Flames roust Roosevelt in season’s second outing
Junior Marc Brown poured in a career-high 25 points Wednesday night as the UIC men’s basketball team defeated Roosevelt by a final score of 87-65 at the UIC Pavilion.
UIC returns to action Saturday, hosting Eastern Illinois at 3 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.
In Wednesday’s action, Brown shot 11-of-14 from floor, setting a new career-best in made field goals.
UIC used a 19-6 run early in the second half to go in front 62-38, permanently distancing themselves from the Lakers and holding at least a 15-point lead for the remainder of the contest.
The Flames owned the paint as they outscored Roosevelt 56-20 on the interior. UIC shot an impressive 60 percent from the floor (36-of-60), hitting that mark for the first time since Dec. 6, 2007. The last time UIC sank more than 30 field goals in a single game was against Roosevelt on Nov. 15, 2010.
Sophomore Gabe Snider helped ignite UIC’s second half run, scoring all eight of his points in just over two minutes, including two threes. In his first collegiate start, he set a career-high in points for the second straight game.
Freshman Markese McGuire ripped off eight second-half points in his first UIC appearance. Sophomore Jake Wiegand tied a career-best with nine points, while grabbing four rebounds.
The Flames’ defense caused 20 Laker turnovers, converted into 24 points as UIC limited its own miscues to 11. The Flames received 28 points from the bench and bested Roosevelt on second-chance opportunities, 17-4.
Senior Kelsey Barlow recorded his second straight 11-point outing, adding five assists, four rebounds and two steals in just 19 minutes of action. Fellow senior Hayden Humes chipped in six points and grabbed a team-high five boards, while junior Ahman Fells tacked on seven points and three rebounds.
Sophomore Jay Parker was solid during his 19 minutes of court time, dishing out five assists with zero turnovers.
Freshmen Hans-Christian Lauer, Par Birt and Frank Dounis made their first appearance, late in the game.