Sophomore's interior defense helps Flames win second-straight game
Dixson and Odiase combine to score 44 points in victory for Flames
Senior Gabe Snider buries career-high six 3-pointers in final 5:49 of contest
UIC will face a pair of Missouri Valley Conference foes this week
Dikembe Dixson registered first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds
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2014-15: Appeared in 24 games, received four starts and averaged 9.3 minutes per outing ... shot 23-of-60 (.383) from behind the arc, the team's second-best shooting mark, and sank three triples in three separate contests ... tied a career-high with 11 points in a Horizon League-opening win against Youngstown State (1/2/15) ... totaled six points in six minutes at Dayton (11/29/14) by hitting 2-of-2 from three-point range ... drilled three threes against St. Xavier (11/25/14) and Judson (12/30/14) ... sank 2-of-2 from deep in UIC's HL road win at Wright State (2/12/15).
2012-13: Appeared in 13 games off the bench, including eight during Horizon League play ... In an average of 4.2 minutes per game, scored 1.1 points per contest ... Played a season-high 14 minutes twice, against Roosevelt (12/5/12) and at Detroit (1/19/13) ... Chipped in a season-high five points against UDM ... Scored three points apiece against Roosevelt, Eastern Michigan (12/15/12) and at Valparaiso (2/5/13).
Prep/Prior to UIC: Two-year letterwinner at Chicago Public League powerhouse Whitney Young ... Helped the Dolphins capture back-to-back regional titles in his junior and senior campaigns ... Whitney Young won CPL Red-West Conference, regional and sectional championships in 2009-10, and garnered a national ranking ... Served as a team captain as a junior ... Was a top-10 shooting guard in the state of Illinois as a junior according to Hoops Report, and a top-40 prospect ... Committed to UIC in February 2011 ... Most recently played AAU Basketball for the Illinois Warriors ... Was a three-sport standout, also competing in football and track & field ... Served as a wide receiver for Whitney Young's football team, and was a member of the 4x400 relay, and 400-meter run in track & field ... Prep coach was Ty Slaughter.
Personal: Born December 19, 1993 in Chicago ... Son of Kevin and Nita Snider ... Has an older sister, Taylor, who played college basketball at Pepperdine ... Biggest "athletic thrill" is hitting the game-winning three-pointer to beat Prestonwood Christian, the No. 5 team in the nation, during the 2011 "Beach Ball Classic" ... Currently enrolled as a Marketing major.