Originally posted on The Catch and Shoot  |  Last updated 1/2/14
Photo: UIC Athletics UIC’s non-conference schedule had plenty of ups and downs. The Flames had three wins against teams expected to compete for their respective conference titles in San Diego, Southeast Missouri State, and Wagner; but they also had disappointing losses to the likes of Eastern Illinois, Loyola (Chicago), and UC Riverside. “I think no matter if you go into the season 14-0, I think you go into conference thinking of it as a new season,” head coach Howard Moore said. “It’s a new mindset where everyone is 0-0. You’re always going to have that frame of mind.” The new start for UIC (5-9) begins on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. CT when it takes on defending Horizon League champion Valparaiso. Though the Crusaders graduated all five starters last spring, they were successful in non-conference play with an 8-7 record and a respectable win against Loyola Marymount. Valparaiso has reloaded with seniors LaVonte Dority, Jordan Coleman, and Bobby Capobianco succeeding in larger role...
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