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    Men's Basketball Holds Off Youngstown State, 71-65
     

     
    Junior forward Elliott Poole scored a game-high 18 points against Youngstown State on Thursday.
     
    Junior forward Elliott Poole scored a game-high 18 points against Youngstown State on Thursday.
     
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    Feb. 10, 2005

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. - UIC junior Elliott Poole continues to impress, as the 6-7 forward scored a game-high, 18 points and grabbed seven boards as the Flames edged Youngstown State for the 71-65 Horizon League victory at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday evening.

    In his last two games, Poole is averaging 18.5 points and seven boards, while shooting 62.5% (15-for-24) from the field.

    Sophomore forward Jovan Stefanov (8 rebounds) and junior guard Rocky Collum each scored 14 points for the Flames, while teammate Cedrick Banks chipped in 10 points in the victory.

    With the victory, UIC improves to 11-10 on the season and 6-5 in Horizon League play, while extending its home-winning streak to six games. Youngstown State drops to 4-18 overall and 2-10 in conference action.

    UIC took extra care of the ball on Thursday night, committing a season-low, five turnovers on the evening, including four in the first half. The Flames capitalized on the 13 Penguins' turnovers, scoring 18 points off their miscues.

    Youngstown State guard Quin Humphrey scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half, while teammates Khari McQueen (15 points), John Barber (11 points) and Jon Mends (10 points) each scored in double-figures.

    UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Ohio to square off with Cleveland State for a Horizon League tilt at 4:30 p.m. (CST).