Men's Basketball Downed By DePaul, 80-62|
Dec. 18, 2004
Rosemont, Ill. - The UIC men's basketball team dropped its second straight decision on Saturday afternoon, wrapping up a difficult three-game road trip with an 80-62 loss to cross-town rival DePaul at Allstate Arena.
With the loss, the Flames drop to 3-5 on the season while the Blue Demons improve to 6-3 with the victory.
UIC was unable to contain Blue Demon forward Quemont Greer, as the senior posted a career-high 32 points and nine rebounds. He was a one-man show in the opening stanza, keeping his team afloat with 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting.
UIC, which owned a 38-33 lead at intermission, trailed by a single point, 55-54, with 10:04 left, but DePaul closed the game on a 25-8 run to earn the victory.
Junior Elliott Poole paced the Flames with a career-high 16 points, to go along with seven rebounds. Senior Armond Williams (15 points, 7 rebounds) and sophomore Marcetteaus McGee (10 points, 4 assists) were also in double-figures for UIC.
The Flames' top scorer, Cedrick Banks, was limited to just eight points on 3-for-16 shooting.
LeVar Seals also added 13 points for DePaul in the win.
UIC will look to get back on the winning track when they return home on Tuesday, Dec. 21st, to take on UW-Parkside at 7:00 p.m.