Chicago State Looks to Continue it’s Winning Streak While Loyola Looks to Break it’s Losing Streak

Both teams are on the court for early warm-ups.

In a rare January non-conference match-up, the Chicago area tonight will be treated to another North Side VS South Side addition of college basketball.

Tonight from the Jones Convocation Center off of 95th and King Drive, the Chicago State Cougars play host to the Loyola Ramblers.

These two programs come into tonight’s contest with very contrasting stories. Although the Cougars are struggling again this season, they have won their last two games.

The 6-14 (1-1 Great West) CSU Cougars have won by an average of 25 points in their last two contests. A 77-53 victory over Illinois-Benedictine , and a 81-56 win over Houston Baptist.

The Cougars have been led by clutch shooting from forwards Jeremy Robinson and Quinton Pippen {Son of Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen}.

Tonight they will have a tough task on their hands as they take on the Ramblers from Rogers Park.

Despite the fact that Porter Moser’s team has lost four in-a-row, the Ramblers are 3-1 against Chicago area teams this season.

Perhaps tonight will be the night that they can break their four game funk and establish themselves as the elite in Chicago hoops this year.

Accomplishing this feat will not be easy, Loyola’s last four games have been lost by seven points or less. Their defense has collapsed in the final seconds of these games, despite the fact that star forward Ben Averkamp has carried this Ramblers squad every step of the way.

Tonight it will be survival of the fittest that decides this one.

You can follow me during the game on Twitter @GabeSalgado82 #Q101Sports


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