Earl Peterson named tournament MVP; Ramblers claim first tournament title since 1963
Ramblers and Warhawks meeting for first time
Loyola looks to topple former conference mate to earn semifinal berth
Ramblers making first postseason appearance since 1985
Loyola looks for first conference tournament final berth since 2002
2005-06: Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection...first Rambler since Alfredrick Hughes in 1985 to earn AP All-America accolades...Third Team Mid-Major All-America selection by FOXSports.com...First Team All-Horizon League honoree for the second straight year...Horizon League Player of the Week on Feb. 27...only Rambler to start all 30 games...scored in double figures in all but one contest...racked up over 400 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists for the second consecutive season...notched his 1,000th career point at Detroit on Jan. 5, becoming the 35th member of the Loyola 1,000-Point Club...scored in double digits in all 16 regular-season Horizon League games to run his streak to 32...scored 20 or more points on 17 occasions, including in five of the last six outings of the year...averaged 21.3 ppg and 5.6 rpg, while shooting .491 from the field, in 16 home games...Loyola went 9-2 in games in which he hit at least 50 percent of his shots from the field...tallied 22.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 4.7 apg over the final six contests of the year as the Ramblers went 5-1 in that stretch...recorded a pair of double-doubles, the first of his career, during the season...accounted for 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists versus Youngstown State on Jan. 2...recorded 24 points, a career-best 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a victory over Wright State...poured in a season-high 29 points and added eight rebounds in an overtime win at Youngstown State...in that game, hit 7 of 11 shots from beyond the arc, putting him one triple shy of a Loyola single-game record...posted 27 points, eight boards and five helpers against Fairfield...also scored 27 points at home versus Cleveland State and UIC...selected as Loyola's Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight season.
2004-05: First Team All-Horizon League honoree after leading the team in scoring (17.9 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg), assists (4.0 apg) and steals (1.7 spg)...is only the second Rambler player to lead the team in assists as both a freshman and sophomore...became just the second Rambler since 1985-86 to lead the team in both scoring and assists in the same campaign...scored in double digits in the final 24 contests of the year, the longest streak by a Loyola player since 1997-98...only Rambler to start all 30 games...is the second Rambler since 1990 to record 400 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in a season...scored in double figures in 28 of 30 contests...averaged 24.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.3 apg and 2.7 spg, while shooting .565 (26 for 46) from the field in three games at the Horizon League Championship...poured in a career-best 39 points, the second-highest total by a Loyola player in conference tournament history, in an 87-81, overtime victory against UIC at the Horizon League Championship quarterfinals...averaged 25.0 ppg over the final five games of the year...registered 15 points, five boards and five helpers at No. 8 North Carolina...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week recipient...tallied 32 points, hitting 12 of 14 shots from the field including each of his first 12, and added a half dozen rebounds in an 80-61 victory at Green Bay...topped the 20-point mark on 11 occasions...had 14 points and nine rebounds in a season-opening win over Northern Illinois...tossed in 26 points and dealt out a career-best eight assists in a victory at Wright State...went for 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists at Cleveland State...had seven games of three or more three-point field goals...named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team...chosen as the Loyola Male Athlete of the Year.
2003-04: Led the team with a total of 68 assists (2.5 apg), to become the tallest Rambler ever to pace the squad in that category...highest-scoring freshman in Horizon League...displayed flashes of brilliance with his all-around ability...started 19 of 27 contests...ranked tied for fourth on the squad in scoring with 8.9 ppg...scored in double digits on eight occasions...became the first LU true freshman since Alfredrick Hughes in 1981-82 to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games...scored seven points at Bradley in his first career start...came off the bench to record 21 points, seven boards and four helpers against Western Michigan...dropped in a season-best 24 points and added nine rebounds and five assists versus Central Michigan...went for 18 points in a victory over Youngstown State...came off the pine to register 17 points and seven caroms versus Green Bay...nearly tallied a triple-double with 13 points, nine boards and seven assists at Youngstown State and 13 points, seven rebounds and six helpers versus Detroit...led the team with 16 points at Detroit...snagged a season-best 11 rebounds at Wright State in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship.
High School: Played the 2002-03 campaign at Brewster Academy where he teamed with fellow Rambler David Gale...at Brewster, contributed 14.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 6.0 apg en route to Honorable Mention All-New England honors...was a McDonald's All-American nominee...played at Rantoul High School, where he averaged 22.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg in 2001-02...was the scoring leader, with 24.0 ppg, at the 2002 State Farm Holiday Classic, where past scoring champions include former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry and former Loyola star Carl Golston.