Detroit Runs Away from Men's Basketball, 98-47

Sophomore point guard Jay Parker
Sophomore point guard Jay Parker

Jan. 19, 2013

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DETROIT - The UIC men's basketball team was defeated by Detroit in a Horizon League game at Calihan Hall Saturday evening, 98-47. Senior point guard Gary Talton scored a team-high 11 points, collecting his 200th career field goal.

Overall, UIC dropped to 11-8, with a 2-4 Horizon League record. Detroit improved to 12-7 and 4-2.

Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year Ray McCallum poured in a game-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting. He was joined in double figures by Jason Calliste (20), Nick Minnerath (14) and Doug Anderson (10).

UIC shot just 25.0 percent (6-24) from the floor in the first half, and entered the locker room with a 53-14 deficit. McCallum had 16 first half points, while Minnerath added 12. Talton scored six points for UIC. UDM out-scored the Flames 18-8 in the paint, 19-0 off turnovers, 7-0 on second chance points and 18-4 through the fast break. The Flames turned the ball over 13 times in the first stanza.

The Titans out-scored the Flames 45-33 in the second half. Calliste scored 11-of his 20 points in the final frame. UIC converted 11 team field goals in the stanza, versus just six made field goals in the first half. Freshmen Gabe Snider and Jake Wiegand combined for 11 second-half points.

UIC will return home to host Milwaukee next Wednesday (Jan. 23) beginning at 7:00 p.m. from the Pavilion. The Panthers dropped a 75-72 decision against visiting Youngstown State Saturday night.