Flames Let Lead Slip Against Carleton, 64-49|
Aug. 14, 2014
OTTAWA – The UIC men’s basketball team faced top-level competition on Thursday night in game number two of its Canadian tour as the Flames squared off against Carleton University, national champions in nine of the last 10 seasons. UIC owned a five-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Ravens made several runs in the second half to cement the exhibition victory by a final score of 64-49.
“Tonight was a hard-fought college basketball game,” said head coach Howard Moore. “Carleton forced us into some difficult situations and we didn’t have the hot-hand like we did last night. I am proud of the way our guys kept fighting. This trip has already given us coaches a plethora on teaching moments and areas of improvement that we can take back to Chicago.”
Both teams struggled to find rhythm offensively in the opening quarter as they combined to miss their first six shots. Carleton scored all 15 of its first-quarter points from three-point range and held a 15-12 lead heading into the second frame.
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