Chicago 5 - Day 4
Day four of the Chicago 5 features a reversal of a game that was played during the 2010-11 season and a low-scoring, grind-it-out affair that just didn't capitalize on its upset potential.
Howard Moore managed to baffle Big Ten foe Illinois when UIC played the Illini at the United Center this season. He did the same thing for quite awhile against Northwestern. This time it didn't result in a win though as UIC shot a miserable 17-52 from the field in the 54-44 loss.
John Shurna scored 14 points to lead what ended up being a pretty balanced Wildcats offense. Drew Crawford scored 11 and Luka Mirkovic and Juice Thompson each scored 10 to provide the scoring. Shurna had five steals and Mirkovic grabbed nine rebounds for the Wildcats. Robo Kreps shot 2-10 from the field and scored nine points in the loss. Paul Carter, who had been having a strong tournament, finished with 10 points, which tied Zavion Neely for the team lead. Carter also pulled down eight rebounds.
The second game was a reverse situation from the regular season when DePaul beat Loyola 81-74 at Allstate Arena. The Ramblers were given home court in this scenario and pulled out a 70-56 victory. As was the formula much of the regular season when Loyola was winning, four players scored in double-figures led by Geoff McCammon's 15 points. Terrance Hill scored 12 and Courtney Stanley and Ben Averkamp each added 10. Andy Polka grabbed 10 boards for Loyola as well. Brandon Young led the DePaul attack with 15 points. Loyola had 18 assists in the game.
- Northwestern 3-0
- DePaul 2-1
- UIC 2-2
- Loyola 1-2
- Chicago State 0-3
Leaders will return tomorrow after the final day of the tournament is complete.