Flames Look Ahead to New Season

Fourth-year head coach Howard Moore and the UIC men's basketball team has the city of Chicago and the college basketball community on watch after a stellar 2012-13 season. The Flames mounted the 12th best turnaround in the country, winning 10 more games than the previous year, to finish with a Chicago's best 18-16 record. Moore and company also claimed home court advantage with a record of 12-4 when playing at the UIC Pavilion last season, which ties for the fifth-highest win total in program history.

In 2013-14, returning starters Hayden Humes and Marc Brown will look to guide a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers. Transfers Kelsey Barlow (Purdue) and Jordan Harks (Central Arkansas) have proven their ability to play at the highest level and should provide quality experience for the Flames. UIC will be tested early and often throughout the non-conference season with tilts against Drake, Northwestern, SMU, Colorado State and Illinois. The Flames kick off Horizon League play at defending champion Valparaiso on Jan. 2.

returning players

Hayden Humes Hayden Humes
Played in and started all 34 games ... Ranked seventh in the Horizon League in both field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage, and 10th overall in minutes played (33.2 mpg) ... Posted 16 double-digit scoring outputs ... Led the Flames in scoring seven times, and paced UIC in rebounding on 11 occasions.

Marc Brown Marc Brown
Played in 33 games, and started 21 contests ... Collected five double-digit scoring outputs, including four in the final 10 contests ... Led the Flames in rebounding five times ... Scored a season-high 13 points at Loyola (2/16/13).

Joey Miller Joey Miller
Played in 33 games and started four contests ... Collected four double-digit scoring outputs ... In first-career game at UIC, scored 14 points on four three-point field goals against UC-Riverside (11/11/12) ... Scored a season-high 15 points at Western Illinois (12/18/12).

Will Simonton Will Simonton
Played in all 34 games, and garnered his first-career start at Green Bay (1/12/13) ... Tallied a dominating defensive effort against 2013 NCAA Third-Round participant Colorado State (12/8/12), recording three blocks to go along with three rebounds and six points.

Jake Wiegand Jake Wiegand
Saw action in 27 games off the bench ... Shot 52.3 percent from the field (23-44) and 50.0 percent (3-6) from three-point range ... Scored at least two points in each-of the last seven games of the season.

Jay Parker Jay Parker
Saw action in 32 games, and started two contests ... Played double-digit minutes in eight games, including five-straight from Jan. 9-23 ... Recorded starting assignments against Milwaukee (1/23/13) and Bradley (2/23/13).


2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
SCORING 2,136 2,134
Points per game 62.8 62.8
Scoring margin +0.1 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 720-1,797 741-1826
Field goal pct .401 .406
3-POINT FG-ATT 222-656 206-621
3-point FG pct .338 .332
3-pt FG made per game 6.5 6.1
FREE THROWS-ATT 474-630 446-625
Free throw pct .752 .714
F-Throws made per game 13.9 13.1
REBOUNDS 1,147 1,190
Rebounds per game 33.7 35.0
Rebounding margin -1.3 -
ASSISTS 416 408
Assists per game 12.2 12.0
Turnovers per game 12.4 12.7
Turnover margin +0.2 -
Assist/turnover ratio 1.0 0.9
STEALS 222 189
Steals per game 6.5 5.6
BLOCKS 93 118
Blocks per game 2.7 3.5
ATTENDANCE 46,195 45,284
Home games-Avg/Game 16-2,887 14-3,086
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 4-519