Tag: Robo Kreps

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 »

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 »

Polka and Kreps honored

Two Chicago seniors have been named finalists for the Chip Hilton Award. The award is given to a graduating senior for his outstanding character, leadership and talent. Andy Polka of Loyola and Robo Kreps of UIC are both finalists for the award along with Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra. Kreps and... Read more »

Season Recap: UIC

This is the second of five season recaps that will appear this week. There will be one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking. After UIC finally escaped the Jimmy Collins era in August of 2010, Howard Moore brought a new style of basketball and promise to the Flames. Unfortunately he didn’t bring... 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 »

Horizon League Teams via Player Ratings

So I was perusing the APBRMetrics forums looking for some interesting research in college basketball, because what else would I do with some free time in my day, and I stumbled across NCAA Player Ratings. I think the work that Statman is doing is very impressive and it just so happens that he recently posted the player... Read more »

Butler quiets Kreps, but UIC record books forever changed

In his 123rd game as a Flame, and his last in a white jersey (as pointed out by Kyle Whelliston), departing senior Robo Kreps had few words after a 27 point Butler blowout in front of the biggest crowd the Pavilion has seen this season.  “This one’s going to stick with me for a while.... 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 »

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 »