Flames to host Horizon League tournament game Tuesday

The UIC men’s basketball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship and will begin its tournament run on March 3 at Credit Union 1 Arena against ninth-seeded Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Floor seats for Tuesday’s game are available for $20 and lower-level seats are only $10. UIC students are free. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. Fans also can order by calling the UIC Ticket Office at 312-413-9341.

The Flames, who finished the Horizon League slate at 10-8 and 15-16 overall, will look to defeat the Jaguars for the third time this season. IUPUI enters the postseason at 3-15 in conference play and 7-24 overall.

The Flames swept the season series from the Jaguars this year and lead the all-time series, 8-2. UIC defeated IUPUI, 75-66, on the road Jan. 18 before completing the sweep with a 77-72 home win Feb. 22. Marcus Ottey averaged a team-best 14.5 points in the two games while Tarkus Ferguson averaged 13.5 points, seven rebounds and eight assists against the Jaguars this season.

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