Men's Basketball Reaches 20-Win Plateau With 77-52 Triumph Over UNC Wilmington
Feb. 21, 2004
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC men's basketball team made history with its 77-52 victory over UNC Wilmington at the UIC Pavilion on ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday.
With the victory, the Flames reached the 20-win plateau for the third straight season, a feat never before accomplished in school history. UIC, which is now 20-7 on the year, also continued its season-best winning streak with its eighth straight victory.
It was a true team effort for the Flames versus the Seahawks (12-13) with three players in double figures, 13 overall players scoring and a season-high 30 points coming off the bench.
Senior Armond Williams led all scorers with 12 points.
The Flames also received solid efforts from senior forward Cedrick Banks (11 points) and Joe Scott (10 points). Elliott Poole chipped in eight points off the bench while rookies Marcetteaus McGee and Jovan Stefanov both tied career highs with seven points each.
For the game, UIC shot 61% (26-for-43) from the field, moving the team to 28-0 since the 2000-01 season when shooting better than 50% from the floor. The Flames are also 14-0 now this year when scoring at least 70 points.
UNC-Wilmington forward Taylor Lay and guard John Goldsberry each scored 10 points apiece for the Seahawks.
The Flames will be back in action on Thursday evening, as they will host Wright State, at 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion in a critical league match-up.