Men's Basketball Falls At Detroit, 67-57|
Dec. 30, 2004
Detroit, Mich. - Despite a season-high 34 points and 11 rebounds from senior Cedrick Banks, the UIC men's basketball dropped a 67-57 decision at Detroit on Thursday night at Calihan Hall.
The loss drops the Flames to 4-7 on the year and 0-2 in the Horizon League. The Titans, meanwhile improve to 4-7, 1-0 in league action.
The double-double was the fifth of Banks' career while his 23-point second half marked the 11th time as a Flame he has tallied 20 or more points in a single stanza. Banks also recorded a career-best two blocked shots versus the Titans.
Justin Bowen was the only other UIC player in double figures with 10 points while adding eight rebounds.
Freshman Brandon Cotton led Detroit, which shot 47% from the field and 53% from three-point range with 23 points. James Thues added 11 and Ethan Shaw chipped in with 10.
The Flames seemed to have things going their way in the first half, owning a 18-14 lead eight minutes into the contest. Back-to-back three-pointers by Cotton, though, sparked a 16-4 Titan run to close out the half, giving Detroit an eight-point lead at intermission.
UIC would get no closer than six points in the second half as the Titans shot 50% from the field in the period.
The Flames will look to bounce back on Monday, January 3rd, when they travel to meet Youngstown State at 6:00 p.m. CST.