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    Head Coach Jimmy Collins and his Flames will look to defend their Horizon League Tournament title next week.
     
    Head Coach Jimmy Collins and his Flames will look to defend their Horizon League Tournament title next week.
     
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    March 1, 2003

    Chicago, Ill. - The UIC Men's Basketball team will face the winner of #6 UW-Green Bay and #7 Youngstown State on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., at US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wis., in its first game of the 2003 Horizon League Tournament.

    For ticket information call the UIC Ticket Office at 312/413-UIC1.

    The Flames (20-14, 12-4), who earned a bye as one of the league's top-three finishers, are the #3 seed at the event. Butler finished as the outright regular-season champions and are the tournament's top seed while UW-Milwaukee is the No. 2 seed. Both the Bulldogs and Panthers earned byes all the way to the tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 8th.

    The tournament final game will take place on Tuesday, March 11th, at 6:00 p.m.

    In first round action, #4 Loyola will host #9 Cleveland State at the Gentile Center at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4th, while #5 Detroit welcomes #8 Wright State and #6 UW-Green Bay hosts #7 Youngstown State.

    For more on the Horizon League tournament log on to www.horizonleague.org.

    2003 Horizon League Tournament

    First Round Games Tuesday, March 4, 2003

    Game #1 - #9 Cleveland State at #4 Loyola, 7 p.m.

    Game #2 - #8 Wright State at #5 Detroit, 6:00 p.m.

    Game #3 - #7 Youngstown State at #6 UW-Green Bay, 7:00 p.m.

    Second Round

    Friday, March 7, 2003

    US Cellular Arena (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    Game #4 - Game #1 Winner vs. Game #2 Winner, 5:00 p.m.

    Game #5 - Game #3 Winner vs. #3 UIC, 7:30 p.m.

    Semifinals

    Saturday, March 8, 2003

    US Cellular Arena (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    Game #6 - Game #4 Winner vs. #1 Butler, 5:00 p.m.

    Game #7 - Game #5 Winner vs. #2 UW-Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

    Championship

    Tuesday, March 11, 2003

    US Cellular Arena (Milwaukee, Wis.) or Highest Seed if UW-Milwaukee has been eliminated

    Game #8 - Game #6 Winner vs. Game #7 Winner, 6:00 p.m. ESPN