Men's Basketball Extends Winning Streak To Five With 63-57 Victory Over Detroit

Senior Cedrick Banks tallied a game-high 28 points against Detroit on Thursday.
Senior Cedrick Banks tallied a game-high 28 points against Detroit on Thursday.

Jan. 20, 2005

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Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago senior guard Cedrick Banks posted a game-high 28 points, including four three-pointers, to propel the host Flames to their fifth-straight win and snapping a four-game losing streak against the Titans with a 63-57 Horizon League victory at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night.

Through two games against the Titans this season, Banks is averaging 31 points per game against Detroit.

Junior point guard Rocky Collum turned in a solid effort for the Flames with 13 points, including three three-pointers.

The Flames were solid from three-point range as they connected for 50% (7-for-14) of their long-range bombs, led by Banks' four treys.

With the win, UIC improves to 9-7 overall and 4-2 in Horizon League play, while the Titans drop to 7-9 on the campaign and 4-2 in conference action.

Both teams battled back and forth for most of the contest with the scored tied at 45 with 6:19 left in the contest.

The Flames, however, went on a 5-0 run, led by a three-pointer from Banks and a tough offensive rebound and lay-in from sophomore forward Jovan Stefanov to give UIC a lead they would not relinquish at 50-45 with 4:25 left in the contest.

Detroit sophomore guard Brandon Cotton topped the Titans with 21 points, followed by Chuck Bailey's 12 off of the bench.

UIC will be back in action on Saturday evening, as they will travel north to square off with UW-Green Bay at 7:00 p.m. (CST).