Men's Basketball Falls At Bowling Green 63-51

Elliott Poole led UIC with 12 points on Wednesday at Bowling Green.
Elliott Poole led UIC with 12 points on Wednesday at Bowling Green.

Nov. 24, 2004

Box Score

Bowling Green, Ohio - The UIC men's basketball team fell behind early on the road at Bowling Green on Wednesday evening and never could recover, dropping a 63-51 decision in front of 1,532 fans at Anderson Arena.

The loss snapped the Flames (0-2) seven-game road winning streak dating back to last season while the Falcons improved to 8-0 all-time in home openers and 26-3 all-time versus non-conference foes under current head coach Dan Dakich at Anderson Arena.

Bowling Green (1-1), which shot 51% from the field in the game, jumped out to a 10-2 lead and then never let UIC get closer than seven points the rest of the night, owning a lead as large as 18 on two occasions.

Forward Josh Almanson set the tone for the Falcons with five of his game-high 17 points during the early surge that put the Flames on the defensive.

UIC was led by junior Elliott Poole's 12 points while junior Justin Bowen collected his first career double-double with personal bests of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Flames' top scorer Cedrick Banks was swarmed all night by the Falcons' defense and was limited to just six points, going 0-for-8 from the field.

UIC shot just 28% overall from the field and went 0-for-15 from three-point range. The last time the Flames did not connect on a three-point field goal in a contest was Dec. 28, 1998 versus Montana, a stretch of 172 games.

UIC will be back in action on Saturday, November 27th, when they welcome South Dakota State to the UIC Pavilion for a 3:00 p.m. tip.