Men's Basketball Slips Past Youngstown State, 78-76

Cedrick Banks scored 29 points to lead Illinois-Chicago past Youngstown State Saturday.
Cedrick Banks scored 29 points to lead Illinois-Chicago past Youngstown State Saturday.

Jan 25, 2003

Box Score

Youngstown, Ohio - Junior Cedrick Banks' three-pointer from the top of the key with 33 seconds left propelled UIC to a 78-76 come-from-behind victory over host Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center.

The win was the Flames' (12-4, 6-1) season-best fifth-straight, which is their longest streak since winning eight consecutive in the 1997-98 campaign. UIC is also now a perfect 7-0 all-time versus the Penguins (6-11, 2-5).

Banks led three Flames in double figures with a game-high 29 points, going 12-foir-20 from the field and 5-for-11 from three-point range. Junior Armond Williams chipped in with 18 points and seven rebounds while senior Jonathan Schneiderman added 14 points.

Junior Martell Bailey, the nation's leader in assists, tabbed 11 helpers versus the Penguins.

Doug Underwood paced Youngstown State with 26 points. TeJay Anderson posted a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

The Penguins used a 10-2 run mid-way through the second half to open up a seven-point lead, 63-56, on the Flames with 11:08 left.

UIC answered quickly, though, with an 8-1 run of its own to even the score at 66-66 at the 7:51 mark.

Youngstown owned a 76-75 lead before Banks' three-pointer with 33 seconds left.

Marlon Williamson missed a three-point attempt with eight seconds remaining, but the Penguins got the ball back when Kyle Kickert was called for travelling after getting the rebound in traffic.

Youngstown State would not get a shot off in the final eight seconds with the game ending as Jonathan Schneiderman jumped on a loose ball as time expired.

The Flames will be back in action on Monday night as they host Detroit at 7:00 p.m., at the UIC Pavilion.