Tag: Jeremy Buttell

All-Chicago Chicago College Basketball Team

The season is over and I’ve waited quite a while to do this considering Northwestern played the final area basketball game of the season more than a week ago. Still, I wanted to take some time, decompress and then select an All-City team. One of the things I did this season when selecting the team... Read more »

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 »

UIC Season Epilogue

Jeremy Buttell’s presence in the paint will be missed next season at UIC. It is difficult for things to end. And even if that thing has been difficult, trying and unfortunate, it doesn’t really help the pain. Fans of UIC will learn that lesson now as possible the worst season in Flames history ended with... Read more »
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All-Conference Horizon League Teams

The Horizon League announced their official all-conference teams today. Loyola’s Walt Gibler was named the Sixth Man of the Year. The players on the official first team were: Gordon Hayward, Butler – Player of the Year Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay Norris Cole, Cleveland State Shelvin Mack, Butler Matt Howard, Butler Just for fun, I ran... Read more »

UIC loses at Milwaukee, Flames to play Panthers in Horizon League Tournament

Jeremy Buttell scored 16 points and grabbed 6 boards, but the Flames fell to Milwaukee at the Pavilion in their final regular season game. Apparently two wins is the maximum amount of prosperity the UIC Flames can stand at any one time. The Flames had a chance against Milwaukee to get their first three-game winning... Read more »

Photos from UIC vs. Milwaukee

Photos from the first half of the game between UIC and Milwaukee on Saturday. It is Senior Day at the Pavilion. Spencer Stewart, Jeremy Buttell, Kris Harris and Chris Buchanan were honored before the game started. Lots of photos of Stewart, but all of the seniors are featured. Note: At the end of the season... Read more »
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Loyola and UIC prepared to right the ship

Jeremy Buttell (here shooting over Loyola’s Geoff McCammon) and the UIC Flames have a tough game tonight against Cleveland State. Loyola’s Andy Polka and UIC’s Jeremy Buttell wrote all the right things in their blog posts over at the Chicago Tribune’s Players Only blog. Both teams are struggling near the bottom of the Horizon League... Read more »

Flames are searching after loss to Butler

Jimmy Collins needs to find another way for the Flames to stay in games and pull out wins down the stretch of the season. Jimmy Collins sounds like a defeated man. The UIC head coach is desperately searching for answers. The Flames are struggling and Saturday afternoon’s 84-55 blowout loss to Butler only highlighted the... Read more »

Jimmy Collins knew the UIC offense didn't work

And it seems like he’s try to fix it. The Flames have struggled in Horizon League play thus far. Teams are locking down on Robo Kreps. Unless he gets to the free throw line 18 times, there’s no way he can be an effective scorer with all the attention that’s being paid to him. Originally... Read more »
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Jeremy Buttell's play a positive for the Flames

UIC has had a lot of struggles this season. The Flames are a rebuilding program after graduations, transfers and academic struggles left the team gutted. Almost the entire starting lineup needed to be replaced or patched – as was the case until Spencer Stewart returned at point guard – and there were a lot of... Read more »