Tag: Aric Van Weelden

Photos of Chicago College Basketball Seniors

Things have been light here over the past weekend because I was at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston this weekend. I have some new ideas from the conference that I’m going to use in the analysis during the off-season here, but obviously there was a lot to talk about over the weekend. I’ll... Read more »

Loyola and UIC headed on the road in Horizon League Tournament

Aric Van Weelden’s return last night was a bright spot in Loyola’s loss to Valparaiso. After last night’s results it is official that the road to the Horizon League title won’t go through Chicago. Loyola’s loss to Valparaiso on Thursday night guarantees that the Ramblers won’t be hosting a home game. Loyola could’ve hosted a... Read more »

Loyola needs to play to its strengths

Maybe Aric Van Weelden was more important than anyone realized. Loyola is in trouble. The Ramblers have lost five of their last six games against Horizon League opponents and after a great start to the season have dropped to 12-7 (3-6). The numbers back up Loyola’s demise. The Ramblers have the third worst efficiency margin... Read more »
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Ramblers on the radio

Aric Van Weelden hit the game-winner for the Ramblers on Friday night. When I was a child I used to listen to the Princeton Tigers play some of their road games on the radio. The Ivy League is almost never on television and it was the only way to follow some of the players that... Read more »

Quick Thoughts: Loyola vs. Canisius - Half 1

Marcus Thomas has 14 points on 4-6 three-point shooting in the first half. Just some quick thoughts in bullet point format from the first half. The Ramblers still need to find a way to get Ben Averkamp the ball more inside. He’s 3-4 shooting in 13 minutes. He’s an efficient scorer, something Loyola needs. I... Read more »

Photos from Loyola vs. Robert Morris

I wanted to put up a couple of shots from Loyola’s exhibition game last night. Here’s Andy Polka back in action on the defensive end. There are some more shots of Ben Averkamp and Aric Van Weelden after the jump. Andy Polka playing defense on the perimeter during the first half of Monday’s exhibition. Ben... Read more »
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Young Loyola earns impressive exhibition victory

Ben Averkamp led the Ramblers with 21 points. It was apparent just from one night that these are no longer your 2008-09 Loyola Ramblers. The 2009-10 version debuted against Robert Morris on Monday night with a 92-62 victory at the Gentile Center. Loyola took a six-point halftime advantage and put the game away with an... Read more »