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Talented Spanish forward David Ramon joins UIC

UIC picked up another commitment for its incoming recruiting class with Madrid native David Ramón joining the team. “We are thrilled to have David join the Flames,” UIC head coach Howard Moore said. “He has an intelligent basketball mind and is a tremendous shooter, especially from the outside. I am very pleased with how our newcomer class is coming together.” Let’s officially...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC finishes off recruiting class with JUCO big man Kaylen Shane

UIC filled up its final open spot on the 2014-15 roster with junior college center Kaylen Shane officially joining the program Tuesday. Shane, who played two years at John A. Logan College, averaged 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 59.8% from the field during the 2013-14 season. “Kaylen brings great size and ability to our frontcourt,” head coach Howard Moore said....
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

JUCO guard D’Juan Miller officially commits to UIC

UIC announced Wednesday that junior college point guard D’Juan Miller signed his letter of intent to join the Flames for the 2014-15 season. He joins high school seniors Tai Odiase and Grant Sims in the Flames’ incoming recruiting class. Photo: Jay David Murphy / Eastern Arizona Courier Miller, who has attended Eastern Arizona College the last two seasons, is undersized at 5’8″...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago takes down Milwaukee 80-58

Kelsey Barlow scored 23 points and Illinois-Chicago snapped a 17-game losing streak, earning its first conference victory with an 80-58 win over Milwaukee on Tuesday. Illinois-Chicago (6-23, 1-14 Horizon League) jumped to an early 9-4 lead, as Barlow scored seven consecutive points. The Flames continued to lead and stretched the advantage to double digits on a pair of free throws...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Ends Losing Streak, Notches 1st Horizon League Win at Milwaukee

Photo: Milwaukee Athletics UIC (6-23, 1-14 Horizon) finally recorded its first win of Horizon League on Tuesday. The Flames, who entered with a 17-game losing streak, took down Milwaukee (16-13, 6-9) at US Cellular Arena, 80-58. The 22 points were the Flames largest margin of victory against a Division I team this season. UIC, which started hot many times during its losing streak...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Bader scores 28 in Oakland triumph

Travis Bader scored 28 points and Duke Mondy added 17 with eight assists and seven rebounds to pace Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 86-71 on Friday night. Bader went 4-of-6 on 3-pointers and 12-of-13 on free throws. Those four 3-pointers give him an NCAA-leading 130 on the season and pushed his NCAA all-time record to 487. He also moved into sole possession of the NCAA record for...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bader, Mondy pace Oakland past Illinois-Chicago

Travis Bader scored 28 points and Duke Mondy added 17 with eight assists and seven boards to pace Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 86-71 on Friday night. Bader went 4 of 6 from the perimeter and 12 of 13 from the foul line. Those four 3-pointers give him an NCAA-leading 130 on the season and pushed his NCAA all-time record to 487. He also moved into sole possession of the NCAA record...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC’s Losing Streak Continues at Green Bay

Photo: AP | Green Bay Press-Gazette, Evan Siegle UIC head coach Howard Moore watched his Flames’ losing streak reach 13 games Wednesday night. UIC lost at first-place Green Bay (19-4, 9-1 Horizon), 81-70, as the Phoenix completed their season sweep of the Flames. Green Bay defeated UIC on Jan. 19, 69-64. The Flames produced their typical show, sticking close with the more talented...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland scores at buzzer to beat Ill-Chicago 76-75

Duke Mondy hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Oakland secured a 76-75 comeback over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Oakland led 2-0 to start but trailed the rest of the way until Travis Bader made a 3-pointer with 4:20 to play. In the remaining minutes there were five lead changes and two ties. Illinois-Chicago was ahead by two with 4.4 seconds to go but Mondy responded with his 3...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Takes Non-Conference Lessons Into Start Of Horizon League Play

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...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Defeats Purdue Calumet For Second Straight Win

Photo: Loyola Athletics UIC (5-6) strung together back-to-back wins for the first time this season by beating Purdue Calumet on Tuesday, 88-61. Playing against a NAIA opponent, the Flames had this one in hand very early. By the 13:39 mark in the first half, they led 16-8, and the lead grew to as many as 25 in the first half after Marc Brown’s dunk with 3:56 remaining. In the second...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Returns Home For Purdue Calumet

Photo: Steve Woltmann Following one of its best performances of the 2013-14 season, UIC (4-6) returns to its home court to host Purdue Calumet, its second NAIA opponent of the season. Purdue Calumet, though playing a lower level of competition, enters at 9-2. The Peregrines have played one other Division I team, IPFW on Nov. 20, and they lost, 106-72. UIC, which is looking for back...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC’s Kelsey Barlow Wins Horizon League Player of the Week

Photo: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune UIC senior guard Kelsey Barlow has been named the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period of Dec. 9-15, as announced by the conference office on Monday morning.  Barlow piloted the Flames to a road win against OVC-West favorite Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) this past Saturday, nearly missing a triple-double with...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago defeats SE Missouri State 75-69

Kelsey Barlow had 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 75-69 victory over Southeast Missouri State Saturday night. UIC (4-6) jumped out to a 16-0 advantage at the 14:05 mark of the first period. Jarekious Bradley, who led Southeast Missouri (7-3) with 28 points and nine rebounds, then hit a jump shot to get the Redhawks on the board. They came charging...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Snaps Southeast Missouri’s 5-Game Winning Streak

Photo: Steve Woltmann UIC (4-6) continued its hot/cold pattern on Saturday night with a 75-69 defeat of Southeast Missouri (7-3). The Flames started the 2013-14 season slowly with a 1-3 record and then won two out of three games to finish third at the Gulf Coast Showcase. Upon their return to Chicago, they dropped games to Southern Methodist and Loyola Chicago. Saturday, the Flames...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago holds off Illinois-Chicago 73-70

Milton Doyle scored 18 points as Loyola of Chicago held on for a 73-70 victory over Illinois-Chicago Saturday. Christian Thomas contributed 14 points. UIC (3-6) led 39-37 at the half. A Thomas layup followed by a Doyle free throw, a dunk by Osborne and a White jumper put Loyola (4-5) out front 44-39 to start the second period. Pat Birt's 3-pointer closed the gap to 52-51 with...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Holds Off UIC in Chicago Rivalry Game

Photo: AP Photo/ Al Goldis In its first true road game of the season, UIC (3-6) succumbed to Loyola Chicago (4-5) in a barnburner, 73-70. Although they built an eight-point lead in the first half, the Flames played almost the entire second half from behind, and their late comeback attempt fell short. Trailing by five points in the final 20 seconds, UIC senior Kelsey Barlow’s three...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Looks to Continue Road Success at Loyola (Chi.) on Saturday

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...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Guard Joey Miller Granted Release From Program

Photo: Steve Woltmann UIC announced Tuesday morning that junior guard Joey Miller has been granted his release from the basketball team. “We appreciate what Joey has done for us over these past two seasons,” UIC head coach Howard Moore said.  “We wish him all the best in the future.” Miller, who transferred to UIC after spending his freshman season at Eastern Illinois,...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Finishes 3rd At Gulf Coast Showcase With Win Against Wagner; Barlow Scores Career-High 38 Points

Photo: UIC Athletics UIC (3-4) entered the Gulf Coast Showcase looking for a turnaround from its abysmal start to the 2013-14 season, and it certainly delivered. On Wednesday night, the Flames defeated Wagner (4-4), 94-76, to finish 2-1 at the tournament and earn third-place. The Flames struggled on Tuesday with a 103-78 loss to Conference USA favorite Louisiana Tech, but on Monday...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago narrowly beats San Diego 74-70

Kelsey Barlow scored a career-high 17 points as Illinois-Chicago ended San Diego's five-game winning streak in a 74-70 battle in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday. It was a see-saw affair, with 12 lead changes and neither team was up by more than seven points. UIC moves on to face Louisiana Tech on Tuesday. Barlow was just 3-of-13 shooting, making just...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Upsets San Diego Behind Kelsey Barlow’s Career-High 17 Points

UIC (2-3) traveled to the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida as a heavy underdog with losses in all three of its games against Division I teams. The Flames were looking at the tournament as an opportunity to turn the young season around, and on Monday afternoon they delivered with a 74-70 victory against previously unbeaten San Diego (5-1). Photo: Horizon League Senior guard Kelsey...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Flames Aim For Fresh Start At Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida

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...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ill-Chicago defeats Roosevelt, 87-65

Junior Marc Brown scored a career-high 25 points to lead UIC to an 87-65 defeat of Roosevelt on Wednesday night. Brown led all players for the second-consecutive game, hitting 11 of 14 from the floor with two rebounds, two assists and two steals. He was also 2 of 2 from the 3-point line. Kelsey Barlow scored 11 points with four rebounds, five assists and two steals. Jake Wiegand...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

UIC Receives Letters of Intent From Odiase, Sims In Early Signing Period

UIC announced on Wednesday the addition of two recruits, center Tai Odiase and guard Grant Sims, during the early signing period. “We are thrilled to have Tai and and Grant join the UIC basketball family,” said UIC head coach Howard Moore. “Both young men are not only extremely talented basketball players, but also have tremendous character. I am confident that they will help...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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