1962-63 Loyola University Men’s Team

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Loyola University

Biography: In NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament history, the 1963 Loyola Ramblers are the only Illinois team to win the championship.  With a 29-2 record, Loyola averaged 92 PPG while allowing only 68 PPG.  This was before the addition of the three-point field goal.  One of the quickest teams in tournament history, the Rambler trademark was their man to man press.  The final game against Cincinnati was one of the most exciting finals in tournament history

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R):Capt. Jerry Harkness, John Egan, Chuck Wood, Vic Rouse, Les Hunter, Rich Rochelle, Jim Reardon, Dan Connaughton, Ron Miller, Mgr. John Gabcik, Mgr. Fred Kuehl, Trainer Dennis McKenna

Front Row (L to R): Coach George Ireland, Assistant Coach Jerry Lyne