Men's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight With 62-58 Win At Youngstown State|
Feb. 12, 2004
Youngstown, Ohio - The UIC men's basketball team notched its fifth straight win and moved to 11-0 all-time versus Youngstown State, escaping the Beeghly Center with a 62-58 victory on Thursday night.
With the win, the Flames moved to 17-7 on the year and 8-4 in the Horizon League. The Penguins, meanwhile, drop to 7-15, 2-9 in league action.
Senior Cedrick Banks was the only UIC player in double figures, finishing with a game-high 23 points. It was the reigning Horizon League Player of the Week's fifth straight game tallying at least 20 points.
YSU was paced by Doug Underwood's 14 points, all of which came in the second half.
UIC owned a 25-18 lead at intermission, but the Penguins clawed back, eventually taking the lead 38-36 on an Underwood three-pointer with 12:45 remaining. The Flames would build their lead back up to eight over the next eight minutes, then held on for the four-point win.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday as they continue their three-game road trip at Cleveland State. The Flames and the Vikings tip at 4:30 p.m. CST at the CSU Convocation Center.