Category Archives: Illinois-Chicago

Ferguson, Matthews, and Odiase Lead Flames Past Titans in Back-and-Forth Battle

In a game that had 19 lead changes, UIC endured past Detroit Mercy in an instant classic, 74-69. Both teams shot tremendously well behind the arc, while they struggled from two-point range. The Flames shot just 34.1% from two-point range, … Continue reading

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Dixson’s Shooting Numbers Prove How Much His Game Has Improved

Prior to the game in mid-December at DePaul, in which he only played six minutes, UIC superstar sophomore Dikembe Dixson was averaging 22.2 points per game. More impressively, he was shooting the ball immensely better than last season, when he … Continue reading

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UIC’s Dixson Out for Season With Torn ACL; Flames Still Will be Tough to Beat

Sophomore forward Dikembe Dixson will miss the rest of the 2016-17 season, per a release on He tore his ACL early in Wednesday night’s win at DePaul. The release described it as a “non-contact injury”, which will be repaired … Continue reading

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Total Team Effort Lifts UIC to Big Win Over Big East’s DePaul

Despite losing superstar forward Dikembe Dixson to an injury early in the first half, the UIC Flames rallied from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat their crosstown rivals, 80-75. With the game tied at 73, junior Flames forward Kyle … Continue reading

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HLeagueHoops: Top 21 Players Countdown (Top 5)

It’s time to reveal the final five… 5. Tai Odiase (UIC, Junior): Odiase shot 50% from the field last season, but it is on the defensive end where he has made a name for himself. With Valpo star Vashil Fernandez … Continue reading

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HLeagueHoops: Top 21 Players Countdown (#’s 15-11)

Let the countdown continue… 15. Dominique Matthews (UIC, Redshirt Freshman): Matthews got off to a fast start as a true freshman, before his season was cut short by injury. Opponents do not want to miss Matthews on their scouting reports … Continue reading

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HLeagueHoops: Top 21 Players Countdown (#’s 21-16)

This list is simple.  We’re counting down the Top 21 basketball players in the Horizon League. Only those able to play this season are eligible for this list. Let the countdown begin.  21. Kenneth Lowe (Green Bay, Senior): Lowe has … Continue reading

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