Playing in their final home game, seniors Paul Carter (15 points) and Robo Kreps (10) combined to score 25 points. Butler was led by Matt Howard's 19 points - he was joined in double figures by Andrew Smith (16), Shawn Vanzant (11) and Shelvin Mack (10).
After UIC's Dipanjot Singh hit a shot from the corner to give the Flames a 66-64 lead with just 5.4 seconds remaining, Loyola head coach Jim Whitesell called a timeout - the Ramblers in-bounded the ball from underneath the basket, and Terrance Hill found Stanley streaking along the right side. He pulled up from well outside the three-point line, drilling the shot to give the Ramblers the season sweep over the Flames.
Kreps' scoring output came on nine field goals, including four three-pointers - he also corralled a career-high tying nine rebounds. Paris Carter added a career-high 11 rebounds to lead UIC's 40-37 rebounding advantage. Hill's 32 points led a trio in double figures for Milwaukee - point guard Kaylon Williams also made a significant impact, dishing out 14 assists against just one turnover.
KREPS, FLAMES OUST GREEN BAY
Posted Monday, February 14 at 11:47 a.m.
Senior guard Robo Kreps hit a driving runner as time expired in overtime, lifting the UIC men's basketball team to a 63-61 win over visiting Green Bay in a Horizon League game at the UIC Pavilion Thursday night. The victory marked UIC's second-straight at home.
Kreps, who scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting, came off a screen from senior Paul Carter near the top of the key, drove left and converted an up-and-under move, releasing the shot just before the final horn. Carter ended the night with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds, including four points in overtime.
Senior Brad Birton added eight points, and six for sophomore point guard Corey Gray, who played a career-high 39 minutes. Green Bay was led by Alec Brown, who scored 14 points - he was joined in double figures by Jarvis Williams, who chipped in 13 points. The Flames held guard Rahmon Fletcher (9) and Bryquis Perine (8) to a combined 17 points.
Senior guard Robo Kreps joined an elite class with his final field goal at Butler Monday night, scoring his 1,500th career point on the way to his third-straight game with 20 or more points. Here's a look at Kreps' scoring compared to some of the most highly regarded players in UIC Basketball history.
Senior guard Robo Kreps scored a game-high 22 points to join the 1,500 career-point club, and Paul Carter added his Horizon League leading 11th double-double of the season, but the spirited UIC men's basketball team fell just short against host Butler, 72-65 at Hinkle Fieldhouse Monday night.
FEBRUARY FOUR-PACK AVAILABLE
Posted Friday, January 21 at 1:48 p.m.
The UIC athletic department is offering an innovative men's basketball ticket special for the second month of 2011, tabbed the "February Four Pack." The package includes one premium lower-level ticket to all four February home basketball games, along with free parking, for just $50.