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    Men's Basketball Ices Youngstown State, 66-47

    Senior forward Armond Williams tallied a game-high 15 points against Youngstown State on Monday evening.
    Senior forward Armond Williams tallied a game-high 15 points against Youngstown State on Monday evening.
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    Jan. 5, 2004

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. - Usually it's the Flames backcourt of Cedrick Banks and Martell Bailey that get most of the credit for the University of Illinois at Chicago men's basketball team's success.

    Monday night, however, was a different story as the starting front court of Armond Williams, Joe Scott and Justin Bowen combined for 40 points to lift the host Flames to the 66-47 Horizon League victory over Youngstown State at the UIC Pavilion on Monday evening.

    "I thought we did a good job containing Banks," Youngstown State Head Coach John Robic said. "But it was their post guys that really hurt us tonight.

    "Armond Williams played with a lot of energy and I think that's the best I've ever seen Joe Scott ever play."

    Williams led the Flames with a game-high 15 points, followed by Bowen (13 points) and Scott (12 points).

    Bowen's 13 points is a career-high. His previous high game of nine points came against UW-Milwaukee on December 23rd.

    Banks also chipped in 11 points for UIC, while Bailey (5 points) dished out 12 assists.

    With the victory, UIC improves to 10-5 overall and 1-2 in Horizon League action, while the Penguins fall to 3-9 on the campaign and 0-3 in conference play. The Flames are now 10-0 all-time against Youngstown State.

    UIC shot a blistering 54.0% from the field on Monday evening, improving their record to 25-0, since the 2000-01 campaign, when shooting over 50% or better from the field.

    The Flames also took advantage of several Youngstown State miscues, scoring 20 points off of 19 Penguins' turnovers.

    Youngstown State's Khari McQueen scored 11 points to pace the Penguins.



    UIC will be back in action on Thursday evening, as they will host cross-town rival, Loyola, for a Horizon League tilt at 7:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.