So UIC beat Roosevelt 94-54 last night (recap, stats) in 73 possessions. I haven't posted about it until now, because there's not really much to say. Paul Carter played like a guy that was used to banging in the post against Big Ten players and now got to go against a lineup where none of the starters were taller than 6'2. Robo Kreps scored 20 points and added 5 assists and 5 boards.
Not much to say about UIC last night
Ironically, the only other player to score in double-figures was Zavion Neely, who had 10 points. It was a very balanced effort in general.
Congratulations to Howard Moore in getting his first victory as a head coach. That's a big milestone. He now has four days to prepare his team to play at Toledo, one of the worst teams in NCAA Division I. Still, it'll be a step up in competition from an NAIA school that just resurrected its athletics program.
Unfortunately, UIC's schedule has made it almost impossible to evaluate where the Flames are at this point. Nothing says it better than the fact that the scores of their two games are a 97-54 loss to Pittsburgh and a 94-54 beat down of Roosevelt. (So by the law of basketball transitivity the Panthers would beat the Lakers by 83?)
Hopefully the Toledo game will tell us something about the Flames, but really I'm looking forward to when Central Michigan comes to town on Wednesday, Nov. 24. That'll be the best non-conference barometer of the Flames.