2017-18 Men's Basketball Roster

Ben Richardson

14 Ben Richardson

  • Height
    6-3
  • Weight
    195
  • Class
    Senior
  • Hometown
    Overland Park, Kan.
  • High School
    Blue Valley Northwest

Biography

2017-18: Led Loyola to 89 wins in his four years at Loyola, the most over a four-year period since freshmen became eligible … Missed 10 games early in the year after breaking his hand, but in 28 appearances, all starts, contributed 6.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals per outing … Shot 46.1 percent (65-for-141) from the field and 40 percent (38-for-95) from three-point land … Named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year … Also named to the MVC Championship All-Tournament Team and was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA South Regional … Scored in double digits on six occasions … Connected on 46.7 percent (28-for-60) of his three-point attempts over the final 17 games of the year … Over the final two games of the season, produced 13.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg 2.5 rpg and 1.0 spg, and drained 64.2 percent (9-for-14) of his field goal attempts and 75 percent (7-for-8) of his long-distance tries … Ranks among Loyola’s all-time leaders with 139 career steals … Had six or more assists on seven occasions and Loyola went 6-1 in those contests … With him in the lineup, Loyola posted a sparkling 26-2 record … Dropped in 14 points and added four assists in a victory over Eureka (Nov. 12) … Ripped down a season-high seven rebounds in home wins over Bradley (Jan. 13) and Valparaiso (Feb. 14) … Scored in double figures in three consecutive games for the first time in his career, January 31 – February 7 … Had 11 points and six assists at Bradley (Jan. 31), 11 points versus Missouri State (Feb. 3) and 11 points and six assists against Drake (Feb. 7) … In a win at Southern Illinois (Feb. 21) that clinched the MVC regular-season title, chipped in nine points, eight assists, four rebounds and no turnovers … Was sensational on Senior Day, tallying 12 points and three boards in a victory over Illinois State (Feb. 24) … Turned in his usual steady performances in three games at Arch Madness, averaging 8.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.3 apg and 2.7 spg, while shooting 56.3 percent (9-for-16) and 50 percent (5-for-10) from three-point range … In a MVC quarterfinal win over UNI (March 2), went for nine points, six assists and four steals … Had eight points and five rebounds in the MVC Championship title game win over Illinois State (March 4) that gave Loyola its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985 … Dished out eight assists and snagged five boards against Miami (March 15) in a NCAA First Round contest … Sparked the Ramblers to an Elite 8 win over Kansas State (March 24) that sent the program to its first Final Four in 55 years by pouring in a career-high 23 points, hitting 6-of-7 shots from long range, and adding six boards and four assists … Over this final three games of the NCAA tournament, produced 11.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.7 apg and 1.0 spg, and shot 61.9 percent (13-for-21) from the field and 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from three-point land … Off the court, was lauded for his academic achievements, earning MVC First Team Scholar-Athlete and Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team recognition … Shared the Kansas City Sports Commission Sportsman of the Year honor with teammate Clayton Custer.
 
2016-17: Had his best season as a Rambler, averaging 8.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game … Ranked seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference in three-point field goal percentage (.423) and eighth in steals (1.3) … Scored in double figures a career-best 12 times and Loyola went 7-5 in those contests … Hit three or more three-point field goals on seven occasions … Posted 10 points, two assists and a season-high four steals in only 17 minutes of action against IU Northwest (Nov. 13) … Contributed 14 points, a career-high eight rebounds, and four assists at NC State (Nov. 26) … Through the first six games of the season, owned a remarkable 8.5 assist-to-turnover ratio (17-2) … In the Valley opener at Drake (Dec. 29), tallied career highs of 22 points and eight assists, to go with three rebounds, three steals and a block … Scored in double figures in consecutive outings for the first time in his career versus Northern Iowa (Jan. 4) and at Bradley (Jan. 7) … Went for 15 points against UNI before dropping 17 points on Bradley … Scored in double digits in each meeting with Evansville … Recorded 16 points in the regular-season home finale versus Drake (Feb. 22), hitting 6 of 7 shots from the field, including all three of his triple tries … Led the team with 16 points, matching a career high with five treys, against Southern Illinois in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals (March 3) … In two games versus Drake, averaged 19.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.0 spg, and shot 61.9 percent (13-for-21) from the field and 72.7 percent (8-for-11) from three-point territory … First Team MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection … Also named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on January 10.
 
2015-16: Played in 31 games, starting 18, in the backcourt ... Honorable Mention Missouri Valley Scholar-Athlete Team selection ... Started 13 of the final 15 games of the season, coming off the bench on Senior Day and again in the quarterfinals of Arch Madness ... Led Missouri Valley Conference in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 44 percent from downtown for the season ... One of team's top perimeter defenders ... Paced team with 32 steals ... Posted 2:1 assist/turnover ratio, handing out 52 assists against just 26 turnovers ... Poured in season-high 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting (6-of-7 from downtown) against Toledo in Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 21) ... Scored eight of his 10 points in the final 5:58 as Loyola closed game on 13-3 run in road win at UNI (Jan. 15) ... Made at least one three-pointer in eight straight Valley games (Jan. 9 - Feb. 3) ... Finished with seven points and four assists in season-high 36 minutes in double overtime win over Indiana State (Jan. 30) ... Drilled three treys and finished with nine points in key, late-season road win at Missouri State (Feb. 21) ... Posted six points, five rebounds and six steals in Arch Madness First Round win over Bradley (March 3) ... Racked up eight points, six rebounds and three assists without a turnover in 32 minutes versus Wichita State at Arch Madness (March 4) … Named to MVC Honor Roll.
 
2014-15: Played in 36 games, including 12 starts, as a key member of the backcourt ... Started 12 of the last 13 games with his only appearance as a reserve coming on Senior Day ... Team went 9-3 in his 12 starts ... Averaged 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.17 steals per game in 26.7 mpg as a starter ... Handed out 55 assists against just 29 turnovers (1.90 assist/turnover ratio) ... Led team with 33 steals ... Tied Arch Madness record by going 5-for-5 from the arc in quarterfinal victory over Indiana State (March 6) ... Finished that game with season-high 15 points and added five rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 27 minutes ... Posted 12 points and six assists in key road victory over Drake (Feb. 25) ... Knocked down critical three-pointer in late stages of regulation in that game ... Scored late basket - his only basket of the game - in final seconds to seal road win at Missouri State (Feb. 4) ... Racked up 11 points and drilled three from beyond the arc in road win at Bradley (Feb. 15) ... Came off the bench to hit three from downtown - all in the first half - in victory over Texas Tech (Dec. 22) ... Scored eight points, on 4-of-5 shooting, to go with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in opening game of CBI championship series against Louisiana-Monroe (March 30).
 
High School: Helped team to staggering 94-6 (.940) record over his four seasons ... Played in four straight Kansas Class 6A State Championship games, capping high school career with back-to-back title in 2013-14 ... Two-time First Team All-State selection by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association ... Averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a junior and followed it up with an 11.4 ppg average as a senior … Was a teammate of current Rambler Clayton Custer.

Richardson's Career Statistics

Year G-GS Min-MPG FG-FGA FG% 3FG-3FGA 3FG% FT-FTA FT% Reb Ast TO Blk St Pts PPG RPG APG
2014-15 36-12 720-20.0 51-134 .381 30-85 .353 18-22 .818 65 55 29 7 33 150 4.2 1.8 1.5
2015-16 31-18 741-23.9 51-127 .402 36-81 .444 14-16 .875 59 52 26 5 32 152 4.9 1.9 1.7
2016-17 32-32 1018-31.8 93-210 .443 52-123 .423 27-41 .659 93 94 39 10 40 265 8.3 2.9 2.9
Totals 99-62 2479-25.0 195-471 .414 118-289 .408 59-79 .747 217 201 94 22 105 567 5.7 2.2 2.0

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