Tag: Tracy Dildy

Tracy Dildy expanding junior college recruiting empire

Former UIC assistant and current Chicago State head coach Tracy Dildy built a name for himself finding and recruiting the best junior college prospects that the state of Illinois had to offer. Where many schools focus chiefly on high school recruiting, Dildy has found his niche grooming relationships with what seems to be an extensive... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Chicago State loses to Olivet Nazarene again

It’s not like Chicago State couldn’t have seen this coming. Last season Olivet Nazarene came to the Jones Convocation Center and walked away with a 75-68 victory. This season the Cougars scheduled the Tigers for Senior Night. The visitors once again weren’t very gracious to their hosts and ruined Chicago State’s final home game with an... Read more »

Chicago State evens up Great West record

When I talked to Chicago State’s Tracy Dildy following his team’s Great West opening loss to Utah Valley he told me two things: 1) That his team really needed a victory. 2) That they were going to do better than 2-10 record that Pomeroy projected for his team coming into conference play. Well, tonight the... Read more »
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The puzzling season of Chicago State's Christian Wall

Chicago State is struggling right now. The Cougars haven’t beaten a Division I team since Nov. 26 and haven’t beaten anyone in almost a month. Tracy Dildy’s team needs a spark and Carl Montgomery needs help. There’s a player that was picked to the Great West second team in the preseason who has become an... Read more »

Defense dooms Chicago State in Great West opener

Chicago State came into Saturday’s game against Utah Valley searching for a new beginning after a difficult non-conference schedule that saw the Cougars go 3-13 with just one win over an NCAA Division I squad. The start of Great West Conference play against the Wolverines at the Jacoby Dickens Center offered a chance to begin... Read more »

Photos from Chicago State vs. Utah Valley

A full recap of the game is coming later, but here are some photos from Utah Valley’s 93-82 victory over Chicago State tonight at the Jacoby Dickens Center in Chicago, IL. With the victory the Wolverines are now 1-0 in the Great West Conference and the Cougars are 0-1.
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Too much turkey, DePaul falls

I’ll have a lot deeper analysis of the style of play that Oliver Purnell plays next week, but here’s a wrap up of some recent college basketball games for Chicago’s teams. Remember, Loyola plays at San Francisco this afternoon at 4 p.m. CT. (Check out these PDF game notes!) Cal State Northridge 88, DePaul 66... Read more »