record,
including an 1-2 mark in the Big East Conference.
Senior Sammy Mejia is leading the Blue Demons in scoring
with 15.7 points per game, sophomore Wilson Chandler is
right behind with a 15.4 ppg average .
Sammy Mejia and Wilson Chandler are tied in rebounds with
6.7 per game and Sammy Mejia and sophomore Jabari Currie
are tied with 2.8 assists per game, junior Cliff Clickscales is
next with 2.7 apg. As a team DePaul has scored an average
of 71.4 points per game.
2006-2007 DePaul Men Basketball Players
Sammy Mejia 15.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.7 apg… Wilson Chandler
15.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.4 apg… Draelon Burns 9.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg,
Karron Clarke 7.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 0.8 apg… Marcus Heard 6.8
ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.4 apg… Will Walker 5.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.2 apg
Wesley Green 3.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.5 apg. Jabari Currie 3.2 ppg,
1.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, Cliff Clickscales 1.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.7 apg,
Loren Thompson 1.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg, o.1 apg, Adam Handler 0.6
ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.0 apg, Keith Bulter 0.2 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.2 ppg
2007 DePaul Men’s Basketball Stats by Basketball Historian
Men's College Basketball January 11 2007
NCAA Results around the nation
College Basketball News of the Day January 11 2007
Oakland defeats Valpo 81-76… Northwestern gears up
for game against No 3 Wisconsin Badgers… Illinois center
Marcus Allen has nose broken
* Oakland Golden Grizzles defeat Valparaiso Crusaders 81-76
Erik Kangas made a last minute 3-point shot to help the visiting
Oakland men’s basketball team score a come from behind win
over host Valparaiso. Samuel Haanpaa hit 5 three-point shots
and 6 ft 8 inch sophomore Urule Igbavboa scored 20 points,
and pulled in 8 rebounds for the losing Crusaders. Samuel
Haapaa, a 6 ft 8 inch freshman from Kerava Finland had 15
points in the tightly fought contest. Valpo’s Shawn Huff, 6 ft 6
inch junior forward from Helsinki Finland had 11 points, making
3 of 11 FG, and 4 of 4 FT.
In the last minute of play, Brandon McPherson, a 6 ft 1 inch,
freshman guard out of Lawrence North High School in
Indianapolis, was called for a foul while setting a screen for
Valparaiso, setting up a successful two shot free throw
by Oakland’s Vova Severovas, tying the score. Brandon
McPherson responded with a quick layup giving Valpo a
76-74 lead. Rick Billings made two clutch free throws
during the last 30 seconds of the game. Oakland has an 8-9
overall record and 1-0 in Mid-Continent Conference.
Valparaiso fell to 6-9 and 1-1 in the conference. Attendance:
4,067 in Valparaiso.
* Illinois Men’s Basketball Injury List: Backup center Marcus
Allen has joined other victims of the Illini injury list. It was
announced Marcus Allen broke his nose in the first half of
Wednesday night’s game. He’ll be out a while because of the
severe pain. Starting point guard Chester Frazier is still
limping after a groin injury suffered in the above game. Chester
Frazier is on the wait-and-see list for Saturday’s upcoming game.
* Wisconsin men’s basketball rolls into Evanston Illinois to play
Northwestern. Enjoying a highly successful season the Wisconsin
Badgers have a 12 game winning streak going and are rank No 3
in the nation. Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said, ‘I don’t
think it matters to us who we play. We’re not playing well, not
rebounding, so it doesn’t matter who we play. We have to worry
about ourselves.’ Wisconsin is 16-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Northwestern is 10-6, 0-3 in the Big 10.
The NU Wildcats must find a way to stop Alando Tucker, who’s
averaging 20 points per game. Brian Butch, a 6 ft 11 inch
power-packed center, has played a major role in the success of
Wisconsin this season. Brian Butch has muscled in 10 points per
game and pulled in a solid 6.4 rebounds per game.
NU Senior forward Tim Doyle seemed to disagree, ‘I’d rather
play them later in the year, but that’s the way the schedule is.
We’re playing so many young players right now every Big Ten
game is an adjustment.’ Two freshmen are vying for the starting
role in the other forward spot. Last week’s starting freshman
forward Kevin Coble turned an ankle in Wednesday’s game and
may not be ready for Saturday’s against Wisconsin. If not, Jeff
Ryan, a 6 ft, 6 inch, freshman from Glenbrook South High School not
far from Evanston, is slated to make his first start of the
2006-2007 season. Center Vince Scott is the only Northwestern
player averaging in double numbers, 10.0 ppg.
Men’s College Basketball by basketballhistorian.com
In 2005-2006 the Illini went 26-7 overall
Illinois 2006-2007 Preseason Preview
Coach Bruce Weber is counting on his squad to reach the
top of the ladder in Big Ten competition. Last year’s squad
went 26-7 overall and 11-5 in Big Ten play.
The Illini have two very high rated guards, senior Rich McBride
and junior Chester Frazier. Both are extremely quick and capable
of supplying points on offense and can harass opponents on
defense. Forward Shaun Pruitt and Warren Carter are slated to
provide some quality rebounding and are highly regarded for
their shooting abilities. 6 ft 11 inch, freshman center Brian
Carwell, Proviso East in Maywood IL, is highly rated but
remains a question mark until he acquires some experience.
Illinois Coach Bruce Weber said this, ‘I think Warren Carter
is the key to our team, He’s talented enough to be a
difference-maker, but does he have that inner fire? We’ll see.’
The following list of Illinois Basketball Players is from Big Ten
2006 Illinois Basketball Roster
Includes Uniform #, Name P, Class
#1 Trent Meacham Guard So; #2 Chris Hicks Guard Jr;
#3 Chester Frazier Guard So; #5 Jeremiah Wise Guard So;
#21 Brian Carwell Center Fr; #22 Steve Holden C/F So;
#25 Calvin Brock Guard So; #31 Jamar Smith Guard So.
#33 Rich McBride Guard Sr; #34 CJ Jackson Forward Fr;
#41 Warren Carter Forward Sr; #42 Brian Randle Forward Jr.
#44 Marcus Arnold Forward Sr; #50 Richard Semrau Forward
Fr; #55 Shaun Pruitt
Illinois 2006 Roster by basketbasllhistorian.com
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