Never heard of Quincy?
I had never heard of the tiny school on the Illinois/Missouri border either until I did a little searching around.
But the local paper there released the QU Hawks' full 2011-12 basketball schedule yesterday, and while the Hawks will play pre-season exhibition games against D-I's Illinois State, Drake and Illinois, UIC gets a regular season shot at QU when they visit the Pavilion Nov. 19.
This is a major upgrade over the regular-season NAIA matchup that the Flames scheduled last year against the inaugural Roosevelt University Lakers team (UIC won 94-54). Perhaps Moore is a little more confident with this completely overhauled team.
The Hawks finished 16-11 last season as a member of the D-II Great Lakes Valley Conference including two wins over UI-Springfield, a perennial UIC exhibition foe.
UIC has a tradition of releasing their full schedule quite late, so it could be a while before we see the rest of what's to come.
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