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Eric Simpson named Loyola head women's basketball coach

CHICAGO -- Loyola University Chicago has named Eric Simpson head women's basketball coach. Simpson becomes the seventh coach of the Loyola women's program, replacing Shannon Reidy, who guided the Ramblers for the previous four seasons. "I am extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity to lead the Loyola women's basketball program," said Simpson. "Having been educated at St. Ignatius and through some of my previous work experiences, I feel very comfortable ...

Butler's Brad Stevens Agrees To Contract Extension

INDIANAPOLIS - After completing another successful campaign at the helm of the Butler men's basketball team, head coach Brad Stevens has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the program through the 2015-16 season. Butler University President Dr. Bobby Fong and Director of Athletics Barry Collier made the announcement on Thursday (April 2). The Bulldogs have continued to thrive under the guidance of Stevens, who took over the reins following the team's run to the "Sweet ...

Horizon League, WebStream Productions announce expanded partnership for Horizon League Network

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Horizon League and WebStream Productions announced Tuesday (March 31) that they have expanded their partnership, with WebStream assuming day-to-day operations of the Horizon League Network (www.horizonleaguenetwork.tv) effective April 1. WebStream Productions will bring an increased level of experience in sports video production, live streaming and new media to improve the Horizon League Network (HLN) experience. Since its debut in 2005, HLN has streamed more than 1,200 live ...

Cleveland State falls to Arizona 71-57 in second round of NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - The new role as long shots seems to suit the Arizona Wildcats fine. Seeded only 12th, the NCAA tournament perennials took an early 14-point lead Sunday and advanced to the round of 16 by beating upstart Cleveland State 71-57. The Wildcats are appearing in the tournament for the 25th year in a row, two shy of the record. But they've never been seeded so low and drew criticism as undeserving of a berth. Now they're bound for the round of 16 for the 12th time since 1988, and they'll ...

Cleveland State shocks Wake Forest 84-69 in NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - Some 23 years later, Cleveland State still has a knack for first-round shockers in the NCAA tournament. The Vikings raced to an early 17-point lead Friday night and stunned one-time top-ranked Wake Forest 84-69. The win was reminiscent of Cleveland State's only other appearance in the tournament in 1986, when it upset Indiana and Bob Knight in the opening round. The Vikings (26-10) were seeded 14th then; they're 13th in the Midwest region this year. "We understand what ...

Women's Basketball Postseason Preview

POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT TEAMS National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament (NCAA) GREEN BAY (29-3) No. 1 seed in HL tournament HL tournament champions Own 21-game winning streak In postseason for 12th straight year @ LSU (18-10) -- Sunday, March 22 -- 7 p.m. ET Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, La. Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) BUTLER (19-11) No. 2 seed in HL tournament First postseason appearance since 1998 Best League record since 1997-98 One win from 20 in ...

Late Rally Falls Short as No. 21 LSU Edges No. 22 Butler, 75-71

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Butler has put together quite a few upsets in recent NCAA tournaments. Marcus Thornton kept LSU off that list. Thornton scored 30 points while coming through with one critical basket after another for hot-shooting LSU, which held off a late rally to beat the Bulldogs 75-71 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Tasmin Mitchell had 14 points and Chris Johnson added 12 points and four blocked shots for the Tigers (27-7), seeded eighth in the South Regional. ...

Valpo's Lenski, Kulaga Honored as U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS -- Valparaiso University baseball player Matt Lenski and women's basketball player Agnieszka Kulaga have been named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 15, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Thursday (March 19). Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette), a senior, hit safely in all three of Valparaiso's games last week to extend his hitting streak to 10 dating to last season. He went 2-for-5 with a home run, three runs-batted-in ...

Green Bays falls to Vermont 76-72 in first round of College Basketball Invitational

March 19, 2009 Box Score GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay's return to the postseason after more than a decade ended in tough fashion Wednesday night at the Resch Center, as the Phoenix (22-11) dropped a 76-72 game to Vermont (24-8) in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. The contest featured 11 ties and 16 lead changes. The Catamounts took the lead for good with one minute remaining on a tip-in by Marqus Blakely, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds, that made the score 71-70 in favor ...

HLN to provide NCAA Tournament coverage

INDIANAPOLIS - When Horizon League representatives Butler University and Cleveland State University travel to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament later this week, the Horizon League Network (HLN) will be along for the ride to provide fans with behind-the-scenes action, interviews, live blogs and much more. HLN reporter Damon Lewis will be making the trip to Greensboro, N.C. to cover the ninth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, while fellow reporter Adam Coppinger will give fans a taste of Miami, ...