Men's Basketball Rolls Past St. Francis (IL), 92-56, In Exhibition Finale|
Nov. 11, 2003
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC men's basketball team capped its exhibition season on Tuesday night, downing St. Francis, 92-56, at the UIC Pavilion.
Senior guard Cedrick Banks led all scorers with 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting. Banks, the Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year, drained five of his first seven shots for 12 points in the first half, including 10 during the first eight minutes of play, then scored 15 of UIC's first 29 points in the second period. Banks also finished with six rebounds, four assists, and five steals.
The Flames put the game out of reach with a 14-2 run to open the second half, led by senior forward Armond Williams' seven points in the first four minutes of the period. Williams finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.
UIC made the most of their extra opportunities, taking a 26-7 edge in second-chance points. The Flames were equally dominant underneath the basket, outscoring the Saints in the paint, 56-24.
St. Francis was led by Brandon Krug and Bob St. Leger, who each chipped in 11 points.
UIC will open the regular season this Saturday, November 15th at the Dell BCA Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio, against UC-Irvine at 5 p.m.