The Latest On Chicago Area College Basketball

  March Madness is in full swing with numerous local teams involved and here is the latest….. The Illinois Fighting Illini won their first NCAA Tournament game in two years with Friday’s victory over Colorado by the final score of 57-49. The Illini were able to contain Buffaloes star forward Andre Roberson by limiting him…

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…

Horizon League Media Day

    On Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the Horizon League’s annual media day. It is a preseason event hosted by the college basketball conference every October as a way to promote the upcoming basketball season. For the 2012-2013 season the Horizon League will have nine teams: Illinois-Chicago {UIC}, Loyola, Valparaiso, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green…

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