Tag: Paul Carter

Chicago 5 - Leaders and Wrap Up

When I started this little exercise I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to go. Basically I just wanted to see how WhatIfSports engine did with simulations and also get a feel for the tournament. The 10 games that were played didn’t include too many buzzer beaters, but it seems like part of that... Read more »

Bizoukas transferring from DePaul

When you do a great job recruiting as a new head coach there is going to be some roster attrition. Right now DePaul is going through that process. As Lindsey Willhite pointed out yesterday, the Blue Demons have to find a few more scholarships for their incoming recruits. Well, one reportedly opened up today with... Read more »

A third wheel is a good thing at UIC

For some background on what’s going on here please check out the post from Wednesday and this one about Loyola from yesterday. Before we begin there’s something you need to know about the difference between UIC and Loyola. The Ramblers were much more dependent on their offense to win basketball games. As a team Loyola’s... 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 »

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 »

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 »

UIC's loss to Butler shows lack of balance

Paul Carter had a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards and Robo Kreps scored 22 points, including the 1,500th of his career, but UIC couldn’t beat Butler last night in Indianapolis. What did Butler have in the 72-65 win that UIC didn’t? Balance.  Carter and Kreps were the only players with more than 6... Read more »

UIC's losing streak reveals a lot of problems

UIC is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak. The Flames are now 0-8 in Horizon League play, though one of those was before this recent problem, and things don’t look to be getting any better any time soon.  What’s been the problem? Well, I have a couple theories. I’ve split this up into... Read more »

UIC getting closer to first Horizon League win

An odd game at the UIC Pavilion ended with a familiar refrain as the UIC Flames dropped a close game, 72-69, to the Detroit Titans on Saturday. The loss drops UIC to 0-5 in the Horizon League and lifts Detroit to 4-1 in league play and into a tie for first in the conference. The... Read more »