All posts by Jesse Kramer

About Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Catch and Shoot. He is a sophomore at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also writes for The Daily Northwestern. In the past, he has worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, as a sports reporter for the Riverdale Press, and as sports editor for Heschel Helios.
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    Yale 70, UIC 58

    UIC (1-2) lost its first game of the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic to Yale (2-1) Friday, 70-58. The Flames fell behind by 14 points at halftime and could not get closer than 10 points in the second...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • WATCH: Tekele Cotton throws down one-handed dunk on Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin
    WATCH: Tekele Cotton throws down one-handed dunk on Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin

    Wichita State is on its way to improving to 2-0 this season with a big lead on Memphis in the second half. One play that helped the Shockers built that lead was this emphatic dunk from high-flyer Tekele...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    Win at Stephen F. Austin puts Northern Iowa on track for at-large bid

    There’s a ton of basketball left to play and a ton of work left to do, but Northern Iowa picked up its first résumé-building win Tuesday at Stephen F. Austin. The Panthers defeated the Lumberjacks 79-77 in...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    Flames frontcourt shines as UIC holds off Western Illinois

    There were plenty of rocky spots in UIC’s home-opener win against Western Illinois on Monday night. But one piece of the team that looked in midseason form was the Flames’ starting front line of junior Jake Wiegand and...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    UIC edges Western Illinois in home opener

    UIC (1-1) faced a familiar situation on the final possession of its home opener Monday night. The Flames, who lost at DePaul Friday on a late 3-pointer, once again needed a defensive stop. This time, the Flames held a...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    Loyola 78, McKendree 68

    Loyola improved to 2-0 Monday night with a 78-68 victory against Division II McKendree. The Ramblers torched the Bearcats with 60% field-goal shooting. Although they were out-rebounded 28-23, the Ramblers dominated inside scoring with 48 points in...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    Rapid Reaction: UIC 67, WIU 64

    UIC improved to 1-1 Monday, defeating Western Illinois 67-64 in its home opener. Here are some initial notes on the game: UIC is going to be more fun to watch this season. With Kelsey Barlow gone, the Flames...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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    Big Ten announces first Player and Freshman of the Week honors

    It’s only a few days into the college basketball season, but after opening weekend the Big Ten announced its first Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week. Michigan State guard Travis Trice took home Player of...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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    UIC announces early signing period class

    From UIC press release: UIC head men’s basketball coach Howard Moore announced the addition of three players to the Flames’ 2015-16 roster on Thursday, Nov. 13. The trio of newcomers includes junior college transfer Burak Eslik (G,...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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    UMKC’s Martez Harrison earns WAC Player of the Week honors

    Coming off a stellar freshman season, UMKC sophomore Martez Harrison did not skip a beat in the Kangaroos’ season opener. The 5-foot-11 guard exploded for 26 points, three assists and three steals in the team’s upset victory at...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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