Men's Basketball Hosts Toledo This Wednesday Night|
Dec. 18, 2007
Chicago, Ill.- Riding a three-game winning streak and yielding a perfect 4-0 home record, the UIC men's basketball team returns to the Pavilion this Wednesday for a non-conference clash against Toledo at 7:00 p.m. CT.
The game will be broadcast live on Lakeshore Public Television and WIND 560 AM.
UIC (6-4) has won four of its last five games heading into Wednesday's contest. During their current three-game unbeaten streak, the Flames are averaging 84 points per game on 52.7 percent (89-for-169) shooting from the field.
The three-pronged backcourt attack of Josh Mayo, Spencer Stewart and Robert Kreps has been the catalyst of the Flames' recent success. Mayo is averaging 26.3 ppg in the last three games, while Kreps is putting up 15.7 ppg off the bench during the Flames' past three victories. Stewart is averaging 5.3 assists compared to just 2.3 turnovers during the streak.
In UIC's first-ever win over crosstown rival DePaul this past Saturday, Mayo, Kreps and Stewart combined for 53 points and 12 assists.
The Flames are shooting 54 percent (118-for-218) from the field in four games at the Pavilion this season. At home UIC is hitting from beyond the arc at a clip of 57 percent (44-for-77) while averaging 83 points per contest on its home court.
Toledo has faced a brutal stretch of seven road games in its last eight contests. The Rockets have faced the toughest non-conference schedule in the country as of Dec. 17 after facing the likes of No. 9 Pitt, No. 17 Vanderbilt, Dayton, UMass and Rhode Island.
For more information on the Flames and their contest against the Rockets, click on the link above for updated game notes.