Loyola Bests Men's Basketball, 91-85|
Feb. 17, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC men's basketball team's run of success versus city rival Loyola came to an end on Thursday night as the visiting Ramblers ventured into the Pavilion and posted a 91-85 victory over the host Flames.
Loyola (9-16, 7-8) snapped a seven-game losing streak to UIC (12-12, 7-7) with the win and notched their first victory at the Pavilion over the Flames since Jan. 6th, 1988, a stretch of 13 games.
Senior guard DaJuan Gouard, who did not play the last time these two teams locked horns, led the way for the Ramblers with a game-high 31 points while adding seven rebounds.
He was 11-for-21 from the field and sparked a solid shooting night for Loyola, which converted 53% of its attempts in the game.
Senior Cedrick Banks finished with a game-high 25 points for UIC, tying his career best with six three-pointers made.
Loyola also received strong efforts from Blake Schilb and Majak Kou, with both netting 16 points while center Tyrelle Blair finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.
After trailing most of the game, UIC took a 62-61 lead with 9:15 left on a pair of free throws by Jovan Stefanov.
A 15-5 Loyola run over the next five minutes, highlighted by triples from Kou and tom Levin, would give the Ramblers a nine-point lead they would never relinquish.
The Flames will look to snap their two-game losing streak on Saturday as they welcome Georgia Southern to the Pavilion for a non-conference affair at 3:00 p.m.