UIC got a big victory today when Howard Moore's team knocked off Rhode Island in the 2K Sports Coach vs. Cancer Classic. The Rams should be a competitive team in the Atlantic 10 this season, so this is the first marquee victory of Moore's tenure.
UIC upsets Rhode Island
Ken Pomeroy gave UIC just a 16 percent chance of winning this game, so it's obviously an unexpected victory no matter how you look at it. Robo Kreps really liked playing in Toledo, as he had another hot shooting game, going 8-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and scored 27 points. Paul Carter scored 24 points, to provide the extra punch that the Flames needed on offense.
The Flames shot 71.4 percent (20-of-28) from the field in the second half. Carter scored 22 of his 24 points after the break as well. UIC also grabbed 14 offensive rebounds and scored 13 second-chance points.
This is a fantastic win. The Flames are now 3-2 on the young season and play Central Michigan at the Pavilion on Wednesday.