Ramblers Highlights

General Information

Conference: Atlantic 10 Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Chicago

Stadium: Joseph J. Gentile Arena


  • National Championships: 1 (1963)
  • Conference Titles: 4 (1985, 2018, 2021, 2022)
  • Conference Regular Season Titles: 7 (1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 8 (1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1985, 2018, 2021, 2022)

Past Conferences:

  • Midwestern City
  • Midwestern Collegiate
  • Horizon
  • Missouri Valley

Loyola Chicago Ramblers Standings & Analysis

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All-Time Loyola Chicago Ramblers Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Alfredrick Hughes: 2,906
  • Keith Gailes: 2,026
  • David Bailey: 1,933


  • LaRue Martin: 1,062
  • Les Hunter: 1,017
  • Andy Polka: 989


  • Darius Clemons: 703
  • Carl Golston: 649
  • David Bailey: 580

Overview of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers had a successful 2021-2022 NCAA season, finishing with a record of 24-7 and clinching the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title. The Ramblers were led by head coach Drew Valentine, the youngest coach in Division 1 basketball, who guided the team to numerous victories throughout the season.

The Ramblers’ success can be attributed to their strong performance both offensively and defensively. They averaged 70.2 points per game while holding their opponents to an average of just 59.3 points per game. This balance allowed them to dominate on both ends of the court and secure victories against tough opponents.

Loyola Chicago’s impressive performance during the regular season earned them a spot in the NCAA tournament, where they advanced to the round of 32. Despite being eliminated by the Oregon Ducks, the Ramblers’ strong season and consistent success throughout the year established them as a formidable team in the NCAAB.

Overall, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers finished the 2021-2022 season with a record of 24-7, securing the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title and earning a spot in the NCAA tournament. Their strong performance both offensively and defensively established them as a dominant force in the NCAAB, and their consistent success throughout the season cemented their status as a formidable opponent.

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Loyola Chicago Ramblers Basketball History

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers are a Division I team based in Chicago. Loyola Chicago joined the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2022, ending a nine-year tenure as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

In 1963, Loyola won the NCAA title, beating two-time defending champion Cincinnati 60-58 in overtime. Remarkably, two-time All-American Jerry Harkness and four other Ramblers starters played the entire game, without substitution. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that championship, the team was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. It remains the lone national title by a school from Illinois.

The school gained notoriety again in 2018 when it became only the fourth No. 11 seed to make the Final Four, joining Louisiana State (1986), George Mason (2006) and Virginia Commonwealth (2011). During their Cinderella run, which ended with a loss to third-seeded Michigan in the national semifinals, the Ramblers upset four straight higher seeds — No. 6 Miami, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 7 Nevada and No. 9 Kansas State — and became a sentimental favorite because of the visibility of their team chaplain, then-98-year-old Sister Jean. The Ramblers also overcame the NCAAB odds during the 2021 tournament, where they knocked off No. 1 seed Illinois before falling in the Sweet 16 to Oregon State.

Coach Drew Valentine

Following their 2021 tournament appearance, the Ramblers oversaw a coaching change as Porter Moser left for Oklahoma. Drew Valentine, who had joined the Ramblers’ staff in 2017, was promoted to replace Moser, and guided the school to an MVC Tournament title in his first season. The Ramblers went on to lose in the Big Dance to Ohio State.

Loyola also made the NCAA Tournament in 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1985. Additionally, the school’s appeared in the National Invitational Tournament five times and won the College Basketball Invitational title in 2015.

In adding Loyola, the Atlantic-10 gained not only a program with a strong postseason pedigree but also a presence in Chicago. The school became the 15th and newest member in the conference, which has a strong foothold in Virginia, with George Mason, Richmond and VCU, but is still strengthening its identity in the Midwest. Loyola was picked fourth in the conference’s 2022-23 preseason poll, behind Dayton, St. Louis and VCU.

Also notable: The Ramblers have had 14 All-Americans in their history, most recently center Cameron Krutwig in 2021.

Loyola Chicago Ramblers NCAAB FAQs

Who is the winningest coach in Loyola Chicago program history?

George Ireland won 318 games from 1952-75 and guided the Ramblers to 1963 NCAA title, a 60-58 victory over Cincinnati.

Who holds Loyola Chicago’s single-season scoring record?

Alfredrick Hughes scored a school-record 868 points in 1984-85, earning his third straight Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year award (now known as the Horizon League).

What is Loyola Chicago’s worst season in program history?

The 1994-95 Ramblers were 2-13 in conference play and just 5-22 overall under first-year coach Ken Burmeister.
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