No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
The star of this year’s NCAA Tournament wasn’t heavily recruited. And the man who ultimately found Frank Kaminsky is now the head coach at UIC.
Illinois and UIC finished the first half tied and kept the remainder of the game head-to-head. UIC took the win by a mere three points, snapping Illinois’ seven-game winning streak.
It’s an idea that makes a lot of sense, but has never gained any steam. Why don’t all of the Chicago-area college basketball teams play each other in a yearly challenge?
Sources close to the University of Wisconsin basketball program have confirmed that UIC will hire UW assistant coach Howard Moore to take over for the recently retired Jimmy Collins.