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14-seeded Oakland draws Kentucky in NCAA Tourney

On Sunday, Coach Greg Kampe said that since the championship win Tuesday night, everyone has been telling the Golden Grizzlies how great they are. Kampe encouraged his players to bask in their glory for a few days, as he felt they had...

#HLMBB Transfer Tracker 2024

As we have done ever year, the HoriZone Roundtable compiles a list of the players entering and existing their respective teams. This year, we've decided to start early, as coaching changes at Detroit Mercy and IUPUI have prompted players who are already...

Green Bay draws 11 seed; matchup with Tennessee 

Following its Horizon League Tournament Championship win last Tuesday, Green Bay secured the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Green Bay is returning to “The Big Dance” for the first time since the 2017-18 season, and learned its fate, earning an...

Vikings selected to open WBIT at Toledo

Cleveland State’s fourth consecutive postseason run will begin more like a 5K than a marathon. The Vikings will open play in the Women’s Basketball Invitational Tournament (WBIT) just 119 miles west of the Wolstein Center, in Toledo’s Savage Arena,...

To the Victors, Oakland Edition

Oakland has made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since joining the Horizon League, and Matt and Bob talk about the conference tournament, as well as the Golden Grizzlies' tourney opponent, Kentucky. They also talk about the coaching changes at IUPUI...

Vikings assistant Jackson hired by Youngstown State

Cleveland State assistant coach Melissa Jackson has been hired as the head coach of Horizon League rival Youngstown State, YSU announced on Thursday. "I want to thank Youngstown State University President Bill Johnson and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics...

Oakland secures first Horizon League Tournament crown

Greg Kampe admitted that when Oakland joined the Horizon League, he wasn’t worried about not winning. Oakland had made three NCAA Tournaments in the last eight years leading up to the conference change. It had become normal. So the...

#HLMBB Finals – Oakland bests Milwaukee; nets first-ever tourney crown

For Oakland, the years since arriving in the Horizon League in 2013 have provided a lot of close calls to reaching the top of the conference heap and getting the bid to the NCAA Tournament. But heartbreak after heartbreak greeted the Golden...

The other side of the stands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eYDkGQNZjE The final buzzer of a championship game is an exercise in chaos, from the immediate moment when the victorious team rushes the court to exchange leaping hugs. Suddenly, as if from the ether, commemorative hats and...

Phoenix punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Expectations are always high in Green Bay with the Phoenix women’s basketball program.  With 23 Horizon League titles and 16 league tournament championships entering this season, the NCAA Tournament is an expectation, not a goal.  After coming up short in the conference tournament and...