Archive for December 2009

Northwestern, Illinois and expectations

Northwestern lost to Illinois, 89-83 in overtime, tonight at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL. This wasn’t a game I expected the Wildcats to win in the Big Ten. While the Illini are a young team, they are a talented one as well. Coming into the game Ken Pomeroy had the Wildcats ranked 53rd and the... Read more »

Not ready to declare Northwestern an NCAA Tournament team yet

Yes, Northwestern is ranked 25th in the nation according to the AP, but that doesn’t mean the team’s long NCAA Tournament drought (read: forever), is about to come to an end. Sure, the Wildcats look like an NCAA team at the moment, but a lot could change during Big Ten play. I certainly think that... Read more »

Chicago State's Carl Montgomery named Great West Player of the Week

Chicago State’s Carl Montgomery was named the Great West Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to two victories in the HoopTV Las Vegas Classic last week. Montgomery was named to the All-Tournament team for his efforts which included 7 points and 7 rebounds against Eastern Washington and a 23-point, 8-board explosion in the... Read more »
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Northwestern is ranked!

Headline pretty much says it all, but a quick analysis of this joyous occasion is after the jump. Northwestern is ranked #25 this week in the AP Top 25. I think that about says it all. It is the Wildcats’ first national ranking since January of 1969. Northwestern received 144 votes, easily out distancing Gonzaga... Read more »

Three games on tap after the holidays

After teams took the weekend off so players could celebrate the holidays a lot are returning to action tonight. For some, like Loyola, it is the final tune-up before conference play begins. For others, like DePaul, conference play has arrived. Chicago State is back on the road and in action as well. Full previews after... Read more »

Loyola and UIC are very different heading into Horizon League play

Sorry that this preview of the Horizon League is a little late, the holidays have a way of getting the best of everyone. With conference play already going full swing in the league there is a lot to talk about. I’m covering the Horizon League for Rush the Court this season, so there is a... Read more »
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Northwestern could be an elite member of the Big Ten

There are no games for a few days as teams take off for the holidays. Happy holidays to everyone. This is the second in a series of conference previews for each of the 4 conferences that the 5 Chicago College Basketball teams play in. Thursday was the Big East, Sunday I’ll look at the Horizon... Read more »

DePaul looking at the bottom rung of the Big East again

There are no games for a few days as teams take off for the holidays. Happy holidays to everyone. This is the first in a series of conference previews for each of the 4 conferences that the 5 Chicago College Basketball teams play in. Check back Saturday for the Big Ten, Sunday for the Horizon... Read more »

Chicago State improving at right time

Carl Montgomery led the Cougars to a victory over Wagner with 23 points. Chicago State earned its fifth win of the season and second straight against Wagner on Wednesday in Las Vegas. The Cougars defeated the Seahawks 78-63 in the final round of the Las Vegas Classic. Wagner would be a middle of the pack... Read more »
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Chicago State gets a victory in Las Vegas Classic

First a mea culpa as the preview for this game was somehow left out of Tuesday’s post. Kabangu Tshinga Kasamba had 11 points to help the Cougars get their first victory over an NCAA Division I opponent this season. Chicago State went to the Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday night and came back a winner.... Read more »