Greetings from the U.S. Cellular Arena, Flames fans. We're less than 45 minutes away from tip-off. It's not official yet, but don't be surprised if senior guard Dipanjot Singh records his first-career start against host Milwaukee tonight. Singh spent a lot of time with the first unit during practice the past few days, and it looks like he's earned the opportunity to be in the starting lineup.
What a story Singh is. From scout team to regular contributor. Below is a summary of what Singh has accomplished since Horizon League play resumed after the Christmas holiday.
» Has played a combined 88 minutes in the past four contests, after seeing just 41 total minutes of action in his previous 12 career games » Has set his career-high in scoring in three-of the last four games » Scored 13 points (5-8) and pulled down four rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes against Wright State (1/6/11) » Contributed 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting at Cleveland State (1/1/11) » Scored six points on two three-pointers at Youngstown State (12/30/10) » Chipped in a career-best 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting at Cleveland State (1/1/11)
YOUR MILWAUKEE COVERAGE STARTS HERE!
Posted Wednesday, January 12 at 1:35 p.m.
The UIC men's basketball team will kick off its two-game road swing Thursday at Milwaukee, when the Flames visit U.S. Cellular Arena to take on the Panthers beginning at 7 p.m. CST.
DIGGIN' THE JACKET
Posted Wednesday, January 12 at 12:42 p.m.
Luke Winn from SI.com posted his midseason "Style Archive" on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, UIC head coach Howard Moore made the cut (#7, to be exact). Moore sported a red blazer/blue tie ensemble against Illinois at the United Center (Dec. 18), as the Flames shocked the country with a 57-54 win over the Illini.
Another interesting nugget: That performance by Illinois still stands as the Illini's toughest offensive night of the season. The Flames held Illinois to a 32.7 percent mark from the floor.
MOORE ON "B-SQUARED" PODCAST
Posted Tuesday, January 11 at 9:07 p.m.
Miss head coach Howard Moore on the "B-Squared" show this morning with Brian Bedo and Jordan Bernfield? No worries, we've got you covered. Listen to the entire interview RIGHT HERE.
DAILY NOTEBOOK: CARTER'S SURGE
Posted Tuesday, January 11 at 12:10 p.m.
To say that senior forward Paul Carter has turned it up in Horizon League play would be a major understatement. Through UIC's first five conference games, Carter ranks sixth in the league in scoring (16.0 ppg), and second overall in rebounding, at 8.6 rebounds per game. Below is a summary of Carter's performance last week:
Carter averaged 16.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, recording back-to-back double-doubles in UIC's Horizon League games against Wright State and Detroit last week.
Against the Raiders, Carter scored a team-high 13 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for his second-straight double-double.
In Saturday's three-point setback to Detroit, Carter recorded his sixth double-double of the season, and his third-straight in Horizon League play, scoring a team-high 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds.
GREEN BAY GAME TIME CHANGED TO 11 A.M.
Posted Tuesday, January 11 at 12:10 p.m.
Saturday's Horizon League men's basketball game between UIC and host Green Bay has been changed to an 11 a.m. (CST) start at the Resch Center. The contest was originally scheduled for 7 p.m.
The game time was changed due to the Green Bay Packers' upcoming NFL playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, which is also scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday.
STADIUM JOURNEY: UIC PAVILION
Posted Monday, January 10 at 1:15 p.m.
Thanks to Paul Swaney from StadiumJourney.com, who was on hand against Wright State (Jan. 6), and provided this review of the UIC Pavilion, home of the Flames. Swaney reviews the following categories: Food and Beverage, Atmosphere, Neighborhood, Fans, etc.
REACTION FROM SATURDAY'S GAME
Posted Monday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m.
We had a nice media contingent in attendance for Saturday's Horizon League battle against Detroit. As coach Moore commented in his postgame press conference, the results were disappointing, but he hopes his team built some momentum going forward. Enjoy all the coverage.
Senior center K.C. Robbins, who came up big with his second career double-double against Detroit last Saturday, was featured by Shannon Ryan in Sunday's Chicago Tribune. As Ryan alludes to, Robbins was challenged by his coach, and he responded.