Posts tagged "Chicago State"

Piecing together another challenging Chicago State non-con slate

Chicago State has established quite a tradition of filling out its non-conference schedule with some of the most reputable programs in men’s hoops. And why not? Big schools pay big bucks for what could be considered easy wins, and the Cougars seem more than eager to cash the checks — a practice not uncommon among... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 5

The final day of the Chicago 5 Tournament features the game of the tournament and one final local battle.  Loyola went to the Jones Convocation Center, but Chicago State still wasn’t able to pull out it’s first victory. Once again the Ramblers had four players in double-figures as Geoff McCammon scored 16, Walt Gibler 10 and... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 3

The Chicago 5’s third day of simulations brings us one game that was supposed to happen this season and didn’t plus an intriguing matchup that should happen soon.  UIC and Chicago State were originally scheduled to play in 2010-11, but when Tracy Dildy left the Flames to become the new head coach of the Cougars... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 2

Day two of the tournament brings us Northwestern’s first appearance, versus Chicago State, and UIC playing DePaul. The Wildcats welcomed the Cougars to Welsh-Ryan Arena and even though things were interesting for awhile Northwestern pulled out a 73-58 victory. Michael Thompson scored a game-high 21 points and John Shurna scored 13 points and grabbed seven... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 1

The first two games on the series featured a couple of match ups that were actually played as DePaul takes on Chicago State and UIC and Loyola face off. The Blue Demons got to play at home again in my simulation and took home a 68-43 victory in a game that was much slower than... Read more »

The Chicago Five

One of the fantasies of this here blog with regards to college basketball is that someday all of the coaches in Chicago will get together with their athletic directors and convine them that they think an annual series is a great idea. Unfortunately last season wasn’t the time to do it apparently. While Oliver Purnell... Read more »

Season Recap: Chicago State

This is the first of five season recaps that will appear this week. There will be one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking. It was also going to be like this during Tracy Dildy’s first season at Chicago State. Benjy Taylor wouldn’t have left the job for an assistant coach position at Hawaii... Read more »

Where do we go from here?

Well, the college basketball season in Chicago has officially come to a close with Northwestern’s loss last night at Washington State. It’s been a heck of a season as three schools broke in new head coaches, the Wildcats made their third straight postseason – and finally won a game, and Loyola changed head coaches. The... Read more »

Chicago State in Final Four of WBI

It’s not just the men that are in postseason play right now. The women are as well and Chicago schools are making their fans proud. The Chicago State women’s basketball team led by head coach Angela Jackson has won two straight road games to reach the Final Four of the WBI (the equivalent of the... Read more »

Postseason Preview: Great West 1st Rd.

Sure, there’s no NCAA Tournament bid at the end of the line, but that doesn’t mean that the teams playing in the Great West Conference Tournament at the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah don’t care. There’s the opportunity to play postseason basketball (in the CIT) and a lot of pride on the line. Basically the... Read more »