Tag: Andy Polka

Season Recap: Loyola

This is the fourth of five season recaps that will appear this week. There will be one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking.

Polka and Kreps honored

Two Chicago seniors have been named finalists for the Chip Hilton Award. The award is given to a graduating senior for his outstanding character, leadership and talent. Andy Polka of Loyola and Robo Kreps of UIC are both finalists for the award along with Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra. Kreps and... Read more »

Loyola falls in final home game to St. Peter's

Loyola played it’s final home game of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Gentile Center. It was a going away party of sorts for Andy Polka, Geoff McCammon and Terrance Hill, along with fellow senior Ryan Sterling. Unfortunately, St. Peter’s didn’t want to participate in the fun of the Sears Bracket Buster. The Peacocks... Read more »

Norris Cole, Valparaiso victory, highlight Horizon Saturday

The Horizon League had a little bit of everything on Saturday. Norris Cole became the second player in the last 15 years to score at least 40 points and grab at least 20 rebounds in Cleveland State’s victory over Youngstown State, Loyola and Milwaukee each got comfortable victories and Valparaiso and Butler continued to assert... Read more »

Poor shots, turnovers, leave Ramblers reeling

Loyola couldn’t find a rhythm offensively in the first half and it cost the Ramblers a chance at a home Horizon League victory as they fell 66-57 to Milwaukee at the Gentile Center on Thursday night. Loyola shot 17-51 from the field and committed 15 turnovers on the way to loss which drops Jim Whitesell’s... Read more »

Loyola improving as back end of conference play starts

The Horizon League schedule is designed such that you really get a chance in the middle to reboot your conference season. Some teams take advantage of it and have a much better second half. Others falter as teams see them for a second time.  The hope is that a veteran team like Loyola will be... Read more »

It's time for Loyola and UIC to prove themselves in Horizon League

Horizon League play reopens on Thursday night with a full slate of four games. Saturday there’s a fifth (because Valparaiso and Butler will play their pair game) and with that the league will be officially restarted. Things didn’t go so well for Loyola or UIC the first time around. Loyola dropped a pair of games... Read more »

The real work begins now for Loyola

It was like deja vue in the Joseph Gentile Center on Wednesday night. Butler and Loyola traded punches like two heavyweight boxers. And while it seemed like the Bulldogs had delivered the knock out on a few occasions, the underdogs took the blows until the end, only to lose by decision.  The thing is, I... Read more »

Live coverage of Loyola vs. Eastern Illinois

Going to do something a little different tonight. You can get live-coverage of the game here on the blog with photos, commentary, statistics and insight. Please leave any questions in the comments. If this works out well I’ll try doing it again later in the season. Thanks! (Posts are in chronological order with the most... Read more »

The rolling punches of Loyola

Manny Pacquiao is fighting tonight, and while the Loyola Ramblers don’t have a knockout punch like the great boxer, they have the rolling punches of many different scorers to help them pull out victories like their 86-74 triumph over Indiana State on Saturday in the Nick Kladis Classic. The Ramblers had five players in double... Read more »