Originally posted on The Catch and Shoot  |  Last updated 12/6/13
Photo: chicagonow.com UIC and Loyola (Chi.) are used to playing each other, but Saturday marks the first time since the 1993-94 season that these two schools meet in a non-conference game. Loyola, which spent 34 seasons in the Horizon League and its precursors, the Midwestern City Conference and Midwestern Collegiate Conference, departed for the Missouri Valley Conference this season. But the Ramblers and the Flames are keeping the Chicago rivalry alive with a matchup this weekend at Gentile Arena. UIC (3-5) is coming off a close loss to Southern Methodist at the UIC Pavilion on Wednesday. The Flames stuck around until the final minutes but failed to execute late, allowing a 73-65 defeat. Senior point guard Kelsey Barlow, a Purdue transfer, had his second straight phenomenal outing. Barlow, who had scored a career-high 38 points against Wagner two games ago, recorded 31 points against the Mustangs. It was the first time a Flame recorded consecutive 30-point games since Sherell Ford ...
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