Men’s basketball faces Northwestern at UIC Pavilion
UIC men’s basketball is back in action today, hosting Northwestern at 7 p.m. at the Pavilion. The Flames defeated the Wildcats in Evanston last year by a final score of 50-44.
The Flames (1-2) trimmed a 17-point Eastern Illinois (2-1) lead to single digits in the second half but the Panthers pulled away for a 86-66 victory Saturday at the UIC Pavilion.
Junior Marc Brown scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting. He was joined in double figures by Jordan Harks and Kelsey Barlow with 13 and 12 points, respectively. EIU’s Reggie Smith paced the Panthers with 23 points and six assists.
“We knew it was going to be a physical game,” head coach Howard Moore said. “We obviously weren’t ready for a game like this. We’ll take this game and learn from it.”