Harris hits winner as Ill-Chicago beats Wright St. 60-57

CHICAGO (AP) Jay Harris, who scored 23 points, drained a 3-pointer with 1:13 to play, bringing sixth-seeded Illinois-Chicago all the way back from a 19-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 7 seed Wright State 60-57 on Tuesday night. The comeback propels Illinois-Chicago (9-23) into the second round of the Horizon League tournament against No. 3 seed Oakland on Friday. Harris' trey...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC guard Jay Harris surpasses 1,000 career points with 27-point performance

CHICAGO — UIC senior guard Jay Harris reached a major milestone in his career Thursday, surpassing 1,000 points for his career. Harris scored 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting, although the Flames lost 71-60 to the Milwaukee Panthers. His 1,000th point came on a jumper from the top of the key with 6:26 to play in the first half. Despite the achievement, Harris was dejected after...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

McWhorter, Milwaukee beat Illinois-Chicago 71-60

CHICAGO (AP) Steve McWhorter scored 21 points and Akeem Springs added 17 on 7-of-10 shooting to help Milwaukee beat Illinois-Chicago 71-60 on Thursday night. J.J. Panoske scored 14 and Matt Tiby had 11 points and nine rebounds for Milwaukee (11-16, 6-7 Horizon League). Back-to-back 3-pointers by Jay Harris gave Illinois-Chicago (7-21, 3-10) a 26-24 lead with three minutes left in...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago beats Wright State 79-75

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Jay Harris scored 25 points and hit four 3-pointers and Illinois-Chicago held off a second-half surge by Wright State to win 79-75 Thursday night to tie the Raiders for seventh place in the Horizon League. Paris Burns scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, Ahman Fells added 17, and the Flames (7-19, 3-8) hit 11 of 17 from long distance and made 20 of 26 free...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago rallies to beat UCF 71-60

CHICAGO (AP) Jay Harris scored a career-high 32 points to lead the University of Illinois-Chicago to a 71-60 comeback win over the University of Central Florida on Thursday night. The Flames led 12-3 on a 3-pointer by Harris, but UCF rallied and pulled ahead 27-25 on a free throw by Brandon Goodwin and led 30-27 at halftime. UIC opened the second half with an 11-3 run to retake...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Grand Canyon 66, UIC 61

UIC lost at home Tuesday for the first time this season, falling 66-61 to Grand Canyon. Here is The Catch and Shoot’s rapid reaction to the Flames’ defeat: Photo: Dayton Athletics —Jay Harris is the only Flame consistently creates for himself and others. Harris did not have his best game Tuesday, shooting 5-for-15 from the field. Still, he recorded 17 points and seven...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC loses at Dayton, falls to 0-5 away from home

Jay Harris scored eight points Saturday at Dayton. He is averaging 14.3 points per game this season. (Photo: Dayton Athletics) UIC (2-5) rough start to the 2014-15 season continued Saturday with a 75-41 loss at Dayton (4-1). The Flames stuck within single digits of the Flyers for most of the first half but trailed 27-16 at the break. Dayton dominated the second half, nearly doubling...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifth-year transfer Jay Harris chooses UIC

Jan Somma-Hammel/Staten Island Advance UIC picked up a late addition to its 2014-15 roster with Wagner transfer Jay Harris choosing to join the Flames. Harris will be eligible immediately for the start of the season. Harris averaged 10.3 points and shot 38.6% on 3-pointers last season for the Seahawks. Prior to his time in New York, he played a pair of seasons at Valparaiso in the...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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