Men's Basketball's Winning Streak Snapped At Indiana State

Senior Kyle Kickert snagged nine rebounds for UIC on Monday at Indiana State.
Senior Kyle Kickert snagged nine rebounds for UIC on Monday at Indiana State.

Dec. 23, 2002

Box Score

Terra Haute, Ind. - The UIC men's basketball had its four-game winning streak snapped on Monday evening, as host Indiana State doused the Flames, 74-53, at the Hulman Center.

UIC (6-3), playing its fifth game in the last 10 days, shot a season-low 35% from the field while the Sycamores (4-6) netted 51% of their attempts, the highest shooting percentage the Flames have allowed this season.

Indiana State also became just the second team to beat UIC on the boards in a game this season, outrebounding the Flames, 39-37.

"(Indiana State) took us out of everything we wanted to do tonight," UIC Head Coach Jimmy Collins said after the game. "Defensively, we couldn't stop them from doing anything they wanted.

"They just gave us a good old fashioned butt whipping."

Junior Aaron Carr led the Flames in scoring for the second straight contest tallying 13 points while Armond Williams also chipped in with 11. Senior Kyle Kickert led UIC on the boards with a season-best nine caroms.

Indiana State was able to control UIC's leading scorer, Cedrick Banks, who tabbed just seven points on 3-for-18 shooting.

The Sycamores were paced on Monday night by the hot hand of Marcus Arnold. Arnold splashed in 23 points, converting 8-of-11 field goals and 5-of-7 three-point shots. Lamar Grimes also reached double figures with 10 points.

UIC trailed by just five at intermission, but Indiana State would go on a 16-7 run in the first seven minutes of the second stanza to push its lead to 16 points, 53-37, with 12:38 left.

The Flames would get no closer than 10, before another Sycamore surge led to the final 19-point margin of victory for Indiana State.

UIC will look to get back on track on Saturday, Dec. 30, when they complete a four-game road swing at Northern Illinois at 7:00 p.m.