Archive for November 2009

Chicago City Rankings - 11/30

Note: This is the weekly spot where I’ll recap what happened for each of the five teams this blog covers and rank them. The rankings are a combination of subjectivity and (mostly) statistical analysis. It includes RPI, Basketball State, Ken Pomeroy, Sagarin and my own observations. It’s sort of like the BCS for Chicago. I’m... Read more »

Early season look at individual offensive efficiency

This is your Monday stats blast from Chicago College Basketball. Check back later in the day for the Chicago City Rankings – here is last week. Michael Thompson has been incredibly efficient on offense thus far this year. Three teams have outperformed early season expectations thus far this season. Northwestern, Loyola and DePaul each have... Read more »

Saturday Previews

Now that the turkey has digested and Thanksgiving has ended college basketball continues to fire into full swing. While college football will be the focus of many over the next two weeks, college basketball has some important games. Saturday is one of those days with four of Chicago’s college basketball teams in action. Previews for... Read more »
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Northwestern gets its big victory

John Shurna was one of the keys to Northwestern’s big victory with a career-high 25 points. The Northwestern Wildcats now have a victory which they can hang their hat on this season. The Wildcats defeated Notre Dame 72-58 in an exciting victory at UIC Pavilion in the Chicago Invitational Challenge. With the victory Northwestern will... Read more »

Northwestern gets its second chance

Drew Crawford’s play will be important for Northwestern on Friday. The Chicago Invitational Challenge presents Northwestern with its second chance to knock off a ranked opponent when Notre Dame meets up with the Wildcats at the UIC Pavilion on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT. The game is going to be aired on the Big Ten... Read more »

Giving Thanks

Each of the five college basketball teams in Chicago have something to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving. While you’re eating turkey and getting stuffed on stuffing these teams will be practicing and getting ready for opponents that await this weekend. Here’s what each team has to be thankful for, in alphabetical order. Chicago State... Read more »
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What to watch for - Chicago State and Northwestern

The back court play of Christian Wall will be particularly important for Chicago State against Eastern Illinois. Tonight Chicago State and Northwestern both take the court. The Cougars will be playing against Eastern Illinois at the Jones Convocation Center while the Wildcats will take on Liberty at Welsh-Ryan Arena for their second game in the... Read more »

Photos from Loyola vs. Western Michigan

Monday night’s game between Western Michigan and Loyola was very emotional. It made for some great photographic moments. Here’s a gallery of some photos from the game which the Ramblers pulled out 60-58.

Loyola's fabulous five defeat Western Michigan

The final five that finished the game out for Loyola on Monday. While Andy Polka, Terrance Hill, Aric Van Weelden, Marcus Thomas and Walt Gibler are never going to be confused with the famous Michigan quintet of the 1990′s, the Ramblers five were quite fabulous as they carried Loyola to a critical early season victory... Read more »
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Chicago City Rankings - 11/23

Note: This is the weekly spot where I’ll recap what happened for each of the five teams this blog covers and rank them. The rankings are a combination of subjectivity and statistical analysis. It includes RPI, Basketball State, Ken Pomeroy and my own observations. The Rankings: DePaul (2-1) Northwestern (2-1) Loyola-Chicago (2-1) Chicago State (3-1)... Read more »