If you want to talk about spoilers in the Horizon League, then maybe we best start talking about Youngstown State. The Penguins have been pushing the tempo even harder than they did during the nonconference season, and managed to top 100 points this week.
That was in no small part due to the work of Cameron Morse who turned in some impressive performances of his own.
It started Monday when Youngstown State went into Oakland and came away with a 100-98 victory over the Golden Grizzlies, no small feat in that gym. Morse would go 8-for-17 from the floor, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range on his way to 23 points. He would add four rebounds and six assists in the victory.
The Penguins had a little more trouble with Milwaukee on Thursday night, losing 81-65. But Morse still had a solid game in the loss, totaling 18 points and adding two assists.
The biggest game of the week, and one of the best performances of January so far, came Saturday against Green Bay. Morse would go 13-for-18 from the floor, and an amazing 15-for-17 at the free throw line, totaling 44 points as Youngstown State walked away with a 103-93 win. He would add three rebounds and two steals to that impressive line.
For his three game performance this week, Morse is our Mid-Major Madness Player of the Week.
Also considered: Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga; James Kelly, Marshall; Ethan Telfair, Idaho State; Ryan Rhoomes, Fordham; Alec Peters, Valparaiso.
Mid-Major Madness Players of the Week:
Week 1: Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
Week 2: Wes Washpun, Northern Iowa
Week 5: Kay Felder, Oakland
Week 6: Chris Horton, Austin Peay
Week 7: Roderick Bobbitt, Hawaii
Week 8: Chris Hass, Bucknell
Week 9: Cameron Morse, Youngstown State