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    Nov. 22, 2010

    INDIANAPOLIS - After leading the UIC men's basketball team to three non-conference wins and earning Most Valuable Player Honors at the 2K Sports Classic Toledo Sub-regional, senior guard Robo Kreps was named the Horizon League Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday morning.

    In four games, Kreps averaged 23.3 points per game on a 57.1 percent clip from the field, including a near 55 percent (.542) mark from three-point range. He also dished out 4.0 assists per game, corralled 20 rebounds (5.0 rpg), and recorded a 1.6 assist/turnover ratio. Kreps played an average of 36.5 minutes per contest.

    The Flames went 3-1 last week, defeating Roosevelt in the home opener (Nov. 15), outlasting Toledo (57-51) last Friday for their first road win, and topping 2010 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) "Final Four" participant Rhode Island in Sunday's finale of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches versus Cancer.

    Against Roosevelt, Kreps scored 20 points, dished out five assists against zero turnovers, and pulled down five rebounds, along with going 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

    Against the Rockets, Kreps scored 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting, pulled down four rebounds and had two assists in 38 minutes of action.

    The next day against the College of Charleston, he poured in a game-high 26 points (8-12), including four three-pointers, dished out four assists, corralled three rebounds and swiped two steals.

    In Sunday's victory over the Rams, Kreps again eclipsed his season-high with 27 points, pulled down a season-best eight rebounds, and had five assists and two steals. In the regional, he played 117 of the total 120 minutes.

    Through five games, Kreps is averaging 20.0 points per game, ranking third overall in the Horizon League. He also ranks second in the conference in free throw percentage (.900), and first overall in minutes played (35.4 mpg).