Flames held Panthers to just 37.0 percent shooting
UIC will look to win third game in month of March
UIC advances to second round of CIT; will face UNI Saturday night
UIC will look to win first-ever postseason game
Sultan Muhammad drills game-winning three with less than two seconds remaining
2012-13: Played in and started all 34 games ... Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... Averaged 10.5 points, a team-high 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in an average of 27.1 minutes per contest ... Shot 44.9 percent (120-267) from the floor and 72.7 percent (117-161) from the free throw line ... Led the Flames in blocks with 29 on the season ... Ranked ninth in the Horizon League in rebounding, eighth in blocks (29; 0.9 bpg) and 10th in defensive rebounds (3.8 rpg) (all games) ... In conference games only, ranked seventh in the League in rebounding (5.6 rpg) and eighth in defensive rebounds (4.0 rpg) ... Collected 21 double-digit scoring outputs ... Tallied double-doubles at Youngstown State on Feb. 10 (18 points, 12 rebounds) and against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 24 (17 points, 12 rebounds) ... Led the Flames in scoring seven times, and paced UIC in rebounding on 12 occasions ... Scored 15 or more points seven times ... Scored a career-high 20 points in UIC's convincing 82-59 win over Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament (3/5/13) ... Played a career-high 45 minutes en route to the aforementioned double-double in UIC's triple overtime win at Youngstown State ... Dished out three or more assists 12 times, including a career-best six helpers in the first-round win over Chicago State in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) ... Shot at least 80 percent from the free throw line in 13 individual games ... One-of-four UIC players to score 300 or more (357) points on the season.
Noteworthy: Played his three seasons of college basketball at UCF (2011-12) and Oregon (2008-10) ... Will have one season of immediate eligibility at UIC ... Pursuing a Master's of Education in UIC's Instructional Leadership program.
2011-12 (Junior at UCF): Played in 31 games, making 25 starts ... Averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game ... In Conference USA games, averaged 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds ... Scored nine points at Memphis in the C-USA Championship semifinals ... In the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals, scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting against UAB ... Scored eight points at Memphis ... Against Southern Miss at home, scored eight points and had a block ... Scored six points in the win at UAB and added three boards and a steal ... In the win over Memphis at home, registered six points and seven rebounds ... At Marshall, scored six points and recorded five rebounds ... In the win over Houston, recorded 10 points ... Totaled three points, three boards and a block in the victory over Tulane ... Scored six points versus Rhode Island ... Registered seven points in the win over Bethune-Cookman ... At the Battle 4 Atlantis, recorded five rebounds to go with two points in the victory over No. 4 UConn ... Scored four points and added three rebounds in the Battle 4 Atlantis win over College of Charleston ... Made UCF debut in the win over High Point and recorded 10 points and five rebounds in only 14 minutes.
2010-11: Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Prior to UCF/Prep: Began collegiate career at Oregon ... Appeared in 51 games in two campaigns (2008-10) with the Ducks ... Made five career starts and averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds ... As a sophomore in 2009-10, appeared in 20 contests and averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 boards in 7.0 minutes per game ... Played in all 31 games as a freshman, making four starts -- averaged 3.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per contest ... Attended Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago ... As a senior, was rated as the 29th-best center in the nation by ESPN.com and the 30th-best post player in the country by Scout.com ... Garnered Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 1A/2A All-State First Team honors ... As a junior, averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 boards.
Personal: Born January 23, 1990 in Bellwood, Ill. ... Son of Stephanie and Cedric Thomas ... Has two sisters.