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April 25, 2011


KREPS NAMED CHIP HILTON AWARD FINALIST

Posted Friday, April 1 at 8:23 a.m.

UIC senior guard Robo Kreps was named a finalist for the prestigious Chip Hilton Award Wednesday, a plaudit that annually honors a graduating senior for his outstanding character, leadership and talent on the floor. 


WRAPPING UP KREPS' CAREER


Posted Tuesday, March 29 at 4:27 p.m.

Just did some numbers crunching on Robo Kreps, and nominated him for the Chip Hilton Award.  It's worth noting what he accomplished the past two seasons, and in his four years in a UIC Flames uniform.  As you'll see by these numbers, Kreps goes down as one of the best players in this program's history. 

UIC's all-time leader in games played, Kreps finds himself in the top-10 of nearly every offensive category.  He scored 1,594 career points, ranking seventh on the Flames' all-time scoring list.  Kreps also ranks in the top-10 all-time in field goals made (533; 7th), three-point field goals made (230; 4th), free throw percentage (.816; 5th), free throws made (298; 8th) and steals (146; 7th).  Kreps played a total of 3,944 minutes during his career, ranking third all-time, and his 91 starts are the eighth-most in school history.


PHOTO OF THE DAY: MARCH 28


Posted Monday, March 18 at 12:57 p.m.

In Monday's "Photo of the Day," photographer Steve Woltmann captures a snapshot of the UIC coaching staff during the national anthem at the UIC Pavilion.  Pictured, from left to right: Assistant coach Al Biancalana, Assistant Coach Donnie Kirksey, Administrative Assistant Jeremy Buttell, Director of Student-Athlete Development Drew Slempkes, Director of Basketball Operations Matt Ryan, Head Coach Howard Moore.  


PHOTO OF THE DAY: MARCH 25


Posted Friday, March 25 at 9:52 a.m.

In Friday's "Photo of the Day," we re-visit a key moment in the upset win over Illinois, when Brad Birton elevated along the right sideline, caromed the ball out-of-bounds off Bill Cole, and forced an Illini turnover late in the game.  The extra possession helped the Flames preserve a three-point lead, and capture just their second-ever win over Illinois.  


PHOTO OF THE DAY: MARCH 22


Posted Tuesday, March 22 at 5:03 p.m.

Periodically throughout the offseason, we'll bring you the "Photo of the Day" right here on the "Flame Throwers" blog.  Tuesday's photo revisits the Flames' 57-54 upset over then No. 12 Illinois at the United Center.  As always, thanks to Steve Woltmann and his crew for providing us with some great images.  Pictured: Seniors Robo Kreps and Jimmy Harding.  


FINAL Howard Moore PODCAST


Posted Wednesday, March 16 at 10:34 a.m.

In the final installment of the 2010-11 RCN Cable Howard Moore Podcast, Adam Levinson and the first-year head coach recap the season, and look ahead to March Madness. 


JOIN MOORE FOR HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY!

Posted Monday, March 14 at 12:20 p.m.

Flames basketball fans are invited to join head men's basketball coach Howard Moore on Tuesday, March, 15 for "Happy Hour with the Coach" at The Fifty/50 in Wicker Park.  The event will begin at 6 p.m., in time for the opening games of the newly expanded NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Free appetizers will be served, while food and drink bills will be 20 percent off. 


BRACKETOLOGY WITH COACH MOORE


Posted Monday, March 14 at 12:10 p.m.

In case you missed it, head coach Howard Moore appeared on Comcast SportsNet Chicago along with DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell and David Kaplan Sunday night.  The panel reviewed the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket, and also unveiled their Final Four picks.  Moore will be joining the network throughout the NCAA Tournament -- watch for him on March 17 and March 20 at 10:30 p.m.


RECRUIT FEATURED BY MYFOXCHICAGO

Posted Monday, March 14 at 12:03 p.m.

UIC incoming freshman guard Jerome Brown, who stars at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, was featured by MyFoxChicago.com last week.  Brown recently underwent an EKG examination for precautionary reasons, and told the network he was happy he did so.  


BUTLER WINS HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted Wednesday, March 9 at 3:11 p.m.

Defending national runner-up Butler held off No. 1 Milwaukee for a 59-44 win at U.S. Cellular Arena on Tuesday night to capture the Horizon League championship.  The Bulldogs claimed their fifth-straight NCAA Tournament bid in front of over 10,000 fans at Milwaukee's home arena.


BUTLER, MILWAUKEE TO MEET FOR LEAGUE TITLE

Posted Monday, March 7 at 2:48 p.m.

The Panthers will have home-court advantage Tuesday, when Milwaukee and defending national-runner up Butler meet for the Horizon League Championship at the U.S. Cellular Arena.  Milwaukee outlasted Valparaiso in the semis, while the Bulldogs defeated Cleveland State for the third time this season to reach the title game.  


TRIB'S SHANNON RYAN RECAPS SEASON


Posted Monday, March 7 at 12:06 p.m.

Shannon Ryan from the Chicago Tribune caught up with head coach Howard Moore late last week, and provided this review of the mentor's first season.  Ryan and Moore touched on the importance of the upcoming spring and summer periods, upgraded talent in the incoming recruiting class and the role that returners like Darrin Williams (pictured above) and Paris Carter will play on next year's team.  


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 (2-16 Horizon) record.


 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. 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.


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