Illinois-Chicago Loses a Championship Opportunity with Loss to Northern Kentucky

CHICAGO- On Friday night the Illinois-Chicago Flames (17-13, 12-5 Horizon League) hosted the Northern Kentucky Norse (21-8, 15-3 HL) in a crucial game with Horizon League regular season championship implications. A win by the Flames would increase their chances of winning a share of the title, unfortunately the Norse would have other plans. The start of the game was a back and forth...
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23 days ago

Dixson scores 18, leads UIC over Green Bay 83-75

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) -- Dikembe Dixson scored 18 points, Jordan Blount had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Illinois-Chicago beat Green Bay 83-75 on Friday night.
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February 16, 2018

Dixson, Ottey lead UIC past Youngstown State 100-75

CHICAGO (AP) -- Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.
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February 08, 2018

Odiase scores 19, UIC beats Oakland for fifth win in a row

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Tai Odiase had 19 points, on 8-for-8 shooting, and three blocks, Godwin Boahen hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Oakland 79-73 on Friday night for its fifth win in a row.
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February 02, 2018

Ottey scores 18, UIC uses second-half run to beat IUPUI

CHICAGO (AP) -- Marcus Ottey scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Tai Odiase finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois-Chicago beat IUPUI 71-62 on Saturday.
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January 27, 2018

Ill-Chicago downs Milwaukee 105-100 in OT behind Ferguson

MILWAUKEE (AP) Tarkus Ferguson scored 12 of his career-high 25 points in overtime, Dominique Matthews scored a career-high 23 with four 3-pointers, and Illinois-Chicago beat Milwaukee 105-100 on Saturday, ending a four-game skid. Ferguson's jumper, two free throws and 3-pointer put UIC up 92-87 in OT. Cody Wichmann hit a jumper, Brock Stull added two free throws and Milwaukee...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Green Bay seals it at the line over UIC in 84-80 win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Warren Jones scored 18 points and Kenneth Lowe had 16 points and Green Bay held off Illinois-Chicago 84-80 from the free throw line making its final eight attempts on Thursday night. The Flames closed to within two points twice in the last 30 seconds, 80-78 after a jumper by Dominique Matthews and 82-80 after K.J. Santos dunk. But both times the Phoenix thwarted...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Walker, Peters lead Valparaiso over Illinois-Chicago 70-59

CHICAGO (AP) Tevonn Walker scored 23 points, and Alec Peters added 18 points and 11 rebounds as Valparaiso beat Illinois-Chicago 70-59, its 16th straight win over the Flames, in a Horizon League opener on Friday. Walker was 8 of 9 from the field, and Peters was 5-of-15 shooting from the field and has scored in double-figures in every game this season for the Crusaders (11-3)....
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks burned by Flames

CHICAGO -- Tai Odiase scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 75-65 win over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night.Godwin Boahen scored seven of his nine points as the Flames (6-6) used an 11-point run to go up 47-34 with 14:05 to play and the Lumberjacks (3-10) never got inside double figures again.The Flames reeled off their points in barely...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Odiase scored 24, Illinois-Chicago tops N Arizona 75-65

CHICAGO (AP) Tai Odiase scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 75-65 win over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night. Godwin Boahen scored seven of his nine points as the Flames (6-6) used an 11-point run to go up 47-34 with 14:05 to play and the Lumberjacks (3-10) never got inside double figures again. The Flames reeled off their points...
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December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Loyola-Chicago survives in OT against rival Illinois-Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Milton Doyle had 22 points and five steals and Loyola-Chicago rallied in the final minute to force overtime and beat crosstown rival Illinois-Chicago 81-75 on Saturday. The win is the fifth straight win for the Ramblers and their fourth in a row over the Flames. Loyola-Chicago trailed 68-65 with seven seconds left. However after Illinois-Chicago's Tai Odiase missed...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago tops Cal Poly in NIU Thanksgiving Classic

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Dikembe Dixson made 11 straight free throws and scored 24 points to help Illinois-Chicago beat Cal Poly 84-71 on Friday night in the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. It was Dixson's third 20-plus game of the season and the 19th of his career. Godwin Boahen made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for UIC (3-2), which shot over 50 percent (53.1) from the field for...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Elon beats Illinois-Chicago 91-80 behind Swoope, Dawkins

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Dainan Swoope scored a career-high 26 points, Brian Dawkins added a career-best 19 points and made all three of this 3-pointers and Elon beat Illinois-Chicago 91-80 in Wednesday's opener of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. Tyler Seibring scored 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting and made a layup, putback and 3-pointer amid a 10-2 run that gave Elon a 21-point lead with...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Dixson leads Ill-Chicago to 86-78 win over UT San Antonio

CHICAGO (AP) Dikembe Dixson scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the University of Illinois Chicago to an 86-78 win over the University of Texas San Antonio on Wednesday night. Dixson was 10 of 18 from the field and 10 of 15 from the line for the Flames (1-1). Marcus Ottey added 15 points, two assists and two rebounds and Tarkus Ferguson had 13 points and six rebounds...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabe Snider’s reemergence gives UIC new dimension

MILWAUKEE — UIC has one of the best playmakers in the Horizon League in forward Dikembe Dixson, but the Flames offense had been missing a lethal outside shooter during the conference season. The Flames appear to have filled that hole with the reemergence of senior guard Gabe Snider, who drained six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 20 points Sunday in a 98-85 loss at Milwaukee...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Milwaukee 98, UIC 85

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee used a 19-7 run late in the second half Sunday to pull away from UIC for a 98-85 victory in the both teams’ regular season finale. The Flames trailed by only four points midway through the second half, but the Panthers offense came alive behind point guard Jordan Johnson to avoid an upset on senior day.   A hot start for J.J. Panoske. Panoske scored Milwaukee...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Julian Torres displays breakout performance in loss to Oakland

Photo: UIC Athletics CHICAGO — Everyone in the Horizon League knows about UIC center Tai Odiase, the nation’s leading shot blocker. But the Flames have another young center who has recently earned some significant minutes. Freshman Julian Torres is averaging seven points and five rebounds in his last two games after dropping 10 points and five boards Sunday in a 74-63 loss to Oakland...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago rallies to beat Northern Kentucky 79-77

CHICAGO (AP) Dikembe Dixson scored 21 points, Tai Odiase added 12 with a career-high nine blocks, including a game-saving block with one second to play, and Illinois-Chicago rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 79-77 on Saturday. Trailing 37-33 at halftime, the Flames tied it at 56 on Dixson's 3-pointer, then scored 11 unanswered points to lead 71-66 on Michael Kolawole's free throw...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: UIC 79, Northern Kentucky 77

UIC continued its surge Saturday with a 79-77 victory against Northern Kentucky. The Flames, who have now won three of their last four games, erased an eight-point deficit in the second half and held on as UIC center Tai Odiase rejected Drew McDonald’s game-tying attempt on the game’s final possession.   Tai Odiase flirts with a triple-double once again. One game after scoring 18...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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

Paris Burns leaves UIC for personal reasons

Photo: UIC Athletics Senior guard Paris Burns has left the UIC basketball program, per a school release. The release said Burns’ departure is voluntary and as a result of “personal reasons.” Burns, a Chicago native and Proviso East graduate, was averaging 6.9 points and 2.5 assists this season. He started at point guard in 11 of the UIC’s 17 games. Burns had a rough start to his...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

UIC vs. Northern Illinois preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet

 UIC wraps up non-conference play Tuesday night against Northern Illinois. The Flames are still looking for their first win against a Division I opponent. What you should know about Northern Illinois (9-2, No. 168 KenPom): Northern Illinois has a pretty record, but the Huskies have no wins against the top 150 in KenPom. Three of their wins are against non-Division I programs...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC ends losing streak with win against Purdue-Calumet

Gabe Snider led UIC with a career-high 18 points. (Photo: UIC Athletics)   UIC ended a six-game losing streak Tuesday with a 91-74 win against Purdue-Calumet at the UIC Pavilion. The Flames struggled against the NAIA opponent deep into the second half but pulled away in the final seven minutes behind a 3-point barrage from senior guard Gabe Snider. With 6:52 remaining and UIC...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Snider, Illinois-Chicago beat Purdue Calumet 91-74

CHICAGO (AP) Gabe Snider scored all 18 of his points in the final 5:49 - on a career-high six 3-pointers - and Illinois-Chicago beat feisty NAIA-member Purdue Calumet 91-74 Tuesday night to snap its six-game losing streak. Dikembe Dixson added 17 points and nine rebounds for Illinois-Chicago (2-8). Tai Odiase, Lance Whitaker and Dominique Matthews scored 12, 11 and 10 points,...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC Opens the New Season With a Loss

Steve McClain began his first season as the head coach at Illinois-Chicago on Friday night. (photo courtesy of   CHICAGO- The Illinois-Chicago basketball program began a new era under new head coach Steve McClain on Friday night. Unfortunately things didn’t go as planned as the UIC Flames (0-1) dropped their season opener at home to the University of San Francisco...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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