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Feb. 22, 2011

BUTLER UPENDS FLAMES ON SENIOR DAY, 79-52


Posted Tuesday, February 22 at 12:27 p.m.

Butler placed four players in double figures, and opened up a double-digit lead late in the first half, leading to a convincing 79-52 win over the UIC men's basketball team at the UIC Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

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). 


BUZZER BEATER BY LOYOLA DEFEATS FLAMES


Posted Tuesday, February 22 at 12:25 p.m.

Loyola junior guard Courtney Stanley hit a deep three as time expired in overtime, leading the Ramblers to a 67-66 win over the UIC men's basketball team in a Horizon League game at the UIC Pavilion Wednesday night.

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. 


MILWAUKEE WINS SIXTH-STRAIGHT, 70-59 OVER UIC

Posted Monday, February 14 at 11:53 a.m.

Senior guard Robo Kreps scored a team-high 24 points, his fifth-straight game with 20 or more points, but Milwaukee's Anthony Hill poured in a career-high 32 points, leading the Panthers past the UIC men's basketball team, 70-59 at the UIC Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

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. 


MR. 1,500


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.

(1) Cedrick Banks (2001-05): 2,097 career points

(2) Kenny Williams (1990-94): 2,025 career points

(3) Sherell Ford (1992-95): 2,012 career points

(4) Josh Mayo (2005-09): 1,718 career points

(5) Chuck Lambert (1971-75): 1,651 career points

(6) Greg Olsen (1967-71): 1,629 career points

(7) Brian Hill (1988-92): 1,578 career points

(8) Ivan Daniels (1981-85): 1,538 career points

(9) Robo Kreps (2007-present): 1,500 career points


WELCOME HOME: UIC VS. GREEN BAY


Posted Wednesday, February 9 at 3:09 p.m.

The UIC men's basketball team will kick-off a four-game homestand Thursday, when the Flames host Green Bay in the back end of a doubleheader at the UIC Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. CST. 


RESILIENT FLAMES COME UP SHORT AT BUTLER

 

Posted Wednesday, February 9 at 3:06 p.m.

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.

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