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Patience pays off for UIC in third year of McClain era

Ever since he took the job in 2014, UIC head coach Steve McClain has returned to the word “process.” And after the Flames gutted...
Clayton Custer

MVC Awards picks for the 2017-18 season

I gave up my MVC vote when I moved back to New York, but that won't stop me from debating all-conference picks anyway! I picked...

Freshman center Cameron Krutwig has Loyola Chicago as a mid-major threat

Cameron Krutwig’s combination of size and skill doesn’t come through a small, mid-major program like Loyola Chicago often. Yet the 6-foot-9 big man who’s...

Horizon League Preview: Oakland, Northern Kentucky, and their Big 3’s lead...

It's a new era in the Horizon League with Valparaiso out and IUPUI in. But even though the Crusaders had won four of the...
Missouri State forward Alize Johnson

2017-18 MVC Preview: Missouri State and Loyola lead the way with...

The Valley is entering a wacky season. With Wichita State's move to the AAC, the conference is wide open. SIU coach Barry Hinson expects...
Doug Elgin, MVC

MVC Round Table: How should the Valley attack conference expansion?

What should the Missouri Valley Conference do to replace Wichita State? One addition? Three? Where do you see the Valley going? Dave Reynolds, Peoria Journal...

What Wichita State’s move to the AAC means for Loyola

At least in the short term, Wichita State's decision to leave the Missouri Valley for the American is a blessing for Loyola. Twice in the...

Final Illinois Rankings for the 2016-17 season

The state of Illinois finally ended its shutout streak in the NCAA Tournament with Northwestern going dancing. Aside from that? It was a somewhat...

Wichita State cracks Kenpom’s early top five for 2017-18

You may have caught wind of my Twitter rant the other day that, if someone wanted to, they could construct a very reasonable argument that...

UIC advances to CBI semifinals with 80-71 win over George Washington

UIC continued its postseason run Monday with an 80-71 over George Washington in the CBI quarterfinals. The Flames led by 17 with 8:14 remaining, but a...