Head Coach Jimmy Collins Collects Career Win No. 100 As Men's Basketball Tops UW-Green Bay|
Feb. 1, 2003
Chicago, Ill - UIC Head Coach Jimmy Collins collected career win No. 100 on Saturday afternoon as his Flames downed visiting UW-Green Bay, 81-68, at the UIC Pavilion.
Collins is now the third coach in UIC history to collect 100 wins, joining Bob Hallberg (133) and Leo Gedvilas (102). He is now 100-97 overall in his seventh season with the Flames.
Junior point guard Martell Bailey, the nation's leader in assists, paced UIC (14-5, 8-2) with his second double-double of the year, finishing with 14 points and a career-high tying 13 assists.
"Martell gives you everything you need out of a point guard," UIC Head Coach Jimmy Collins said of his floor general after the game. "He is agressive, quick, and knows where the open players on the court should be."
Junior forward Armond Williams was the recipient of many of Bailey's passes, tallying a team-best 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Aaron Carr (15 points) and Cedrick Banks (12 points) also scored in double figures for the Flames, who shot 54% from the field in the game.
Terry Parker scored 18 points to lead the Phoenix (7-14, 2-7) while Kevin Hughes came off the bench to tally a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
UW-Green Bay led by two at intermission, and still owned a two-point advantage, 52-50, with 14:14 remaining as the first 35 minutes of the contest saw 12 ties and 19 lead changes.
The Flames would take charge from there, though, outscoring the Phoenix 16-7 over the next five minutes to open up a seven-point lead, 66-59, they would never relinquish.
Williams scored six of his 17 points during that run.
UIC will be back in action on Wednesdat night as they host Wright State at the UIC Pavilion at 7:00 p.m.