Men's Basketball Wins City Rivalry With Loyola, 77-59

UIC senior Aaron Carr scored 22 points in the Flames' 77-59 win over Loyola on Thursday night.
UIC senior Aaron Carr scored 22 points in the Flames' 77-59 win over Loyola on Thursday night.

Jan. 8, 2004

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Chicago, Ill. - UIC senior Aaron Carr broke out of a recent shooting slump to help lead the Flames to a decisive 77-59 victory over crosstown rival Loyola on Thursday night at the UIC Pavilion.

With the win, UIC's fourth straight over the Ramblers and 12th consecutive at the Pavilion, the Flames move to 11-5 on the year and even their Horizon League record at 2-2. The Ramblers, meanwhile, drop to 6-6 on the season while falling to 2-1 in league play.

Carr, who had averaged just 3.3 points in his last four games while connecting on just 15% of his field goal attempts, came off the bench to score 22 points versus Loyola, shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range.

UIC senior Cedrick Banks also tallied a game-high 23 points for the Flames. Senior point guard Martell Bailey collected his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 assists.

The Ramblers had three players score in double figures, led by Terrance Whiters 14-point effort.

UIC owned a 40-37 lead on the boards, with Armond Williams pulling down a team-high eight while junior Josip Petrusic added a career-best seven caroms.

The Ramblers owned a 16-14 lead with 12:37 left in the first half, but a 12-1 Flames run over the next four minutes gave UIC a nine-point lead it would never let go.

The Flames took a 36-25 advantage into intermission and would let Loyola get no closer than eight points early in the second half, before building a lead as large as 24 points.

UIC will now take a week off before resuming play on Jan. 15th at Detroit at 6:00 p.m.