Great Scott! Men's Basketball Earns 73-60 Victory Over Old Dominion|
Dec. 21, 2000
Chicago, Ill. - Sophomore center Joe Scott poured in 25 points and ripped down a career-high 12 rebounds as Illinois-Chicago rolled past Old Dominion 70-63 at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night. Scott's previous high of 10 rebounds came against St. Francis (PA) last season.
"It was very difficult, better yet, impossible to control him," Old Dominion Head Coach Jeff Capel said of Scott's performance. "He did what he wanted and controlled everything. He completely dominated us."
Sophomore forward Maurice Brown also notched his third double-double of the season and tenth of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Flames. Jordan Kardos and J.P. Mitchom also contributed 10 points apiece for the victory.
UIC improves to 5-5 with the victory while Old Dominion drops to 4-8.
"From the time that we walked out of the locker room, we wanted to get the ball to Joe," UIC Head Coach Jimmy Collins said. "We've been watching film for a couple of days and we knew that Joe could get things done down low."
Scott proved to be the catalyst for the Flames in the first half as he was 7-of-13 from the field for 14 points and ripped down eight rebounds as UIC took a 38-21 lead into the intermission.
"When I get it in the post, my objective is to take it in," Scott said. "I felt I had to be aggressive and take it the basket."
Old Dominion, however, whittled the lead to 67-59 as Andre McCullum scored all 12 of his points in the final 20 minutes and Chicago native Pierre Green added 13 of his team-high 20 points.
Capel, however, was whistled for a technical foul with 1:07 left in the game. Senior guard Joel Bullock (6 points, 7 assists) converted both free throws to put the game out of reach for the Monarchs.