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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    UIC losing streak reaches 6 games with loss at Milwaukee

    For the second straight game and third time in the last four, UIC (5-17, 1-6 Horizon) led in the second half but wound up defeated. The Flames took their largest lead of the night Thursday in the...

    • Posted January 30, 2015
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    DePaul drops second straight at Providence

    After starting its three-game road trip on a high note with a win at Seton Hall last week, DePaul (11-11, 5-4 Big East) fell for the second straight time away from home Thursday afternoon at Providence (16-5,...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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    VanVleet, Wichita State grind out Loyola for season sweep

    Wichita State has dominated several Missouri Valley Conference games over the last two seasons. Loyola, which joined the MVC last season, has never defeated Wichita State, but the Ramblers have never fallen victim to the Shockers’ domination...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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    McDonald’s All-American Game rosters announced

    The McDonald’s All-American Games announced their rosters Wednesday for the 2015 game. For the fifth straight year, the game will be played at the United Center in Chicago.   East Team Dwayne Bacon, 6-foot-6 small forward, committed...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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    Faith in defense lifts Northern Iowa to national prominence

    Northern Iowa trailed by 12 points against Illinois State with 10:46 remaining. In a hostile road environment at Redbird Arena, a come-from-behind win seemed unlikely for the Panthers. Their win probability had sunk below 10 percent, according to Kenpom....

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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    Chicago Weekly Awards: Jan. 26

    It’s time for the weekly Chicago awards. Every week, The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week from the six schools in the Greater Chicago Area: DePaul, Northwestern, UIC,...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    Top 25 Rankings for the Week of Jan. 26

    1. Kentucky (19-0, 6-0 SEC). Last week: 1 Kentucky remained perfect with wins against Vanderbilt and South Carolina. The Wildcats’ chances at finishing the regular season are getting close to 50 percent on Kenpom.   2. Virginia...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Jan. 26

    1. Gonzaga (20-1, 9-0 WCC). Last week: 1 Gonzaga continued to make quick work of the WCC with easy wins against Saint Mary’s and Pacific last week. The Bulldogs are in line for two more victories with...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Jan. 26

    1. Illinois (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten). Last week: 1 Illinois split a pair of games last week, beating Purdue but losing to Minnesota. The Illini have a good chance to get back to .500 in the Big...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    WATCH: 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left completes Northern Iowa comeback at Illinois State

    Trailing by 12 points in the second half at Illinois State, it appeared Northern Iowa’s six-game winning streak was coming to a close. But the Panthers rallied, and this 3-pointer by forward Nate Buss with 5.2 seconds left...

    • Posted January 25, 2015
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