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March 7, 2011

FLAMES FALL SHORT AT CSU, ENDING SEASON

Posted Monday, March 7 at 9:55 a.m.

Seniors Robo Kreps and Paul Carter combined to score 38 points and corral 16 rebounds, but the UIC men's basketball team's spirited comeback fell short, 73-61 versus Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament at the Wolstein Center Tuesday night.

The loss ends UIC's 2010-11 season with a 7-24 (2-15 Horizon) record.


FOLLOW THE FLAMES LIVE FROM CSU!

Posted Tuesday, March 1 at 1:16 p.m.

The 10th-seeded UIC men's basketball team will square off against No. 3 Cleveland State in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. CST. Get interactive with our live blog! 


BLOGGIN' WITH WILLHITE

Posted Tuesday, March 1 at 1:16 p.m.

Lindsey Willhite from the Daily Herald caught up with head coach Howard Moore en route to the Flames' trip to Cleveland State yesterday, and provided this blog entry.  Thanks Sports Guy!


TOURNEY TIME: UIC AT CLEVELAND STATE

Posted Monday, February 28 at 6:57 p.m.

The UIC men's basketball team will begin its run in the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday, when the 10th-seeded Flames take on No. 3 Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center beginning at 6 p.m. CST.


CARTER NAMED TO ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM


Posted Monday, February 28 at 6:55 p.m.

Senior forward Paul Carter, who has tallied 11 double-doubles on the season and recorded a team-high 25 double-digit scoring outputs, was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team Monday morning. Carter was joined on the team by Detroit's Ray McCallum, Kaylon Williams from Milwaukee, Green Bay's Alec Brown and Damian Eargle of Youngstown State. McCallum was named the league's Newcomer of the Year.


SECOND HALF COMEBACK COMES UP SHORT AT VALPO

Posted Monday, February 28 at 6:45 p.m.

Seniors Robo Kreps and Paul Carter each scored a game-high 21 points, but host Valparaiso out-scored the Flames 28-15 over the final 10:45, pulling away in a 79-65 win over the UIC men's basketball team in the Horizon League finale for both teams at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday night.

With the loss, UIC officially secured the 10th seed in next week's Horizon League Tournament. The Flames will travel to the Wolstein Center in Cleveland to take on Cleveland State Tuesday. Valpo locked in the No. 4 seed, and will host Youngstown State in the opening round. 


GAME NOTES: UIC AT VALPO


Posted Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 p.m.

After a week-long break from game action, the UIC men's basketball team will wrap up the Horizon League regular season Saturday, when the Flames travel to the Athletics-Recreation Center to take on Valparaiso beginning at 7:05 p.m. CST. 


HORIZON LEAGUE TOURNEY TIEBREAKERS


Posted Tuesday, February 22 at 12:56 p.m.

There have been a considerable amount of questions regarding the tiebreaking procedures for the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.  As it pertains to UIC, in order to slide into the ninth seed, the Flames would need to defeat Valparaiso on Saturday, and Youngstown State would need to lose both of its remaining games.  The Penguins own the tiebreaker over UIC by virtue of their win over Butler.  Below is the language explaining the procedures.


Tie-breaking Procedures:
1. If two tied teams met twice during the regular season and one of the two won both games, the winner shall be awarded the higher seed.
2. If two tied teams split in two games during the regular season, compare each team's record against the team occupying the highest position in the standings
and continue down through the standings until one team gains the advantage, thereby winning the higher position.
3. If three or more teams are tied, compare the combined record of each of the tied teams agains the other teams involved in the tie until an advantage is gained.
(Example: Team A's combined record against both Team B and Team C as compared to Team B's combined record against both A and C, etc.)
4. If the provision of (3) above fail to resolve a tie involving three or more teams, compare each of the tied team's records against the team occupying the highest
position in the standings and continue down through the standings until the tie is reduced to a two-team tie, at which time revert to items (1) and (2) above or until
the tie is broken.
5. If the above provisions fail to resolve a tie, the team with the higher RPI for that season will receive a higher seed (source for RPI: Collegiate Basketball News).


GREEN BAY OUTLASTS VALPO IN OT, 81-80

Posted Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 p.m.

The Horizon League regular season championship is now in the hands of Cleveland State, after Green Bay hung on for a thrilling 81-80 victory over visiting Valparaiso on senior night at the Resch Center.  The Flames will travel to Valpo in the regular season finale Saturday night. 

Valparaiso's (20-9, 11-5 Horizon) loss puts Cleveland State (23-6, 12-4 Horzion) atop the League standings by a half-game game over Butler (20-9, 12-5 Horizon) and a full game over the Crusaders and Milwaukee (16-12, 11-5 Horizon).


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). 

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