UIC Picks Up Road Victory At Cleveland St., 67-56|
Feb 14, 2004
Cleveland, Ohio - The UIC men's basketball team jumped on host Cleveland State early on Saturday evening and never looked back, posting its sixth straight win with a 67-56 triumph over the Vikings at the CSU Convocation Center.
The Flames (18-7) now sit in a third place tie in the Horizon League with Wright State at 9-4. UIC will get a chance to move into second place on Wednesday when it wraps up a three-game road trip at UW-Green Bay.
On Saturday, the Flames forced the issue in the early going versus Cleveland State, running off the games first 10 points and building a 20-point lead late in the first half.
The Vikings (4-21, 0-14) closed the gap to 15 at halftime and would get as close as six in the second half.
UIC senior Cedrick Banks, who was limited to a team-high tying 13 points due to foul trouble, netted his lone three-pointer of the game, though, with 2:49 left that put the Flames ahead to stay, 62-52.
Jermaine Robinson scored 25 points and Omari Westley added 15 for the
Vikings, who lost their 19th straight.