Men's Basketball Falls At Detroit, 70-67
Jan 15, 2004
DETROIT (AP) - Elijah Warren scored 21 points and connected on five of his eight 3-point attempts Thursday to help Detroit Mercy get past UIC, 70-67.
The visiting Flames had a chance to tie the game with three seconds to play but were unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.
Detroit (8-6, 2-2 Horizon League), which led the entire second half, was 8-for-8 at the free-throw line in the final three minutes, including a pair from Warren with four seconds to play.
The win completed a season sweep of the Flames (11-6, 2-3) and ended Detroit's two-game home losing streak, the Titans' longest since the 1994-95 season.
The Titans made 14 of their 18 field-goal attempts in the first half and led 11-0 to start, but the Flames stayed close by hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 14 points off 12 Detroit turnovers.
Banks sank a triple from just inside the half court line at the buzzer to
trim Illinois-Chicago's deficit to 36-31 at the break.