Loyola Escapes With a Victory In Overtime Thriller

The Final Score Tonight the Ramblers finally snapped their four-game losing streak. But they didn’t do it unscathed. They barley made it out of the Jones Convocation Center in one piece. Loyola had to make changes to it’s usual game plan from the beginning. They went with a three guard, two forward lineup instead of…

Loyola 33 Chicago State 22 Halftime

Ben Averkamp (24) has 7 points and 3 fouls. Loyola’s team captain hasn’t been too effective thus far. Up until the midway point in the first half, Averkamp only had 2 points. He would eventually get benched for the final three minutes of the half after getting into foul trouble early. But not to fear…

Valparaiso 75 Illinois-Chicago 70 Final Score

Both teams shake hands after a hard fought game. The Flames came out on the fire to start the second half. But missed shots, turnovers, and mistakes on defense would hurt them and ultimately cost them the game. After leading by as much as nine, the Crusaders began to take advantage of UIC’s mistakes and…

Valparaiso 33 Illinois-Chicago 30 Halftime

Gary Talton leads UIC with 8 points. It’s been a highly contested game so far as I expected. The Flames took a very quick 5-0 lead at the beginning of the game. But then the Flames began to miss shots and commit turnovers. The Crusaders were able to score points off of those mistakes. At…

UIC Looks to Get Back On The Winning Track

Fans are beginning to file into the UIC Pavilion on Chicago’s Near West Side tonight as the Illinois-Chicago Flames play host to long-time nemesis Valparaiso. The Flames come into this one losing four out of their last five. At the moment they are 10-5 (1-1 Horizon League), and they are not looking to repeat the…

Youngstown State 68 Loyola 66 Final

The Penguins celebrate their upset victory over the Ramblers. Loyola initially started the second half right where the left off in the first half. But halfway through they hit a snag and it cost them dearly. Star forward Ben Averkamp got into foul trouble early, Loyola’s defense had difficulty defending the outside shot, and they…

Loyola 35 Youngstown State 30 Halftime

Loyola forward Ben Averkamp (24) leads all scorers with 13 points. Ben Averkamp was the driving force behind Loyola’s first half comeback. Loyola took an early 6-2 lead, but missed shots, lack of defense in the paint, and the inability to rebound put Loyola in a hole. Turnovers also assisted Loyola in their first half…

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