As the 68th season of UIC men's basketball begins to take shape, UICFlames.com will be highlighting the 2014-15 newcomers during the next several weeks, giving fans an inside scoop on the fresh faces the head coach Howard Moore will have in his arsenal for the upcoming campaign.
The UIC men's basketball team will host three of its first four Horizon League games at home this season as the conference office announced the full 2014-15 league schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The 16-game slate begins on Jan. 2 when the Flames host Youngstown State at the UIC Pavilion.
Former UIC men's basketball standout Scott VanderMeer recently signed a contract to continue his professional career with Team Malvin in Uruguay's LUB league. The 7-foot center graduated from UIC in 2009 and has racked up four championships throughout his pro career, including a NBA D-League title with the Iowa Energy in 2011. VanderMeer is one of 13 former UIC players that are still competing professionally.
Former UIC basketball star Robo Kreps will join the Flames' staff as a graduate manager, as announced by head coach Howard Moore on Wednesday afternoon. Kreps was a four-year letterwinner for UIC (2008-11) and currently ranks as the program's seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,594 career points and fourth in career threes (230).
After playing its fifth game in six days the UIC men's basketball team grinded out a 71-57 win against Brock University as the Flames conclude their Canadian tour with a 3-2 record. Junior Jake Wiegand was a force down low, recording a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds.
The UIC men's basketball team picked up its second straight Canadian tour win on Sunday afternoon with an 81-57 victory against York University at the Tait McKenzie Centre. The Flames' defense shined once again as they limited York to a shooting mark of 32.7 percent. Senior Marc Brown posted a game-high 20 points as he shot 7-of-10 from the floor.