UIC head men's basketball coach Howard Moore announced the addition of 6-foot-5 wing Pat Birt from Plano East High School in Plano, Texas on Friday. Birt, who is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, will have four years of eligibility with the Flames beginning next season.
UIC Director of Athletics Jim Schmidt announced a three-year contract extension for UIC head men's basketball coach Howard Moore on Wednesday. The extension, pending University Board of Trustees approval, will keep Moore as the Flames' mentor through the 2017-18 season.
The 2013 Howard Moore Basketball Camps are now open for registration. Moore and his coaching staff will host three camps, including a shooting camp, a day camp and an advanced skills camp. All sessions will be held at the Flames Athletic Center or Physical Education Building, located within walking distance of each other on UIC's campus.
The UIC men's basketball team stifled host Northern Iowa to just a 37.0 percent shooting effort, but the Panthers broke a 41-41 tie with a 22-10 run and defeated the Flames, 63-51, in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) at the McLeod Center Saturday night. The loss ends UIC's record-setting season with 18 wins, the most since 2007-08.
The UIC men's basketball team (18-15) will look to keep its postseason run alive, when the Flames travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa (19-14) in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Saturday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST.
The UIC men's basketball team built a 22-point first-half lead, and held off a second half rally by visiting Chicago State to post an 80-69 win over the Cougars in the first-round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Wednesday night at the Pavilion. The Flames advanced to the second round of the CIT, where they will take on Northern Iowa at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday night.