UIC seeks first 2-1 league start since 2007-08
Jay Harris explodes for career-high 32 points
Jake Wiegand leads Flames with 26 points and nine rebounds
UIC led Phoenix with less than three minutes to play in Jan. meeting
2008-09 NABC DIVISION I ALL-DISTRICT 12 SECOND TEAM
Career Notes: Finished four-year career as UIC's fourth all-time leading scorer... finished with 1,718 career points...ranks second in school history for career three-point field goals made (266) and third in career three-point field goals attempted (650)...career free throw percentage of .854 (398-for-466) is the best in UIC history...ranks second all-time in free throws made (398) and fifth in free throws attempted (466) by a UIC player in a career...371 assists ranks fourth in school history and 141 steals checks in at eighth in the record books...2009 NABC Division I All-District 12 Second Team selection...two-time All-Horizon League First Team pick (2007-08, 2008-09)...five-time Horizon League Player of the Week during his career (Feb. 26, 2007; Nov. 12, 2007; Dec. 10, 2007; Nov. 24, 2008; Dec. 8, 2008)...has three of the longest streaks of consecutive free throws made in school history, including a school-record 38 straight successful free throws.
2008-09 Notes: NABC Division I All-District 12 Second Team...All-Horizon League First Team selection for second straight season...named to Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List as a candidate for the national player of the year award...Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (Nov. 24, Dec. 8)...league's second-leading scorer (17.0 ppg)...second on the team and seventh in the league in assists (3.4 apg)...finished 10th in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.387) and third in three-point field goals made per game (2.4)...shot 86.2 percent from the free throw line, good for second in the Horizon League and 27th in the NCAA Division I rankings...scored in double figures in all but four games...tallied 20-plus points 13 times...led UIC in scoring on 16 occasions...averaged 18.3 ppg in the final 10 games of the season...turned in season-high 30-point performance against Vanderbilt on Dec. 3, his best career scoring performance on the road...hit a career-best eight three-pointers in just 10 attempts against the Commodores, good for the second-best single-game three-point barrage in school history and falling just one trey shy of matching a Memorial Gymnasium record for three-pointers made...led UIC in scoring on 16 occasions...scored game-high 25 points vs. Southern Illinois on Feb. 21...had a 27-point outburst against Northern Iowa on Nov. 19, going a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 8 after averaging 26.0 ppg in two games...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Nov. 24 after averaging 25.0 points in two games...handed out a season-best seven assists and scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half against Georgia Tech on Dec. 14....began season by converting his first 19 free throw attempts...matched a school record by making 17 free throws against Cleveland State in the Horizon League quarterfinals on Mar. 6, capping collegiate career with 24 points.
2007-08 Notes: All-Horizon League First Team selection...led the team in scoring with 17.1 ppg, the second-best average in the Horizon League...shot a team-high 47.0% from behind the three-point arc, the seventh-best three-point clip in the country...sat atop the NCAA Division I three-point field goal percentage rankings for six straight weeks from Jan. 10 until Feb. 21...led UIC in scoring in 19 of its 33 games...scored in double figures in all but two games and 27 straight prior to UIC's final contest of the season...scored 30-plus points on two occasions...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (Nov. 12, Dec. 10)...appeared in all 33 games, starting every game but one...became the 19th player in UIC history to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 31 after hitting his first field goal against Cleveland State...hit 94 three-point field goals, a school record for a single season...set a school record for most consecutive free throws made with 38 straight in a seven-game span dating back to the final four games of last season and ending against Winthrop on Nov. 16...scored a career-high 34 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, in UIC's win over Bradley on Nov. 10...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Nov. 12 for his performance against the Braves... posted 32 points against Green Bay on Dec. 8, hitting six three-pointers (all in the first half)...named Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time this season on Dec. 10 after averaging 30.5 ppg in a pair of wins over Milwaukee and Green Bay...scored 12 of his game-high 17 points in the second half of UIC's Horizon League quarterfinal win over Loyola on Mar. 7...went 4-for-4 from downtown in the second half, scoring 14 of his game-high 16 points after halftime, at Wright State on Feb. 16...put up 29 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the floor against Cleveland State on Jan. 31...led all scorers with 21 points and handed out five assists against Youngstown State on Feb. 2...scored 21 points and went 5-for-6 from downtown against Wright State on Jan. 17...scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half at Loyola on Feb. 9...put up 16 second-half points to finish with a game-high 22 points against Toledo on Dec. 19...scored 18 points and pitched in five rebounds and four assists against Valparaiso on Feb. 11...scored 18 points and dished out six assists at DePaul on Dec. 15...tallied 29 points on 10-for-12 shooting, including 5-of-6 from downtown, in just 27 minutes against Milwaukee on Dec. 6...matched a career-best for assists in a single game with a game-high eight helpers against UIS on Nov. 13.
2006-07 Notes: Saw action in 27 games as a sophomore making 24 starts...hampered by an Achilles injury that sidelined him for four games...finished second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg) and was the team leader in assists (3.2 apg)...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Feb. 26 after leading UIC to wins over Milwaukee and Loyola....set the UIC single-season record for free throw percentage, converting 89% (78-88) of his charity tosses...scored a season-high 26 points, including a career-best six three-pointers, while adding four assists at Davidson on Nov. 15...scored a game-high 22 points (14-for-14 FT), while adding six assists and five rebounds, in the Flames' Horizon League Tournament opening round win over Milwaukee on Feb. 27...netted a team-high 19 points in the Flames' win over No. 12 Butler on Jan. 10...scored a game-high 14 points, including the game-winner with 10 seconds left, and added seven rebounds at Loyola on Feb. 24...tabbed 16 points, to go along with a career-high eight assists and four steals, versus Central Michigan on Feb. 17...recorded 16 points and four assists at Youngstown St. on Feb. 3...totaled a team-best 15 points, a career-high eight rebounds and four assists versus Green Bay on Feb. 14...tied his personal best of eight rebounds, while adding 11 points, versus Milwaukee on Feb. 21.
2005-06 Notes: All-Horizon League Newcomer Team honoree...played in all 31 games while making 26 starts...ranked second on the team in assists (2.5 apg) and third in scoring (10.1 ppg)...led the squad with 51 three-pointers made...netted at least one three-pointer in 25 games, including his last nine outings...team's top free throw shooter (83%)...tabbed a career-high 23 points, going 5-for-5 from three-point range, at Murray State on Feb. 18...scored 21 points and pulled down five rebounds in win over Milwaukee on Feb. 15...recorded 17 points and five assists versus Loyola on Feb. 11...totaled 12 points, a career-best six rebounds and three assists in win over Detroit on Feb. 4...dropped in 22 points, on 7-for-10 shooting, versus Cleveland State on Jan. 19...tabbed 16 points at Green Bay on Jan. 11...dished out a career-high seven assists while adding a personal-best five rebounds and 10 points versus Youngstown State on Dec. 31...scored 16 points, including 11 in the final minute and overtime, in the Flames' win over Mississippi on Dec. 10...totaled 10 points and six assists versus Northern Illinois on Dec. 17th...made his first collegiate start and tabbed 21 points and four assists at Georgia Tech on Nov. 25.
Prep/Personal Notes: Four-year varsity performer at Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Ind...led the Pirates in scoring and assists in both 2004 and 2005, earning All-Duneland Conference First Team, All-Area and All-State accolades...was named to the prestigious Indiana All-Stars following his senior campaign...averaged 16.1 points and 3.1 assists as a junior...helped Merrillville to the Class 4A Final Four in 2002-03, tallying 33 points and seven rebounds in regional championship win over South Bend Riley...elevated to the varsity roster for the state tournament as a freshman and tallied 15 and 20 points, respectively, off the bench in his first two outings...member of the National Honor Society and the U.S. Achievement Academy...recognized in the annual Who's Who Among American Student-Athletes...a member of the UIC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)...son of Robert and Charlotte Mayo...born on July 15, 1987...majored in Pre-Physical Therapy.