Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Gary Talton scored 20 points, leading four
players in double figures, as the Illinois-Chicago Flames picked up a 64-55
win over the Colorado State Rams in non-conference play at UIC Pavilion.
Daniel Barnes accounted for 14 points for the Flames (8-1), followed by Marc
Brown and Josh Crittle with 12 and 10 points, respectively, as the team won a
The Rams (6-2) were paced by Greg Smith with 20 points, adding nine rebounds,
while Dorian Green chipped in 10 points and Pierce Hornung contributed eight
points and a game-high 10 rebounds in their second consecutive loss.
Both teams had a tough time finding the basket in the first half and with just
eight total field goals through the first 20 minutes of action, UIC managed to
grab a 21-19 advantage at the break.
In the second half the squads shot an identical 11-of-26 from the floor, which
meant UIC's 17-of-20 showing at the free-throw line is what put the hosts over
Colorado State cleared 21 offensive rebounds, compared to just 10 for the
Flames, but it meant little as the Rams connected on only 33.3 percent from
the floor for the entire game.
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