Loyola (IL) vs. Illinois-Chicago: Recap and Stats

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Loyola (IL) vs. Illinois-Chicago: Recap and Stats
Loyola (IL) 59
(10-7, 4-4 away)
Illinois-Chicago 61
(11-7, 8-1 home)
Venue: UIC Pavilion
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Loyola (IL) 30 29 59
Illinois-Chicago 35 26 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola (IL) B Averkamp 15 B Averkamp 6 C Payne 4
Illinois-Chicago G Talton 13 H Humes 5 G Talton 4

On Wednesday, January 16th, UIC narrowly beat Loyola (Chicago) 61-59 in conference action. The Flames were led by Gary Talton, who got a team-high 14 points plus four rebounds. Josh Crittle had 12 points and added seven rebounds. For the Ramblers, Christian Thomas finished with a game-high 16 points and six rebounds. UIC (11-7, 2-3 Horizon) gets Detroit (11-5, 3-1 Horizon) on the road on Saturday, January 19th.

UIC Game Notes

  • UIC beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Flames have beaten the spread.
  • The Flames have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, UIC has won 19 close games.
  • The Flames have won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after recording 4 or more blocks.
  • UIC has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 2 or fewer steals.
  • UIC has won 77% of the time this season (10-3) after holding an opponent to under 40.4% field goal percentage.
  • This season UIC has won 75% of the time (6-2) when Josh Crittle has 12 points or more and 73% of the time (8-3) when Gary Talton has 4 assists or more.
  • UIC set a season low for turnovers.
  • UIC has recorded fewer rebounds than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 8th game at home this season--UIC has a 11.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Gary Talton and Josh Crittle) accounted for 42.6% of the points.
  • Gary Talton has led the team in scoring in 8 out of 18 games this season.
  • Josh Crittle has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 18 games this season.
  • Gary Talton has 5 straight double-digit point games.

Loyola (Chicago) Game Notes

  • Loyola (Chicago) lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Ramblers have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Loyola (Chicago) has lost 22 close games.
  • This loss extended the Ramblers losing streak to 4 games.
  • The top two scorers (Christian Thomas and Ben Averkamp) accounted for 50.8% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jordan Hicks and Christian Thomas) accounted for 40.6% of the rebounds.
  • Jordan Hicks has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 17 games this season.
  • Joe Crisman set a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
LCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+C. Thomas191660000
B+Ben Averkamp341442000
BMatt O`Leary21543011
BJordan Hicks30572000
B-Joe Crisman30852203
C+Cully Payne31615002
D+Devon Turk15300011
-Nick Osborne6200001
DJeff White13001001
UIC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGary Talton351444201
B+Josh Crittle281271021
BHayden Humes37921200
BAnthony Kelley21632010
B-Will Simonton15620010
CJay Parker11212000
CDaniel Barnes30711100
D+Marc Brown17310101
-Joey Miller4200000

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