Cheer on this year’s Flames at Friday scrimmage

Red and Blue Scrimmage 2012

Ahman Fells tries to get past defender Joey Miller at last fall’s scrimmage. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services (click on image for larger size)

UIC fans get their first look at Flames basketball this season when the men’s team holds its annual Red & Blue preseason scrimmage Friday.

The game starts at 7 p.m. in the Flames Athletic Center. Admission is free.

The team will scrimmage for two 20-minute halves. There will be audience contests, remarks from Coach Howard Moore and an autograph session with players.

Last year, the Flames advanced to the postseason for the first time since 2004, defeating cross-town rival Chicago State in the first-round of the Tournament (CIT).

It marked the Flames’ first-ever post-season victory.

This year’s team, which includes eight newcomers, features senior forward Hayden Humes (10.3 ppg), junior guard/forward Marc Brown (5.7 ppg) and former Purdue standout Kelsey Barlow, who sat out the 2012-13 campaign per NCAA transfer rules.

The team opens the 2013-14 season with an exhibition home game at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 against the University of Chicago at the UIC Pavilion.

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