The Loyola Chicago Ramblers will head on the road to battle the Ball State Cardinals in non-conference play Tuesday night from the Worthen Arena. The Ramblers tallied a 68-61 victory against Old Dominion in their previous clash, and the Cardinals dropped a 69-62 home decision to Western Illinois in their latest action. Ball State recorded a 74-69 road win against Loyola Chicago last season.
Ramblers End Two Game Skid with Win vs. Old Dominion
The Loyola Chicago Ramblers are targeting their second straight win. They rebounded from two straight losses by recording a 68-61 win against Old Dominion in their latest game in a matchup that had the Ramblers tagged as four-point favorites on Wednesday night. Cameron Krutwig is the leader on this team. The 6-foot-9 junior center will contribute in all areas, averaging 16.9 points on a sizzling 65% efficiency from the field and he is posting 6.8 rebounds per game. Krutwig scored 22 points in the win against Old Dominion.
Tate Hall is red-hot, netting over 20 points in two straight games. The junior guard has now eclipsed 20 points three times, and he is logging an average of 14.4 PPG on 49% shooting. Lucas Williamson has cooled off, going three straight games below 10 points. Overall, the junior guard is playing well, recording 10.6 PPG on 47% shooting. Loyola Chicago has been inconsistent with a few surprising losses which involved a 76-72 defeat to Coppin State.
Behind big performances from @camkrutwig and @tate_hall41, #Loyola earned a 68-61 victory over Old Dominion Wednesday at the @CaymanClassic.— Loyola Men's Basketball (@RamblersMBB) November 27, 2019
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The Ramblers are currently positioned at 116th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and lost their lone road game against Furman. They are scoring an average of 71.2 points, ranking them 204th in the country. Loyola Chicago is conceding an average of 66.1 points, placing them 135th overall.
Ball State Stunned by Western Illinois
The Ball State Cardinals enter this one having lost two out of their last three games. They were 14.5 point favorites in their latest game against Western Illinois and fell 69-62 and they also lost 59-57 to Northern Kentucky on November 20th.
Tahjai Teague is a talented player that will take several shots per game. The senior forward has shot at least 55% in three out of his last four games and is currently logging 15 PPG along with 8.6 RPG. Teague has three double-doubles. Ishmael El-Amin is playing well, compiling a 52% efficiency from the field on an average of 13.9 points. The junior guard is locked in from deep, sporting a 46% clip from beyond the arc. Kyle Mallers is also a threat from three-point range with 10 three’s in his last two games, and the senior forward is posting 13.3 PPG on the year.
“I give credit to Western Illinois. I thought they played a great game.”— Ball State Basketball (@BallStateMBB) November 27, 2019
— Coach Whit breaks down tonight’s struggles pic.twitter.com/fLjoWoPa1T
The Cardinals are currently ranked 121st in the nation in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are 2-2 on their home court. Ball State is scoring an average of 73.9 points, ranking them 146th overall. They are playing solid defense and are holding opponents to 60.3 points, good for 38th in DI.
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- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
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