Loyola Ramblers men's basketball

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Loyola Ramblers
2016–17 Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team
Loyola Basketball logo.png
University Loyola University Chicago
Conference Missouri Valley
Location Chicago, IL
Head coach Porter Moser (6th year)
Arena Joseph J. Gentile Arena
(Capacity: 4,486)
Nickname Ramblers
Student section Rambler Rowdies
Colors Maroon and Gold
         
NCAA Tournament champions
1963
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1963
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1963
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1963, 1964, 1985
NCAA Tournament appearances
1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1985
Conference tournament champions
1985
Conference regular season champions
1980, 1983, 1985, 1987

The Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team represents Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The Ramblers joined the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2013,[1] ending a 34-season tenure as charter members of the Horizon League.[2]

In 1963, Loyola won the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament (then the "NCAA University Division") men's basketball national championship under the leadership of All-American Jerry Harkness, defeating two-time defending champion Cincinnati 60-58 in overtime in the title game. All five starters for the Ramblers played the entire championship game, without substitution.

Surviving team members were honored on July 11, 2013 at the White House to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their victory. The entire team was inducted in November of that year in the College Basketball Hall of Fame. As of 2015, Loyola remains the only school from the state of Illinois to win a men's Division I basketball national championship.[3] And a first-round regional victory by Loyola on March 11, 1963 over Tennessee Tech remains a record margin of victory (69 points) for any NCAA men's basketball tournament game.

Racial integration[edit]

The Loyola University Chicago teams of the early 1960s, coached by George Ireland, are thought to be responsible for ushering in a new era of racial equality in the sport by shattering all remaining color barriers in NCAA men's basketball. Beginning in 1961, Loyola broke the longstanding gentlemen's agreement (not to play more than three black players at any given time), putting as many as four black players on the court at every game.[4] For the 1962-63 season, Ireland played four black Loyola starters in every game. That season, Loyola also became the first team in NCAA Division I history to play an all-black lineup, doing so in a game against Wyoming in December 1962.[5] In that season's NCAA tournament, Loyola defeated the all-white team of then-segregated Mississippi State by a score of 61-51, a game especially notable because the Bulldogs defied a state court order prohibiting them from playing against a school with black players.

In 1963, Loyola shocked the nation and changed college basketball forever by starting four black players in the NCAA Championship game. Loyola's stunning upset of two-time defending NCAA champion Cincinnati, in overtime by a score of 60-58, was the crowning achievement in the school's nearly decade long struggle with racial inequality in men's college basketball, highlighted by the tumultuous events of that year's NCAA Tournament.[6] Loyola's 1963 NCAA title was historic not only for the racial makeup of Loyola's team, but also due to the fact that Cincinnati had started 3 black players, making 7 of the ten starters in the 1963 NCAA Championship game black.[7]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Ramblers have appeared in five NCAA Tournaments. Their record is 9–4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1963 Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Tennessee Tech
Mississippi State
Illinois
Duke
Cincinnati
W 111–42
W 61–51
W 79–64
W 94–75
W 60–58
1964 Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Murray State
Michigan
Kentucky
W 101–91
L 84–80
W 100–91
1966 Round of 22 Western Kentucky L 105–86
1968 Round of 23 Houston L 94–76
1985 #4 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Iona
SMU
Georgetown
W 59–58
W 70–57
L 65–53

NIT results[edit]

The Ramblers have appeared in four National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 5–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1939 Semifinals
Championship Game
St. John's
Long Island
W 51–46
L 44–32
1949 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
CCNY
Kentucky
Bradley
San Francisco
W 62–47
W 61–56
W 55–50
L 48–47
1962 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Temple
Dayton
W 75–64
L 98–82
1980 First Round Illinois L 105–87

CBI results[edit]

The Ramblers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) once, winning it in 2015. Their record is 5–0.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2015 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Rider
Oral Roberts
Seattle
Louisiana–Monroe
Louisiana–Monroe
W 62–59
W 86–78
W 63–48
W 65–58
W 63–62

Yearly records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Unknown (1913–1915)
1913–14 Unknown 0–2
1914–15 Unknown 8–3
Unknown: 8–5 (.615)
Percy Moore (1915–1916)
1915–16 Percy Moore 10–3
Percy Moore: 10–3 (.769)
Unknown (1916–1917)
1916–17 Unknown 1–3
Unknown: 1–3 (.250)
Bill Feeney (1920–1921)
1920–21 Bill Feeney 7–4
Bill Feeney: 7–4 (.636)
Harry Rhodes (1921–1922)
1921–22 Harry Rhodes 0–6
Harry Rhodes: 0–6 (.000)
Jack Tierney (1922–1923)
1922–23 Jack Tierney 5–7
Jack Tierney: 5–7 (.417)
Lenny Sachs (1923–1942)
1923–24 Lenny Sachs 8–11
1924–25 Lenny Sachs 4–11
1925–26 Lenny Sachs 13–8
1926–27 Lenny Sachs 13–4
1927–28 Lenny Sachs 16–4
1928–29 Lenny Sachs 16–0
1929–30 Lenny Sachs 13–5
1930–31 Lenny Sachs 8–7
1931–32 Lenny Sachs 15–2
1932–33 Lenny Sachs 14–7
1933–34 Lenny Sachs 7–8
1934–35 Lenny Sachs 5–14
1935–36 Lenny Sachs 8–8
1936–37 Lenny Sachs 16–3
1937–38 Lenny Sachs 12–8
1938–39 Lenny Sachs 21–1 NIT Runner-Up
1939–40 Lenny Sachs 5–14
1940–41 Lenny Sachs 13–8
1941–42 Lenny Sachs 17–6
Lenny Sachs: 224–129 (.635)
John Connelly (1942–1943)
1942–43 John Connelly 12–10
John Connelly: 12–10 (.545)
Tom Haggerty (1945–1950)
1945–46 Tom Haggerty 23–4
1946–47 Tom Haggerty 20–9
1947–48 Tom Haggerty 26–9
1948–49 Tom Haggerty 25–6 NIT Runner-Up
1949–50 Tom Haggerty 17–13
Tom Haggerty: 111–41 (.730)
John Jordan (1950–1951)
1950–51 John Jordan 15–14
John Jordan: 15–14 (.517)
George Ireland (1951–1975)
1951–52 George Ireland 17–8
1952–53 George Ireland 8–15
1953–54 George Ireland 8–15
1954–55 George Ireland 13–11
1955–56 George Ireland 10–14
1956–57 George Ireland 14–10
1957–58 George Ireland 16–8
1958–59 George Ireland 11–13
1959–60 George Ireland 10–12
1960–61 George Ireland 15–8
1961–62 George Ireland 23–4 NIT Semifinals
1962–63 George Ireland 29–2 NCAA National Champions
1963–64 George Ireland 22–6 NCAA Second Round
1964–65 George Ireland 11–14
1965–66 George Ireland 22–3 NCAA First Round
1966–67 George Ireland 14–9
1967–68 George Ireland 16–9 NCAA First Round
1968–69 George Ireland 9–14
1969–70 George Ireland 13–11
1970–71 George Ireland 4–20
1971–72 George Ireland 8–14
1972–73 George Ireland 8–15
1973–74 George Ireland 12–14
George Ireland: 321–255 (.557)
Jerry Lyne (1974–1980)
1974–75 George Ireland
Jerry Lyne
8–6
2–9
1975–76 Jerry Lyne 10–16
1976–77 Jerry Lyne 13–13
1977–78 Jerry Lyne 16–11
1978–79 Jerry Lyne 12–15
Midwestern City/Horizon League (1980–2013)
1979–80 Jerry Lyne 19–10 5–0 1st NIT First Round
Jerry Lyne: 72–74 (.493) 5–0 (1.000)
Gene Sullivan (1980–1989)
1980–81 Gene Sullivan 13–15 7–4 T–2nd
1981–82 Gene Sullivan 17–12 8–4 T–2nd
1982–83 Gene Sullivan 19–10 12–2 1st
1983–84 Gene Sullivan 20–9 10–4 2nd
1984–85 Gene Sullivan 27–6 13–1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1985–86 Gene Sullivan 13–16 7–5 T–3rd
1986–87 Gene Sullivan 16–13 8–4 T–1st
1987–88 Gene Sullivan 13–16 3–7 5th
1988–89 Gene Sullivan 11–17 4–8 T–5th
Gene Sullivan: 149–114 (.567) 72–39 (.649)
Will Rey (Horizon League) (1989–1994)
1989–90 Will Rey 7–22 3–11 T–6th
1990–91 Will Rey 10–19 3–11 7th
1991–92 Will Rey 13–16 2–8 5th
1992–93 Will Rey 7–20 3–11 T–7th
1993–94 Will Rey 8–19 1–9 6th
Will Rey: 45–96 (.319) 12–50 (.194)
Ken Burmeister (Horizon League) (1994–1998)
1994–95 Ken Burmeister 5–22 2–13 11th
1995–96 Ken Burmeister 8–19 5–11 T–6th
1996–97 Ken Burmeister 12–15 7–9 5th
1997–98 Ken Burmeister 15–15 6–8 T–5th
Ken Burmeister: 40–71 (.360) 20–41 (.328)
Larry Farmer (Horizon League) (1998–2004)
1998–99 Larry Farmer 9–18 7–7 4th
1999-00 Larry Farmer 14–14 4–10 8th
2000-01 Larry Farmer 7–21 2–12 8th
2001-02 Larry Farmer 17–13 9–7 T–4th
2002–03 Larry Farmer 15–16 9–7 T–4th
2003–04 Larry Farmer 9–20 4–12 T–7th
Larry Farmer: 71–102 (.410) 35–55 (.389)
Jim Whitesell (Horizon League) (2004–2011)
2004–2005 Jim Whitesell 13-17 8-8 T-4th
2005–2006 Jim Whitesell 19-11 8-8 T-3rd
2006–2007 Jim Whitesell 21-11 10-6 3rd
2007–2008 Jim Whitesell 12-19 6-12 7th
2008–2009 Jim Whitesell 14-18 6-12 8th
2009-2010 Jim Whitesell 14-16 5-13 8th
2010-2011 Jim Whitesell 16-15 7-11 8th
Jim Whitesell: 109–107 (.505) 50–70 (.417)
Porter Moser (Horizon League) (2011–2013)
2011-2012 Porter Moser 7-23 1-17 10th
2012-2013 Porter Moser 15-16 5-11 7th
Missouri Valley Conference (2013–present)
2013-2014 Porter Moser 10-22 4-14 10th
2014-2015 Porter Moser 24-13 8-10 6th CBI Champions
2015-2016 Porter Moser 15-17 7-11 8th
Porter Moser: 71–91 (.438) 25–63 (.284)
Total: 1256–1115 (.530)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards[edit]

All-Americans

  • 1929 - Charlie “Feed” Murphy
  • 1930 - Charlie “Feed” Murphy
  • 1937 - Marv Colen
  • 1938 - Mike Novak
  • 1938 - Wibs Kautz
  • 1939 - Mike Novak
  • 1939 - Wibs Kautz
  • 1948 - Jack Kerris
  • 1952 - Nick Kladis
  • 1962 - Jerry Harkness
  • 1963 - Jerry Harkness
  • 1967 - Jim Tillman
  • 1970 - LaRue Martin
  • 1972 - LaRue Martin
  • 1982 - Wayne Sappleton
  • 1985 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 2006 - Blake Schilb (Honorable Mention)

Academic All-Americans

  • 2013 - Ben Averkamp (Second Team)

MCC Coach of the Year

  • 1985 - Gene Sullivan

MCC/Horizon League Player of the Year

  • 1981 - Darius Clemons
  • 1982 - Wayne Sappleton
  • 1983 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1984 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1985 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1987 - Andre Moore

MCC/Horizon League First Team

  • 1981 - Darius Clemons
  • 1981 - Wayne Sappleton
  • 1982 - Wayne Sappleton
  • 1983 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1984 - Carl Golston
  • 1984 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1985 - Andre Battle
  • 1985 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1986 - Carl Golston
  • 1986 - Andre Moore
  • 1987 - Bernard Jackson
  • 1987 - Andre Moore
  • 1988 - Gerald Hayward
  • 1990 - Keith Gailes
  • 1991 - Keith Gailes
  • 1992 - Keir Rogers
  • 1998 - Javan Goodman
  • 1999 - Javan Goodman
  • 2001 - David Bailey
  • 2002 - David Bailey
  • 2004 - Paul McMillan
  • 2005 - Blake Schilb
  • 2006 - Blake Schilb
  • 2007 - Blake Schilb

MCC/Horizon League Second Team

  • 1980 - Darius Clemons
  • 1982 - Darius Clemons
  • 1983 - Andre Battle
  • 1985 - Carl Golston
  • 1985 - Andre Moore
  • 1988 - Kenny Miller
  • 1989 - Keith Gailes
  • 1994 - Vernell Brent
  • 1996 - Derek Molis
  • 1997 - Derek Molis
  • 2000 - Earl Brown
  • 2003 - David Bailey
  • 2012 - Ben Averkamp
  • 2013 - Ben Averkamp

MCC/Horizon League All-Defensive Team

  • 1998 - Earl Brown
  • 2000 - Earl Brown
  • 2004 - Demetrius Williams
  • 2006 - Majak Kou
  • 2007 - Majak Kou

MCC/Horizon League Newcomer of the Year

  • 1984 - Carl Golston
  • 1986 - Bernard Jackson
  • 1988 - Kenny Miller
  • 1989 - Keith Gailes
  • 2003 - Paul McMillan

Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Year

  • 2014 - Milton Doyle

MCC/Horizon League All-Newcomer Team

  • 1988 - Kenny Miller
  • 1993 - Vernell Brent
  • 1996 - Derek Molis
  • 1999 - Chris Williams
  • 2003 - Paul McMillan
  • 2003 - Demetrius Williams
  • 2006 - Leon Young

Missouri Valley All-Newcomer Team

  • 2014 - Milton Doyle

Missouri Valley Freshman of the Year

  • 2014 - Milton Doyle

Missouri Valley All-Freshman Team

  • 2014 - Milton Doyle

MCC/Horizon League Tournament MVP

  • 1983 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1985 - Alfredrick Hughes

MCC/Horizon League All-Tournament Team

  • 1980 - Darius Clemons
  • 1982 - Darius Clemons
  • 1982 - Wayne Sappleton
  • 1983 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1984 - Carl Golston
  • 1985 - Andre Battle
  • 1985 - Carl Golston
  • 1985 - Alfredrick Hughes
  • 1986 - Carl Golston
  • 1987 - Bernard Jackson
  • 1987 - Andre Moore
  • 1989 - Keith Gailes
  • 1990 - Keith Gailes
  • 1991 - Keith Gailes
  • 1992 - Keir Rogers
  • 2002 - David Bailey
  • 2002 - Ryan Blankson
  • 2005 - Blake Schilb
  • 2007 - Blake Schilb

Ramblers in the NBA Draft[edit]

Year Player Team Round
1949 Jack Kerris Chicago Second
1952 Nick Kladis Philadelphia Third
1962 Jerry Harkness Syracuse Eighth
1963 Jerry Harkness New York Second
1964 Les Hunter Detroit Second
1964 Vic Rouse Cincinnati Seventh
1964 Ron Miller Baltimore Seventh
1966 Billy Smith Cincinnati Ninth
1968 Jim Tillman Chicago Fifth
1968 Corky Bell Chicago Ninth
1970 Wade Fuller Cincinnati Fourth
1970 Walter Robertson Cleveland Eighth
1972 LaRue Martin Portland First
1976 Ralph Vallot Washington Seventh
1978 Andre Wakefield Phoenix Fifth
1979 Larry Knight Utah First
1980 LeRoy Stampley Phoenix Fourth
1981 Kevin Sprewer Utah Sixth
1982 Wayne Sappleton Golden State Second
1982 Darius Clemons San Diego Fourth
1985 Alfredrick Hughes San Antonio First
1985 Andre Battle Boston Third
1987 Andre Moore Denver Second
1987 Bernard Jackson Portland Sixth

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Horizon League Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). amazonaws.com. Amazon sports Record books. Horizon League. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Loyola to celebrate 50th anniversary of title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
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