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. He also writes for Wildcat Digest on 247Sports. In the past, he has worked as a reporter for The Daily Northwestern, a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, a sports reporter for the Riverdale Press, and sports editor for Heschel Helios.
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    Rapid Reaction: UIC 79, Northern Kentucky 77

    UIC continued its surge Saturday with a 79-77 victory against Northern Kentucky. The Flames, who have now won three of their last four games, erased an eight-point deficit in the second half and held on as UIC center...

    • Posted February 13, 2016
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    MVC Roundtable: Newcomer of the Year, Southern Illinois and more

    A sampling of Missouri Valley Conference beat writers check in on the league as we near the second half of February:   1. Who is your pick for the MVC’s top newcomer (freshman or otherwise)? Dequon Miller,...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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    Growth starting to show as UIC wins 2nd of last 3 games

    UIC has a 2-10 record in the Horizon League, but coach Steve McClain is focused on his team’s 2-1 record during the second half of the 18-game slate. “I’ve chosen to look at it that way because...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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    Rapid Reaction: UIC 64, Wright State 59

    CHICAGO — Dominant performances by Tai Odiase and Dikembe Dixson led UIC to a 64-59 victory Thursday against Wright State. The Flames led for the final 17:42 and have now beaten the Raiders three consecutive times at UIC...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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    Kay Felder breaks Horizon League assists record

    When Oakland point guard Kay Felder found teammate Nick Daniels for a 3-pointer Thursday with 11:11 remaining in the second half, he set a new Horizon League record for career assists. Felder, a 5-foot-9 junior, now has...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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    Rapid Reaction: Loyola 54, Bradley 43

    Loyola gained further separation from the bottom of the Missouri Valley on Wednesday with a 54-43 win against Bradley at Carver Arena. Here’s how the Ramblers earned their second straight road victory:   Loyola (12-13, 5-8 MVC)...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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    Rapid Reaction: No. 1 Villanova 86, DePaul 59

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — No. 1 Villanova used a 19-0 run Tuesday to cruise past DePaul, 86-59, at Allstate Arena. Here are The Catch and Shoot’s thoughts on a dominant victory for the nation’s top-ranked team:   Turnovers...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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    Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 8

    Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area. Here...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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    Illinois Rankings for the Week of Feb. 8

    1. Northwestern (16-8, 4-7 Big Ten). Last week: 2 Northwestern ended its five-game losings streak with an easy win against Minnesota. Still in search of a quality win, the Wildcats head to Ohio State on Tuesday.  ...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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    Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Feb. 8

    1. Valparaiso (20-4, 10-1 Horizon). Last week: 2 2. Wichita State (17-6, 11-1 MVC). Last week: 1 3. Monmouth (19-5, 11-2 MAAC). Last week: 4 4. Little Rock (21-2, 11-1 Sun Belt). Last week: 5 5. Saint Mary’s...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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