Flames trailed by one with under four minutes left after being down 18 early in second half
Paris Burns nets career-high 26 points, 24 in the second half
50 student-athletes receive bachelor's degree in spring, summer sessions
Flames held Panthers to just 37.0 percent shooting
UIC will look to win third game in month of March
2012-13: Played in 32 games, starting 29 contests ... Scored a team second-best 12.1 points per game, and averaged 4.4 rebounds per outing ... Shot 40.6 percent (132-325) from the floor and 38.7 (79-204) from three-point range ... Ended his career ranked eighth all-time in three-point field goals made (148) at UIC ... Ranked 16th in the Horizon League in scoring, fifth in steals (1.5 spg), and third in three-point field goals (79; 2.5 per game) (all games) ... In conference games only, ranked 18th in scoring (10.9 ppg) and eighth in three-point field goals (28; 2.0 per game) ... Collected 20 double-digit scoring outputs, including six-in the last seven games ... Corralled at least five rebounds in 14 games ... Led the Flames in scoring seven times, and paced UIC in rebounding on 10 occasions ... Drilled at least four three-pointers nine times ... Made at least six threes in four individual games Was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 17, 2012 after exploding for 30 points in UIC's convincing 74-48 win over Eastern Michigan (12/15/12) ... Converted a career-high eight triples on Senior Day against Detroit (3/2/13) ... Swiped 47 steals on the season, second-most on the team behind classmate Gary Talton ... In the final seven games, averaged 16.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest on a 47.6 percent (39-82) effort from the field ... Tallied his first-career double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) in the first-round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) against Chicago State ... One-of-four UIC players to score 300 or more (388) points on the season.
2011-12: Played in all 30 games, starting 27 contests ... Scored a team second-best 10.4 points per game, and averaged 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per outing ... Ranked sixth in the Horizon League in steals per game (1.5), and fourth overall in three-point field goals made (64) ... Recorded 16 double-digit scoring outputs, and led the Flames in scoring on eight occasions ... Poured in a season-high 22 points on a season-best eight field goals in UIC's 57-56 win over Western Illinois (12/19/11) ... Three days earlier (12/16/11), scored 20 points at Central Michigan ... Scored 19 points in the Flames' 72-68 win over Youngstown State (2/2/12) ... Collected 18 points on a career-high six three-pointers in UIC's 58-51 win over crosstown rival Loyola (1/14/12) ... Chipped in 17 points against Quincy (11/19/11), and in road games at Green Bay (12/1/11) and Dayton (12/23/11) ... Scored 15 points at Loyola (2/11/12) ... Chipped in 14 points in UIC's 67-63 BracketBusters win at Eastern Illinois (2/18/12), including a three from the top of the key with 4.7 seconds remaining that gave the Flames a valuable two-possession lead ... Swiped three or more steals on eight occasions ... Pulled down a season-best seven rebounds at Green Bay ... Dished out a season-high five assists at Dayton, and versus Wright State (12/31/11) ... One-of two players on UIC's 2011-12 roster to score 300 or more (311) points on the season ... Served as a team captain. 2010-11: Played in UIC's first five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in UIC's 74-68 win over Rhode Island (11/21/10) ... Scored a season-high nine points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists in 20 minutes of action against Roosevelt (11/15/10) ... In the season-opener at nationally-ranked Pittsburgh (11/10/10), chipped in six points on two three-pointers ... Swiped two steals and scored three points in the Flames' 57-51 win at Toledo (11/19/10) ... In five games played, averaged 3.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists in an average of 16.4 minutes per contest.
Prep/Prior to UIC: Played on the same high school team (Oak Park-River Forest) as current Georgia Tech standout Iman Shumpert ... As a senior, averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... Was a West Suburban Silver All-Conference honoree, and a McDonald's All-American nominee ... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Chicago High School Classic, and achieved a 4.0 grade-point-average ... As a junior, totaled 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game, while chalking up all-conference honors ... In his sophomore campaign, averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, securing his first-career all-conference plaudit ... Was a top-20 recruit in the state of Illinois coming out of high school ... Started his college career at Eastern Michigan, serving as a reserve guard in 2008--09, before transferring to Kaskaskia Community College ... In his one season (2009-10) with the Blue Devils, averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and a team-high 4.0 steals per game, while shooting 48 percent from the field, 42 percent from three and 80 percent from the free throw line ... Poured in 54 points against Spoonriver.
Personal: Born October 4, 1989 ... Son of James and Arleta Barnes ... Graduated with degree in criminology, law and justice in May 2013.