UIC ends losing streak, beats Cleveland State 72-70 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Najeal Young's baseline jumper with 1.9 seconds left in overtime lifted Illinois-Chicago a 72-70 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday as the Flames broke a 10-game losing streak with its first Division-I victory this season. UIC's Jake Wiegand made it 70-all with a one-hander off the glass with 1:19 left then missed another with 28 seconds remaining but tied up...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago heats up to whip Roosevelt 96-58

CHICAGO (AP) Tai Odiase scored 23 points, Jake Wiegand added 16 and Illinois-Chicago dominated the second half for a 96-58 win over Roosevelt on Tuesday. The NAIA Lakers had a 37-24 lead on a Damian Zalewski 3-pointer midway through the first half but the Flames steadily pulled away for a 49-37 advantage. The Flames (1-2) shot 50 percent - 18 of 36 despite going 1 of 11 on 3...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Cleveland State 74, UIC 69

UIC had a chance to be 2-0 in the Horizon League for the first time in Howard Moore‘s five-year tenure, but the Flames fell Sunday to Cleveland State, 74-69. The Flames dug a double-digit hole in the second half, and their comeback attempt arrived too late. Here is The Catch and Shoot’s reaction: —Moore keeps saying he wants this to be a defensive team. So where’s the...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago tops St. Xavier 87-76

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Wiegand scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the University of Illinois-Chicago over St. Xavier 87-76 in a Men Against Breast Cancer Classic game. Jay Harris added 16 points, and Tai Odiase had 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Flames (2-4). Larry Motuzis led St. Xavier, a NAIA member, with...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames frontcourt shines as UIC holds off Western Illinois

There were plenty of rocky spots in UIC’s home-opener win against Western Illinois on Monday night. But one piece of the team that looked in midseason form was the Flames’ starting front line of junior Jake Wiegand and freshman Tai Odiase. Photo: UIC Athletics Wiegand carried the team down the stretch of the second half and finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Two games...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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