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Nov. 22, 2010


Posted Saturday, November 20 at 9:21 a.m.

» The Flames' 57-51 win over host Toledo marked UIC's second road win in the past 18 outings.  UIC was 1-15 on the road last season.

» UIC has now defeated Toledo four-straight times, dating back to the 2007-08 campaign.  The Flames and Rockets will go head-to-head one more time this season, when Toledo visits the UIC Pavilion next Sunday (Nov. 28).

» Senior guard Robo Kreps' 20-point outburst against Toledo marked his second in as many games, and represented his 16th career game scoring 20 or more points.  Kreps has 57 double-digit scoring outputs in his career at UIC.  

» Kreps' 20 points pushed him from 15th to 14th on the all-time scoring list at UIC -- he enters Saturday's game against College of Charleston with 1,152 points.  

» Kreps enters Saturday's contest with 295 career rebounds, just five caroms from reaching 300 for his career.

» Senior forward Paul Carter played just five minutes and scored two points in the first half after picking up two personal fouls -- he chipped in 12 points in the second half, recording his second-straight double-digit scoring output.  

» UIC was 14-of-16 (87.5 percent) from the free throw line Friday against Toledo, its most efficient effort from the charity stripe since March 3, 2009, when the Flames went 16-18 (.889) from the free throw line at Youngstown State.   

» Junior center Darrin Williams, who made his third-career start against Toledo, recorded season-highs in points (6), rebounds (8) and minutes played (15) in UIC's 57-51 win.  Williams was 3-for-3 from the field.   

» Junior guard Daniel Barnes converted his first attempt from three-point range in the opening half against Toledo, giving him at least one three-point field goal in each of his three career games in a UIC uniform.   

» For the first time this season, the Flames held their opponent to an under 40 percent clip (39.5) from the field against Toledo.  UIC also forced UT into 17 turnovers, swiped eight steals, and held the Rockets without a field goal for the opening six-plus minutes in both the first and second halves.  UIC forced Toledo into "opponent season lows" in points (51), field goals (17) and field goal percentage (39.5).   


Posted Saturday, November 20 at 9:18 a.m.

Senior guard Robo Kreps poured in a game-high 20 points, and drilled five free throws in the final 2:35, to lead the UIC men's basketball team to its first road win of the season, a 57-51 decision over Toledo at Savage Arena Friday night. The Flames never trailed in the contest, capturing their second-straight win.


Posted Friday, November 19 at 6:56 p.m.

Senior guard Robo Kreps has a game-high 12 points, including two three-pointers, to lead UIC's offensive attack in a 27-22 halftime lead over host Toledo at Savage Arena.  The Flames held Toledo for the first 5:20, before the Rockets tied the game twice down the stretch of the half.

Senior forward Paul Carter was limited to just five minutes after picking up two fouls.  Paris Carter and Zavion Neely each scored four points, while Daniel Barnes chipped in three.  Toledo is being led by Zach Leahy and J.T. Thomas, who each have six points.  Stay tuned to and "Flame Throwers" for complete postgame coverage.


Posted Thursday, November 18 at 6:36 p.m.

We're less than 24 hours away from UIC's second game in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.  The Flames will take on host Toledo at Savage Arena at 6 p.m. CST on Friday.  The Rockets will be playing their home opener, after dropping back-to-back road decisions versus nationally-ranked foes.  CLICK HERE for game notes and all the ways to follow the game.  

Howard Moore PODCAST: EPISODE #2

Posted Wednesday, November 17 at 2:13 p.m.

In the second installment of the RCN Cable "Howard Moore Podcast," Adam Levinson and the first-year head coach recap both the Pittsburgh and Roosevelt games, preview this weekend's action, and field e-mail questions from the fans.  


Posted Wednesday, November 17 at 2:07 p.m.

In his regular season home debut, senior forward Paul Carter came up just one rebound short of a double-double, recording game-highs in both points (24) and rebounds (9) as the UIC men's basketball team tallied a convincing 94-54 win over Roosevelt University at the UIC Pavilion Monday night.

Steve Tucker from the Chicago Sun Times was on hand for the game, and filed this game story.  


Posted Monday, November 15 at 5:43 p.m.

The UIC men's basketball team will open the home portion of its 2010-11 schedule TONIGHT beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Come out early to catch the Flames' women's basketball squad take on Oakland University (in progress).  UIC has won four-straight home openers, and will look to pick up their first win heading into this weekend's 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in Toledo, Ohio.  


Posted Friday, November 12 at 12:51 p.m.

It was a great day for head coach Howard Moore and his staff on Thursday.  Five new Flames were officially brought on board, and the 2011-12 recruiting class is complete.  Three standouts from the Chicago Public League, a near seven-footer that is a near-perfect fit in the Swing Offense and a high-major recruit from Dallas that will fight for a starting spot right away.  Pretty impressive for a staff that didn't start at UIC until early September.  


Posted Tuesday, November 9 at 9:53 p.m.

In the first installment of the RCN Cable "Howard Moore Podcast," Adam Levinson and the first-year head coach preview Wednesday's game against Pitt, the Flames defensive philosophy, and the importance of the fan base in the process of rebuilding the program.