Banks Scores Career-High 36 To Lead Men's Basketball Past UW-Green Bay|
Jan. 24, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - UIC senior Cedrick Banks tallied a career-high 36 points, 24 of which came in the first half, to lead UIC to a 74-57 victory over UW-Green Bay on Saturday night in front of 5,012 at the UIC Pavilion.
With the win, the Flames leveled their Horizon League record at 4-4, improving to 13-7 overall. The Phoenix, meanwhile, dropped just its second league game of the season to fall to 6-2, 12-6 overall.
Banks exploded in the opening half, scoring 24 of the Flames' 38 points to help his squad to a 13-point lead at intermission. The senior, who tied his career best total for points in a half, connected on 13-of-21 field goals for the game and knocked down a career-high six three-point pointers. Banks' 36 points in the fourth most in UIC single-game history.
Senior point guard Martell Bailey also performed well for UIC, notching his team-best fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 assists.
Terry Parker paced UW-Green Bay with 16 points.
The Flames controlled the boards in the first half, outrebounding the Phoenix 37-26 on Saturday, including a 18-9 edge on the offensive glass. Senior Joe Scott led UIC with a season-high tying eight rebounds.
There will be little time to rest for the Flames as they will be back in action on Monday night when they take on city-rival Loyola at the Gentile Center at 7:00 p.m.