Tag: Geoff McCammon

Was Hill more important than McCammon for Loyola?

For some background on what’s going on here please check out the post from yesterday. Loyola had three players this season that played over 45% of the team’s minutes and used more than 20% of the team’s possessions: Geoff McCammon, Terrance Hill and Walt Gibler. Three other players: Ben Averkamp, Courtney Stanley and Andy Polka,... Read more »

The correlation between scoring margins and player offensive efficiency

Way back on December 1, 2010 Loyola was 7-0 and Butler was coming to play the Ramblers at the Gentile Center. There was a lot of hope in Rogers Park that Loyola would shake off its status as a lower division member of the Horizon League and start challenging the big boys. Well, for 40... Read more »

Third annual All-Chicago College Basketball Teams

Thompson was the heart and soul of the Northwestern team that tied the school record with 20 wins and reached the quarterfinals of the NIT. He averaged 15.9 ppg and 4.3 assists per game while finishing 13th in the nation in minutes percentage. He never came off the court and he'll be super difficult for Northwestern to replace next season.
With the season complete it’s time for one of my favorite posts, the All-Chicago College Basketball teams. I’ve taken the five teams around the city and compressed them into the 10 players that stood out the most during the season. There were some tough calls, especially on the second team, but I think these are... Read more »

McCammon wins Sixth Man of the Year in Horizon League

The Horizon League Tournament starts tomorrow and I’ll have full coverage of it tonight, but first the league awards were announced this afternoon. Cleveland State’s Norris Cole was named the conference’s Player of the Year. It’s an award he richly deserves. Though if they wanted to give it to Matt Howard of Butler (with a... 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 »

Stanley's big shot carries Loyola past UIC, 67-66

Heroes are created in rivalry games. On Wednesday at UIC Pavilion the hero for Loyola was Courtney Stanley. The point guard’s three as time expired in overtime gave the Ramblers a 67-66 victory over cross-town Horizon League rival UIC. Stanley received the pass from Terrance Hill and drained the jumper from the left wing as... Read more »

Loyola and UIC battle for Chicago

When Loyola and UIC play on Wednesday night all the thoughts about where each team stands in the Horizon League race will be forgotten. Sure, both teams are staring at road games in the first round, but this is about bragging rights in the city. For the seniors, of which there are many on the... 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 »