College Basketball - Blog

Chicago's hosting the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center from March 14-17. Choose Chicago is proud to partner with the Big Ten for this exciting event and to celebrate we're previewing an intense upcoming season in local college basketball.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

The Northwestern University Wildcats officially beginning their 2011-12 season on Nov. 13 against Texas Southern. They return a talented guard in Drew Crawford but will have a hard time overcoming the loss of recently graduated phenom, John Shurna. The cardiac Cats will have to find something special to make their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance this year. For Northwestern's complete men's basketball schedule, click here. To buy tickets to any Wildcats' home game, click here

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The University of Illinois begin their 2012-13 season with a new coach in John Groce. They're the Big Ten's wild card team with a talented, veteran backcourt. But losing Meyers Leonard to the NBA is going to hurt their chances of returning to their early 2000s form. For information about the Fighting Illini's upcoming schedule and tickets, click here.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

The DePaul Blue Demons will begin their 2012-13 season at by hosting Lewis University on November 2nd. It's been a rough transition to the Big East for a team that's struggling to stack up against national powerhouses like Syracuse and UConn. For DePaul's complete schedule, click here. To buy tickets to a Blue Demons men's basketball game, click here or call (773) 325-SLAM (7526).

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - CHICAGO

The University of Illinois-Chicago begins their 2012-13 season on Nov. 7 with an exhibition game against UW-Platteville at the UIC Pavilion. UIC shined with an unbelievable victory against the #12 ranked Fighting Illini two years ago, but have struggled since. For UIC's complete men's schedule, click here. To buy tickets to a Flames men's basketball game, click here or call (312) 413-8421.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

The Loyola University Ramblers begin their 2012-13 season on Nov. 3 when they host Ferris St.  For the complete Ramblers' men's basketball schedule, click here. To buy tickets to any Loyola home game, click here.

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

On Nov. 5, the Chicago State University Cougars host Roosevelt at the Jones Convocation Center for their home opener. The Cougars begin their regular season at UW-Green Bay, who are coached by suburban Hinsdale Central High School graduate Brian Wardle. For the Cougars' complete men's basketball schedule, click here. Tickets can be purchased either at the event or by calling (773) 995-2295.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

After opening their season at Northwestern, the University of Chicago hosts Marantha Baptist on Nov. 15 at 7 PM. Individual game tickets for University of Chicago men's basketball are available at the door one hour prior to the game's scheduled starting time. For the Maroon's complete schedule, click here.