Originally posted on The Catch and Shoot  |  Last updated 11/24/13
Photo: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune A 1-3 record was not what UIC hoped for in its season-opening homestand. With six freshmen and two transfers, the new-look Flames opened with a heartbreaking, two-point loss to Drake. Following a win over NAIA Roosevelt, they were blown out by Eastern Illinois and Northwestern. On Sunday, the Flames finally hit the road as they travel to Estero, Fla. for the Gulf Coast Showcase. They will open the tournament on Monday against undefeated San Diego and then face either Louisiana Tech or UNC-Greensboro. The other half of the eight-team bracket features Wagner, Southern Illinois, Saint Bonaventure, and Stetson. UIC is still looking for its first win against Division I competition this season, and it will have its hands full with San Diego. The Toreros enter the tournament at 5-0 and already have a pair of wins away from home. “They’re hot right now,” UIC senior guard Kelsey Barlow said. “They don’t know what it feels like to lose nor do they probably ...
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