Men's Hoops Upends IUPU-Fort Wayne, 99-80
Jan 19, 2002
Fort Wayne, Ind. - The UIC men's basketball team put its offensive skills on display on Saturday afternoon as seven players scored in double figures en route to a 99-80 triumph at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.
The Flames (11-8) shot 60% from the field for the ballgame and were led by Jordan Kardos and Jon-Pierre Mitchom, who each tallied 13 points. Senior center Thor Solverson also added 10 points and a team-high six rebounds to pace UIC, which snapped its two-game losing streak with the loss.
Terry Collins tallied 20 points to pace IPFW while Nick Wise added 15.
Jimmy Collins' crew came out firing in the opening period to take a 53-43 lead into intermission.
The Flames shot a blistering 70% (21-for-30) from the field in the half and knocked in 8-of-12 three-pointers for their 10-point advantage.
All in all, nine Flames scored in the stanza, led by Cory Little's 12 points and Kardos' 11.
The Mastadons (3-15) hung tough, though, as Terry Collins and Nick Wise each netted 11 points.
UIC would pick things up on the defensive end to open the second stanza as the starting five keyed a 14-4 run to push the lead to 20 with 15:21 left.
The starters then gave way to the second wave of Flames, who went on a 13-4 spurt of their own to push their advantage to 29 points, 80-51, UIC's largest of the game.
The Flames will look to make it two-in-a-row on Monday afternoon as they kick off a three-game homestand by hosting Horizon League foe Youngstown State at 3:00 p.m.