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UIC snaps skid with 71-60 win against UCF

Photo: Timothy Nguyen Behind a career night for senior guard Jay Harris, UIC (3-7) ended its three-game losing streak Thursday with a 71-60 win against UCF (5-3). The Flames had lost six straight games against Division I opponents. Harris got the Flames off to a hot start, scoring 12 of his career-high 32 points in the first eight minutes as UIC built an 18-9 lead. Later in the...
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6 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Loyola 77, UIC 67

Loyola (5-2) defeated UIC (2-7) Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in the annual crosstown matchup, 77-67. Here is The Catch and Shoot’s rapid reaction to the rivalry game: —Howard Moore switched up his starting lineup. Guard Gabe Snider, forward Ahman Fells and forward Jason McClellan joined usual starters forward Jake Wiegand and guard Jay Harris. The change didn’t create...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago holds off W. Illinois' late surge, 67-64

CHICAGO (AP) D'Juan Miller converted a pair of free throws with :13 left to preserve Illinois-Chicago's 67-64 win over Western Michigan Monday night. Down by nine with under three minutes to play, the Leathernecks (0-2) reeled off a 10-2 run to make it a one-point game with :20 left, 65-64. Jamie Batish missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer to tie. Jake Wiegand scored 28 points...
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November 18, 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

UIC edges Western Illinois in home opener

UIC (1-1) faced a familiar situation on the final possession of its home opener Monday night. The Flames, who lost at DePaul Friday on a late 3-pointer, once again needed a defensive stop. This time, the Flames held a three-point lead instead of a two-point advantage against Western Illinois (0-2). Leathernecks coach Billy Wright drew up a play for sharpshooter Jamie Batish, who...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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

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