Men’s basketball in last-minute heartbreaker at Oakland
With 4.4 seconds left to play and the Flames in front by two, Oakland’s Duke Mondy dribbled the length of the court and sank a game-winning three as time expired.
After the referees reviewed the buzzer-beater for several minutes, they upheld their original call as Oakland (8-14, 3-4) slipped past UIC (5-16, 0-7) by a final of 76-75.
Up next for UIC will be a road game at Detroit today, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.
Senior Jordan Harks paced the Flames with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Senior Kelsey Barlow recorded 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Barlow now has six 20-plus point performances on the season.
UIC led the majority of the game and held a 40-31 advantage at halftime. The Flames built that lead up to 12 points with just over 13 minutes left to play.
The Flames went 8-of-16 (50 percent) from behind the arc, their highest three-point shooting percentage on the season, and shot 28-of-50 (56 percent) from the floor, their second-highest mark on the year.